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La Condesa

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1615 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Currently only seating outdoors.

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 tequila, mezcal and other Mexican spirits in the city.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1615 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I know it is COVID and nothing is normal, but if they declare they are open, then do better.

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AveryW
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NEW FAVORITE RESTAURANT!!! Best guacamole I’ve ever had. The chicken tacos packed so much flavor and were 10000/10. I will be going back ASAP. Highly highly recommend for a date night or girls night out.

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vipEricaN
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was very tasty ... my husband & I, loved the carnitas tacos with habanero salsa. We tried the esquites, with were delicious... we didn’t really like the fideos soup- it had to much tomato paste.. I wish it was more of a broth based soup.
But, overall, we really enjoyed it.

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ashleyh
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

The food was awful and we’ve been coming here for a few years now. We both got two different type of tacos and they tasted like the meat had been cooked and prepared a day ago and then zapped in the microwave. Very chewy and not good. We also received two dishes that had grease splatters on the side of them which turned us off even more. Not likely we’ll be returning for another dine in experience.

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Though we came for happy hour and ordered drinks our server failed to tell us we had to walk into the bar for the deal (?) I was under the impression that since there was only outdoor seating that going inside was off limits and that the bar was closed. Only found out after we ate/drank everything. Getting our food and drinks was fast but getting check was slow. Really great food and experience overall just wish happy hour could’ve been more clear

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Menu was very limited, they only offer tacos as an entree right now. They were mediocre and came out cold. The place is cute, maybe just have drinks.

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KeeganB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience5

The reservation made it seem like happy hour was available at all tables. When I selected my area of dining it said there was 1 special and I clicked happy hour. Once I got the bill I was told happy hour was only at the bar, that was never stated anywhere. Disappointed that wasn’t made clear.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We came here to enjoy the happy hour deal. Upon arrival, we were seated outside. When we asked about happy hour, we were told you needed to be seated at the bar. We asked to be moved to the bar, but they told us there were ‘no available tables.’ There were 2 empty tables for the hour that we stayed. Extremely disappointed with the service in that regard.

Food was good but drinks were weak and very sugary. We got margaritas and watermelon martinis. Both were disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Justin and the La Condesa team for another great dining experience. The food was exceptionally fresh and delicious, the patio was lovely and the hospitality and drinks are the best in downtown Austin. We really enjoyed the mezcal flights.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Food was amazing. Margarita was smooth. Hummus was great!

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vipKenL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with the new limited menu and amble Covid-preparations, La Condesa continues to be a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely! Solid spot for Mexican.

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vipKish
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was very good but not great! The service however was quite lackluster and the restaurant was not anywhere close to being full. I felt the menu was a little confusing as well.

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vipEllen
Orange County
64 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I know we’re spoiled being from SoCal where Mexican food is everywhere but I thought this was all very average.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was okay, very overpriced and unnecessarily twisted up, not impressed.

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vipDsiejka
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Solid Mexican Gourmet Food in Austin! It was great. We will be coming back

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VictoriaH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE FOOD WAS SO GOOD OMG I had the chilequiles for brunch and added avocado, the black bean puree and the tomatillo sauce complimented each other so well!

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SunglassesQueen
Austin
37 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Made reservations for a Thursday night to meet a friend I hadn't seen in 27 years. Noise level made it a bit difficult to conduct a conversation unless we raised our voices a bit. Food was good, but we received an order we didn't place and therefore had to wait a bit longer for the food we actually ordered. Margaritas might be slightly weaker than those I have had at most other restaurants, but still okay. Thought I had read they had valet parking, but apparently not. Also, pull out your cell phones to light the menus or otherwise you'll struggle just a bit. Nice overall, but not sure I would go back again.

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vipwdea
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

La Condesa is great for a date - just cozy enough yet open enough. The food is fantastic, just expect small portions. Love this place!

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vipSparksopedia
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Slow service when we were one of ten tables there. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We went for valentines day!
It was our first time walking in, we got seated within 3 minutes with a reservation! Quick tip: Parking at Austin city hall is $10 flat which made for a 1 minute walk as the restaurant is adjacent to the parking spot.
They had a prior valentines day menu available, we requested the whole menu as well as two drinks, off the normal menu we requested a grapefruit margarita which was topped off with grapefruit garnish, it was delicious.
The first appetizer arrived, it was a large tostada split in two to share with your partner, it contained microgreens, baby shrimp, a type of spicy peanut sauce, it was a a good start to the romantic evening.
We had three tacos that arrived after, it was Barbacoa chopped into tiny pieces on homemade tortillas, it was an elevated version of what I am used to from my home, expected for the price, it came with radishes and lemons with that spicy peanut sauce in the tacos. My girlfriend rated the tacos 6/10 as she loves homemade versus artisan food, I rate them 8/10 cause I loved that damn sauce.
After that they brought the following entree, nothing special, accept it was freshly made with handmade tortillas, we had flautas (Rolled up tortillas with stuffing inside) that included a type of cheese and potato inside with other spices. It came with the spicy peanut sauce, cut green peppers for spice as well as sliced banana peppers, it was delicious.
After this we asked for the check and dessert, the previous plates we're brought in at amazing times, one by one and freshly cooked, it's definitely a shareable menu.
The check arrived first, in a leather pocketbook. The dessert arrived shortly after, a scoop of raspberry sorbet with walnuts, glaze and a chocolate fudge mini cake on the side. Beautiful experience to share after having a 3 course meal with drinks.
The bill came out to $90 with all the food and drinks, after tip it came out to $105, the price was great based off the food, experience, and comfort. <3

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vipezekiel421
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner. The cauliflower was amazing.

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NickH
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good stuff

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vipmilos99
London
105 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Nice experience, 1 veg/vegan entree, but really creative & good. Hospitable, friendly staff.

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vipSirEatsaLot
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Love this place but either my buddy lied about the bill or I really did spend $25 on a salad and two tacos.

For the record, I don't mind spending $25 on tacos but with the number of options around town these days (Nixta and Suerte specifically) La Condesa really needs to step it up to justify the price point.

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vipKenL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My meal was wonderful, as always. A great brunch!! And a great dessert at brunch, too!!

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HelenC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Condesa is a beautiful space on a beautiful street serving thoughtfully secured and prepared delicious food. The red snapper platter served two very nice with perfect handmade heirloom corn tortillas! Just wonderful!!!

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JDatx
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service. I ate the best ceviche I’ve ever had hands down and their margarita la Condesa was ridiculously good. Keep it up!!

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vipSUSIED
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great imaginative menu! We loved it!

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vipGOneal
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I enjoyed a fabulous Sunday brunch and would highly recommend! CHIPS & GUACAMOLE TASTING, CHORIQUESO, & the HUEVOS CONDESA! Wonderful service, fun atmosphere, & great location. Enjoy!

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CristaB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved this place! I went with my husband for date night without the kids and glad we went here. From the host to the food and the ambiance everything was great! I would definitely recommend this place to everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the shareable plates.

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VickiM
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!

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CoreyM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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

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HDBernard
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very accommodating and food was excellent

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coco
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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johnettep
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation for 4/Time: 2 Hours

Cocktails: Great place to taste tequilas. I like to choose a tequila and mix it with soda. (Their margaritas are a bit sweet for me.)

Food: Appetizer: LOVE their Ceviche! Entree: I am not a vegetarian...but their vegan dish was excellent.

FAQs

La Condesa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 499-0300.

La Condesa is rated 4.5 stars by 1615 OpenTable diners.

La Condesa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://lacondesa.com/gift-cards.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.