La Condesa

4.4
1532 reviews
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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 collection of 100% blue agave tequila and mezcal in the city.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This ain’t texmex but real - and real pricey - Mexican food. Never bought tortillas individually before. A buck a piece, but you get to choose what kind of gourmet tortilla you want to put your food on. Food was excellent in the end.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant is good, but very overpriced. Seems to be geared towards convention guests, who may not ever come back. The food was good, just small portions and very expensive. Service was average. I would opt for another Mexican restaurant downtown.

LI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. My thrid time. I can't go without a house, rocks margarita and the Guacamole Sampler. The roasted cauliflower was amazing this time, and the blue corn tortillas are so delish. highly recommended for food, drinks, atmosphere and location!

j
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so great! My new favorite to go to. The atmosphere was great so was the music. Will be back for sure!!!!

SL
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emily and I had an amazing dinner last night! We started out at the bar for happy hour (half off all alcohol 😍😍😍) we had a couple of drinks, my favorite was a frozen mezcal + Texas dragon fruit concoction, sooo good!

Then we transitioned over to the dining room where we met our friends for dinner. Everything was wonderful and delicious especially all of the creative ceviches! We loved it all and on top of that the service was stellar! We met the GM, who was very friendly and extremely hospitable! We absolutely loved our experience and will definitely be back! Thank you for a special night!

K
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly good flavors on every taste! And the service was even better ! Excellent dining experience and super nice, very attentive wait staff.

AG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great margaritas and Great tapas to share.. a lil on the pricey side.

S
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

They changed their dinner menu recently and our server made no attempt to explain it to us. The layout does not provide any clues to how much food should be ordered and we had to ask multiple people for advice and help in ordering because our server gave such little info. And also they are charging for tortillas now, which is so silly.

KC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is incredible and Service is outstanding.

JB
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service! Grilled fish was superb and Giles, our waiter was the beat.

HS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New to Austin and exploring our new city—which includes finding new places to eat. La Condesa did NOT disappoint! Super cool interior, excellent playlist, and heavenly food. Really appreciated that the menu was more or less comprised of small plates, which meant we didn't have to compromise/narrow down all the things we wanted to try. Ceviche, bacon fat tortillas, queso, tamal, churros were all incredible!! Oh yea—don't play yourself—definitely enjoy a craft cocktail or two... not a single one is a poor choice!

RD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Condesa is always amazing. Great food, great cocktails and great company

OT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The guac and salsa sampler, Che Che ceviche and carne asada were delicious. Fun atmosphere, great service and a really good margarita- what more can you ask for!

L
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, amazing food and lovely atmosphere, Our experience overall was remarkable. I would definitely come again.

CJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I have been here and it was just as good as the first. If you expect a huge menu, don't. We had the crab meat avocado appetizer and shared the carne asada which was amazing and tender. Jamie was out waiter and he was awesome!

j
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Jaime was very professional and helpful with ordering. Loved the sophisticated twist on south Texas Mexican food and the Margaritas were perfect! Great pre-show meal!

PR
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Condesa is an amazing restaurant in the Second Street District with an amazing staff! They are very attentive and knowledgeable about what they offer!

JF
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was just ok. Air conditioning wasn’t working properly. Not worth it for the money.

s
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, but seating via phone call/text is unreliable.

AC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and a variety of interior Mexican dishes not found on a typical Tex-Mex menu. The shared plates allow the opportunity to sample multiple items. Great for a special occasion!

SS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was full of fresh and intense flavors. Our servers were knowledgeable and friendly. Josh, the manager, shared his infectious enthusiasm for mescal with us and treated us to a taste of something unique. Fun and fulfilling experience.

K
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Like the location, like the vibe, great and educated wait staff. Food is flavorful. With that being said I like my Mexican food simple, sometimes doing infusions just don't mix. Music was great but it was really loud with parties, people. Not sure if the rain had pushed all the diners inside but it would still be a good place for a date or groups.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We were very disappointed with our experience at La Condesa. Pricing has become ridiculous. After paying 18 for salsa and guacamole I asked for a refill of salsa when my meal came... and was charged. EVERY Mexican restaurant has free chips and salsa... I paid $20 for it. My daughter wanted Carne Asada and was told it would take 40 minutes! Portions are small, prices are big. Service was slow... and it wasn’t busy. Cocktails are overpriced and small... and not good. So disappointing.

G
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Not what it used to be. Food was mediocre at best with lackluster service.

Chicken tacos with dry tortillas - rice and beans that cold have been from any low range chain restaurant. My companion's potato tacos were slightly better though that's not saying much.

Waiter seemed like he'd rather be somewhere else and quick to get us out the door even though the restaurant was very thinned out after lunch rush.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food, drinks, and ambiance were all phenomenal. Our waitress was knowledgeable and made great recommendations. She was eager to help guide us in our food and drink decisions. Overall we had a great experience.

JM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent response from wait personnel. Questions answered and/or researched. Delicious results. Margarita not exceptional.

SH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it!! Very knowledgeable bartenders, great drinks, good food, and fun atmosphere!

S
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Refreshing and interesting approach to Mexican cuisine. Very tasty, portions a bit on the smaller side. No kids menu. Would definitely return, this time without the kiddos.

TM
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The guacamole tasting was fun and tasty. Fish was delicious. Steak meh.... Service was friendly. He did mess up our order... he somehow thought we ordered chicken too... but no.

MP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch with friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WonderFULL

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LB
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Trendy, downtown, upmarket Mexican restaurant. Food was tasty but not much of it. Ovrepriced for what you get. Margaritas good. Decor and lighting very nice. Would go again and maybe choose more wisely next time to get better value for money.

v
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Waiter was super friendly. I thought the food was just ok.

MC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Very nice and personable staff. The food was good. However, steak was not presented as requested and was returned to kitchen, another item was quite spicy, although no mention of heavy spice was mentioned in description. Had to have virtually every menu item explained, and appreciated that the server knew ingredients and preparation information. Would recommend for those able to tolerate spicy hot food, who are interested in some unique offerings.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

End of school year

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From great service to excellent food. Definitely going back next time we are in Austin.

KW
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, we sat on the patio and it was perfect! Delicious margaritas, we got the guac taster for the table and all the food was delicious. Smaller portion sizes but for us that wasn't a problem.

g
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

I use to love this place, they changed their menu recently and they lost much of the good food I loved. Honestly was excited to come back, but I won’t be coming back against. Service was poor at best.

The place has such a nice vibe about it. This is a shame.

OT
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food

SC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Love this place

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