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El Mercado

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Allandale, Austin
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7.3/10
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  • Kathleen S.
    "The Hot Latin Kisses are great!"(2 Tips)
    Ron H.
    "Must have: Limon Martini, dee lish!"(3 Tips)
    Karen F.
    "oddly not easy to find breakfast in Austin"(3 Tips)
    Melissa G.
    "but the staff is so amazing."(6 Tips)
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  • Melissa G.
    Melissa GilesAugust 27, 2014
    It's all about service here. The food is so so (The fish tacos are my recommended choice.) but the staff is so amazing. Love it all the more for that. I come here withy 6 yr old alllll the time.
  • Melissa G.
    Melissa GilesFebruary 18, 2015
    Now that we are moving through the menu I realize that the food is more than so-so per my last review. Its always good and always consistent. That coupled with stellar service you can't go wrong!!!
  • Bruce R.
    Bruce ReillyJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I love the ever-changing marquis in front- always funny, and they have great food, and wait staff inside- one of my fave Allandale eating places!
  • Heather P.
    Heather PoffenbergerMarch 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The don margarita is awesome. Felt bad because we kept running our waiter. I would come back here to drink but I rate the food about a 4.
  • Sula M.
    Sula MilsteadMay 5, 2012
    Be sure to tell the waiter that you are ordering from the kids menu. Even if your child is pointing to what they want on the kids menu.
  • Joe L.
    Joe LaRoueJuly 15, 2013
    Always one of our favorite places to stop when in Austin. Great food and service. Can't wait until next years vacation
  • Andres C.
    Andres CantuFebruary 23, 2013
    Breakfast quesadillas w/ bacon add queso. That even READS like its tasty, right?
  • Karen F.
    Karen FraserFebruary 6, 2013
    Open early for breakfast everyday ; oddly not easy to find breakfast in Austin
  • Dave F.
    Dave FreemanApril 30
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything is delicious, but the salsa is to die for.
  • Troy B.
    Troy BellSeptember 16, 2012
    Trust the special, especially if it includes tortilla soup.
  • robert s.
    robert salazarApril 30, 2012
    They have great mexican martinis! Great daily specials.
  • excitable h.
    excitable honkyOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Quick service during lunch if you're pressed for time.
  • Marymichael C.
    Try the sour cream cheese enchiladas the best
  • Ron H.
    Ron HuffmanDecember 11, 2011
    Must have: Limon Martini, dee lish!
  • George M.
    George McCabeMay 23, 2013
    Joseph - top notch bartender.
  • Kathleen S.
    Kathleen SmithApril 10, 2011
    The Hot Latin Kisses are great!
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CowferFebruary 16, 2013
    Chips & salsa were the best part.
  • Lucia B.
    Lucia BrionesApril 14, 2012
    I don't like to be that person but not highly impressed with the food. Either it was bland or bitter (Carne guisada dinner)
  • Heather F.
    Heather FerreyraAugust 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Chips and salsa are crave-worthy!
  • Robyn R.
    Robyn RileyAugust 26, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The staff is excellent!
  • Robyn R.
    Robyn RileyAugust 26, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    And the best beef fajita in town!!
  • Dylan M.
    Dylan MahanNovember 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Quick lunch and seating.
  • Teri N.
    Teri NewsomFebruary 12, 2013
    If you want not hot at all stuffed jalapeños get the hot Latin bites. Bland, bland, bland.
  • Scott W.
    Scott WissonMarch 25, 2012
    Not delicious. There are better places in the area.
  • Alex P.
    Alex ParrishJanuary 23, 2010
    Playa martini! Fantastic!
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