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

Executive Chef:
Rick Lopez

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

Special Events & Promotions:

La Condesa Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (18)
Fun (18)
Good for a Date (17)
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Creative Cuisine (16)
Authentic (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Casual (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Tapas (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
People Watching (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Business Meals (8)
Romantic (8)
Spicy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Organic (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Cozy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

This place never disappoints! I have been a customer since they opened, and it is by far my favorite restaurant in Austin.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Spicy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, People Watching, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 6 days ago

We were seated quickly with our reservation. Waitstaff was attentive. Great food and super fresh.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

One of my favs!!! My sister and I chose our hotel in location to this restaurant. Clean simple food that will blow your mind. Must try the watermelon martini with fresh juices and St. Germaine!

Tags: Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Tapas, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Happy Hour, Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

First time there for us and it was a great overall experience. The Pescado tacos were fantastic!

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent as always. The Acapulco CEVICHE is outstanding.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Fun concept. Not a huge food menu, but everything we had was delicious!! Fantastic guacamole. For sure get the fish taquitos, they are fantastic!! Everything on the menu is designed to share so we had a ton of food and left all super full and very satisfied

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Enjoyed a birthday celebration with family at La Condesa. Good food , good company, we’ll be back.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I've been to La Condessa many times and loved it but the brunch was not nearly as good as the regular menu-very few options. Restaurant and bathroom not well kept. Would skip it!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Be careful sitting outside with the birds hanging out overhead. I got two presents before I move indoors.

Food is tasty and servers are nice and helpful

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I had Huevas Condesa and thought it was fabulous. My wife had the shrimp dish which she was told was not very spicy and she could not finish...too spicy. Waitress was attentive and friendly but menu knowledge was lacking somewhat. I would go back...I like spicier food but I will be alone.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good food but restaurant was freezing cold and waitress was condescending and pompous.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Service was extremely slow and one of the 4 dinner plates was delivered 10 minutes after the other 3 meals and no apologies or credits on bill after spending 150 dollars on drinks, apps and main courses...Won't be going there again with my friends or out of town guests.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

La Condesa was amazing! The service was excellent and the food was delicious!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

love this restaurant!
we are from boston and overtime we visit austin we make sure we have at least one meal at la condesa!
our party was a bit difficult and the wait staff just rolled with it!!
thank you!!

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Organic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Fun, Cozy, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a great meal here! Food was fantastic and the staff were very kind and offered awesome recommendations. We are looking forward to coming back!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great variety of dining choices with small sharable plates! Go with a group to really experience lots of dishes and flavors. Some spicy salsas are too hot to handle, but if you are open to trying, they are very calorie worthy!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Groups
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on December 14, 2017

So good we went back the next night too!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Easily the best authentic Mexican cuisine in Austin. Recommend the Barbacoa Taquitos and the salsas.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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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 (Raum Düsseldorf)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Wonderful evening!

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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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