La Condesa

4.4
1733 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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La Condesa is an award-winning modern Mexican restaurant located in Austin’s vibrant 2nd Street District. Helmed by Executive Chef Rick Lopez, La Condesa’s menu features interior Mexican dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, plus a renowned bar program with one of the largest collections of tequila, mezcal and other Mexican spirits in the city.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1733 people are saying
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4.4
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4.3
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Food was amazing and we had great service.

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vipLorit
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Menu is drastically sparce with choices. $100 tab...they charge extra for items like salsa.. we left feeling underwhelmed. Go for happy hour and at least the drinks are 1/2 price. It use to be a hot spot years ago but it has not been able to keep up with the Austin vibe. Disappointing.

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vipLaLa
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Cute atmosphere, AC was not cooling so made it a bit uncomfortable. Waitstaff was fine and service was fine. Food was terrible and hard to even eat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was okay! The food was meh the menu was a little weird. Cute spot but pretty pricey. $32 for a carafe of champagne and it wasn’t even full :(

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EricB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Love the food focus, the quality of ingredients, and the crafting that shows throughout. The food concept is exceptional. The one recurring flaw in several selections, however, was clearly excessive salt, to the point of being unpalatable to all in our group of 4, and we tend to like things well seasoned. The service and personal attention was excellent. We will be back. Hopefully by then the Chef, who is masterful, will get the salt levels under control.

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Ferrinl
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal all around. There was just two of us and 3 dishes and dessert were plenty! We got the queso to start which was amazing then the corn and chicken tacos. We were hoping the corn was on the cob but it came in a bowl - still tasted delish though. To finish we got the churros!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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DaleH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

A poor selection for us. We were with my elderly father in law and the music was very loud. The food was only mediocre and the service while attentive was somewhat disorganized. Just not a good place for us but perhaps popular with a younger crowd.

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LizJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Mary was the best server EVER!!! Food was also good.

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Lastchance
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Drink prices were great and the food was great but the some of the portions are small compared the price (quesadillas over priced).

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SteveC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Sunday Brunch recently and it was outstanding. From our delicious half price, premium specialty margaritas, to the Ceviche Pescado (halibut), the Mexican street corn, and the Chorizo queso, it was all unique and delicious. Our server, Mary was outstanding, and guided us through a bunch of menu alternatives to one of the best dining out experiences we have had in a long while. And, no, this is not the first time we have dined out after COVID. We dined out regularly during 2020 and had several excellent meals, but none of them pulled everything together like our La Condesa brunch. I highly recommend it.

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FoodLover
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent brunch.
Rap music was too loud and annoying for me.
Booth seats not most comfy (for short persons like me)
Still... well worth to go for the food.

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JudieW
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Kitchen would not amend ingredients, noisy outdoor and in and the grouchiest hostess could not be overcome by good food, excellent ceviche and tuna poke.

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GregS
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We haven’t been there since Covid restrictions kicked in but we were surprised the menu changed significantly as well as the portions....

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We LOVE La Condesa and had been waiting to go back for over a year! Unfortunately, went there during 5 de Mayo and the food was absolutely disappointing! The fish tacos were the worst, sorry Chef but that dish is not at La Condesa level. To top it off our waitress was not on top of her game and made several mistakes with our order, she did fix them but after the third time it was annoying. Very disappointing experience.

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KatieF
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for Cinco de Mayo based on promotion from the restaurant that they were having margarita and food "specials" all night. I searched for specifics, but that was not available anywhere online, except they were going to have 5 different margarita specials and taco/quesadilla specials.

I arrive and they have a limited menu. They would only allow you to order from the limited menu, which was about 2x the cost of their regular menu. What a rip off! Based on their promotion of "specials," I was expecting something along the lines of happy hour pricing. For instance, on La Condesa's happy hour special, cocktails range from $6 - 7.50. On the Cinco de Mayo "specials" (aka the only menu they would allow you to order from), the least expensive margarita was $18. There was nothing special about the experience, except the restaurant being especially deceptive in their promotion. I left this comment with the restaurant directly before writing a review and got no response at all. I won't be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good- but pricey for the holiday. Being able to make modifications would have been nice but they were prohibited.

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MauraL
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always wonderful and of course the margs never disappoint! Great happy hour too!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Items were missing from our order
Mole chicken was burnt and bitter
Water started leaking into the building. When we let FOH know they told us they are aware of it, it is an old building and that it is what it is. So we relocated ourselves, instead of FOH creating space for us. Communication was just not clear between FOH to our table. We were left to problem solve when we are paying for the experience of dining out.

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vipgercangar
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Me gusta el lugar más que la comida, excelente servicio.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st ACL Taping in more than a year!

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Papapromo
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Almost every dish we ordered was underwhelming. Spices used, presentation, portions were all really disappointing.
Ive had a lot of Mole in my days (many of times in Mexico) and this was probably the most bitter tasting I have ever had.
Queso flameado without chorizo is just not worthy

Although our waiter was really nice, he was pre-occupied with another table of his friends.
Unfortunately we will not return.
Really overpriced for the quality. The best thing I had was the Jarritos Grapefruit soda.

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HH96
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We were given chips and salsa without asking and unaware that they were not complimentary and our bill was wrong THREE times.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my baby shower there with 5 of my friends the waitress was super kind and friendly and she even give us her food recommendations.! Everything was delicious:) we were there for brunch and ended staying until closing:)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

My husband and I went here for a dinner date. It was yummy however extremely overpriced for what you get. A marg, a beer, some guac, one little quesadilla and a couple of micro mini tacos came to over $100. While the food was good I found this a bit outrageous. We also came in right at 6 on the dot and they wouldn’t honor happy hour. Disappointing date night.

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RegisM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service, food and drinks were perfect. During covid we choosed patio seating. The street noises and truck fumes was a bit under warming. We will pick inside next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Very small portions and the cleaned all of the silverware at the table right next to us with no gloves on or anything

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I absolutely loved la Condesa! My waiter was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, not just about the food but about Mexico in general. My favorite was the pineapple margarita and the homemade chips (and guacamole) were outstanding.

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MichelleW
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We reserved a table for 7 and our waiter seemed a little rushed. It was really loud and there were some odd menu items. We ordered the salsa trilogy and it came without chips. The waiter didn’t tell us until after he dropped the salsa. Strange. The menu is greatly reduced and the portions were small and expensive. My short rib quesadilla was bland. It was a single blue corn tortilla folded over. Which is a taco. The tacos were actually tiny tostadas, about two bites per one. Great drinks. The queso was excellent. Our waiter chased us out because he thought he gave us the wrong check. He went inside and came out and said it was ok.
It was my 6th time visiting LaCondesa, so my expectations were high due to previous terrific experiences. The menu options were unimpressive. The service was not as fun as usual, the waiter seemed annoyed and curt with us.

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DanJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spot for dinner. Got in right on time. Would certainly go back. Try sharing the menu and treat it tapas style so you can try more

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jjnel
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

John, our waiter was the best! Totally enjoyed our first visit to La Condesa and will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary was exceptional. Would return just to have Mary’s recommendations!

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BrandiS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Mary was our server; she was amazing, and the food is always perfect!

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MarcC
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Glad to be back eating here! Such a great, fun spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Over hyped and below average.

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vipMelissaR
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at La Condesa, we thoroughly enjoyed the steak tampiquena. It was also nice to sit inside again post pandemic.

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vipMaiG
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday Brunch. The cocktails are amazing, which is especially nice because there is a Brunch happy hour.
The food is delicious, authentic... and beautifully presented.
Just keep in mind that the portions are small so your brunch can turn out to be a little pricey. But overall a very good experience, food, and wonderful ambiance!!

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JulesE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I generally love La Condesa. Brunch, however, was almost laughable. Tiny portions of very mediocre food. It seemed like they were trying so hard to make the foods edgy that it went over to the other side where it just felt like they were trying way too hard.

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vipIsabel
Austin
45 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, beautiful patio, excellent food and exceptional service.

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vipJJ512
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Prices are out of control!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Condesa using the Order Online button. La Condesa also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. La Condesa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 499-0300.

La Condesa is rated 4.4 stars by 1733 OpenTable diners.

La Condesa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://lacondesa.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.