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La Condesa, Austin, TX
La Condesa, Austin, TX
La Condesa, Austin, TX
La Condesa, Austin, TX
La Condesa, Austin, TX

La Condesa

4.6
4.6
2054 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
La Condesa is a two-times James Beard-nominated 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Regional Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 499-0300
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Rick Lopez
  • Catering
    Let us bring the fiesta to you with catering by La Condesa. Available for pick-up or delivery, we’re doin’ it Texas style with buffet-style proteins off the plancha, house-made tortillas, sides, dessert & cocktail kits. To inquire about La Condesa catering, please visit lacondesa.com/catering.
  • Private party facilities
    Malverde is the indoor/outdoor private event space at La Condesa. Perched above 2nd Street, Malverde offers skyline views of downtown Austin and looks directly into Austin City Limits. Malverde features craft cocktails, an artisanal beer and wine selection and is catered exclusively by La Condesa. To learn more about hosting your event at Malverde or schedule a venue tour, please visit lacondesa.com/malverde.
  • Private party contact
    Event Sales Manager: (512) 499-0300
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Guadalupe
  • Parking details
    Paid street parking can be found surrounding the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,054 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Austin

    Mexican

  • Austin

    Mexican

2,054 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have an amazing time at La Condesa. Excellent service and our meal was amazing- their take on street corn is hands down one of my favorite dishes!

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  2. Leigh

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Phenomenal food! Highly recommend the Queso Flameado. Carnitas were tasty, Hongos (mushrooms) were good but not the most memorable, enmoladas were awesome with the pickled onions! Drinks were decent, recommend trying their seasonal flavors when you can.

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  3. lizettem

    Corpus Christi

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Food was good and service was excellent!

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  4. AK2112

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was delicious. Their food is so flavorful. The spicy margaritas were very good, too. But $3.00 for three more tostada chips to finish our guacamole? Stupid.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The tuna frido and lamb tacos (on a special 15 year anniversary menu) were outstanding!! And the short rib quesadilla and rib eye tacos and drinks were also very good. Music is loud but my husband and I didn’t have trouble hearing each other. We’ll be back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal in advance of a show at Moody Theater!

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  7. Millie

    Austin

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Slow service. Hard to know who our server was. No one ever really told us and several people came to our table. Waited 20 minutes for a drink that they were out of. Poor communication between staff, bar and management. Not a great experience overall. I've been a customer for nearly 15 years, the amount of time the restaurant has been around. We even hosted our rehearsal dinner in malverde. I certainly expected more and was let down.

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  8. Louexan

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It was 25 minutes before we got drinks. That’s a long time to be sitting without that first cocktail. Took forever to get the 2nd round too. More bar tenders are needed during busy times.

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  9. AlinaM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent but it took a long time for us to be served. Our appetizer took over an hour to arrive. And then the main course took about the same after the appetizer was dropped off. The waitress was nice, but the delay in food created a negative experience.

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  10. AndreaM

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious and beautifully plated. The entrees are expensive. It is great for special occasions. The service is very good.

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  11. GregS

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice mean. Loved the Appetizers especially the Elote (corn) and the queso.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Valentine’s dinner! Servers were all helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating. Food was delicious and not typical TexMex. Ambiance was upscale but not too fancy. Great dinner!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time checking this place out! I was running late and the called to love to a different table to get even more time on a busy night… limited menu. Short Rib quesadilla was amazing, pineapple Marg was fantastic, and the queso was great too! Would Recommend

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  14. EderV

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall the food was good, nothing special. Given the price I thought it would be better but definitely not bad. Might try to revisit for their happy hour.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was great but $18 for a frozen margarita is too much.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter Forrest was 10/10. Knowledgeable and GREAT service. A real pro!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose La Condesa because it is close to the ACL Theater and wanted a quick dinner before the show. We were seated promptly, the waiter was attentive, and our food was delicious. We split the queso and one order of carnitas tacos, it was plenty of food for two. Overall a good experience and we would definitely go back. Park in the Austin City Hall garage, only $10. The AMLI garage is more convenient but much pricier!

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  18. Blueonion

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely sumptuous meal and yummy cocktails! In particular, my husband and I highly recommend the queso flameado and mushroom tacos. We also really appreciated the attentive and helpful staff. Worth every penny!

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  19. WendyC

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and the service was great, from the hostess who accommodated us when two more guests showed up that I wasn't expecting to our very helpful waiter, we will be back!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we had was wonderful & the service was spectacular!!!!

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  21. Christopher

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top quality interior Mexican food with excellent service. Each dish was unique in flavor and delicious. I brought a group from out of town and they were blown away.

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  22. Letitbe

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Not your typical fajita joint! Menu was limited and many items we had to ask for a better description as some of the terminology was no clear to the normal "joe." I ordered the artic char tostada. The fish was raw, and the greens made it very bitter. Nonetheless, it was edible. Staff was happy to answer all of our questions and were very helpful. Overall ambiance was great!

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  23. JeffB

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, excellent service, great ambiance and delicious cocktails.

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  24. AllysonM

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazingly good food and service. Thoroughly great experience.

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  25. TQ99

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absolutely amazing experience. Food was exceptional, starting with the tostadas that came with our guacamole starter, which are made from two types of corn that is ground in house. Then a delicious short rib quesadilla and an order of huarache de huitlacoche - made with black beans and mushrooms - that may have been one of the tastiest things I have ever eaten, as well as enmoladas (chicken in a green sauce) that was phenomenal. We took churros to go as well. Service was as good as the food. We can’t wait to have a reason to come back to Austin so we can go back!

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  26. BobF

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommend

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  27. SylviaC

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is fabulous. I would go back, easily. The corn tortillas were delightful. They accommodated dairy intolerance by serving cojita on the side.

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  28. Bobo

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The margaritas, carnitas and mushroom entree were all off the hook. Small booths are perfect space for two. Best server ever - attentive, personable and knew his stuff.

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  29. Kelley

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Javier and Markita along with the entire staff made our experience a phenomenal one. We were celebrating my grandmas 90th birthday and there were a lot of logistics and they helped us make it a seamless and wonderful experience. Would highly recommend this place for an intimate celebration with those you love most. It’s also a lovely spot to celebrate something with your loved one or to commemorate a special occasion The food is amazing and the BEST part is that all of my allergies were accommodated. I am celiac and immediately upon walking in they asked-are there any allergies? And upon hearing I was celiac they told me I couldn’t eat the chips because of cross contact with the shared fryer but offered me some corn tortillas to dip in the guac instead. They were just so kind and genuine and they truly wanted to serve us and give us a swell dining experience Thank you! To the whole team

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  30. ToniS

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly hostess, great waiter, festive atmosphere and delicious food!!!

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  31. RebeccaL

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Literally the best tacos I have ever had in my life. We ordered 22 of them during the 5p-6p happy hour. Great service at the bar & overall.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Upscale flavors and prices. Good atmosphere for a date or group.

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  33. Gigi

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Honestly in a town with such great tex-mex, no one should be coming here. They are just phoning it in. The food was adequate at best. The service was very kind but we were in and out in 45 minutes, so can’t recommend the dining experience.
    La CondesaResponded on December 21, 2023
    Good Morning Gigi, We apologize that you did not have a great experience at our establishment. We pride ourselves on being the best. I understand that we did not meet your expectations when it comes to Mexican cuisine. We draw our culinary inspiration from interior Mexican cuisine instead of TexMex. I'd love to invite you back to redo your experience so you can have a fresh perspective on what we do. Thank you for your feedback and have a Happy Holiday! Best, LaCondesa Team

    1 person found this helpful

  34. annabb

    Dallas

    86 reviews

    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the cocktails were out of this world- can’t wait to go again

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to this restaurant four times over the past two years. The quality of the food today doesn’t come close to the quality we experienced two years ago. Heat is no substitute for flavor. As one example, the tuna tostada used to be a flavorful favorite, but last night it was so spicy it was nearly inedible. So long, La Condesa.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. AmyE

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Really disappointing - used to be so great. Service was lousy and the food was just not good. Drinks were marginal. bummer

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  37. ErMa

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    the drinks were good, the ceviche also very good. The meal was good, we didn’t hate it, but for the price, it won’t be on the repeat list. The most l irritating, part of the whole experience was the service. We ordered desert and before desert even came, the waitress walked by DROPPED the bill basket on our table and kept walking. Our bill was $250 it wasn’t like we were a waste of a table or that we were holding anyone up. I confronted Sonia (waitress) on why we received our bill while we didn’t get desert and the drink that had just came was still full. She gave me the most patronize smile. Service is part of the experience and dropping the bill before we’re done is just 101. If you care about the experience I would take a hard pass and if Sonia is your waitress ask for a new table.

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  38. DanielW

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a special kind of Mexican food that you cannot get outside of the southwest.

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  39. Joanna

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pretty pricey. The food is really good, the ambiance is terrific…but super pricey and casually presented when compared to Fonda San Miguel or other interior Mexican/ taco places.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, true Mexico City flavors! And the service was exceptional

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Condesa using the Order Online button. La Condesa also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

La Condesa is rated 4.6 stars by 2054 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Condesa

400 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Guadalupe
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Regional Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Paid street parking can be found surrounding the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Rick Lopez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (512) 499-0300
  • Catering
    Let us bring the fiesta to you with catering by La Condesa. Available for pick-up or delivery, we’re doin’ it Texas style with buffet-style proteins off the plancha, house-made tortillas, sides, dessert & cocktail kits. To inquire about La Condesa catering, please visit lacondesa.com/catering.
  • Private party facilities
    Malverde is the indoor/outdoor private event space at La Condesa. Perched above 2nd Street, Malverde offers skyline views of downtown Austin and looks directly into Austin City Limits. Malverde features craft cocktails, an artisanal beer and wine selection and is catered exclusively by La Condesa. To learn more about hosting your event at Malverde or schedule a venue tour, please visit lacondesa.com/malverde.
  • Private party contact
    Event Sales Manager: (512) 499-0300
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