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Mexta, Austin, TX

Mexta

4.6
4.6
17 Reviews
$50 and over
Mexican
Mexta extends an invitation to a realm in the heart of Austin where the enchantment of Mexican gastronomy unfolds. It’s a concept that celebrates the magic born when authenticity encounters innovation, where history and contemporary flair merge seamlessly.

Mexta isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a destination for those who seek not merely a meal, but an indelible journey into the extraordinary.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (512) 646-8085
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Jonatan Gomez Luna Torres & Mikel Alonso
  • Private party facilities
    We offer a comprehensive private events package- whether you plan on hosting an intimate dinner in our stunning private dining room or hosting a large event with a total restaurant buyout we are more than happy to help. Please reach out at tanvi@mextarestaurant.com for event inquiries.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    6th and Congress
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 17 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Innovative

  • Austin

    Lively

  • Austin

    Mexican

  • Austin

    Innovative

  • Austin

    Lively

  • Austin

    Mexican

17 Reviews
  1. FoodieX4

    Austin

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Guacamole with the salsa add on was delicious. As was the stuffed poblano pepper. Very flavorful. Enjoyed the charred cabbage, but was tough to slice thru. It was a wedge, good portion in a yummy sauce. Had to request a steak knife to cut into bite size portions. Very thoughtful good cocktail list. Enjoyed the Margarita(?): that’s the actual name. The Italian Prosecco for $8/glass was more my price point. Passed on dessert. Too full. Service was attentive, well trained staff. Glad to see this downtown gem is now open. Will visit again soon!

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  2. Scott

    Portland

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and cocktails were very good and inventive. Our server, Anup, was fantastic. The noise level was not as bad as some reviews seemed to have claimed. It is not a cheap meal, but I thought that the quality was there.
    MextaResponded 4 days ago
    Thanks for visiting us, Scott! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and cocktails at Mexta. We always aim to provide inventive and quality meals, and it's great to know that our efforts are appreciated.\ We hope to see you again soon for another round of our inventive cocktails! Mexta

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  3. CC41

    Dallas

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! Bartender knowledgeable and atmosphere was welcoming
    MextaResponded 4 days ago
    Hey CC41, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and found our bartender to be knowledgeable. It's always our goal to create a welcoming atmosphere for our guests. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again soon at Mexta. Best, Mexta Management Team

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  4. NeilF

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Though a new restaurant, they really have it together. Excellent service and the food is terrific. Very upscale so s lit pricy, but worth every penny. I suspect it will eventually receive lots of awards.
    MextaResponded 4 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback, NeilF! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and service at Mexta. Your kind words are greatly appreciated and motivate us to continue striving for excellence. Your feedback about our restaurant receiving awards is greatly helpful. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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  5. Donald

    Austin

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the roast chicken and the pork belly. The sauces on each entree were excellent. Service of drinks was somewhat slow which may be caused by lack of personnel. The noise level is high because of the lower ceiling and material used. The staff was very pleasant and attentive.
    MextaResponded 4 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback, Donald! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our roast chicken and pork belly, and that our sauces met your taste buds. We're sorry for any delay in service, and we'll certainly take this into consideration as we strive to improve our guest experience. We're glad to know our staff was pleasant and attentive. We hope to see you again soon at Mexta!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was so impressed with Mexta from the moment I walked in. The atmosphere feels authentic, fun, and the service was incredible. The drinks are unique and delicious, including a bacon-washed tequila drink. The food was also surprisingly delightful and authentic. I ordered a steak and was very impressed - might be the best steak I’ve had in Austin! Highly recommend.
    MextaResponded 4 days ago
    Hi, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and high ratings! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our authentic atmosphere, delicious drinks, and unique food. It's great to know that our steak stood out for you! We strive to provide our guests with an unforgettable dining experience and your kind words are a testament to our efforts. We're looking forward to your next visit. Best, The Management Team

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  7. MichelleR

    Austin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and space. There is music but it’s not so loud you can’t hear everyone speaking (pet peeve of mine). Cocktails are inventive and unique. Overall, everything we had was delicious. Best bites of the night: Guacamole with pork belly and 4 salsas, hamachi tiradito, Mexta esquites, fresh made cheesecake We also tried the Macha Cauliflower, Denver Steak with Mole, pork belly with peanut sauce, and the chocolate dessert. All great— in the future would choose a different cut of steak and just add molé to it. Least favorite thing (but still pretty good honestly) was the roasted cabbage side. The hazelnut sauce was really interesting and tasty, just would have preferred the cabbage to be a little softer. All and all definitely a win and welcome addition to downtown Austin
    MextaResponded on April 1, 2024
    Hey Michelle, We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience at Mexta! It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed our unique cocktails, the fresh and delicious food, and our creative service. We hope to see you again soon for another delicious meal! Warm regards, The Management Team

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  8. Amanda

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was high quality, especially the desserts, and the cocktails were fantastic! The service was phenomenal as well.
    MextaResponded on April 1, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, Amanda! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our high-quality food and found our desserts and cocktails fantastic. It's wonderful to know that our service met your expectations as well. Your kind words truly mean a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Mexta soon!

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  9. Bobcatmd

    Austin

    38 reviews

    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Given the press about the restaurant our expectations were high. Unfortunately, they were not met. The waiter was totally not up to the task. He didn't even know what some of the items were on the menu. He had to go ask. His excuse was that he was new. Our appetizers and cocktails were okay-thankfully they were not overpriced. The entrees were one amazing and one average. They served a puree and beans without a spoon. How are you suppose to eat beans with a fork? Finally, we ordered the cheese cake special-it takes 20 minutes to cook. It came out runny-liquid in the middle and the waiter had to get someone else to judge it. It was definitely under cooked and at first they tried to convince us this was the way it was suppose to be. Fortunately, once they looked closer they agreed. They brought another dessert and comped it but it was not great. Hopefully, they will get their act together and the saving grace is that it has a great atmosphere and the prices are not excessive.
    MextaResponded on April 1, 2024
    Thanks for the review, Bobcatmd. We're sorry to hear that your experience at Mexta didn't meet your expectations. We strive to provide top-notch service. We appreciate your feedback about the appetizers, entrees, and cheese cake. We'll take your comments into consideration as we continually work to improve our service. We're glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and hope you'll give us another chance to impress you. Best regards, Mexta Management Team

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Flavors were great. I would come back. It was the first day, so service was slow. The portion sizes are small but the prices are more reasonable overall to match the sizes.
    MextaResponded on April 1, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to dine with us at Mexta. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the flavors and found our prices reasonable. We apologize for the initial service delay on your first day, and we're working to improve that. We appreciate your patience and understanding. We're looking forward to serving you again soon. Best regards, The Management Team

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service, everything was perfect I love this place
    MextaResponded on April 1, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Mexta. It's wonderful to know that our food and service met your expectations. We strive to provide the best to our customers and your kind words are a testament to our efforts. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  12. RobertC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Keep in mind this was the restaurants opening night for formal reservations. They have some issues to iron out. Upon entering we were asked if we wanted a seat at a table or the bar. We opted for the bar being from out of town to make things more social. Orders took a long time to be taken. Then a long time to served, drinks included. Our ceviche order never actually arrived despite asking 3 different people about it. However, it showed up on the bill. The food was fine. Nothing to write home about - we had guacamole, stuffed pepper and a mole dish. Since we never got our full order of apps, we opted not to order mains and go somewhere else. Sitting at the bar seemed to hurt the service as the parties on either side of us had similar experience’s. Given we had 4 drinks between 2 people and 3 apps, the $145 bill (after tip) was wildly over priced for what we got. Seems like much of what we were paying for was decor and ambiance. Again, this was their opening night but still, a super bad experience. We don’t live in Austin but if we did, would not be back.
    MextaResponded on April 1, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, Robert C. We appreciate your feedback and we're sorry to hear about your experience at Mexta. We strive to provide excellent service. We apologize for the long wait times and the mix-up with your ceviche order. We're always looking to improve and your comments will be shared with our team for review. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance to provide you with a better experience. Sincerely, Mexta

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Title: Outstanding Mexican Dining Experience My visit to the newly opened Mexican restaurant was exceptional. The menu featured a variety of authentic dishes, each bursting with flavor. The service was attentive and passionate. Overall, an extraordinary dining experience. Highly recommended for anyone craving authentic Mexican cuisine.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cuisine, the ambience, the service and the entire experience a 6 Star event ! Extraordinarily world class dining and service. A rare combination of elegance, presentation quality and atmosphere!!!!!

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  15. JustinB

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here yesterday for my 35th on a whim with my family, and we were not let down at all. The place isn't officially open but they were taking reservations and family for there soft opening..but the place was bumping like it's been around for years! The service was AMAZING... everyone was friendly and attentive. Drinks were easily the best I've had since I've been in austin! I have lived here since 2012 and can say that confidently. The menu was smaller do to them not being open but I had a 3 course meal that was tooooo good. Everything was so fresh literally like we were in Mexico. I highly recommend this place and I will definitely be back when the officially open!
    MextaResponded on April 1, 2024
    Thanks for the review, Justin! We're thrilled to hear that you and your family had a great experience at Mexta for your birthday! It's wonderful to know that our service and food met your expectations. We're also glad that you found our place to be cozy and reminiscent of Mexico. Your support means a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back when the official opening takes place!

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  16. JJLL

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got the tasting menu for SXSW and it was excellent. Everything was great, excited to see where this place goes and to see the full menu.
    MextaResponded on April 1, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, JJLL! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the tasting menu and found everything to be great at Mexta. We're excited to see where our menu goes and to continue providing excellent food and service. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you more delicious meals during your next visit.

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  17. SumanS

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and lovely service. The food was amazing! Loved it.
    MextaResponded on April 1, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, Suman! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance and service at Mexta. It's wonderful to know that our food also met your expectations. Your kind words mean a lot to us and we can't wait to welcome you back soon! Best regards, The Management Team

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Mexta is rated 4.6 stars by 17 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 32 times today
Google Map for Mexta

106 E 6th St suite 110, Austin, TX 78701-3659

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    6th and Congress
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Jonatan Gomez Luna Torres & Mikel Alonso
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (512) 646-8085
  • Private party facilities
    We offer a comprehensive private events package- whether you plan on hosting an intimate dinner in our stunning private dining room or hosting a large event with a total restaurant buyout we are more than happy to help. Please reach out at tanvi@mextarestaurant.com for event inquiries.
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