La Condesa

4.4
1738 Reviews
$30 and under
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 tequila, mezcal and other Mexican spirits in the city.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Start the new year off with our all Vegetarian specials menu, available in addition to our full menu. Features include charred broccoli tamales, grilled sweet potato steak and cafe con leche with spiced chocolate & Oaxacan double cream.

What 1738 people are saying
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Roberto
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The service was very good, but the food was not exceptional. The Shrimp Ceviche saved the meal from being completely forgettable. There are definitely better meals to be had in town for the money spent.

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CraigH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We thought the food and our server were both exceptional;,

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JohnM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had three families for a group of 12 and the restaurant did great job with service. Menu was perfect for a family style dinner. Food was wonderful.

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NYTravellers
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome tequila selection!! VERY attentive & personable staff! Also love that they are very community & farm conscious.
Definitely recommend for anyone coming to Austin.

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vipKayG
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good service. Good, not great food.

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vipnatF
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Creative, but not odd, Mexican food with complex flavors. Interesting and tasty cocktails. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent appetizers and main course as well as dessert. Server’s suggestions were perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for the drag show which was phenomenal and definitely outshined the food! They had a specific menu though so maybe it is better with their full menu.

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RoseM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were very tasty !
I really enjoyed the cochinita Pibil, so tender and delicious

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vanessav
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was outstanding! it is a bit pricey but it is delicious!

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BarneyA
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a family brunch at La Condesa. Staff were friendly and attentive, the quantity of food was just right, and the flavors were perfect.

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Gene
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Might be the best Mexican I've ever had. Fantastic authentic yet modern food. Great and friendly service. Great dining room. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Atmosphere is cool but the food was just average

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CaraF
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Food and drinks were excellent but unfortunately I would not recommend based on the service. We were not forewarned that the kitchen would close at 9 pm and we had a 8 pm reservation. Therefore we were extremely rushed, bussers kept trying to take our food before we were finished and the waiter did not help us with describing dishes and/or portions. We were visiting Austin and not necessarily familiar with all the Mexican dishes so we needed help navigating the menu but our waiter was so rushed and unhelpful. Perhaps it's due to COVID and staffing issues, so I will give them the benefit of the doubt for that reason.

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GarrettS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the perfect romantic evening for my husbands birthday. The Queso Flameado not only had an amazing cheese pull but tasted stunning. We went with the suggestions of our wonderful waitress and enjoyed every single dish put in front of us.

Can't wait to take my friends or out of towners back with me.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We had a great birthday dinner here! Loved the food & drinks, just pretty pricey for the portions. $50/person.

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vipAdamB
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and excellent food. A nice departure from Tex-Amex with fresh flavors and lots of depth.

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MeredithL
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Perfectly seasoned. We will be back

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vipNazStr
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I’ve always enjoyed La Condesa however this time I’ve witnessed a few issues. The taste of the agua fresca wasn’t fresh, all the tortillas were really hard to chew, and the portion sizes were pretty snail with much larger price tag.

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vipMonica
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We came to Austin excited to experience some amazing food that reflected the vibe of the city. Instead we got overpriced, trying way too hard to be fancy big city Mexican food. We had to ask for and pay extra for tortillas for a pork dish that was meant to be eaten with tortillas. Makes no sense. Lots of staff walking around, yet so inattentive. They were clearly too busy chatting with one another to take care of the few guests that were there.

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DianaM
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner outdoors. Great food, albeit a bit pricey. We will return.

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Jessa
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an incredible experience at La Condesa. The food, the atmosphere, the drinks -- everything is wonderful.

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vipScottL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I enjoyed the food. A very unique menu but everything tasted great!

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vipLisaN
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Hadn’t been to La Condesa in years. We miss the old menu! Portions were small, selection was limited.
Service was the best thing about the evening.

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AndyK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was really expensive for what it was, and I was visiting from the west coast which is notoriously overpriced. Food was good, but pretty basic. Short rib quesadilla was delicious, but literally half a tortilla, small cup of green sauce and some onions on a plate for $17. And $16 for a standard margarita in a highball glass filled with ice is ridiculous, that's nightclub prices. The Fiddleleaf figs in the restaurant were dying and looking a bit sad. Cm'on you guys, you can do better than this!

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vipElliot
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

The drinks are great but don't go for the food. Expensive for what you get (better fancy Mexican food in Austin) and stubborn chef. Simply asked to keep a spicy sauce off of my sister's food and the chef 'wasn't able to make that accommodation.' Had to try 3 times to find something the chef would allow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time, great server and great menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We got both the fish and tuna ceviche and both we awesome but the “fish” was off the charts great! The tamal and pabil were also great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great fall menu reboot, honored our outdoor table request.

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vipJochdiet
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Didn’t love the food felt like everything as missing the wow factor. It didn’t help that we waited quiet some time for our drinks and food, over 25 mins for our margs. Our serve also didn’t seem to have it together, we had two other servers start to assist us and seemed to pick up on our original serves slack.

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vipLlightningboltJ
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants ever! Ellie was the best!

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Atx200
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Decent food, I have heard nothing but good things about this restaurant. We tried it, sat outside and unfortunately got ignored. Multiple attempts from other servers (not ours) asking if anyone was helping us as our server ignored us. When our server took our order she did not have the answers for us to explain anything on the menu. The bill came after asking another server, still didn’t see our server, thankfully had cash, left the cash and left. Will not return, will continue to dine at Suerte, ATX Cocina.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was good but not great. The food was paced and when we ordered desert felt rushed to leave and we obviously have no control of the pace of them bringing food out. We won’t be going back soon.

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vipBrentS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty authentic Mexican and excellent customer service. GM was awesome and struck up a
Great conversation with us !

Great Night Out

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio. It was a beautiful night.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

So here’s my situation: This place was suggested to me on Open Table while searching for Mexican Food. I didn’t enjoy it because our food wasn’t served hot, and our tostadas showed up cold and bare.

I’m familiar with nixtamalization, and i love the taste of freshly made tortillas when they’re done this way, it beats eating non-scratch made tortillas by a long shot.

BUT…La Condesa for some reason missed the mark by serving us lukewarm food and tortillas, and when you’re making tortillas this way, they get cold fast! by the time the food arrived at our table, our queso flameado was cold and greasy, the short rib quesadilla we got wasn’t impressive, but it was decent enough to save this quick meal.

This restaurant served us tapas sized portions and in my personal opinion was overpriced. We asked for tostadas but were never brought the pico we ordered to use them with. The tostadas, we’re cold, unsalted, and stupid to be featured as a menu item without any solid accompaniments.

The food was my issue, and these appetizers weren’t impressive enough to stay for a full meal. Service was great, and the happy hour drink prices were solid enough to come back for, maybe another time.

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vipKels
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great watermelon Martini!

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MiguelL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chilaquiles, Quesadilla Huitlacoche, Huevos Racncheros

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Condesa has amazing food, the best selection of mescal and great customer service. The menu offers an elevated take on traditional dishes, made with a creative flair, an eye for detail and the freshest ingredients. This is an excellent choice for happy hour, a weekday meal or a special event. We had a wonderful time at La Condesa. The tuna, barbacoa and tres leches are favorites.

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Lisa
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this place. THE FOOD is AWESOME!!!! I have never eaten such wonderfully authentic Mexican food. The queso, hummus and short rib quesadillas were perfection. The salt rim on the MARGS was so yummy!
Great service, too. We will be back!

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 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 499-0300.

La Condesa is rated 4.4 stars by 1738 OpenTable diners.

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.