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Pelóns

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
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    Ellie R.
    "Get the margaritas, carnitas enchiladas, and a side of sour cream."(4 Tips)
    Miles & Smith R.
    "Wow! Skinny margarita was fantastic ad their salsa is amazing!"(9 Tips)
    Gerald F.
    "The Pepino - ah sooooo refreshing!"(2 Tips)
    Serious Eats
    "... queso, enchiladas, and fajitas."(2 Tips)
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  • David S.
    David SequeiraJune 11, 2012
    Grab a drink at the bar outside while you wait for a table. MUCH larger on the inside than appears. Awesome atmosphere and architecture. Queso is delish. Try one of the combos to try a variety
    Upvoted Nov 30, 2023
  • Ellie R.
    Ellie RountreeMarch 9, 2013
    Inexpensive, gorgeous spot. Sit outside under the Large tree. Get the margaritas, carnitas enchiladas, and a side of sour cream. Play the huge Jenga game while waiting for a table.
  • Willey H.
    Willey HJune 9, 2013
    Excellent service! Get the fried avocado app!! Pitcher o Margaritas with warm chips and salsa all while chilling with my pup (water bowls upon request) on the patio makes for a marvelous afternoon.
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedMay 30, 2018
    Had the chicken enchiladas and it amazing. Flavorful and perfect. Literally went to Flavortown. Read more
  • Miles & Smith R.
    Wow! Skinny margarita was fantastic ad their salsa is amazing! It is fire roasted and serve warm. They also and a cream salsa thy is amazing too! Entree were perfect! Five stars!
  • Augustine V.
    Augustine VMay 17, 2013
    This place is one of the best kept secrets in town. The food is great, the drinks are even better... And there is rarely a wait to be seated.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 8, 2013
    Head over to this Tex-Mex restaurant smack in the middle of the SXSW action for admirable chips and queso, enchiladas, and fajitas.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MilanoDecember 18, 2015
    Don't sleep on the tres leeches cake! Phenomenal! (No picture because we ate it so fast!)
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    BaltimoreGalMay 19, 2016
    Outdoor service under giant tree. Good margaritas and miles, excellent queso.
  • Jeff
    JeffOctober 12, 2012
    The pork enchiladas are really fucking good. Oh my god. (Don't bother with the guac tostada or beef tacos...meh)
  • Marcus K.
    Marcus KellisFebruary 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The queso is best-of-class. Pork carnita enchiladas and chicken tortilla soup are also great.
  • Rod M.
    Rod MercadoSeptember 8, 2012
    Excellent Mexican Martinis and queso. Only went here while waiting for a table at Stubb's but will definitely be back.
  • Billy G.
    Billy GrahamMarch 22, 2014
    Not much of a food selection. Good drinks. Queso is nice. More of a drinking/chips and salsa place. Has connections with the tequila bar next door.
  • Tanya G.heart icon on user image
    Tanya G.September 17, 2013
    Great tex-mex & great service!
  • Travis S.
    Travis SwicegoodMay 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They've got some amazing sopaphillas. Make sure to save room for them.
  • Corey G.
    Corey GusnowskiAugust 6, 2012
    This place is super tasty. I heart the salt for the margaritas. And the warm salsa. And everything else.
  • Jay H.heart icon on user image
    Jay HartwigApril 14, 2015
    Chicken flautas and local brews.
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DickeyAugust 6, 2014
    Guava frozen marg, all you need to know 🍹 (and fajitas).
  • Elisa
    ElisaDecember 17, 2012
    The Fresca is delicious- tastes like margarita and lemonade :). Queso was just ok- nothing special. Carnitas enchiladas were worth ordering!
  • Charles X.
    Charles XavierApril 9, 2013
    The drinks are ok, but I guess I shouldn't have expected much from a place on red river. Flavorless food, I had no problem with the service, the salsas are ok.
  • minnie
    minnieMay 1, 2013
    shrimp + lobster enchiladas: magnifique
  • Motts D.
    Motts DemerlSeptember 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This Wednesday the 5th!
  • Melanie T.
    Melanie TippsJune 27, 2012
    Try the spicy margarita and spinach salad!
  • Tomas J.
    Tomas JelinekOctober 10, 2012
    If you are sitting outside beware of falling acorns ;)
  • Emily M.
    Emily MurphyMay 2, 2013
    Nice staff and yummy food
  • Gerald F.
    Gerald FloydDecember 30, 2012
    The Pepino - ah sooooo refreshing!
  • Eric T.
    Eric TessmerMay 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Carnitas Enchiladas. Best. Ever.
  • Bogdan V.heart icon on user image
    Bogdan VygovskyMarch 9, 2020
    The food is decent but a bit pricey for Austin.
  • James B.
    James BlackwellMay 27, 2014
    Don't bother... Unless you like crapy fast food Mexican food. We couldn't even finish our meal! Cheap quality food.
  • Tim K.
    Tim KrochukSeptember 17, 2013
    Pepino margarita rocks!!
  • Joe Y.
    Joe YoungMarch 14, 2013
    Horrid experience... the absolute worst waitress ever, incorrect drink orders and entrees gone missing. Overall, pathetic service and a mundane meal.
  • akaCariocaheart icon on user image
    akaCariocaApril 23, 2013
    Great service here.
  • Becca F.
    Becca FrasierJune 23, 2012
    That Aaron B dude is completely wrong. About everything.
  • Ashley h.
    Dog friendly.
  • Charles D.
    Charles D.March 10, 2013
    The food is dry and the service is slow. In a town like Austin, how is it still open?
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