A friendly local bar and Mexican food that will bring you back often.

Since 2010, El Rey Mexican Bar & Grill has been offering the best Mexican and Southwestern food in town. 

El Rey’s home-style dishes and spicy homemade salsa taste like your Mexican Grandmother made them. All our food is prepared fresh daily.   Discover our original recipes and fresh oysters on the half shell.

Features: Under $15, Full Bar, Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Family Friendly, Casual, Breakfast All Day, Indoor & Outdoor Seating

The family of El Rey Bar and Grill is very thankful with all customers. 2020 was a tough year. We sadly announce that we are CLOSED on TUESDAYS, starting February 2, 2021. We apologize for this inconvenience, but hopefully soon will be back to normal hours.
We are open from 9am to 10 pm from Monday-Sunday except Tuesdays.
Thanks y’all.
TripAdvisor infoExplore our Full Bar.  Stop in and enjoy El Rey’s relaxing, casual atmosphere and warm, friendly service. Our philosophy is to offer real home style Mexican food at reasonable prices that bring you back often.  Every plate is made to order for your dining enjoyment. We have some of the best mole around!

Our Head Bartender, Alfredo, obviously loves his work.  Don’t hesitate to order a Top Shelf mixed drink, Margarita, Mojito or other cocktail, or explore our assortment of Mexican beers.

Watch for the return of Karaoke Nights and Mariachi Nights. Before Covid, Mariachis came on Thursday nights to the restaurant, and Karaoke was Friday nights in the bar.
NextDoor.neighborhood.favoriteEl Rey is proud to have been voted Dripping Springs’ Favorite Restaurant in 16 Dripping Springs neighborhoods for 2019!

The El Rey bar feels like its right out of the Cheers sitcom.  When you are ready to eat, you can eat at the bar, move to a small table or into the restaurant.

El Rey is the more relaxed side of Dripping Springs.  People speak to strangers more readily and many regulars know one another. El Rey’s seasonal and holiday decorations are always a treat. Small children receive crayons and their artwork and notes are displayed in the restaurant.

The dining room is large but not noisy and the bar is a separate space. Two open dining rooms insure you won’t wait long for a table.

Large groups, family gatherings, sports teams, and birthday parties are a common sight at El Rey. Large groups are asked call ahead so we can have your table ready when you arrive.

El Rey Mexican Bar & Grill, street view

Bartender at El Rey Bar & Grill in Dripping Springs, Texas.
Bartender at El Rey Bar & Grill in Dripping Springs, Texas

El Rey Mariachi Nights