El Naranjo - South Lamar
Some of the typical items you will find on the menu at El Naranjo include guacamole, empanadas, ceviche and camarones enchipotlados. In addition, you can enjoy the homemade moles, all of which are made from scratch. El Naranjo is the place to dine for authentic flavor.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
the ceviche is outstanding! the Guacamole,and the quesadillas .
Fantastic! Need to come back and try the rest of the menu.
Much more casual than the other location was.
Celebrating a birthday for a party of 6 with reservations for 6 pm. Immediately seated and waiter was attentive. Food was well prepared and would definitely return.
Everything was sublime. The service, the atmosphere, the cocktails, and of course, the food... was all perfect. We were the last table near closing and did not feel rushed at all.
Great food and cocktails. I love interior Mexican cuisine and this is a place to get it. Wonderful staff and clean simple atmosphere.
Waited 20 minutes to be seated despite having a reservation. Food overall tasty but overpriced for what it was. Drinks also overpriced. Service was great. Unlikely to return.
What a nice surprise! Not your typical Mexican restaurant. Outstanding service. Fun cocktails. Creative and very tasty dishes on every part of the menu. We were delighted with every course. Since we didn't sample every dish, I won't recommend specifics -- and the menu might change. I think it's the sort of place where you can't go wrong in what you order.
If you want a taste of authentic, Oaxacan Mexican food, this is your best bet in Austin. The owner takes great pride in her dishes and sauces. Enjoy!
We love this place- never had bad service or a bad dish---
Interesting and palate-pleasing selection of out-of-the- ordinary cocktails, appetizers, entrees, and desserts.
Did not follow CDC Guidelines nor local guidelines and felt it necessary to make their own, restrictive rules.
El Naranjo is one of our favorite spots in Austin! The service is fast and knowledgeable, the food is excellent, and the ambiance is so relaxing. Love it!
Exceptional and unique food & drink every time we go.
Fantastic food and drinks. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and was able to answer any questions that we had and explain more about the dishes. A wonderful experience all around
Great brunch and amazing customer service. Highly recommend
Outstanding food and service! First time at El Naranjo since they moved from Rainey Street! This location is a lot more convenient so we will be coming back often!
Everything was outstanding. The food and drinks were excellent. The service and attention by Julie was perfect. We look forward to our next visit.
This is by far some of the best food I’ve had in a while, I felt like I was back home in Mexico City having a meal. There was plenty of “happy dancing” during and after every dish, I cannot recommend this place enough. Definitely worth the 2 hour drive from San Antonio, even for the huitlacoche empanadas alone.
Thank you for a fantastic meal and great hospitality! I cannot wait to come back ♥️🍊
Food was fabulous! Creative, flavorful and fresh! Staff knew how to guide us on menu options and were very informative with the descriptions. Very attentive without being intrusive. Would definitely recommend!
Food was delicious and the service was amazing! What a great find!
Awesome service!! Everyone was very friendly and attentive.
The food is beyond delicious! It’s elevated, creative, Mexican cuisine. The margaritas are also delicious. I don’t live in Austin, but when I go back I will return. Probably the best meal we had in a foodie city with so much great dining.
Incredible food. Lovely service. Will return, definitely.
I expected more from El Naranjo. Ambiance wasn’t great. The food was good, but the presentation of my husbands mole w duck - I expected more. Our server, though attentive, was a low talker so difficult to hear her and, we felt rushed during our meal. We had 8pm reservations and the kitchen closed at 9? We had to rush to get our orders in. They were cleaning the restaurant and stacking chairs while we were there. Definitely not what I was expecting.
Thanks for accommodating inside last night! Great experience.
Pleasantly surprised by this place. Everything we ordered far exceeded our expectations.
We went for a birthday brunch. My mom had heard about it and just had to go. My favorite thing was the cafe de olla—so flavorful and always fresh. Everyone loved their meal and the appetizers. All the staff was very kind and attentive. Can’t wait to go back to try dinner!
Best Guacamole I've ever had! Off the charts. Other food was great too. Service was attentive and prompt. A little loud for the business conversations I needed to have...
Best mole i've ever had. Service was outstanding. Dont forget the margaritas. Perfect dining experience.
I think the food was delicious.
Our friends were so happy and that made us feel great.
We are from Mexico, so we know good Mexican food.
We tasted the salsas and the tortillas and bread wow fantastic.
We recommend El Naranjo to all our friend from now on.
I was honestly pretty disappointed as I love Mexican food. Maybe I just didn’t go on the right evening or something - we got an app and enchiladas. I did not enjoy any of them or the drinks. Again, could be a weird coincidence but I won’t be going back there again on my own dime ever again.
As always, fantastic food and service. Mexican food like you're not going to find anywhere else in Austin
Excellent food and like a quick trip to Oaxaca!
Very good service and tasty unique food. We all especially enjoyed the ceviche and homemade tortillas .
We chose to sit outside because of Covid safety. However the noise of Lamar traffic was annoying. In the future, I would choose indoors. The food was excellent. The service was a bit slow.
Oustanding every time. The salsa matcha is my absolute favorite. Make sure to try the queso Oaxaca fundido with huitalocoche! If you like shrimp, do not pass on the camarones y hongos a la macha. My husband always gets the cochinita pibil and it delivers!
Made reservations for the Sunday brunch. It was incredible. The Huevos Benedicto we amazing as were the Chilaquiles! Highly recommend these.
El Naranjo - South Lamar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 520-5750.
El Naranjo - South Lamar is rated 4.7 stars by 207 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.