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La Piscina Ceviches & Fajitas, Austin, TX

La Piscina Ceviches & Fajitas

4.7
4.7
339 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 for dinner, with lunch and brunch to come soon. 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


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 628-1415

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    W 2nd Street & Nueces St

  • Parking details

    $15 up to 3 Hours

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 would recommend. Great food, great service, and nice view.
  2. LB

    LaurenB

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, good service, and best steak fajitas we've ever had! I wish we had one in Dallas!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    My friend came to town and I wanted to take him here because my prior experiences have always been amazing. When we walked in there was no host. Took about 5 minutes to be seated. Once we were seated we sat for 10 minutes without a server coming by. I finally grabbed the manager because we were ready to order. A server brought our food when it was ready. When we were done I had to flag another server and ask who our server even was, he pointed him out and I realized “our server” hadn’t even been to our table one time. For such a nice establishment this quality of service (or lack thereof) was ridiculous. If a 9:15pm reservation means that the service will be below average, I don’t think you should make yourselves available on Open Table for that time.
  4. t

    trimerced

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The filet mignon with bacon fajitas was soft and tender, and the butter with garlic that goes with it makes a marvelous combination of flavors. The chips with green sauce (mild spicy) were the best I have eaten in my life. The drinks are awesome!! A must go place, and the best is that is pet friendly.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kyle and other servers did a great job
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love la piscina! Best fajitas in town
  7. P

    Panko

    Baltimore

    259 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    259 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to La Piscina Ceviches & Fajitas and it was wonderful! The Austin Proper Hotel is a beautiful property and La Piscina only adds to the value of a visit there. The restaurant has a nice, contemporary décor. Seating is cozy. Our server was great. The tequila/mezcal lists are solid if not overly extensive. The margaritas were delicious. They started us off with salsa roja (tomato-based) and salsa verde (tomatillo-based), which were served with some amazing (very hearty) housemade chips. The salsas and chips were on the house. Nice touch. We added a fairly complex guacamole for a balanced trio. For entrees, we each had the fish tacos, which were perfect. The whole meal and dining experience were memorable. We would definitely return on a future trip to Austin. Highly recommended.
  8. R

    Reagan15

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! The drinks and fajitas were on point. I loved the atmosphere and the outdoor seating. Will definitely be back.
  9. CK

    CrystalK

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    We were celebrating a friend’s birthday. The service was so slow and borderline rude. The food was definitely not up to the normal standards…
  10. DC

    DCGuyFood

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The BEST fajitas you will ever have. This is a new Austin classic.
  11. J

    Julia

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Amazing food & vibe!! but absolutely TERRIBLE service! Very unprofessional wait staff & manager…
  12. B

    Becky

    Austin

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Margaritas, fajitas and guacamole all great. And service also.. What more can I say?
  13. MM

    MicheleM

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food is excellent! If you’re looking for upscale Mexican cuisine, look no further. Incredible every time we go!
  14. JY

    JY1234

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot , atmosphere, etc. Food was outstanding and service was fantastic.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely loved the food! Brought my mom for the first time and she called the churros orgasmic!! Haha coming back again with a group of 12!
  16. JO

    JOSER

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Quesadillas and the crepes were really good.
  17. GP

    GioP

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicous food and great service. A little smokey with the open kitchen
  18. e

    ethanm

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place so much. The service is always amazing. The food is so yummy and fresh. The portions are huge. The vibe is definitely there.
  19. A

    Ashley

    Austin

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Cocktails and ambience are really good. Was disappointed in the food. Lumpy queso fundido, swordfish lacked flavor, lobster tacos were good, but same lumpy cheese.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    The food was fantastic, but unfortunately we didn't see our server for the second half of our dinner. Spending $50 on fajitas, I expect better service. It was my wife's bday and after sitting in the sun for 20 minutes waiting to order desert we had to flag down a different server to get our check. Kind of frustrating we went to celebrate a special occasion and didn't even get desert.
  21. JD

    JDuran

    Austin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    This was my first time visiting the Austin Proper Hotel and eating here. The photos and videos I've seen were spot on. The ambiance is wonderful and the food was delicious. Honestly, I didn't know if the price would match the quality of food we received and it did. We ordered the chicken fajitas and added jumbo shrimp. The presentation and taste were both wonderful. The chips and salsa were also good. However, I feel like the drinks and churros could have been better. I would have loved to give this place more stars for service but unfortunately our server was not the best. Victor took a long time checking in with us. We had to flag him down or ask others to get him for us to order more drinks and food. Then when it came to the check, he said he really didn't want to split our check even though another person who worked them told us we could. He said he had just had an issue with the table across from us and it messed up the system. We tried to sympathize with him since he had a sad face on told him it's just one of those days. He didn't react. So I went the extra mile and told him, we'll split ourselves --- check the back of the bill each person's name with amount down to the penny is accounted for. Why did I have to split the bill? I had already offered my friends to pay for a big portion of the meal and we didn't want want to mess with Venmo or PayPal since not all my friends use those apps. It also took us a long longer to leave than we planned.
  22. T

    Truffles

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    I was so excited to visit with a friend whose never been here. Not the experience we hoped for. Took 10+ min for our drink order and 20 min to get our drinks. Our sides were delivered almost 10 min before our meal. Never asked us if we’d like another drink. We missed the first 15 of our show at bass hall because it took forever to get service. And there was only 1 -2 tables inside?? Not crowded or busy at all. Very unfortunate experience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing spot! Amazing food!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I love the outside patio and the food was great! Drink ate even better!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been there for lunch and brunch already and it’s been great! The fajitas are awesome!!! Will definitely be back. The decor is very nice as well.
  26. PD

    PDiddy14

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food and good service. Noise level inside is off the charts at times. Recommend patio seating if weather allows.
  27. EH

    EricaH

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    all delicious!! original and fresh. will say wasn’t crazy about the shrimp ceviche /coconut. Still enjoy the traditional style.
  28. RH

    RochelleH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome and service was great! They even gave us desert for our anniversary. Will definitely go back!
  29. KL

    KayleeL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love la piscina! All of the fajitas are great, highly recommend trying them! I especially love the lobster fajitas and the ribeye fajitas
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Inside dining is incredibly loud. Outside was nice. Service was good but slow. Food was good.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took a coworker here for a birthday lunch and it was wonderful. Not only is the restaurant beautiful, but their fajitas are the most delicious I’ve ever had, massive portions and amazing service!
  32. BT

    BTMD

    Austin

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    This was my fifth time at Piscina--all other times have been excellent. Issues this time: We had dinner there at it seemed that the AC was broken. It was quite hot inside, and felt even warmer than outside. Service was almost always absent. We rarely saw our server. Had to ask other staff to order more drinks. However, the worst part of the evening--the valet. Previously the valet was charging $15, and they did not validate. Now they validate (just $5 though) and the valet fee has been raised to...$25. I realize the proper is a 5-star hotel. However, is this how they want to treat their customers? This pricing is excessive and egregious. This made us feel that we should not return. When your parties of two are spending well over $200 per ticket, perhaps you might consider validating 100% of the parking fee? The food was excellent--but when the above items aren't handled properly, who cares? Poor experience overall.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Ceviche was not that outstanding. Went for healthy ceviche and we didn’t quite receive want we anticipated. Thanks
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection. Best fajitas in town
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was incredible. Got the oysters , snapper , ceviche , and lobster fajitas.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    A better selection of reposado tequilas please! Don Julio, Herradura, 3 Generacions??? Also, service was lacking and rushed this time. I get we came in late before closing but don’t accept reservations if the idea is to get you out the door in 30 min after you arrive. We didn’t get any glasses for our bottle water and the appetizer came after the entree. SMH.
  37. AC

    AshleyC

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and environment. Would recommend for a date night or girl’s dinner.
  38. DE

    DanielE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most incredible meal we have had in a long time. Everything was seasoned perfectly (a hint of sweet coupled with spice). The drinks were refreshing and the fresh octopus texture was just right. The fajitas steak/chicken combo was to die for!
  39. l

    lifeisgood

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. I do think your drinks are overpriced. Otherwise it was the perfect evening.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They where so so rude I will never going to be there this fish was uncooked horrible experience

FAQs

La Piscina Ceviches & Fajitas is rated 4.7 stars by 339 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


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

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    $15 up to 3 Hours

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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