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El Gran Malo

A cantina with innovative, infused tequilas

El Gran Malo is closed. Its owners now operate El Big Bad in downtown Houston


This small, Heights-area taqueria and bar packs serious pedigree. Boasting a menu of award-winning margaritas, the standouts are the blueberry jalapeno cilantro, cucumber mint and the Bravado, made with chili-infused tequila, Bravado spice habanero salsa and agave nectar. If you're more of a spirits fan, go for the infused tequilas that come in peculiar, tasty flavors including beet, bacon, cantaloupe and habanero ginger. 

The menu features creative twists on standard quesadillas, torta burgers and street-style tacos. Try the snapper, carnitas and chicken tinga if you need to soak up that premium booze. 


2307 Ella Blvd.
Houston, TX 77008
Sun: 4pm - 2am
Mon: 4pm - 2am
Tue: 4pm - 2am
Wed: 4pm - 2am
Thu: 4pm - 2am
Fri: 4pm - 2am
Sat: 4pm - 2am
Good to Know
  • $$
  • Food Served
  • Happy Hour
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Full Bar
  • Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Takeout