El Chile Cafe Manor

4.7
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192 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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About

Welcome to El Chile.
El Chile Cafe y Cantina offers a combination of Tex-Mex and Interior Mexican cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Sunday and Monday: 11:00am - 9:00pm


Tuesday thru Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(512) 457-9900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff Martinez
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Catering
Inquire with us for your next party, wedding, and corporate event. Contact Sarah.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Chicon and Lafayette
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready when we arrived. Everyone was courteous and the food and drinks were amazing! Definitely we’ll be back. Thank you!!!

KP
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been a number of times on a Sunday afternoon for brunch, I think they serve brunch until 3. Over the last few times, service has been really good and much improved. Food quality is excellent, portions are good sized and more often than not, we get a “to go” box and get another meal! I personally prefer to dine outside, I think it’s more relaxing and less noisy. El Chile is one of my Eastside favorites!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was cold and over seasoned.

MB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Disappointed that there was no Tres Leches Cake; VERY LOUD; need to have 1/2 orders of nachos; Beef Picadillo was disappointing - tasted like chili.

JS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's one of our go-to's, significantly influenced by Prickly Pear margaritas.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

My mother-in-law was visiting and I made reservations for our family to have dinner. Their AC was broken, but the staff did not tell us this until after we had been seated and began to order, after we inquired about it. It was cooler out in the TX heat than in the restaurant!! The waiter said it was cooler in the kitchen! The place looked like it could use a good washing and our table was sticky. The waiter was lovely, very nice and kept refilling our glasses with ice water. I had the red-mole chicken with beans and rice. The food was okay, but I had higher expectations for an $18 meal. The rice was a bit mushy, their “fresh” tortillas tasted re-warmed. It took them a good 15-20 minutes to bring out our food, which felt like an eternity given the heat. I had high hopes. Maybe it was an off-day for them. My advice: check the AC is working before you go, don’t count on the tortillas being as fresh as you might like, and know the food is okay, but not remarkable. Heck, maybe you just want to have drinks with friends and the food is secondary. Our girls (6
and 13) were good sports about the heat and my mother-in-law kept reassuring us it was fine, even as she kept drinking ice water and wiping her brow. Would I recommend you go? Sure. Just keep your expectations in-check and hope for the best.

LB
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bright and comfortable interior setting. The food was fresh and delicious. Wait staff was efficient and friendly.

KP
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here often and love the quality of food and cocktails. Their happy hour has some good prices, that is usually when we go.

I much prefer to eat outside, inside is too loud for me. With the fans outside, it was tolerable yesterday when the temp was 92.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good food, good drinks. Unfortunately it took quite some time to bring out the drinks.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and the atmosphere here! I also had a cocktail and a very hard time passing up on dessert. I need to go back!

HQ
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very cute traditional Mexican cuisine spot. They have a great happy hour and plenty of parking!

A
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food, and a good variety.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite new place. Great food and drinks at lunch.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice time at El Chile!

b
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was perfect that they had a table ready right when we arrived!

DB
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice quaint energetic burst of Austin! Fajitas were tasty (thank you for the spice!) and servers friendly! Great vibe--lots of energy!

MM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Out server Victor was amazing. Attentive & went above and beyond for my group of 10. Will definitely be back

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is a great, lively place to have dinner with friends.

LD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends and I ate her twice during our 5-day stay in Austin to attend the NCAA track championships at UT. Great food, wonderful margaritas, and extremely good service - will definitely go back the next time I'm in Austin!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food great place excellent food!

JB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Love this place, but the flies are out of control!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Chile was fabulous as usual.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Drinks were delicious. We went during HH so they were reasonable and honestly decently strong. So one had us tipsy. Food was great. Our server was great. Overall was a great time!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother’s Day outing, party of five. Food was wonderful, service a bit slow, but not enough to be an issue. Only complaint was the number of huge—HUGE— flies everywhere.

i
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Took over an hour to get our food. When we asked they said, “there was a problem in the kitchen.”

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

This is one of our regular favorites. My only complaint is the atmosphere is so noisy you can barely carry on a conversation when seated inside.

PM
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was OK, but didn’t really warrant the prices. The drinks were of similar caliber to the food. Wait staff was pleasant but a little slow.

Z
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best enchiladas verde ever.

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GV
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not traditional Mexican

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the quesadilla and it was very fresh and yummy.

CS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch options and the cantelope margarita was amazing!

A
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff and food

TT
Austin
64 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Third time in less than a month - service, food, and drinks were all good. The only issue is sitting inside can be very loud - need to add some sound dampers.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed this place. Food was flavorful and service was nice.

LB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nadia was a great server. We sat outside and the food was just as amazing as the experience (even though it was pretty nice outside there were blankets and heaters in case we got chile (get it haha)). Loved it!

L
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food very fresh, beer very cold. Shrimp tacos and ceviche were delicious.

TT
Austin
64 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food and ambience is solid - we really enjoyed it. The service, though very nice and pleasant, was some what slow which was a little annoying but not terribly bad by all means. Brunch for 2 included 2 appetizers ($21), 2 entrees and an ice tea cost $86 with tip. Good food but a little pricey

CB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Great happy hour prices on drinks, love the queso flameado. But, service is incredibly slow and incredibly lacking. The tables are small, and dirty or finished dishes are left on the table after water refills (once asked for) come by. I'm disappointed in the experience, because I've always been a fan of the food here.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing drinks. Great happy hour. Love the food

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