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La Condesa

4.5
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1643 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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 1643 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Reese
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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CarMae
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always top notch and the food is incredible. We had a delicious time.

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vipBryanH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful interior Mexican food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great cocktails as always. We love Austin and we come for the El Cubico every time.

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4nlady
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

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

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NaomiS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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CaitlynA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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!

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Simba
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Great service! We went on a Saturday evening and had a lovely time.

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Henry
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MollyE
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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tvhouston
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

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BryanS
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service and food. The music was too loud in the bar area even after we asked for it to be turned down twice.

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vipaustin
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It seems very outdated. La condesa used to be super pretty, now it seems old.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and really great service! Not an intimidatingly large menu but plenty of offerings and all of it is phenomenal.

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vipDineoutalot
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Brett
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks and ambiance are always fabulous! I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The music was TOO LOUD, impossible to have a conversation. I little overpriced for what it is.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very limited menu.

KM
KevinM
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pina colada I've ever had! Amazing food and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meeting spot. Amazing cocktails.

AL
vipALAMA
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipShirleyH
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!

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vipAngelaB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch, excellent social distancing and Covid mindful. Service was exceptional.

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Elle
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have the best time here – good food + good atmosphere + good people all around.

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MichelT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, drinks and service
One of Austin’s better foodie experiences
Will be back soon !

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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.

AW
AveryW
Austin
5 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
4 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.

KB
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
8 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!

KL
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.

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 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.