El Big Bad
Margarita-fueled bar with Mexican chow
Bar · Downtown · $
The Zagat Review
3.7
Food
3.8
Decor
3.8
Service
 
A fun Mexican menu plus “excellent margs” , some made with infused tequilas, come together at this Downtown bar and grill that’s open late on weekends; though some find the fare “overpriced” , at least the bi-level setting – in an old commercial building with creative, colorful decor and plentiful balcony seating – is a pleasant, lively place to enjoy it.
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hours Open Today · 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Chevron
Monday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
location 419 Travis Street, Houston, TX 77002, USA phone +1 713-229-8181 website www.elbigbad.com directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
3.5
(322)
Went here on a pretty calm night, and the service was still terrible. The food was okay at best. I ordered the beef nachos for my meal, and it came with a grand total of eight chips. It seemed super promising for how fun the ambience is, but past that, there was a lot left to be desired.
Emee Hendrickson · January 30, 2018
Saw an event that was being held here on the night of the PRIDE parade.. said something to the effect of we would be able to see the parade from the balcony. It was a huge lie once we realized we couldn't see the parade from there we had already paid for our drinks and expensive ass parking. Never going back.
Nia Sheereen · February 4, 2018
Came to check this place out after eating at Franks right next door, which is always great for pizza, but me and my wife wanted to try something new and we were not disappointed. The drinks were really great and they have great service as well. Haven’t had a chance to try some of the food but the queso was good. It’s a good place to experiment at with different flavors.
John Chavez · December 24, 2017