El Real Tex-Mex Cafe

$ $
1201 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-1201
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 12:00am
11:00am - 12:00am
10:00am - 10:30pm


  • Try the Fajita Taco Salad! El Real gets extra points for using fajita beef and offering fragrant dressings such as jalapeo lime and cilantro ranch.
  • The Tex-Mex here is perfect as a post-midnight meal, and the owners know it El Real is open to 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
  • The margaritas are horrible. Nice service. Nice atmosphere. Horrible food.
  • There is MUCH better Tex-Mex in town at MUCH lower prices.....
  • This is your father's Tex-Mex, in the best possible way.
  • The toilets are not meant for people under 5'5".
  • Hellyeahqueso.
  • Milk Shake No Minors combines Brandy & Kahlua with ice cream in the very best way. Do yourself a favor: Skip the margarita and order this shake, for it is grand.
  • Average. Ambiance low. Nit sure what all they hype is about. 1308 Cantina on Montrose is better and has better frozens.
  • They reformulated the margs in question. Love the queso, guacamole and chips. Delish cheese enchiladas.
  • The food is to die for, delicious.
  • Don't come any time after 8. The waiters start to not pay attention because they are focused in doing their side work and not you, the guest. The manager was nice and helpful. But don't come after 8.
  • Leo's Deluxe Dinner is a great combination! Great chips and salsa! Rawhide playing on the giant movie screen.
  • Get the puffy tacos!
  • Enchiladas are absolutely TERRIBLE (the chicken & the beef). Puffy tacos are pretty good though...
  • Average food and prices are not worth it. Margarita was just okay. The taste of lard ruined the refried beans.
  • Nice retro Tex-Mex. I'm a fan of spicier salsa, but other than that the tex-mex standards are outstanding. The fajitas are great, and so are the enchiladas. I like that they have pork as a filling.
  • Sit on the patio and have a house margarita.
  • Best margaritas and the San Antonio puffy tacos are the best.
  • The salsa is different every time we are here - but great every time!!

Nearby places

1100 Westheimer Rd (at Yoakum Blvd.)
1424 Westheimer Rd (at Windsor St.)
3300 Montrose Blvd (at Hawthorne St)