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.
Austin, TX 78701
Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm
Monday-Friday 5pm-7pm in the bar area
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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La Condesa Ratings and Reviews
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).
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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