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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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Citrus, tomato, chiles, avocado
Chips & Guacamole
Achiote, tomatillo, cilantro
Great experience- host was warm and welcoming at the entrance, I felt safe and taken care of. We sat on the patio in the bar area. Our server was attentive and helpful. The food was delicious and the margaritas are the best!
It was my first time at La Condesa and I had a great experience. Our server was a rockstar with great recommendations and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back!
It was my sisters birthday and she came all the way from Chicago and had the best night ever. Thanks for making it so special!
The service is always top notch and the food is incredible. We had a delicious time.
Wonderful interior Mexican food
It was amazing!
Great cocktails as always. We love Austin and we come for the El Cubico every time.
Our experience overall was great
I love this restaurants food and specially their drinks
Service is always wonderful
I did reserve a table outside and to my surprise the tables are the old bar tables on the sidewalk
Can’t say that they are very comfortable fore hat I consider a fancy restaurant
Perhaps is still on the works
The menu has changed and some classics, like the guacamole tasting platter, has gone. It seems like they are trying to upgrade their menu to be more in competition with restaurants like ATX Cocina and Joanns, but they are falling short in this comparison. The food is average and the service doesn’t match what you get at other classic and well-known Mexican restaurants in Austin. At its price point, I would hope for more, which is a shame as this used to be one of my favorites. That said, I love the ambience of this restaurant and the decor is unique and wonderful. It’s pretty easy to get a reservation here and to sit outside (my preference during COVID-19), so I wouldn’t totally rule it out, I just wouldn’t actively look to come here anymore.
La Condessa used to have a great menu. They've shrunk it way down. It's still pricey, but not that inspired of a menu. Hopefully they can rebound after COVID!
Everything was wonderful! Great service! We went on a Saturday evening and had a lovely time.
This was our first meal out in 5 months. Oscar, our server, treated us so well, it made our evening. We were seated outside on the outermost edge of the dining area, even though we were the least accessible, Oscar paid us frequent and delightful attention.
Thank you for entreating us to such a delightful evening. It could have been a felt super weird being out for the first time since the start of Covid-19 but, it wasn’t. It was delightful and welcoming.
Justin - was excellent and spoke to us about our evening at the end, super cool and friendly host.
* There was an interaction where the host/hostess at the front was quite dismissive and short with my Wife and friend; it goes to show how a circumstance can be steered, and even turned around completely, if the start is less than desired. Thank you again, Oscar, Justin, and La Condesa.
Justin & Oscar were outstanding! We always love our time at La Condesa and this time was no exception. The perfect place to bring family.
Looking forward to our next meal with y’all!
It was a rough start getting seated. Took awhile to have anyone to come our table. The waitstaff finally came over and took our order. The waitress was very sweet and attentive once she came over and noticed us not being served. The food was excellent!
Great service and food. The music was too loud in the bar area even after we asked for it to be turned down twice.
It seems very outdated. La condesa used to be super pretty, now it seems old.
Fantastic food and really great service! Not an intimidatingly large menu but plenty of offerings and all of it is phenomenal.
Great outdoor seating, felt comfortably distanced and staff and patrons wore masks appropriately. Food was delicious. Cocktails were awesome. Both were a little slow in their pacing but we were just enjoying the ambience and the time outside!
The food, drinks and ambiance are always fabulous! I highly recommend!
The music was TOO LOUD, impossible to have a conversation. I little overpriced for what it is.
Very limited menu.
The best pina colada I've ever had! Amazing food and atmosphere.
Great meeting spot. Amazing cocktails.
As someone from Mexico, I can tell you that this is authentic (not TexMex) food from various regions of the country. Very well executed concept of interior Mexican food, with great and locally sourced ingredients, and a delicious (albeit limited for now cocktail menu and broad mezcal selection.
Great but wish the menu was less limited... also didn’t think about the prob before of 3 homeless men approaching our table without masks. Next time I’ll ask for a table further away from the street. Server was wonderful!
Amazing brunch, excellent social distancing and Covid mindful. Service was exceptional.
Always have the best time here – good food + good atmosphere + good people all around.
Excellent food, drinks and service
One of Austin’s better foodie experiences
Will be back soon !
I know it is COVID and nothing is normal, but if they declare they are open, then do better.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fabulous! Food was amazing. Margarita was smooth. Hummus was great!
Even with the new limited menu and amble Covid-preparations, La Condesa continues to be a wonderful experience!
Lovely! Solid spot for Mexican.
La Condesa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 499-0300.
La Condesa is rated 4.5 stars by 1643 OpenTable diners.
La Condesa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://lacondesa.com/gift-cards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.