ATX Cocina

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
ATX Cocina experiments with the boundaries of Mexican cuisine. We have taken traditional Mexican dishes and elevated them with modern approaches and techniques. Corn, the basis of the Mexican cuisine for thousands of years, is also the foundation of our kitchen. We nixtamalize and process our masa in house sourcing it from heirloom varieties of corn grown by small family farms in Mexico.
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service

BF
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Creative and delicious dishes. Definitely not your basic Mexican food.

RN
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to ATX Cocina to celebrate our 20th anniversary. What a great choice. The night started with a champagne toast that our server brought along with a HAND SIGNED CARD from much of the staff wishing us well.

Chef Kevin Taylor is doing some amazing work there pumping out amazing fare. We enjoyed fresh guacamole, the salsa sampler with heirloom corn tortillas, and a ceviche like crudo. Then we were blown away by the octopus and shrimp dishes. Flan and a flourless chocolate cake dish rounded out the meal.

The staff really make this place extra special. From the aforementioned card and champagne, to the attentive service and wonderful suggestions from Richard (our server), to a visit from Matt Creekmore GM, to the fact that when I asked where the restroom was the lady I asked didn’t point and direct, she said “let me take you over there”.

What a great night to celebrate a major milestone in my life along with my wife. We aren’t social media people so no pics of the meal. Just a great memory

Thanks ATX Cocina crew.

BN
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary service and innovative food. Delicious craft cocktail that was a two step old fashioned. Fun vibe and beautiful setting. Would love to be outside in the spring.

RD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing!! Just some issues with our server, timing of dishes, etc.

AH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food. We ordered a number of dishes to share and were very happy with all of them (especially the scallops, octopus, and quesadilla). Lovely drink, too. Friendly and attentive service. Even on a very busy night we were well served and can highly recommend this restaurant.

ZK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Good food. Atrocious service with a complete lack of acknowledgement of how poor of a job had been done. 2.5 hour meal. 45 minutes between courses. NO acknowledgment of that poor service even after we repeatedly ask what the problem was or to speak to a manager. We go here twice a month and have loved it. The food is always delicious but this experience will most likely take ATX off our dining list. It is as if they didn't care about our experience.

MD
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service. We look forward to going back soon.

SC
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food are always a sure thing!! I got the quail for lunch. It was fantastic.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Mexican food, good tequila list, great service, fun place

RS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Clearly at the top of the Austin food chain. Modern Southwestern/Mexican that redifines high end Tex-Mex cuisine. And an incredibly deep tequila menu to boot. A must visit when in Austin.

F
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On point. $10 valet. Trained servers. Reservations. Most importantly---delicious Mexican interior, with a twist. This one restaurant defines the new Austin food scene.

TF
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Summer, was the best! One of the people in our party prefers milder, less-spicy dishes while others like the spice. She made sure items were served with the spicier items on the side so we were all happy! Everything was delicious, especially the duck carnitas, fundido and verduras!

JL
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Richard our server was fantastic at explaining, in detail, all the choices we asked about. Octopus was the bomb! Don’t like octopus but I tried and that risotto accompaniment was excellent too. Would highly recommend! Beautiful selections. Yum!

MR
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks and service were amazing! I look forward to going back soon!

JO
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always very good. Creative dishes with great Mexican flavors. There are also some old favorites with a refined, modern twist. The margaritas are top notch and the space is fun. My only dislikes are it’s always loud and feels a little chaotic.

AA
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a hit run! Food was amazing as always and service was extra great. Our waiter was very efficient and treated us to a yummy starter and surprised us with bubble at the end.

HS
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails and food

MA
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and better yet, outstanding service from our wait staff person.

AP
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were top notch. It was loud though and hard to have a conversation.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went to ATX Cocina last night for my 30th birthday and I couldn’t have made a better choice on a restaurant. The food was fantastic- we shared the empeñadas, pork belly tacos, and tuna to start. We got the Barbacoa and verduras to share as the main entree. Everything was out of this world! Amazing flavors and everything was very uniquely prepared. We had just arrived in Austin 2 hours before and talk about amazing first impression! Monique, our server, made all the wonderful food recommendations, brought two glasses of champagne to do a toast for my birthday and at the end of the meal, brought me a birthday card signed by the staff along with delicious chocolate dessert. An absolutely wonderful dining experience! 10/10 would recommend

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love ATX Cocina for the service and food. The energy is high while the ambiance is clear and clean.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. Mixing apps is a great way to make a delicious meal! The servers were very knowledgeable and attentive

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cena familiar

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CW
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I miss the fish dish that they took off the menu. The salmon was OK but not as good as the fish dish it replaced. We had a great time!

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!

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OT
Austin
35 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ATX is a constant go-to for us; we love to sit at the bar (best spots in the place). The food is always delicious, with unique takes on familiar dishes.

A
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing! Noise level made it nearly impossible to have a conversation.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was exceptional! My waitress was well versed in the menu and was very tentative to our needs. Can’t wait to return!

NH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great guacamole and chips!
Originally the only available table was outside when I booked online, but upon arrival the hostess asked us if we would like to sit inside because they had an opening. Such a great experience! Fantastic margarita suggestions by our waitress, I had the ATX with a Grand Mariner floater. The only suggestion I would add would be to possibly have a sign next on the ground or next to the booth that says Step Down or Please Watch Your Step. I tripped and almost fell because I did not notice the step I had to take when getting up from the booth.
Looking forward to coming back with friends 😊

PD
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff knows their stuff. They enjoy what they’re serving because they’re educated about it. They always have solid recommendations (hard not to), and they end up convincing me to try something new nearly every week. They make the best drinks in town, especially the spicy version of the ATX.

In my experience, the hosts have not been nearly up to par with the rest of the staff (tonight was an exception). They seem to be trained well until something doesn’t go according to plan, in which case I’ve experienced them being short with myself or other customers.

SS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!

P
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, super food.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celebrating

FG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food was very good and the service friendly, if distracted. But the noise level was so bad that it honestly ruined the experience.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ATX Cocina ranks way up there with the best upscale Mexican restaurants in the US (Topolabampo/Frontera in Chicago, Cala in SF, etc) with more affordable prices! The Atun tuna and hamachi appetizers were great. The Branzino and chicken in white mole entrees were excellent. Highly recommend the corn side.

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a great date spot! LOVE that they are 100% GF. I wish they had more that was DF options (like a dessert) - but they're supper accommodating to working with you around it as long as you ask. The drinks are amazing. We love this spot!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. Great ambiance.

OT
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome awesome awesome. Loved everything - atmosphere , service and the Food! Highly recommend it !

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