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About La Condesa

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 the largest collection of 100% blue agave tequila and mezcal in the city.

400 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm

Dinner
Sunday-Wednesday 5pm-10pm
Thursday-Saturday 5pm-11pm

Brunch
Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm

Happy Hour
Monday-Friday 5pm-7pm in the bar area

Cross Street:
Guadalupe

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 499-0300

Website:
http://www.lacondesa.com/

Parking Details:
Metered street parking is available on all nearby streets and is free on Sundays

Complimentary validated valet parking on 2nd Street between Guadalupe and San Antonio is available after 5:30pm, Thursday - Saturday

Pay parking is available in the AMLI garage on San Antonio St. and City Hall garage on 2nd St.
– La Condesa validates garage parking for up to 2 hours for both garages between: 10am – 10pm, Monday - Wednesday; 10am – 5pm, Thursday - Friday, 5-10pm Sunday

Executive Chef:
Rick Lopez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:

La Condesa Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (15)
Authentic (14)
Good for a Date (14)
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Special Occasion (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Happy Hour (10)
People Watching (9)
Tapas (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Casual (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Business Meals (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Romantic (5)
Spicy (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined 3 days ago

So good we went back the next night too!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I had a great meal at La Condesa. The patio was great for outdoor dining on a beautiful day, we had a couple of cocktails but the La Condesa Margarita was our favorite! Really enjoyed the tuna ceviche as well as the masa dish (we got the one with mushrooms).

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed a simple, quiet Saturday brunch. The chilaquiles were absolutely delicious!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our first Visit to Austin was topped off with some delicious foods. We ordered a couple things so we could try different dishes. All three plates were flavorful. The Acapulco ceviche fresh and delicious and they accommodated my no avocado request. The octopus was so tender and the lamb barbacoa taquito hearty and filling. There were two so we could split that order. Top it off with the flourless chocolate cake dessert and you will be happy happy!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, People Watching
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We have always liked La Condesa in spite of it's limited menu, because the food was very good and the margaritas were great. Since our last visit, La Condesa has changed it's menu. Unfortunately, it was not for the better. To be fair, we were there for the lunch menu, so I'm not sure if the dinner menu was as badly impacted. The tortas (sandwiches) are pretty bad now. They tout the home made bread, but that doesn't make up for the soggy tortilla chips stuffed into the sandwich or the overall lackluster taste. Their great soup is not longer offered, but the ceviche is pretty soupy, so perhaps that makes up for it. Good news is that the tacos and margaritas are still very good.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This is a truly mixed review, mostly good things to say but some not. First, the good. The menu is creative and interesting. They seem to pay a lot of attention to using good ingredients and nothing pre-prepared (they don't even serve cherries in the bar because they are "preserved"). The cochinita pibil was tasty. The guacamole we chose was excellent, as were several of the different salsas. The drink menu is interesting with some very creative drinks using tequila and mezcal. Our server was very nice, attentive and helpful. We were seated on time according to our reservation. Now the weak points: portions were fairly small and prices are moderately high. My main complaint is that the dishes were delivered to our table of 4 helter skelter, not at the same time, in fact several minutes apart. The server explained that their dishes were designed to share, as a justification for the delays. OK, I get the share-able plates thing but some of their plates really aren't that share-able. And trying to share the pork dish, for example, between four people gives everyone one small taco. And then you wait for something else to show up. So, the bottom line experience was fragmented and much slower than seemed reasonable. At the end, appetizers, 4 bar drinks and 4 share-able plates cost $140. I never have a problem spending $$ on good food and drink, but this experience left me and my guests less than impressed. Kinda sad to say that because the food itself was quite good.

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 25, 2017

All entrees were delicious. The special Saturday night was an exceptional red fish prepared with flair. The chulet (pasilla glazed pork chop) will make any meat lover very happy. The zanahoria, a mixed carrot salad, was fantastic and surprisingly a huge hit even with the meat lover of our group. Do not leave without trying one of the sorbets!

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great experience

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great place to meet friends and have fabulous food!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I’m never disappointed by the food and service! I love how you can share plates and appetizers!!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was amazing! Great service and beautiful atmosphere!

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

A good restaurant for a special occasion. Not our best dining experience in Austin, but close to it.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Love this place! We had a concert next door @ The Moody Theatre and we forgot to print our tickets. So we asked our waiter of there was a manager onsite that could print the tickets for us... sure enough... THERE WAS!! He made it so easy for us to give him our information and in about 5 minutes we had our tickets printedout. WOW. Thats awesome customer service!! Thank you La Condesa! This is a must try place!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 15, 2017

They’ve cut their portions by a third and kept the prices the same!!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Guac sampler, Acapulco ceviche, and corn was great! The steak & fish tacos were fairly bland however, but great atmosphere!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very fast service and the food was excellent and interesting. We made a reservation and were seated immediately. I'd recommend this to any visitor in Austin and to people who have been Austinites for years.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 7, 2017

It was wonderful!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was delicious! The menu is limited though and should include a few more options. The brown sugar banana ice cream was amazing!

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Menu seems small and pricey. Heartbroken the tortilla soup is no longer available. Our food was average with the exception of Mexican street corn but margaritas were superb!

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Overpriced, very small portions unless that's what "modern" Mexican means...

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service was outstanding, our waiter's tequila and mezcal knowledge was quite impressive.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food. Lovely outdoor seating area. Pleasant waitstaff.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Sat in the bar during happy hour. We were able to order from the regular menu. Food was good. Drinks delicious, especially at half price! Service was fine.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Three people ordered three different meals and they were all a C at best. Bland, nothing exciting, just ok. Not what my past experiences have been. Very disappointing.

Tags: Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 15, 2017

They forgot my friends birthday celebration but all was good

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Was disappointed. Started with the guacamole and chips. Chips needed salt (no salt on the tables) and the guac at HEB has more taste ($12). Acapulco Ceviche was very good but only came with 2 crisps. Thankfully we ordered more bland chips. Bistec Asado was very good but was small for $25 and the $6 ear of street corn was tasty but portion size was laughable. Our cocktails weren't as cold as they should have been for the place being empty. Overall the service was friendly, but our waitress was not forthcoming with information for first time guests and seemed uninterested.

Maybe the place wasn't for me, but for a bill of $100, I'll try somewhere else next time.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tapas
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Beautiful inventive dishes. The Hamachi ceviche was especially wonderful.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We had a great waiter named Hugo. He was super helpful with what to order and what each item would be like(spicy, lots of flavor, etc). He also helped with drink selections (loved the margarita!). We loved getting a few items and sharing them among the table.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Spicy
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

The service, atmosphere and food were all wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Spicy, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The mole was super yum! Our service staff was abrupt and not extrodinariky friendly. Overall fun evening out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We really like this place, the food is amazing ( great great flavor ) friendly atmosphere .
The tostones, the Pescado a La talla and the Califa tacos are awesome .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 29, 2017

So good! We loved the Al Pastor torta and Pescado tacos... service was ah-mazing! Lunch was perfect.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 28, 2017

My second time to enjoy this restaurant. My clients son in law opened it a couple of years ago. When ever we go to Austin this is our first stop. After moving away from Houston I was nervous not to find another great margarita. Found it at La Condesa.😊

Tags: Organic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Huarache and Mezcal are awesome, great option for everyone that is looking for authentic Mexican flavors. One of my favorites at Austin

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great food but service was slow and uncoordinated with only three diners. Lovely atomosphere but room temperature was too warm for an summer night to be comfortable. Would go back for food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Loved food!! The first Margarita was great, the second was sour and too much lime, but that is my only issue . Loved the Dolce de leche cake.!!!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Overall the place seems in need of some refreshing... especially the restrooms which were in need of cleaning. The menu is tired, limited and the quality was ok but when compared to other eating options downtown, not at par.
Ate there because we were going to a concert at ACL, but will be trying other places next time.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The queso was not good, they gave you tons of tortillas but very little meat for taquitos to go in them, the fish I honestly do not think was branzino and if it was, we couldn't tell bc it was totally blackened and way over salted. We also ordered chocolate cake as it was our friend's birthday dinner but it just never arrived.

We did ask for the fish to be removed from the bill - it wasn't...and it took a long time to get the bill so we just paid for it and left. I get that they were very busy that night, but I really think the food quality should be better for the price.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 21, 2017

It’s the third time we’ve visited La Condesa and we love it. The huitlacoche huarache was amazing. We had the coliflor a la plancha, Chiles rellenos, ceviche de mariscos, guacamole tasting, bistec asado and the elites. Loved everything. We will definitely be visiting again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

A little confusion with seating. Puzzled why it wasn't easy to move us to better spot especially since it was a 5:30 seating. A tad warm in the restaurant. Our waitress was accomodating & pleasant.

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