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Trudy's Del Mar, Austin, TX

Trudy's Del Mar

4.2
4.2
14 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Trudy's Del Mar, a seafood centric restaurant, is a combination of a fresh and unique menu, a lively and relaxing atmosphere, as well as, an iconic and memorable brunch spot where the famous South Congress Cafe menu is served every weekend.

Del Mar stands as a testament to the long lasting legacy of Mexican Coastal inspired seafood within the confines of a legendary location on South Congress. Additionally, the restaurant has the premier tequila bar in Austin boasting a tequila/mezcal menu of over 150 brands.

Perfect for gatherings of any sort, Del Mar provides a thoughtful and tasty culinary experience both inside or on the large, beautifully landscaped patio. An approachable yet stylistic environment, Trudy's Del Mar allows you to relax and enjoy first rate dining and cocktails. Please visit us on South Congress today!”

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Mexican, Tex-Mex

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 447-3905

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    W. Monroe Ave.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 14 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Seafood

  • Austin

    Seafood

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  1. SP

    StevenP

    Mobile

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place! Food was plentiful and extraordinarily tasteful. Creative blend of seafood and traditional Mexican food. Try the Trudy grill and bring your appetite. Ceviche was a cornucopia of seafood, guacamole and mango, hit every taste bud.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We enjoyed the veggie queso and wine but the entrees were not good: Overcooked fish and soggy salads. I might come back for drinks and apps but that’s it. (Service was kind but hapless - server put wine on our table and left us to open it.)
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience sitting outside on the patio with great weather, wonderful band and a super nice server.
  4. MW

    MarkW

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    If you like tacos and seafood, this is a pretty good bet.
  5. MP

    MarkP

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Larry was great but the food was rather bland and the fish was supposed to be seared but was cooked all the way through to the point it was tough. We had high hopes but let down. It’s a new place so hopefully it’ll improve.
  6. P

    Person

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Larry was our waiter and was great. Gave real recommendations on dishes and guided to some great selections.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Larry our waiter was awesome. Food came out quick and was on point. Queso Del Mar and lobster tacos were legit. As usual the mex marts were classic! Highly recommend
  8. GR

    GeorgeR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Terrible food. Nor worth the cost. Go to Perlas up the street if you want seafood and spend around $15 more and you will be just fine.
  9. JB

    JamesB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, fresh seafood, nice touch Mexican. I’ll do it again.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience1
    Delicious food, but terrible noisy environment. Needs better acoustics in building, was wayyyy too loud in a small room to enjoy conversation. Could be improved there. My guests said they wouldn’t return for that reason solely. Screaming drunk tables echoing over one another didn’t make us not want to rush out of there after our food arrived. Was a mood killer for sure.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great queso especial and excellent tacos—we had a sample. We live around the corner and would love to see this place do well. We’ll be back!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! The queso Del Mar and the Del Mar grill were so delicious. Highly recommend!
  13. LT

    LindseyT

    Austin

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I was suspicious trying this out because I was such a fan of South Congress Café. However Trudy’s has done an amazing job of renovating not only the physical space but also creating the new menu. My tuna bowl salad was fantastic. An amazing value in a beautiful presentation. Delicious! It is still super noisy so be prepared. Our server was even willing to move us when we had a yelly table next to us. Look forward to returning and trying out the back patio.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The food is incredible- and the service too. Lighting a little too bright, not enough energy at the bar. I hope they get it figured out because the food, service and location are so good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Trudy's Del Mar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 447-3905.

Trudy's Del Mar is rated 4.2 stars by 14 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 5 times today
Google Map for Trudy's Del Mar

1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W. Monroe Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Mexican, Tex-Mex

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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