La Condesa

4.4
1470 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 the largest collection of 100% blue agave tequila and mezcal in the city.
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Take a big group to La Condesa for West Coast vibes and great margaritas.

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Fish was served raw
Miscommunication between staff
Changed server many times throughout the night

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TK
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here every time we come to Austin from Chicago
Flavors and quality are exceptional
Service is attentive and friendly
Always recommend La Condesa to others
We look forward to returning soon!
My only wish is that the bar stocked Deep Eddy’s ruby red vodka...

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AM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

We went for my birthday, not only was the service incredibly slow but our waitress kept forgetting to put things in that we ordered. We spoke with the manager who must have mentioned something to her because she got very upset with us about it. The food was great but overpriced and couldn’t make up for the service issues.

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J
Tahoe
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was terrific, as was the service and ambiance! Loved the guacamole with the candies pecans❣️❣️❣️

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JK
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not have had a better time. Wonderful knowledgeable bartenders, a great hostess, delicious food, convenient parking, birthday desert. Definitely a place to try out! (More than once in our case for sure)

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KK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Makalah was her name? I think? She was awesome! Had the best time taking my friend in for her birthday! Thanks!

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JH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I hadn’t been to La Condesa in 4 or 5 yrs menu seemed to be different menu style but not bad different still delicious! Great food, drinks and service money well spent.

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m
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very mediicre

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Found food to be nothing special. Considering all the fantastic mexican foos you can get in Austin in a much more authentic and fun ambience, we regretted coming here.

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a
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious! Very fresh ingredients and inventive. At our table we had fish, chicken (mole) and beef (carne asada). All the dishes were prepared perfectly and were tasty. We will be back to try other menu items!

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ME
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Waiter very quiet, difficult to understand. Food was mediocre. Not bad, by any means, but nothing special.

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SL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious! The whole “food comes out as it’s prepared” (instead of all at the same time for the table) is a strange concept for a sit-down restaurant.. especially when most of their food is not tapas style small plates for sharinf

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TX
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service and wish I could remember the server’s name as he was great, helpful in recommending a good blanco tequila so I could make my Ranchwater (tequila on rocks, Topo Chico -ideally but club soda would work- and fresh lime juice I mix at table) . All was perfect and look forward to coming back

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LC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Overpriced, portions are small, not impressed

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C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A good Mexican restaurant in downtown Austin. Taste is good, prices are reasonable and the staff came across as accommodating.

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LL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Margaritas and perfect for people watching. A terrific Brunch send off from our long weekend in Austin. Will definitely be back.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Expensive Mexican food and not worth the money

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R
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Both me and my girlfriend had stomach aches after eating the food and generally did not like the many items we chose. We found the food to be cold and undercooked, truly a disappointment.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good, but expensive for the portion sizes. Get the guacamole- it’s fabulous.

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Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! The food is plated beautifully! I will be dreaming about the aguachiles! The cachete de res melts in your mouth and the staff was incredibly knowledgeable about both the food and drinks.

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A
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was just okay. Food was overpriced for the serving size. Probably won’t eat there again.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Not as good as in past

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LB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed dinner at La Condesa. A couple of things that could’ve made it a better experience, first the lighting was so dim it was difficult to read the menu. We had a great waiter but he described the plates as shareable which none in my party felt was true. The portions seemed designed for an individual diner. Drink’s were good as was dessert. We had the churros, flourless cake and flan.

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EF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Better for drinks and apps. I do recommend getting the guacamole and a margarita but skip dinner.

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DM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately our recent visit wasn't quite as good as it has been in the past. As a small, shared plate restaurant, I'm never sure what we are expected to do when 1 tostada shows up for a table of four, or when three items are delivered for our table of four or we're given five tortillas with the carne asada. It's just weird and awkward. In addition, our Palomas were very unremarkable and watery.

On the upside, our server was fantastic and the guacamole and salsa tasting was delicious, as was the carne asada.

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KC
Austin
31 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit on our way to an event at ACL. The experience was very good if not great. This is not a Tex-Mex style restaurant, more authentic Mexican and geared for more "discerning tastes" (more expensive and hip). Food was great tasting, especially the Queso! The Dos Lunas queso makes a HUGE difference. Carne Asada was very tasty. The traditional Margarita was average to disappointing. Would certainly consider coming back if in the area.

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LK
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! We originally went for dinner, but ended up going to the bar are instead for Happy Hour. So glad we did. Bartender (Chase) was very attentive and ekpt an eye on us, ensuring we didn't need refills on anything (food and/or drinks). Would highly recommend for a quick get together/ahppy hour

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Best Margarita I've had in a long time.
Appetizer did not come out as described by waitress.
Entrees were amazing
Overall A-!

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TM
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu. Unique items. Great looking space and lots of fine tequilas

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KH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great high end, fresh Mexican food. Excellent cocktails!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was overpriced and mediocre. Great service.

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife & I made reservations and were seated promptly. The service was outstanding! We really enjoyed the food and service.

Thanks!

Rudy

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch!
Every dish was wonderful. They sat us quickly and the house margarita was the best I’ve had in a while.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Ran out of main dishes we were going to order. Wait staff was lacking. Food and drinks were good quality, but since they ran out of food, we had only a couple of options to choose from. Should have a bigger menu if you are a tapas focused restaurant.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Overpriced for what the food/drinks actually were. Won’t be coming back

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JL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent although not everything you offer is on the menu. I saw food pics on website menu and asked.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Great food, terrible service. We did not see our waiter once after taking our orders.

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t
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were very good. We went on Valentine's day - pretty hard up sell on their Valentine's Day specials some of which were likely very overpriced based on what our entree size and cost were. Tables and chairs need a face lift. Ceviche portions were tasty but over priced (expensive for size).
Charging for flour tortilla's is tacky - dinner for 4 with drinks/apps was $300. One would think flour tortillas could be provided at no extra cost when ordering a $30 entree.

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MD
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good and the ambiance is great. The corner where the restaurant is located is amazing for people watching now.

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HW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Margaritas are good, service is mediocre and the food is just gross. Second time eating there and this time shrimp was mushy and swampy. I live downtown and will not go back.

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