Grizzelda's

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288 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Full of character and charm, Grizzelda’s transports guests to Central and Coastal Mexico with its lush greenery, shades of pink and pops of floral wallpaper. From heirloom and traditional Central Mexican dishes and moles to fresh coastal crudos, the cuisine at Grizzelda's runs the gamut of Mexican fare while holding true to Austin’s Tex-Mex roots. Grizzelda’s, located across the street from sister restaurant Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile, is the second project from the Jacoby Restaurant Group.
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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

We ordered the market price fajitas and it was talked about very highly by the waiter and then when they brought out this small rubbery steak and charged us $50 it just wasn’t worth it.

OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to dine at Grizzelda’s. Great service. Delicious food and margaritas. It’s definitely a go to place for us now especially with guests.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was amazing but the service was not great. It took forever just to order drinks and food, then I wasn’t offered another drink until after my meal.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was slow but the food made up for it. This place is always busy on the weekends it seems. While the food is good, it's overpriced. I had enchiladas, a happy hour drink, and we split some guac. My portion of the meal was $42 before tip.

JW
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adorable style. Modern Mexican cuisine. Delicious cocktails.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recently went to Grizzelda’s to celebrate my birthday. Maria and the staff were AMAZING- like always! The staff is always friendly, attentive, and fun. I go there quite often and I’m never disappointed. It’s become my go to spot and I love bringing out of town visitors there.

T
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Jessica being very knowledge of the menu and always around us so we have all we need to enjoy our meal. Dishes in the menu are innovative and delightful

AM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic time at brunch today. Decor is impeccable and creative. Food was clearly all made fresh in house. I would recommend for anyone visiting Austin.

RD
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff person. Who sat us at our table told us there was a two hour time limit. Never been told that before in any restaurant! That did not set the mood too well for us.

MW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This little place is great! The décor is modern with wonderful lighting. The margaritas are unique and delicious. We loved the interior Mexican style food. The service was great and we completely enjoyed ourselves. We will be back!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Grizzelda’s and the amazing staff! We come here at least once a week and the service, drinks and food are always great. Thank you Maria, David, Jessica, and team for always making us feel welcomed.

H
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place is cute. Ended up being happy hour and got some fun pink drinks!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, cocktails and service was amazing! Great for date night and happy hour. Our new favorite place. Best to get a reservation.

OT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Waiter was rude and acted like he was doing us a favor by waiting on us.

ED
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Queso fundido is a must!!! Drinks were just ok. Will for sure go back

MH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved our dinner experience at Grizzelda’s! Our waiter, Michael, was outstanding! He accommodated our large bachelorette party so well and went above and beyond!

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience at Grizzelda’s ! They were very accommodating to our large party and had excellent service . The food and drinks were awesome

OT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food, service and ambiance is excellent. The noise on the other hand is ridiculously loud. They need to work on it. Maybe put in something to absorb the noise.

RH
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Charming waiter (Derek) gave great suggestions and was protective of our need to be able to hear and talk.

LP
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although a tad overpriced, the food was incredibly fresh and the wait staff was prompt, courteous and informative! We had a blast and the aesthetic is GORGEOUS!!

CS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

the service was terrible and it was not a packed house, I've been here multiple time but probably wouldn't go back for the cost of the food.

LS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 2

Were forced to leave after two hours, sloppy service and not welcoming

A
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Charged us for an extra drink - was refunded but not for the extra tax I was charged

ED
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Cannot wait to go back. Service and food was amazing and great vibes

BO
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so cute inside! The decor was adorable and the food was delicious!

s
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grizzeldas has been excellent on every visit and this was no exception. I finally had a marg using their habanero infused vodka and i am 100% sold!!!

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Terrible margaritas...overpriced & sour. They should try a Jack Allens Mexican Margarita and stop embarrassing themselves.

I
Austin
29 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere , Inside is a great place, charm, nice terrace . Outside does not invite you to get in so is r a surprise how really nice it is.
The service is excellent.
The food is just ok, is not the best Tex Mex. If they improve the taste of the food it could be a great restaurant.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My time at Grizzelda’s was extraordinary! Our waiter was so kind and attentive. He answered all of our questions and went above and beyond to make sure we had an amazing time. The aesthetic of the whole restaurant is heavenly. It was so beautifully decorated, down to the bathroom! The food was unbelievably delicious. I got the horchata French toast - which is a MUST! Overall, I had an amazing time and I will make sure to visit every time I’m in Austin! Recommending it to all my friends.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is our go to for a nice Tex-mex meal. It’s so delicious from the appetizers to the drinks to the meal. Love the environment too! Grizz never disappoints!!

AT
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Grizzelda's elevates Mexican food to an impressive culinary experience. The flavors and presentation of each item sampled were outstanding. I highly recommend sharing. You'll want to try it all. Don't miss the Street Corn Salad, and add the blue crab. YUMMY!! The birria de res plato de tacos was also delicious, and plentiful to share. Cocktails are innovative, with fresh, flavorful ingredients. On the less impressive end of things...the dining room is VERY NOISY. It wasn't that crowded, but oh, my was it loud in there. I would recommend to the owners to add some noise dampening decor to the walls and ceiling... Honestly, I don't think I would return to the restaurant with more than a single friend, because I think it is hard to converse, other than directly across the table. Other than that, the experience was really great, and the food is more than worthy of a visit!

JO
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Way over priced. Too loud. Service was great but she had to yell to talk to us.

OT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for happy hour. Had one of the high top tables. Great food, tasty drinks for a nice value!

TC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very cute decor, good service and good food. Prices seem high.

c
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best chile relleno I have ever had! Everyone in my party was pleased with their dinner.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome, but if you are not on a bachelorette party... you will be the only one

m
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious ceviche and breakfast enchiladas!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends from out of town loved their meal at Grizzeldas, we had plenty of food and they loved each of the dishes we ordered. Gabe provided the best service possible and made the night special for my friends and I.

OT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

For a Mexican Restaurant they have to workout their drink menu. You can go to a lot of restaurants and find really good margaritas without having to drive so far to the bad part of town so they definitely need to make the drinks more desirable. They were ‘okay’ at best. The food was good but the waiter felt like he was rushing us and we had tons of leftovers and he didn’t offer us a box for take home— he actually just cleared the plates without asking if we wanted to save anything. Again, the food was pretty good but I don’t think I will eat there again. It’s too far for not very good drinks and decent food. If they don’t get their cocktails down I don’t think they will stay in business.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Absolutely atrocious. I felt like they were trying to scam us with hidden pricing.

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