El Tiempo Cantina - Webster

4.7
16 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
El Tiempo Cantina defines the extraordinary flavors and culture of Tex Mex cuisine. For the past 55 years, we have dedicated ourselves to perfecting every aspect of what Houstonians have come to know as authentic Tex Mex cooking. We make everything from scratch, from the tortillas to the salad dressings, the salsas to the desserts. We cook all of our food using generations’ old family recipes, premium ingredients and warm smiles.

We invite you to visit our website for more information, then stop by any of our El Tiempo Cantina locations today! We know you will want to come back again and again for the smiling faces, Texas style hospitality and plenty of laughter. As we always say, Goza Cada Momento!-- Enjoy Every Moment!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 16 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.2
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience

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vipEdwardD
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We were seated at an outside table. Service was very slow. I had to go into the restaurant twice to ask for a refill of our coffee and iced tea. Took them more than 10 minutes before returning to our table. I ordered huevos y barbacoa. Didn't have several of the items listed in the menu for that dish. Very disappointed in the restaurant. They've lost my business.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most absolute best evening there! From the customer service to the food and the beautiful ambiance. Everything matched up for a perfect dining experience! Thank you to all staff who were always pleasant and nice. We truly appreciate a memorable birthday!

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vipAnonymous
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall the food was good, but nothing was great. We left the restaurant full, but not completely satisfied. I think the main issues with the food were simply a lack of seasoning. The guacamole salad and refried black beans were the two best tasting items we had. The rice was prepared with more oil than I would have liked. The chile rellenos that I ordered kind of missed me. My wife ordered the ahi tuna fajitas to try to cut back on a few calories and they were better than I expected mostly due to the grilled onions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always a great quiet, peaceful place to eat. we usually get the combo fajitas with a frozen marquerita

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RoyN
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had the carnitas and my wife had chalupas with ground beef. Carnitas were served on the signature hot brazier with grilled veggies and additional sides. Everything came it timely and the house Margarita hit the spot. Our sever, Eddie was attentive and chased me down in the parking lot to return my credit card!

All staff was masked and social distancing was practiced.

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vipHenry
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, decent food - the chicken fajitas were a bit bland but the shrimp beef and tuna were all great.

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vipFondoffood
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Great service, great food, fun environment. Perfect place for a gathering with family or friends.

JR
vipJohnR1031
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Shrimp & chicken were over cooked, rice and refried beans were warm not hot

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant and the food is always my favorite Tex Mex.
Happy to see all the staff and waiters properly handling social distancing etc

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linzyg03
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! It was our first time, and we’ll be back for sure! Staff was so helpful and pleasant! Food was amazing! And, they are following the guidelines given for restaurants reopening from COVID-19. We took notice to the cleanliness of the restaurant, available hand sanitizer to guest, staff wearing mask, and tables spaced out appropriately! They also were very accommodating to my 19 months old toddler!

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vipFondoffood
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at El Tiempo. The food is always great and the service was fabulous. Our waiter was attentive and we had several others stop by to see how our meal was. Overall an excellent experience for our family.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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vipdanfed
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Salsa was served warm and full of flavor without unnecessary heat.

Taco and enchilada combo was excellent. Red fish was good, not great and pricey.

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vipLittleAnn
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Just two days after raves reviews for the way they handled reopening , I was disappointed on arrival. The doors were closed, where they had been open on my previous visit, so unable to avoid touching handles to open. Next, our hostess had her mask below her perfectly done lips and seemed unconcerned with social distancing. Our waiter did maintain his distance and was very good. On leaving, the doors had been left open, so that was good. I was disappointed that their social awareness had lessened in such a short time. I will wait a while longer before returning again

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vipLittleAnn
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The safety/health measures they have in place worked well. We sat on the patio with a fountain which is very pretty but of course has a lot of freeway noise. Once the drinks and food arrive, you forget all about it! Best margarita I have had in months! The enchilada special was a great deal and we will be back!

FAQs

El Tiempo Cantina - Webster offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 802-1580.

El Tiempo Cantina - Webster is rated 4.7 stars by 16 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.