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El Tiempo Cantina

3130 Richmond Ave. Houston, TX 77098 | Lower Shepherd-Kirby | 713-807-1600

Location Description:

The Laurenzo clan of Ninfa's fame delivers the Tex-Mex (and the margaritas) you expect -- and then some. Crabmeat quesadillas are spectacular; fajitas, more than respectable. But food isn't this cantina's main draw; it's the generous, friendly service and an atmosphere designed to make diners relaxed and comfortable.

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  • Cuisine(s): Mexican, South American
  • Hours: Sun 9:30am-9pm, Mon-Tue 11am-9pm, Wed-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 9:30am-11pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Catering, Delivery, Order Online, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout
  • Other Locations:

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