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La Piscina Ceviches & Fajitas, Austin, TX

La Piscina Ceviches & Fajitas

4.8
4.8
634 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary Mexican
Located on the 5th floor of the Austin Proper Hotel, La Piscina Ceviches & Fajitas is a convivial poolside restaurant and bar serving Texas-inspired Mexican cuisine. The vibrant, open space overlooks the downtown Austin bustle as groups convene over family-style platters, ceviches and table-top sizzling fajitas, with fresh seafood grilled over a wood fire and house-made tortillas from an open comal. The bar provides an accompanying selection of frozen margaritas, native Mexican spirits, small-batch tequila and mezcal as well as an assortment of outdoor-friendly snacks.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    W 2nd Street & Nueces St
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available for restaurant diners, who are not staying at the hotel, for $27.06. This service covers 3 hours and is accessible at the front of Austin Proper Hotel on 2nd Street.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Acoustic Brunch feat. Ruel Thomas

    Multiple dates available
    Dive into Sunday Brunch at La Piscina's poolside restaurant. Enjoy Texas-inspired Mexican favorites and listen to acoustic live music by Ruel Thomas from 12PM-3PM.
    Acoustic Brunch feat. Ruel Thomas Photo
  • Memorial Day Brunch

    May 27, 2024 only
    Join us for a special Monday edition of brunch this Memorial Day. La Piscina's Texas-inspired brunch menu will be available from 11 AM - 4 PM.
    Memorial Day Brunch Photo
  • Proper x Clase Azul Master Distiller Tasting

    $175.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jun 4, 2024 only
    Proper Presents: an evening with Clase Azul’s Master Distiller, Viridiana Tinoco. Enjoy a guided tasting of a welcome cocktail and four additional Clase Azul spirits paired with curated bites from the team at La Piscina. Join us from 7pm to 9pm on the La Piscina patio. Due to the nature of the event, there will be no substitutions available. Please contact us for more information about any dietary concerns.

What 634 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

634 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This spot has to be one of the best places for ceviche and fajitas in town. Service was great, beautiful atmosphere and drinks/food top-level. Easily one of my new favorite spots in town.

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  2. KatieE

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my husband here for the first time 2 days ago, and it was a hit! He loved the beef and chicken fajitas! My daughter and I shared the nachos! The service was great and so was the queso. ..lol

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  3. SammaH

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    No gluten free options which was very disappointing.
    La Piscina Ceviches & FajitasResponded on May 14, 2024
    Hello! Thank you for joining us for dinner on May 10th! I appreciate your feedback and I apologize if the server did not communicate our menu options with you. We have many gluten free items and can modify most of our menu to accommodate your needs. Please feel free to reach out to me directly to make a reservation in the future. Kind regards, Elvin Santiago General Manager of La Piscina

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  4. SusanC

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the restaurant but always it’s so loud. And the services was slooooow

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    probably the best fajitas i’ve ever had !! will definitely return

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We just love this place! The food and drinks are good. We enjoy going there. We love getting the gulf coast ceviche. The service is good too!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Noise level is LOUD for all four of us at our table ( & we were of varying ages).

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super good , very good energy, the food and service was outstanding

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fantastic as always. The one thing I was bummed about was their pressure to turn the table over instead of letting you enjoy a few moments after eating. It was my girlfriend’s birthday and we were enjoying a conversation, but every 5 minutes they would check to see if we wanted anything more. Not in a good way, but more of a “are you done yet? please leave so we can make more money with other patrons” kind of way. Probably won’t go there for intimate meals like that again due to this. I get wanting to turn the table, but being pressured to leave when we hadn’t stayed very long in the first place, just a bummer.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. KinsE

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible! Fajitas and snapper tacos are our favorites!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, great weather

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  12. Jeff

    Austin

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Fajitas are really good, uniquely served perched on a chimney with a sterno flame under it to keep the cast iron vessel hot and the cheese bubbly. Drinks are first rate, clearly handmade with top notch ingredients. Downside is the restaurant is a bit cramped and pretty loud because of the small area and lots of people.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a great restaurant. The vibes were outstanding . We had the steak fajitas which were outstanding. The only negative was that it took some time to get us our cocktails, but other than that it was great . This is an upscale Mexican restaurant locating in a beautiful hotel. A great place for date night !

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  14. MaggieF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best fajitas I’ve ever had. The meat was deliciously Marinated, The cheese is melted (kind of baked) into the most incredible spread and the homemade tortillas and really delicious rojo and tomatillo salsas were delicious

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Valet parking rate was very high even with a validation - makes coming back when not a hotel guest harder.

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  16. Eric

    Denver

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Expensive but the foot was worth it. Don’t miss out on the fajitas!

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  17. CalvinF

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ribeye fajitas. You’re welcome. You can send me a Venmo if you’re really happy with my suggestion. 😂

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was great! Had some apps and dinner and waiter was amazing!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Very friendly and accommodating staff.

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  20. JanV

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best chicken fajitas. Watermelon margarita was tasty

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  21. DCGuyFood

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I eat here EVERY time I'm Austin (usually three/four times a year). As a native Texan, I can confidently say these are the best fajitas I've ever had. Worth the visit and every penny. A great place, all around.

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  22. GrandmaJL

    Austin

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come to La Piscina about two Sundays a month for the brunch. We love the Brunch Fajita at La Piscina! The choice we make for the fajita is beef; the meat is accompanied by eggs (we choose scrambled), onions and peppers, hash browns and cheese, all served on a cast iron skillet which keeps it hot. The fresh chips and salsa come as soon as we are settled, rice and beans served with the meal. Our servers are all smiling and friendly. One of our favorite places for brunch.

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  23. AnnaM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had requested an outdoor table but were seated inside which was smoky. The host informed us we could be moved but we never were. Service was very slow.
    La Piscina Ceviches & FajitasResponded on March 30, 2024
    Hello Anna, Thank you for visiting us at La Piscina! I apologize we were not able to accommodate you in the patio. I have spoken to our hotel engineering team in regard to the smokiness and are working on making it better! I would love to connect with you and get a few details on service so I can share with the team and improve moving forward. Please feel free to reach me at the restaurant. I appreciate the feedback and hope to hear from you soon! Kind regards, Elvin

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there & loved it! Food and ambience were so good, will definitely be back!

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  25. Beth

    Austin

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The chicken fajita are always excellent and Adrian our server for about the sixth time is amazing

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  26. ScottB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I had heard how the fajitas were incredible so we were looking forward to trying them. The presentation was good but the beef was fairly tough and chewy. Chicken was better. Salsa was below average I thought. Overall it’s a very loud place that seems to be the place to be judging by the crowd, but it wasn’t all that. Lots of places with better fajitas for a better deal.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff. Perfect birthday lunch

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was fantastic. Love the ambiance except it is a bit loud. Overall great experience and food. Highly recommend

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  29. carolep

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. Sitting outside with the breeze and sunset. So lovely.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time, great vibes, great atmosphere, good food. Overall good time. Just a bit noisy outside

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is our favorite restaurant in Austin. Food is wonderful.. staff is great— drinks too. My only problem is that everyone else loves it too!!!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time and a pleasurable experience. Definitely recommend going for a celebration.

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  33. Guest

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    HEY YOU!! Stop scrolling for options and come to La Piscina!! ❤️ You’ll have to trust me on this one - they’ve got the highest quality sizzling fajita plates and melted cheese. Hands down easily the best and most romantic and fun exciting Mexican restaurant in Austin, and that’s a hard, hard call…

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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  35. Gini

    Dallas

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the delicious fajitas ! It was a little noisy but altogether a wonderful experience! Our server was so friendly and helpful too!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Incredibly loud. Chair and tables are tiny and packed in to a small space. Pretty much have to scream to talk to your party. Great service. Limited menu. One guest couldn’t eat seafood and resulted in having to eat only nachos. Allergy issues were addressed by staff however it’s not something they address in overall menu presentation.

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  37. Brockstar

    Austin

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! First time here and can't wait to come back. From the service to the cocktails to the food. Everything was amazing.

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  38. Beth

    Austin

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Adrian is simply a great service And the food is Devine …. The churros are the best and the chicken fajita was perfect with the best flavor ever

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  39. natalie

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best fajitas I’ve ever had and the staff was super attentive!!!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best fajitas in town! Large portion too so easily shareable.

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FAQs

La Piscina Ceviches & Fajitas is rated 4.8 stars by 634 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for La Piscina Ceviches & Fajitas

600 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701

Additional information

  • Cross street
    W 2nd Street & Nueces St
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available for restaurant diners, who are not staying at the hotel, for $27.06. This service covers 3 hours and is accessible at the front of Austin Proper Hotel on 2nd Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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