Fresh Tex-Mex.
Family Legacy.

Since 1960

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Taco Rey Mexican Restaurant is the Original KING of tacos in Southeast Texas since 1960 with award-winning Mexican food favorites like spicy beef nachos, pork tamales, sizzling fajitas, creamy queso, and seriously addictive salsa. And, of course—tacos!

See below to get a taste of Taco Rey’s lunch, dinner, drinks, catering, or to-go menu.


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taco rey


Fan Favorites

Taste the legend! Our tacos are made with custom spices (still mixed every morning by hand), savory beef or chicken, and bright, fresh vegetables. Your choice of hand-rolled flour tortillas or crunchy corn tortillas.

Other famous faves include our tamales, carne guisada, fajita flameado, taco meat potato, tostadas and Taco Rey’s most unique fan favorite— Fideo Dinner—popular Mexican pasta with savory gravy.

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taco rey

Crispy, Crunchy, Melty


Can’t stop. Won’t stop. And you won’t want to!

That’s just how it is when it comes to our salsa. Our chips, queso, and salsa turn customers into lifelong fanatics, and that’s just the start…

Taco salads, Ranchero chicken nachos, Queso burger (yep, you read that right), Quesadillas, and Sopapillas are just a few of the sensational tastes of Taco Rey.

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taco rey

Ice Cold

Beer + Margaritas

Taco Rey makes it easy to unwind with a crisp, cold cerveza or margarita with weekly specials.

Try our awesome array of domestic beer, select craft beer, or imported beer classics like Tecate, Dos Equis, and Corona.

Nobody beat our icy, sweet, frozen margaritas including our popular beer-ritas and sangria ritas.

But our lemonade and sweet iced tea are the best of the best. We even sell these by the GALLON now.

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taco rey

More than merely a restaurant, Taco Rey is a legacy. And we are proud to be the locally-owned, family-owned, family-friendly landmark for joyful service and a taste of home in Southeast Texas.

We have a long tradition of satisfying customers with everything from melt-in-your-mouth tortillas and tacos to a fun trip down memory lane. Starting with the sensational tacos and home cooking of Mrs. Ramirez, we set up shop in Port Arthur, Texas over 60 years ago with a commitment to quality and heritage. Over time, we’ve moved a few miles over to Nederland, Texas, we expanded the menu, and added a food truck.

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Taco Rey Mexican Restaurant cooks with the same signature ingredient we started with in 1960:  LOVE.

We cook with love, from love, for the love of authentic goodness in every bite. From expertly hand-rolling our flour tortillas to hand-mixing our special, secret, savory spices every morning, we love what we do. And we know you will, too…


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taco rey


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Boutique Items



Taco Rey Mexican Food Restaurant IconTaco Rey Mexican Food Restaurant

1505 Nederland Avenue, Nederland

4.3 433 reviews

  • Avatar Neely Cooling ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Our favorite go to! Great drinks, yummy food and amazing service. We never have to wait, food comes out quick, and everyone is so friendly. We LOVE Taco Rey!
  • Avatar James Reeves ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    #1 Deluxe Platter....cheese enchiladas taste the same way they did 20 years ago (the last time I ate here before yesterday). Darn good Tex-Mex
  • Avatar DJ Jackson ★★★★★ a year ago
    Taco Ray was featured in the Food Truck Friday hosted by Rebuild Orange County. The Fajita Nachos was delicious and the portion size was more then enough.
  • Avatar Jay Leftintentionallyblank ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Mmmmmhmmm...gooooood. generous with the enchilada sauce. Seasoned correctly and sufficiently. Queso is the best. Excellent taco meat. Just can't criticize, and I'm picky.

Join us today and get a taste of Taco Rey!

Mon-Thu 10:30am-8:30pm
Friday 10:30am-9:00pm • Saturday 10:30-2:30pm
Lunch, dinner, drinks, catering, or to-go.