El Rey Taqueria

(713) 802-9145 | View Website

910 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX | Directions   77007

29.769841 -95.409472

Open Hours

Mon-Wed 7am-10pm

Thu-Sat 7am-3am

Sun 8am-10pm

Restaurants, Fast Food, Mexican  more

Price: $

Tags: Breakfast, Cheap Eats, Family-Friendly Dining, Late Night Dining, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, Gift Certificate, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: Central, Washington Ave./ Memorial Park

El Rey Taqueria
El Rey Taqueria
El Rey Taqueria
El Rey Taqueria
Egg Taco, Eggs and Bacon Taco, Eggs and Ham Taco, Eggs and Mexican Sausage (Chorizo) Taco, Eggs and Potato Taco, Mexican Egg Taco, Ranchero Egg Plate, Breakfast Plate, Chicken @ Lb, Beef @ Lb... more

Reviews for El Rey Taqueria

El Rey Taqueria

Great place to fill up after a night of debauchery; inexpensive tacos, decent roast chicken, good tortilla soup, fresh juices & more. Try the cuban taco, with fajita meat, black beans, plantains & sour cream.

over a year ago

In Response to Bad Review CiCi2006 – First of all, I love this restaurant, so sorry this is a bit deffensive..

Thats pretty funny how they (CiCi2006) said that El Rey Cleans up for the inspectors.....dont they make UNANNOUNCED APPEARANCES????

What a risk, going on here talking smack about the place that you work at .....during a recession!!!

I guess some people have NO COMMON SENSE!!

Good Luck Cici 2006, because no matter what, even after you leave (get fired) from El Rey, they will continue to make great food and provide great service and you, well you will just be miserable no matter where you go, becuase apparently you focus more on things other than what you are paid to do. As far as your comment on unwashed veggies, you must be uneducated in sanitation. Do you know how many bad reviews there would be on here for food poisoning due to what you are assuming?? Take a food safety corse sometime and get back to us about these types of things, you really underestimate us citysearch readers. Its borderline insulting :( In all honesty, thanks for trying to tell us not to be fooled, but in retrospect it seems that the only one you are "Fooling" here is you.... You have the nerve to take the time to get in front of your computer, get on line, find citysearch, write a whole bunch of bad stuff about the people who employ you, yet you dont have the courage to say any of this to thier face, which would take less than a quarter of the effort than it took for you to go and tell us all this. Thanks Taquero 101, at least our perseption of this restarant isnt ruined because of some immature cowardest employee. Over and out!

over a year ago

Taquero101 – I have been working for El Rey for 8 years and the only thing that my boss has been is loyal to me and my family. There is nothing dirty about this restaurant the only bugs and rodents are the ones that are outside our restauant. We keep it in prestine condition as you can see with our gloves. I am sorry that our boss likes to take a vacation once in a while (only human). CiCi2006 I feel sorry for you that you feel this way. It is sad that you characterize all of us latinos as illegal workers. The only things that you seem to be describing is your dirty kitchen in your own house. I am sorry things are not working out for you but it is obvious that El Rey kind of knows what they are doing. I mean they are ranked in the city for best quick eats. They are always striving to do more to help the buisness in every aspect. If you are so miserable then quit because I am tired of picking up your slack....... You know who you are.. I will leave it at that.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Premade food at your service – Went to the new location on the katy fry. Ordered beef fajitas. The meat was overseasoned & tough. Everything is ala carte. I might try lunch but right now Ivan disappointed

over a year ago

Great fast food – I love this place. The lemonade is perfection to my tastebuds. It's not overly tart or overly sweet. I've had the grilled fish tacos - great. The shrimp tacos - also great. The steak sandwich - I'm lukewarm with the bread but the rest of it was great. I really like their fresh squeezed orange juice. The only draw back is that the large cup is about $5, which is the same as Jamba Juice but I guess I just didn't expect it. But the oranges they choose are sweeter than the orange juices I've had at Jamba. I love their tortillas. My husband always gets the Cuban plate without fail. If I don't already eat here once a week, I totally could.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Once upon a wonderful.....NOW...not worth mentioning......SO SAD!!! – I used to love El Rey......there was nothing better..........THAT WAS THEN............

My last SEVERAL visits to El Rey have SUCKED......... I normally don't complain

about establishments publicly, but I feel it should be said.


Quality doesn't exist anymore.....

Portions have been cut in HALF........

The Al Pastor was always the best in town, as was noted in a previous review.....

Now its mostly FAT and the sauce is way off from the original......

When you order chips and salsa (to go) they give you about a thimble of salsa,

thats right, ONE OUNCE of salsa for a bag of chips, not to mention the rest of the meal............


Speaking of the salsa.......WHAT HAPPENED?????

It used to rock the mouth of any unwary consumer, then you got addicted.......

The new MILD recipe has got to go!!!!!

If I ain't sweatin', it ain't no good!!!!!!

I'm a broke, young, lower-middle class, white boy..........

I want my good, cheap food back!!!, not tasteless yuppie tacos!!

This has happened to EVERY taqueria in Houston that becomes popular.......with the upper class folks.

ANYONE REMEMBER LA TAPATIA??? YEAH....thats probably enough about them!!!

Thankfully El Rey hasn't gone off the deep end yet......there is still time for them to fix their mistakes!!!


You can trust the 1fatkid when it comes to food!!! Its just about all I care about!!!

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Used to be good... now its El Rey, NO WAY – I have eaten at El Rey for about 5 years now. Recently, I ordered the usual fish tacos. The taco was thrown together, one of the tortillas was wet and fell apart, there was about 1.5 ounces of fish which was over cooked and tasteless; the cabbage was old and bitter. At one point, I would have said they had great tacos for the price, now it is doubtful I will go back. They apparently have become spoiled by the influx of urban dwellers throwing their money through the drive through and lost sight of quality and value.


over a year ago

Nice place for a quick bite – Every time I go to El Rey I find something new to love. Recently, I've been ordering tortas--great sandwiches on great bread. I also love the fruit-flavored agua frescas. It's just a good place to get quick, cheap tacos and tortas.

over a year ago

Editorial Review – Traditional Mexican and Cuban-inspired tacos accompany tortilla soup, burritos and Cuban sandwiches at this informal counter service restaurant.

over a year ago

Get the Steak sandwich – I have been going to El Rays for about 5 years now and how always loved it. The lemonade is very good, if you like the rice water drink many people say its very good as well. I just wish they had some of the things on the old menu. Will go again and again.

over a year ago

Try the Cuban Sandwich!!! – I have been on a quest for the past 7 months looking for a good Cuban sandwich in Houston, and El Rey is in the running with the best!

Fresh bread & meats make it a homerun!

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Won for:
Cuban Food (2009)
Nominations Nominated for:
Mexican Food (2011)
Fast Food (2008)
Fast Food (2007)
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