El Tiempo Cantina

Lively branch of a family-run cantina chain known for its margaritas & hearty Tex-Mex dishes.

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El Tiempo Cantina is a beloved Tex-Mex restaurant located in Houston's East End area. Known for their mouth-watering fajitas, generous portions, and lively atmosphere, this restaurant has been a favorite among locals and tourists alike since it opened its doors in 1998. The interior is decorated with colorful murals, intricate tile work, and twinkling lights, creating a vibrant and festive atmosphere that is perfect for special occasions or casual nights out with friends. One of the many standout dishes at El Tiempo Cantina are their "Mama Ninfa's" Original Tacos Al Carbon, which are made with marinated beef or chicken, grilled to perfection, and served with fresh tortillas and flavorful toppings. Another must-try dish is their famous Charro Beans, which are slow cooked and seasoned with bacon, jalapeños, and spices. In addition to their delicious food, El Tiempo Cantina also offers a wide selection of cocktails, margaritas, and beer, making it a popular destination for happy hour.


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    2814 Navigation Blvd
    Houston, TX 77003

    (19.2 mi / 28 mins)

    (713) 222-6800


    • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    • Monday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    • Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
    • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM


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    • Indoors
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    • Restaurant

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