La Condesa
La Condesa
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La Condesa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lacondesaaustin.com/
  • Phone: 5124990300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner: Sunday-Wednesday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Thursday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm La Condesa Austin will be closed for dinner service on Monday, February 13th from 3-10PM for a private event. If you are interested in booking a private event or reservation for a party of 5 guests or more, please contact us at pdr@lacondesaaustin.com.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Rene Ortiz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For off-premise catering information, please contact alexis.lanman@lacondesaaustin.com
  • Special Events: For special events information, please contact PDR@lacondesaaustin.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Guadalupe
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Meter parking is available throughout the downtown area. Garage parking is available directly in the AMLI on 2nd building or in the City Hall garage across the street. Complimentary valet parking is available for on 2nd Street between Guadalupe and San Antonio.
A word from La Condesa
Helmed by Executive Chef Rene Ortiz and Pastry Chef Laura Sawicki, La Condesa was recently nominated for a 2010 James Beard Foundation Award for 'Best New Restaurant' in the country and ranked the '#1 Restaurant in Austin' by the Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll. Inspired by the hip, bohemian Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City, La Condesa serves contemporary Mexican cuisine with traditional regional influences. La Condesa also features Austin’s largest premium tequila selection with over 100 varieties of 100% blue agave tequila as well as a host of innovative specialty cocktails. Drawing on the bold flavors and vibrant colors of Mexico City, La Condesa provides an energetic atmosphere with creative, accessible cuisine in the heart of downtown Austin.
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La Condesa reviews from OpenTable diners
  • We had a wonderful evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    We had a wonderful evening. The food, service, beverages, and hospitality were all top notch.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • The food is always tasty at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    The food is always tasty at La Condesa and I have never met a margarita I did not like there! Wait staff is always professional and courteous!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small plates were great, esp.
    mhill157
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    Small plates were great, esp. venizon tacos and the ceviche. Service was friendly and informative Drink menu seemed worth return visits too. Sadly, we were just visiting Austin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really left a bad taste!
    2bigeatersVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    Our short experience with the restaurant was most unpleasant from the beginning. The hostess was curt and too busy to do much more than point to a booth. Our order was taken immediately and everything, from drinks, appetizers and entress was delivered at once, immediately. Never, never tell the waiters here that you are ready to order unless you're ready to eat and drink everything at once. The salsa were just o.k. and the guacamole was pedestrian. Turning the tables is their main purpose.
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  • Excellent food. Unique dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Excellent food. Unique dishes with fresh ingredients. The brussel sprouts were amazing. the Would go back in a heartbeat the next time I visit Austin.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • La Condesa was a terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    La Condesa was a terrific dining experience. The food is Tex Mex inspired and carries some of the traditional names for dishes, but that's where the similarity ends. There were three in our group, we ordered a lot and shared -- and we didn't have one bad bite! Lots of interesting flavors. The atmosphere is festive, with both large and small groups, but not overwhelming for a smaller group like ours. We were visiting for business and felt we had made the right decision on finding a restaurant that would give us an authentic Austin experience.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good as
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    The food was very good as was the service. We ate inside but the outdoor dining looked good. It was very noisy inside which I do not enjoy. There is nothing to absorb the noise!
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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  • La Condesa never dissappoints.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    La Condesa never dissappoints. My wife's favorite also, therefore we keep this as our ace in the hole! But we do miss the beef short rib w/molé. Bring it back please!?
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The cocktails and salsas were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    The cocktails and salsas were especially inventive and interesting. All of the ingredients were very fresh.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exemplary Austin Hot Spot
    LongtimeCustomer
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    Excellent food; exciting and lively atmosphere. We arrived at 6:15; by 6:30 the restaurant was full of happy people.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it. The the Leche dessert
    PattieVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    Loved it. The the Leche dessert was to die for. Our server was fabulous
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We absolutely loved this place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    We absolutely loved this place. Everything we ate was outstanding and my dining companion's steak was one of best either of us have ever tasted. The style, furnishings, etc...were also fabulous!!!!
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  • The food at La Condesa is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    The food at La Condesa is amazing! The service is fast and friendly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic. Some of the most
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Fantastic. Some of the most interesting Mexican food i have had
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Didnt get it.Better yet:Dont get it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    We're foodies who eat out a lot. I don't get the hype about La Condessa. SHORTENED review: It's certainly a hip place to go: The wall mural is very interesting & the ceiling multi-string light system is cool, BUT overall ambiance is really weak & cold. The lighting was too dim to read the menu. Iced tea had soap in it, my alternate Coke was totally flat. Store bought, average-tasting tortillas.(Come on, this is Austin...the food scene here demands homemade!) Even Serranos & Pappasitos do it well. Carne asada was tough, carnitas were spicy, but avg. Street corn boiled 1st, avg. flavor. Guac. sampler underwhelmed. (apple & crab guac? Really?) Waiter nice, but absent. Dulce de leche was THE lone star! $92 w/ no alcohol for that? Never again.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    Very disappointed! Waitstaff was impersonal and not very welcoming. They did not try to make us feel special or appreciative of our business. Food was sub par. We discovered there were many different guacamoles to choose from, but when we ordered our waiter did not ask us which one we wanted. They were out off the fish that I was hoping to order. The entress arrived before we were done with our appetizer and they were lukewarm and tasteless to boot! With so many great restaurants to choose from in Austin, I am sorry we decided to dine at La Condesa.
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  • Proven Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    My boyfriend and I recently treated ourselves to dinner and had a wonderful time! We ordered (in order) Hongos y Huitlacoche (a must!), Aguichile with cobia, Trucha, Borrego, and Pollo Rostizado. We loved the lamb (Borrego) and ordered it medium rare but were advised by the chef it would be better served as medium. However, when it came we were secretly tickled it was medium rare and relished every last bite! My boyfriend is Peruvian and he said it tasted like home! It was absolutely amazing. Only thing we would have done differently would be to start with the taquitos, not end with them. We sipped on Pisco Sours (made by hand, not a blender-hard to find and delicious), Mojitos and El Cúbico. We wrapped up with espresso and dessert. A+
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WOW!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    I had a friend come in from out of town and we were looking for notable vegan places to go during her stay. This place (though not vegan) came recommended to her, so we tried it out. I was told they had vegan options, but was floored by just how accommodating and creative they were! We had a wonderful appetizer of a corn based flat bread (I'm also gluten free, so this was excellent) w/really nice mushrooms on top and for the entree, an amazing & hearty cauliflower steak. After our meal, we were treated with an all vegan dessert. Coconut based ice cream w/nuts & chocolate syrup. My friend was also able to indulge in the vegan brownie bits, as well & she really liked it. This place is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • delicious and unique offerings,
    luschoen
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    delicious and unique offerings, a twist on traditional mexican food. Will definately go back. Great location for a bite prior to a show at ACL Live Moody Theatre.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. We will be back.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wasn't impressed with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    Wasn't impressed with the service and ability to recommend food and drink to customers. Too expensive for poor service. Don't think I'd go back unless somene else paid for it.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • La Condesa stands alone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    I'm a regular of this fabulous place. Probably one of my favorites in Austin. Exceptional food, service is always top notch, and the signature drinks are incredible. Try the watermelon martini!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Yum yum yum!
    Angie
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    My husband and I ate here while on a "kid free" trip to Austin. We don't often eat out because of the kids so we wanted to find something that would provide good food, service, vibe, etc. And not a place that we would ever take the kids! And that is what we found! I was eating dinner and realized I was so happy. This was SUCH a good meal. We had the guacamole sampler and the salsa sampler. Both were delicious and unique. For my entree I had the cauliflower steak - so good. Who would have thought that a cauliflower steak would be special or delicious. It was both. For dessert I had the beet cake and that was also amazing. It was just SUCH a good experience. A definite must try.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have always loved this restaurant
    Brittani
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    I have always loved this restaurant. It is one of my go to places for a special night out that won't cost an arm and a leg. On the most recent visit though, the portion sizes on the entrees were much smaller, and didn't include much of any side items like in the past. Plan on spending a bit more to get the street corn, brussel sprouts, and the queso flamedo. The El Cubico is a must have drink.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really delicious and unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Really delicious and unique food! A fusion of favors, wonderful presentation, and we didn't feel stuffed like other Mexican food. Yummy! My out of town guests thoroughly enjoyed.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ian was awesome
    HaroldVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Ian was an excellent server. He made great suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was good, especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    Everything was good, especially the salsa assortment.
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is excellent! Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    Food is excellent! Service was attentive, which worked well since we were there for a business lunch (we were on a bit of a time crunch). The ambiance is okay during the day - I imagine it's better in the evening. Definitely will go back!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • La Condesa was excellent in
    davidh
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    La Condesa was excellent in every way. The food was quite good and very innovative yet traditional foundation of dishes. We wanted to try everything, so we'll be back! I think it is one of the best restaurants in Austin.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • While I had been to the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    While I had been to the restaurant for brunch on several occasions, it was my first time for dinner. Everything from the cocktails to the food to the service was first class. Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I didn't think the sangria
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    I didn't think the sangria was all that great but the food was very good. Very small portions to keep the waistline in check.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Noisy place, but good food,
    tapper
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Noisy place, but good food, even if it was a little pricey. Food service seemed to be confused, they seemed to have a hard time getting us our order correctly, and got the drinks wrong, but it was worked out relatively quickly. Fish tacos were good, albeit small. I would go back. Guacamole sampler was very good. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch for 3 girlfriends was
    artlover
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    Lunch for 3 girlfriends was superb!!! Friendly and knowledgeable, wonderful food/ beautifully served! I'll go back as often as I can.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was, as always, mouth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    The food was, as always, mouth watering. We started with guacamole with chipotle and toasted almonds along with three salsas. It's hard to believe these dishes can stand out in Austin, but they definitely do. Then on to the chicken tacos, which exploded with flavor, and the vegetarian dish of the day. We ended with the desert of the day - a baked apple & quince dish with home made ice cream. Unbelieveable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My second time there and thoroughly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    My second time there and thoroughly enjoyed La Condesa. I would recommend it to anyone, any time !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We are vegan & to find a place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    We are vegan & to find a place of this caliber is a treat. Great place to go with my meat eating friends & perfect fir special occasions
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  • I had dinner at La Condesa
    Hungry123
    Dined on 1/9/2013
    I had dinner at La Condesa with a friend. The food at La Condesa was excellent. The street corn did not disappoint. The dessert managed to be both innovative and delicious. The scene is very hip and the wait is long. Thankfully, I had made reservations.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb in every respect--one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    Superb in every respect--one of the most creatively-prepared, well-presented meals I have enjoyed over the past year or more. This venue gets my strongest possible recommendation!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • had the wagyu tacos with manchego.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    had the wagyu tacos with manchego. did not like that the manchego was melted to a crisp. it was just one conjealed, hard blanket of cheese. could not even taste that yummy manchego taste. why is it cooked that long? i think manchego is best when it's just barely melted by the heat of the steak.
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  • Always fresh, tasty favors.
    KeeKeepmr
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    Always fresh, tasty favors. You get a lot for your money. Go to Happy Hour, have some drinks and appetizers and then share various dishes at dinner. You get to taste many things and a great value. You are also not so stuffed at the end of your evening! La Condesa does it right!
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate