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“Great first experience! ”
Review of El Rey

El Rey
Ranked #1,264 of 9,027 Restaurants in Houston
Cuisines: Cuban
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Wow! If you're looking for Latin American fast food, look no further! I had never been here until a friend brought me. The place is nice looking; ambiance is pleasing; the staff seemed friendly, well trained and fast, and the food is EXCELLENT! I had the Ropa Vieja taco and a side of plantains---that meal hit the spot! I even ordered a couple more tacos to go, the Cuban Taco. They have several kinds of tacos, including a Veggie taco, for those who don't eat meat. They have plates and "tortas" which are mexican-style sandwiches. Everything is reasonable in price and very tasty! The only thing I didn't like was the drive thru situation. When the line is long, it gets in the way of traffic. Other than that, the food is Great!

Thank Glenda F
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

I was thrilled with this place (we were originally going to eat at Denny's nearby when we discovered El Rey, a little Cuban spot on Houston's West side. The food was fresh and absolutely delicious. The decor is very contemporary Cuban, as is the food. (We were dining with two people who had been in Cuba recently, so I trust the authenticity.) You order at a counter and bring your own food to the tables which keeps the price low and thus a dining here is a great deal!

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Thank G8683VWwendys
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

On the way to doctor and needed a quick breakfast. Super clean and fast service! I ordered a Fajita taco with cilantro and onions and a potatoe bacon and cheese taco both on flour. Both were tasty with fresh ingredients. Great selection of coffee too. Will definately be back

Thank Gantpa
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Terrible food, Terrible service
Keeping going and don't stop here. Girl behind the counter was rude, my wife asked for some hot sauce the girl roll her shoulders like "really", then threw the sauce in the bag and walked away.
The Carnitas were greasy, fatty and nasty ended up spitting 98% out and ate the flour tortillas. I then decided to get a bean and cheese burrito, enough said when a place can't even make a good cheese and bean burrito. Yuck!

Thank timothysI1880UW
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Clean and busy. Order at the counter and you get a buzzer. Find a table and get a fountain drink and the buzzer goes off. Very little wait. Great fish tacos, shrimp tacos, nachos, Cuban sandwiches. Very reasonable prices.

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Thank James B
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