La Condesa

400 W. 2nd St. (Guadalupe St.), Austin, TX 78701
Hours:
Closed until 11:30am (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.4/10

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  • "Get the Alma Blanca cocktail on the rocks!" (3 tips)
  • "The guacamole sampler is a meal to itself, and it includes four..." (4 tips)
  • "Watermelon elderflower martini, Hamachi ceviche, and side of corn is where..." (5 tips)
  • Eater

    Chef Rene Ortiz's take on modern Mexican cuisine. Not to miss: the riffs on guacamole, the wild tacos, the cocktails, and pastry chef Laura Sawicki's ice creams. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · October 4, 2011
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  • naveen

    start with the alma blanca. maybe some of that corn too. then pick anything else from the menu -- you can't go wrong. (chef ortiz used to work at la esquina back in new york city!)

    naveen · March 19, 2010
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  • Kyle B.

    Come for the guacamole and tequila selection, stay for a great selection of tacos, huaraches and other gourmet Mexican goodness.

    Kyle B. · August 16, 2011
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  • Epicurious

    Do a tequila taste test with more than 80 varieties, all offered by this eclectic Mexican restaurant. One unique & favorite dish is the costillas de Puerco: pork ribs with plaintains, onions, & cheese

    Epicurious · August 23, 2010
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  • Thrillist

    This luxe Tex-Mex spot's offering up five kinds of ceviche, guava-glazed pork ribs, and three-day mole duck breasts. Read more

    Thrillist · June 11, 2013
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  • restlessnapkin.com

    Some may say a bit overpriced, but the ambiance and flavor of the dishes make it a worth while jaunt. Explore their drink menu liberally, it'll knock your sombrero off!

    restlessnapkin.com · August 18, 2011
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  • Tristan

    The corn is awesome!

    Tristan · March 12, 2010
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  • Leigh F.

    alma blanca might be the best cocktail ever made. the dulce de leche w/ pocorn ice cream can't be missed.

    Leigh F. · March 18, 2010
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  • Austin 360

    Forget well tequila shots and sugary margaritas. Hit this swanky restaurant and bar for modern drinks with Latin spirits. The Margarita La Condesa will change your perception of margaritas forever.

    Austin 360 · March 29, 2012
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  • Austin Chronicle

    Perennial fave La Condesa reflects the culinary trends of Mexico City's hip neighborhood Colonia Condesa. Feeling adventurous? Try the chapulines – a Oaxacan specialty of tiny fried grasshoppers. Read more

    Austin Chronicle · March 4, 2013
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  • Cesar T.

    Guacamole with pomegranate is awesome, unless it's out of season, then watermelon it is.

    Cesar T. · June 13, 2011
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  • Ellen P.

    The watermelon elderflower martini is fantastic. Definitely recommend it.

    Ellen P. · April 19, 2010
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  • Naema S.

    Favorite happy hour spot in Austin! If I had to recommend a drink I would suggest you try... all of them. Their guac is pretty tasty too :D (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Naema S. · March 8, 2012
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  • Jennifer

    Happy hour means that the bar gets SLAMMED. Sit at a table outside, and you can avoid the mayhem.

    Jennifer · November 17, 2011
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  • Madison L.

    The green bean side is massive, smoky and salty. Love love love.

    Madison L. · February 26, 2011
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  • Carla Y.

    I wanted to love this place but felt like it was overpriced and not that great. I can see I'm in the minority.

    Carla Y. · July 18, 2010
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  • Denise

    Acapulco ceviche is tangy, refreshing and very fresh. Food is amazing but kind of pricey.

    Denise · May 31, 2013
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  • Serious Eats

    Favorites include the huitlacoche huarache and the refreshing crab toastadas.

    Serious Eats · March 8, 2013
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  • marii t.

    The Rotisserie chicken salad (Pollo Rostizado) is phenom. Best chicken I have ever had.

    marii t. · August 16, 2011
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  • Daniel A.

    Wow, the reviews are absolutely misleading! Mediocre dishes paired with poor service. Definitely not worth the almost $300 we spent!

    Daniel A. · April 8, 2013
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  • Samantha J.

    Slow and distracted service. Food wasn't great either as some dishes were not at their best. It's the details they're missing but when you add them up, you end up having a disappointing dinner.

    Samantha J. · April 3, 2013
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  • Karina V.

    One of the best mexican restaurants you'll ever find outside of Mexico. You can't go wrong with the carne asada with chimichurri and the four salsas sampler!

    Karina V. · February 18, 2013
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  • Amber D.

    All drinks and apps are 1/2 off M-F 4-7!

    Amber D. · September 12, 2012
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  • Chrysanthe T.

    Go for tacos during happy hour, 4-7pm. Order the pomegranate guacamole. Get a flavored margarita.

    Chrysanthe T. · March 14, 2012
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  • rob j.

    Wait forever, check.

    rob j. · March 14, 2012
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  • Kyle B.

    Love tequila? This is your spot. The guac, tacos and other small bites are all excellent as well.

    Kyle B. · March 7, 2012
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  • Raphael

    2 dollar bloody Marys and mimosas at brunch, yes.

    Raphael · February 5, 2012
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  • Matt L.

    The vegetarian (mushroom) tacos are mind blowing. $2 each during happy hour at the bar. Order at least four.

    Matt L. · September 30, 2011
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  • Kim

    The Watermelon martinis are amazing and so refreshing!

    Kim · June 25, 2011
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  • Phattytatty M.

    Best downtown happy hour! Go see the cocktail, Nicki, in the bar! She is great!

    Phattytatty M. · May 26, 2011
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  • Mike A.

    The coles de bruselas...AMAZING!!!

    Mike A. · February 9, 2011
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  • Krystal W.

    Amazing south of the border cuisine. Some of the best mojitos in Austin.

    Krystal W. · July 23, 2010
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  • Theresa N.

    Order Huitlacoche Huaraches Read more

    Theresa N. · March 15, 2010
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  • Conrad H.

    Eaten here on several occasions, they seem to always run 30 - 45 minutes behind on the reservations.

    Conrad H. · February 20, 2010
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  • Amy J.

    Try the Palmitas Salad - #sxsw lunchtime (via @Foodspotting)

    Amy J. · March 10
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  • Erica R.

    Watermelon elderflower martini, Hamachi ceviche, and side of corn is where it's at.

    Erica R. · December 29, 2013
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  • Rick G.

    Great service, excellent flavors

    Rick G. · September 12, 2013
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  • Meagan S.

    $2 bloody Mary's and mimosas during brunch. The guac sampler app was yummy.

    Meagan S. · September 3, 2013
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  • DJ Justin R.

    Amazing the 4 salsas - one better than the next!!

    DJ Justin R. · July 25, 2013
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  • Rodrigo M.

    AMAZING MEXICAN FOOD!!!!

    Rodrigo M. · May 28, 2013
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  • Joshua N.

    The queso tastes like cheese.

    Joshua N. · April 30, 2013
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  • Carlos R.

    Overpriced, overhyped. Have had much more inspired Mexican food at far lower prices. Service was awful. I'm being kind here.

    Carlos R. · April 3, 2013
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  • Nicole F.

    Get the El Cubico

    Nicole F. · March 24, 2013
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  • AD N.

    If you're invited to a private dinner, note that your mobile won't work for a few hours. *May be worth it for the grilled corn.

    AD N. · March 9, 2013
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  • Serious Eats

    Each bite is packed with flavor and thoughtful textures. Make sure to try their tasty margaritas and the street corn covered in mountains of cotija cheese.

    Serious Eats · March 7, 2013
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  • Christian B.

    Love great food, great atmosphere, and tequila (my fave) then put this top on your list of things to-do. Little known tidbit: rent out the basement for a private dinner that will blow your mind!

    Christian B. · March 6, 2013
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  • Nadine S.

    Try the Watermelon Lychee Martini (via @Foodspotting)

    Nadine S. · November 9, 2012
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  • Chris B.

    Get the Alma Blanca cocktail on the rocks!

    Chris B. · November 4, 2012
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  • David M.

    Order the elote A.B. style, aka corn off the cob.

    David M. · October 15, 2012
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  • Kate H.

    Bouncer = asshole

    Kate H. · March 11, 2012
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