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For 2
Date
Mon, 1/22
Time
10:30 PM
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El Alma Cafe y Cantina

4.6
380 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Casual (14)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
El Alma Cafe y Cantina is vibrant, homespun take on the authentic flavors of Mexico. Chef Alma Alcocer prepares food as she would cook for you in her home.


"It"s fun, flavorful Mexican food that is very approachable. It's a casual, authentic representation of the food I grew up eating." - Chef Alma
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch:

Monday - Friday: 11:00am -3:00pm;
Brunch:

Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner:

Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm;

Happy Hour:

Every Day: 3:00pm - 6:00pm;
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Phone number
(512) 609-8923
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alma Alcocer
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Catering
For catering please call (512) 391-0936 or email us at info@elalmacafe.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dawson
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 380 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Took out of town guest. It was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

Great service. Our waiter Micheal was polite, quick and demonstrated a great attitude. We enjoyed the meal, and the ambiance. I love the fresh taste of your meals, but would prefer a less spicy or hot overall flavor. The bloody Maria, was just the right amount of spice.

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ThomV (Austin)
5.0
Dined on January 16, 2018

OMG! The pork made with Mexican coke and the Ribeye are amazing! so so so good!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Brunch was excellent - the complimentary red and green salsas rivals any top salsa in Austin - outstanding flavor
Our waiter was attentive and very helpful
Weather was cold - looked like a great spot for cocktails on their rooftop patio
We will decide definitely return

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maryanne85 (Kansas City)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

El Alma is an Austin favorite. Whether it's for Happy Hour, lunch on the patio or a dinner with friends, I have never been disappointed! The food, drinks, atmosphere, and service are all top notch!

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MichelleT (Austin)
5.0
Dined on December 22, 2017

Dinner before the nutcracker with my daughter

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on December 21, 2017

Lunch is good priced and delicious. Service can take a bit too long

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Wombat2 (Austin)
3.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food and location but the noise level is just too much! Can't talk at all. Wish they'd cover the upstairs for winter dining, then reopen when good weather.

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Ziggy (Austin)
4.0
Dined on December 15, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants and we usually eat on the patio. This night we had to eat inside due to the weather and it was very noisy inside due to the holiday parties. Otherwise it would have gotten the highest ratings.

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vipBones (Toronto)
4.0
Dined on November 27, 2017

El Alma is a cool spot with a nice rooftop patio. There is ample parking as it turns out but we parked on the river side of Barton Springs risking a tow.
Our service was as exceedingly polite and polished from a young man that could work at any resto.

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