Brunch at El Tiempo Cantina

Summer is here y’all! The rain has come and gone( for now), and it’s made way for our lovely and hot summer. Even though the heat and humidity can get quite overwhelming at times, this is my favorite month. June 21 doesn’t only signify summer, but it also means my birthday is exactly 1 month away(So you have exactly one month to buy me a present..jk).

I can already picture a lot of us will be out on some patio for #SundayFunday downing a cool cocktail while enjoying some brunch and conversation to end the week. A couple of days ago, I was invited out for brunch at El Tiempo in the Houston Heights. El Tiempo is an authentic Tex-Mex restaurant that is owned by one of the most respected families in the Houston food scene. For more than 58 years, the Laurenzo family( known for popularizing “fajitas” in Houston) has dedicated themselves to perfecting a cuisine we like to love, Tex-Mex.

I enjoy my dining experience every time I visit any Laurenzo family restaurant, because I learn something new. When you enter the establishment, you’ll see many pictures on the walls, each with its own story. During our brunch, we had the opportunity to eat and share some of the items on their menu. Everything was delicious, including the drinks, but I think the dish that stood out the most was the pancakes. It’s funny, but not many places make great pancakes. I also enjoyed my Tamales, because obviously they’re Tamales.

Owner, Domenic Laurenzo welcomes Houstonians for brunch on Saturday and Sunday at their Richmond, Navigation and Washington Avenue locations(all other locations will offer brunch on Sunday only).

Breakfast Hours:
Sat & Sun: 9:30am-1:00pm
Washington: Sat & Sun: 9:30am-1:00pm
1308 Cantina: Sun: 9:30am-1:00pm
Vintage Park: Sun: 9:30am-1:00pm
Navigation: Sat & Sun: 9:00am-1:00pm
South Gessner: Sun: 9:30am-1:00pm
Westheimer – The Annex: Sun: 
Katy: Sun: 9:30am-1:00pm

Huevos Y Tamales: Eggs and tamales topped with chili sauce, with a side of mexican rice and fruit salad. Tamales pretty much speak for themselves, am I right?

Pancake Y Huevos: These pancakes were so soft and were probably the freshest pancakes I’ve ever eaten, anywhere. Perfect balance of sweetness.


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