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Chapulín Cantina, Austin, TX

Chapulín Cantina

4.3
4.3
77 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Chapulin Cantina offers authentic Oaxacan cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere. Our bar boasts creative cocktails and an incredible selection of mezcals you won't find anywhere else! Striving to bring the flavor of Oaxaca to South Congress, Austin TX.

Allergies to Nuts and Seeds not friendly.

Chapulin has a 15 minute Grace period for reservations, please call if you are running late.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Cocktail Bar, Regional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 441-7672

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Samson

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    South Congress & Milton

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 77 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. A

    Alicia

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, beautiful space, great service. A great new addition to the Austin dining scene.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and the food is outstanding!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Should have kept Enoteca.
  4. AP

    AngelP

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks were amazing...we did two rounds of the Delfina! Order the plate for two and was delish with a variety of meats and rajas! Waiter was great and explained the menu very well.
  5. D

    Dhinaustin

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wow! The pork shoulder was flavorful and tender and the mole was a perfect compliment! The tres leches cake with lime zest was the perfect finish! We’ll be back for sure!
  6. AR

    AnnaleaR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    I was very impressed with the food, but the cocktails and service were not great. For the price point, these should really level up.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely amazing food. I wish I could use words to explain how delicious it was, I can’t! Thank you for a wonderful experience.
  8. c

    centralliving

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Their house margaritas were horrible! Their carne guisada tacos were not guisada. They were asda and dry! Not a great first experience.
  9. AF

    AbbyF

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it here! Authentic Oaxacan cuisine with an incredible drink list!
  10. R

    Reagan

    Las Vegas

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great find while visiting in Austin. The food was delicious and the prices were reasonable. I recommend giving this place a try.
  11. RV

    ReginaV

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit, and we were celebrating a birthday. Everyone from the host to our waiter and two other staff we encountered, went out of their way to help us, celebrate and have a wonderful time. The food was excellent, and arrived fresh and very tasty! We even Raible to enjoy a couple, happy hour, cocktails, and they were delicious! Can’t say enough good things about this place… I’ll definitely be back, and I’ll be bringing more people with me!
  12. A

    Alex

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere, very good food, friendly staff! Overall, a very pleasant experience. Some dishes are overpriced. Chicken mole is $30! The selection of vegetables in the vegetarian dishes is very limited. The usual onion, peppers, beans… not very interesting for a vegetarian! The moles are excellent. I will come back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal! Loved the memelas. Very authentic, and yummy!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ceviche with mango purée is the absolute best ceviche I have ever had!
  15. M

    Martyb

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Food too. Righteous joint. Mezcal flights for favor!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love this place! Food and drinks were awesome!
  17. KP

    KatherineP

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing experience! Food was outstanding! Weather was wonderful, so we enjoyed the patio. One comment on the patio chairs, is that they are not comfortable. You have to sit up on the edge and straight up, otherwise if you try and lean back, you sink through the chair back hole - not comfortable at all and suggest swapping them out. :)
  18. AB

    AdamB

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kind of a hidden gem. Opened June of 2022 I don’t think word has gotten out yet because it should have been more crowded (though it was a Monday). Authentic Mexican food and lots of tequilas and Mezcals to try. Laid back bar atmosphere. It was pretty exceptional. Ordered a chicken mole dish and a few appetizers. Bar tender came over to give us some tips on drinks to order and smaller tasters. It’s not cheap but the food, drink and service are all very good. Thumbs up. Will be back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a random pick after a fun day in Austin & a W for the Longhorns! What a fantastic pick it was!! Our server, Dawson, was AMAZING! He had awesome suggestions, was friendly, funny, and really made the experience great! And the food!!! Everything we ordered was delicious. Everyone tried little bits of each dish & we were all amazed at how good they all were. I cannot recommend this precious gem enough! Great for a get together with friends or a cozy date night. Please give it a try!!
  20. JC

    JoseC

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and amazing mezcal selection. The mole sampler is a great way to try the four mole varieties. For our family favorites were the tuetano, the memelas and shrimp tostada.
  21. MR

    MiamiR

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Oaxaca Mexican food. Delicious food, though a bit on the pricey side for what you get. But the food itself was amazing.
  22. KB

    KerryB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Overall, the food tasted good, the service was very good and the atmosphere was great. The pricing is a bit steep for a very average dish like the tlayuda and the pricing for a 2 oz pour of mezcal is just insane. I felt like there was some price gouging going on here.
  23. S

    Samanthoro

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Serena was fantastic and provided great recommendations all around. Food was devine. We'll definitely be coming back.
  24. M

    Macuco

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Mexican food. Loved the different moles.
  25. FC

    FernandoC

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Terrific, authentic Oaxaca food! Cocktails were delicious - recommend El Chavo. The Tlayuda with Cecil’s was delicious!
  26. M

    Melynda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. They were able to help guide us to the most delicious food! We didn't get to eat everything we wanted this trip, so we'll be back sometime soon to sample the mole selection!
  27. NK

    NicoleK

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every bit of it from appetizers to dessert. Great service. Can’t wait to go back!
  28. CM

    CourtneyMP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprised that the ratings are low but assume it is due to their recent opening. Clearly they have worked out any opening service jitters etc. Last night was our first experience and it was fantastic. The service, the food, the ambience were all top notch. My only critique is the price as it is a bit high. We felt the value given quality and portion size. However for those at dine regularly at Suerte and El Naranjo, the higher prices might keep their loyalties elsewhere. We live down the street and certainly intend to dine there again as soon as we can.
  29. AG

    AriG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Margarita in town. The food is incredible. Ceviche and aguachile are excellent and fresh. Tuetano!!! You can't go wrong here.
  30. A

    Austin

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Just okay, there are better interior Mexican food places
  31. PA

    PiercarloA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Service fast and friendly. We will be back
  32. RM

    RaviM

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Quite overpriced. Portion sizes were uneven. Some plates had huge portions others were not enough (for >$30 entree).
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Food was not as good as we expected. The mole was dry and over salted. Very disappointing.
  34. SL

    SylviaL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    The tables in the outdoor patio are crowded together and the chairs are very uncomfortable. This uncomfortable experience put a big damper on our dinner celebration.
  35. TD

    TrinhD

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I was pleasantly surprised about the food. It was very enjoyable and delicious. I will be back.
  36. KW

    KristinaW

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent! I will be back. Excellent addition to the neighborhood.
  37. G

    Grace

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful range on the menu. Excellent use of exploration and daring dishes
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic Oaxaca food. Alipus mezcal was delicious as well as Chapulin tlayuda, mole degustación, scallops tostada and mahi mahi tacos .
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was delicious and you can taste that it was thoughtfully prepared. Drinks were unique and beautiful. The service was on point.
  40. RS

    RachelS

    Austin

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food was mostly excellent. Service pretty good though sometimes large gaps between check-ins. Kitchen was very slow. Got slower as night progressed. Noise level was loud. Turning painfully deafening later. Won’t go back even though we loved the food.

FAQs

Chapulín Cantina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 441-7672.

Chapulín Cantina is rated 4.3 stars by 77 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 7 times today
Google Map for Chapulín Cantina

1610 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    South Congress & Milton

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Cocktail Bar, Regional Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Samson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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