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La Condesa

4.5
1313 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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 the largest collection of 100% blue agave tequila and mezcal in the city.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm

Dinner
Sunday-Wednesday 5pm-10pm
Thursday-Saturday 5pm-11pm

Brunch
Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm

Happy Hour
Monday-Friday 5pm-7pm in the bar area

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Phone number
(512) 499-0300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rick Lopez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Guadalupe
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Parking details
Metered street parking is available on all nearby streets and is free on Sundays.
Complimentary validated valet parking on 2nd Street between
Guadalupe and San Antonio is available after 5:30pm, Thursday thru Saturday
Pay parking is available in the AMLI and City Hall garages.
– La Condesa validates garage parking for up to 2 hours for both AMLI and City Hall garages between: 10am – 10pm Monday thru Wednesday, 10am – 5pm Thursday and Friday, and 5-10pm Sunday
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1313 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great ambience and fabulous waitress. Food is unique and very good. Small plates but very filling.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Second visit. Excellent menu. Food is incredible. We highly recommend the guacamole tasting and the Hagar steak. An amazing surprise was the roasted sweet potatoe. Wow. Just wow.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Great setting for people watching! The food was fabulous.

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2.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Menu changed and food was only ok. Pork belly dish was not good and I’m a huge PB fan

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great spot for a casual but nice dinner/lunch. We ordered 3 types of ceviche and all were very good. A mix of guacamole options, as well as elote asado and queso fundido.
Deserts were really great as well.
I would recommend it for sure

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything was great. Was not expecting brunch menu on a Saturday at 1pm

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always enjoy bringing my out of town friends and colleagues to La Condesa! Fun way to introduce folks to Austin! Always great food and service!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Excellent food and terrific, friendly staff. Seating w/o a problem ... wait staff offered very helpful suggestions. When food was delivered, wait staff gave a succinct description of ingredients, preparation, etc. Not inexpensive, but good value for quality food, ingredients, preparation, etc.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Fantastic food and service - and some of the best authentic and fusion Mexican cuisine.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The food is always great! The service is very inconsistent.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent service. Do not skip dessert - it’s incredible!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Pleasant Sunday brunch, queso was great. Entrees were above average. Wait staff attentive.

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1.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I have enjoyed eating here for years. It's a nice place with previously great food.
It seems that the restaurant has really deteriorated.
The food was horrible and our waiter was pushy and rude.
This restaurant is not cheap so a terrible meal is not acceptable.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Excellent and unique menu; very helpful wait staff. We sat outside and enjoyed the Austin vibe while we equally enjoyed the food.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The wait staff seemed less than interested and the food was mediocre.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We've been to La Condesa before, but unfortunately this time it was disappointing.

Drinks are good, but a bit pricey. We ordered the guac, which was too 'smoothie processed' for our tastes. Expected a bit more chunky and fresh.

The poke was very good, but my spouse got a 'hot spot' with the habanero and was way too hot for her.

Then had the redfish and the hanger steak. Redfish was good, but also a bit on the too spicy side. Ordered the hanger steak med-rare, but had to sent it back since parts of it were cold-red. As for the steak, it was very disappointing. Hanger steak isn't a filet, but most if it was un-chewable with lots of gristle.

Should note that we're from Austin and very used to hot/spicy food.

Add $16 for parking, and a $150+ check just wasn't worth it. Too many other really good options for that price.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Reserved during SXSW and accommodated 8+ even though we were late. The bartender, our servers were all polite, friendly. Food came out quick but paced well. We were stuffed. Filling for tapas.

Worth SXSW'ers to go take a short cab ride down lamar to go here.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Love the contemporary take on Mexican food especially the masa & ceviches & jujube bread pudding!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Three of us enjoyed Sunday Brunch with a tasty Watermelon Martini and Bloody Mary's. We started with the Octopus Appetizer which was cooked perfectly. All of the entrees were delicious and the Duck Fat Potatoes that came with the Huevos Condesa were outstanding. Room was light and bright. Service was attentive without hovering.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Very limited menu, food was ok, not bad just nothing special. Cocktails were very good & our server was great

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The food was amazing!! Very creative twists to traditional Mexican food. The ambiance is very relaxing. The service was amazing. You definitely need to try this place.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Really delicious place !! Must try the chilaquiles and the chicken tacos.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

I really like the atmosphere, the guacamole, and the drinks. But the menu could use a little attention. Not enough variety in my opinion- as far as price and food. I miss the tacos that used to be on the menu. The happy hour tacos are great. But overall I enjoy the place.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Overall our waiter was great. I docked him one star for pushing an expensive appetizer right at the start ( a pet peeve of mine). Once he recognized that we were capable of making our own choices, he backed off to answering our questions (a big plus for me). Great restaurant!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent service and delicious food. Best Margaritas!

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

The capirotada was outstanding! It was our first visit, brunch was delicious. We will definitely go back to try their other dishes.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Looking back, I don't remember the service. I just remembered getting to have a conversation for as long as we wanted before having to go back to work. Our glasses were refilled without asking, the bill came without looking for it, and everything was cleared before it got in the way. Just great.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent meal

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great! Recommend for any night

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2.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Received a plate I didn’t order. He had more salt than typical .

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food, friendly staff, excellent presentation of dishes by servers.
Only semi-minor thing to improve? Aim to keep an uncluttered table.
Anyways, great experience over all. A place I'll constantly recommend!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

I have never been disappointed by this restaurant. Amazing food, craft cocktails - unique and fun and a staff that is always on top of it. One of my favorite Austin restaurants.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We were there to celebrate two birthdays at the same time and we received superb service, excellent food recommendations, experienced awesome ambiance, food presentation was beautiful. Definitely will go and take friends and family again .

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

This place never disappoints! I have been a customer since they opened, and it is by far my favorite restaurant in Austin.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

We were seated quickly with our reservation. Waitstaff was attentive. Great food and super fresh.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

One of my favs!!! My sister and I chose our hotel in location to this restaurant. Clean simple food that will blow your mind. Must try the watermelon martini with fresh juices and St. Germaine!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

First time there for us and it was a great overall experience. The Pescado tacos were fantastic!

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent as always. The Acapulco CEVICHE is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Fun concept. Not a huge food menu, but everything we had was delicious!! Fantastic guacamole. For sure get the fish taquitos, they are fantastic!! Everything on the menu is designed to share so we had a ton of food and left all super full and very satisfied

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