La Condesa

4.6
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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 100% blue agave tequila and mezcal in the city.
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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the shareable plates.

VM
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have great food (especially the carrot salad) and outstanding, attentive service. Love the La Condesa margheritas!

CM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Huarache, paloma, lime pickled butternut on the guac, all fantastic.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was delicious but menu and understanding portion sizes was difficult.

HD
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I have stayed away from La Condesa for years after a mediocre experience there that I barely even recall. I decided that was silly and my sister and I had a girls' night out there recently.

Sigh. Now I remember why I stopped going there. While the ceviche and margaritas are wonderful, the rest of the food is truly lackluster and overpriced. The ambiance and service were great, but they can't cover for food that is overly ambitious and not well-executed.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very accommodating and food was excellent

c
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we highly recommend la condesa, our favorite austin restaurant.
absolutely delicious!!

j
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to eat. It’s not your typical TexMex which was a nice surprise. The food was really good!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Exactly what we were looking for: mouthwatering ceviche, great drinks, lively atmosphere.

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’ve changed up the menu - lots of new and interesting dishes, including some new veg options. The huitlacoche huarache (on the menu since they opened) is one of my favorite dishes in town.

C
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I would recommend La Condessa to a savvy, wealthy, urbanite friend.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

First time visiting Austin and first night out. My husband and I were not impressed with the food at all. Average at best.

a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Condesa is hands down my favorite restaurant in Austin! Not only do they have amazing service, and ambiance, they also always surprise me with their incredible menu. Every dish from the apps to entrees to dessert is a unique experience of incredible flavors!

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 4 first time to Austin and first dinner of our trip. We loved it!!! We wanted to try everything so did a shared sampling of different menu items. The guacamole and salsa sampler was great as was the cauliflower. All was delicious along with the best margaritas! Our server Jeremy and his menu suggestions were perfect ! We will definitely be back to La Condesa and highly recommend it.

OT
Austin
48 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Crazy expensive for what it was. Tasty, but $28 for just some mushrooms, chimichurri and verde sauces? Even the tortillas were $5 extra? I know downtown is expensive, but that's just ridiculous.

TD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food taste was really poor. I do not have an idea what was wrong with the chef, but did he/she ever heard about good taste? Simple Food without taste at all and Medium average Services. Nothing to write home about. Only expensive!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Condesa is excellent and does not serve your typical Mexican menu selections. Very unique and yummy offerings that were excellent. Highly recommend!

J
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to celebrate our anniversary at La Condesa and we had a great time. The service and food was excellent.

PA
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious upscale Mexican food, fit for sharing so everyone can taste various dishes.

EP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Condesa is wonderful! My boyfriend and I decided to celebrate our anniversary at La Condesa and we couldn't have been happier with the experience! We went specifically for their amazing brunch and cocktail options. My bf ordered the Huevos Rancheros and I ordered the Pombazo Torta. The Ranchero sauce on the huevos rancheros was DELECTABLE my torta was incredibly savory and delicious. The margaritas were made as they should be made, and not with sugary additives. We were surprised at the end of our meal with dessert on the house to help us celebrate our special day. All in all, we will most certainly be returning and I cannot wait to experience it La Condesa all over again. ¡Bravo!

OT
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Always have a good meal and my client enjoyed it. The one drawback was our server was very aggressive in getting us to order and move on. First time I ever felt like that and my client casually made reference to that

TA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from the entire staff and every dish was delish.

R
Austin
43 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Invited friends and although everything was ok, nothing was exceptional. I would recommend the combo guacamole and the steak we shared was good.

G
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, esp. the Tamale. I would have loved to see a non-alcoholic cocktail menu for those of us who are pregnant. Service was great and overall we will be back again.

P
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Loud
Limited menu

MY
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The margaritas were really excellent. I had thought it was more an upscale feel to the ambiance but it was a bit on the cold side and we were seated in a booth. Less for a nice date but good if going with friends. Food was quite good. The server suggested we order one meal for both of us which we did and it was certainly enough food but i would have rather both had a smaller serving and got our own meals!

OT
Little Rock
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious but entree very small. Glad we got dips and dessert! Waiter was very nice and attentive!

HB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Used to be my favorite restaurant. Now menu is oddly limited and lame. And our service was horrible

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar experience. Top notch service, friendliness, and food quality. We were a table of four and appreciated every aspect of our dining experience. Thank you!

t
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is excellent! For some reason though, the entree came out before the appetizer and ceviche which was odd. Portions are pretty small for the price but everything we had was very tasty.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on outdoor mezzanine level on a beautiful day. Delicious food!

OT
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food and drinks were very good. Service pushed us along, uncomfortably.

AH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The margaritas were delicious and not even gonna try to spell the dish with the meatballs, but it was 👌🏻. Had been on our list for awhile and didn’t disappoint!

AA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was a beautiful night in Austin and we were able to sit outside and enjoy the wonderful food and atmosphere, the service was great!

OT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food great environment. Management is great. Thanks josh and the staff for another great experience.

e
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, best place in downtown Austin for Mexican food.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Nice place. Waitress seemed irritated that we asked for a spicier hot sauce but other than that the drinks were good and the food was decent.

JS
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there. Really good food. Nice and fresh. We will be back!!

TJ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend who used to live in Austin recommended La Condesa when she found out that we were going to be visiting Austin, and we were not disappointed! Great atmosphere, great service and great food!

C
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Salsas not that great- quality & variety. Food excellent! Prices a little bit too hight- but close to fair because food is great. Lack of very hot sauces & jalapeńos is dissapointed . But still, I may come back.