La Condesa

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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 collections of 100% blue agave tequila and mezcal in the city.
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SQ
Austin
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

w
Austin
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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!

S
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

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

OT
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

e
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner. The cauliflower was amazing.

NH
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good stuff

m
London
103 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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

SE
Austin
24 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.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

HC
Chicago
8 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!!!

JD
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!!

SU
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great imaginative menu! We loved it!

GO
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!

CB
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!

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the shareable plates.

VM
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!

CM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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

HD
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.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very accommodating and food was excellent

c
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

j
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!

OT
Austin
15 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.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Exactly what we were looking for: mouthwatering ceviche, great drinks, lively atmosphere.

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’ve changed up the menu - lots of new and interesting dishes, including some new veg options. The huitlacoche huarache (on the menu since they opened) is one of my favorite dishes in town.

C
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I would recommend La Condessa to a savvy, wealthy, urbanite friend.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

First time visiting Austin and first night out. My husband and I were not impressed with the food at all. Average at best.

a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Condesa is hands down my favorite restaurant in Austin! Not only do they have amazing service, and ambiance, they also always surprise me with their incredible menu. Every dish from the apps to entrees to dessert is a unique experience of incredible flavors!

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 4 first time to Austin and first dinner of our trip. We loved it!!! We wanted to try everything so did a shared sampling of different menu items. The guacamole and salsa sampler was great as was the cauliflower. All was delicious along with the best margaritas! Our server Jeremy and his menu suggestions were perfect ! We will definitely be back to La Condesa and highly recommend it.

OT
Austin
49 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Crazy expensive for what it was. Tasty, but $28 for just some mushrooms, chimichurri and verde sauces? Even the tortillas were $5 extra? I know downtown is expensive, but that's just ridiculous.

TD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food taste was really poor. I do not have an idea what was wrong with the chef, but did he/she ever heard about good taste? Simple Food without taste at all and Medium average Services. Nothing to write home about. Only expensive!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Condesa is excellent and does not serve your typical Mexican menu selections. Very unique and yummy offerings that were excellent. Highly recommend!

J
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to celebrate our anniversary at La Condesa and we had a great time. The service and food was excellent.

PA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious upscale Mexican food, fit for sharing so everyone can taste various dishes.

EP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Condesa is wonderful! My boyfriend and I decided to celebrate our anniversary at La Condesa and we couldn't have been happier with the experience! We went specifically for their amazing brunch and cocktail options. My bf ordered the Huevos Rancheros and I ordered the Pombazo Torta. The Ranchero sauce on the huevos rancheros was DELECTABLE my torta was incredibly savory and delicious. The margaritas were made as they should be made, and not with sugary additives. We were surprised at the end of our meal with dessert on the house to help us celebrate our special day. All in all, we will most certainly be returning and I cannot wait to experience it La Condesa all over again. ¡Bravo!

OT
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Always have a good meal and my client enjoyed it. The one drawback was our server was very aggressive in getting us to order and move on. First time I ever felt like that and my client casually made reference to that

TA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from the entire staff and every dish was delish.

R
Austin
43 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Invited friends and although everything was ok, nothing was exceptional. I would recommend the combo guacamole and the steak we shared was good.

G
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, esp. the Tamale. I would have loved to see a non-alcoholic cocktail menu for those of us who are pregnant. Service was great and overall we will be back again.

P
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Loud
Limited menu