Polvos Mexican Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant
2004 S 1st St (W. Johanna St.), Austin, TX 78704, United States
Hours:
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 7:00 AM–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.2/10

Based on 309 votes

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    Brooke K.
    the cerveza fajitas and the chile relleno al nogal are where its at!(4 Tips)
    Niel K.
    Excellent salsa bar, get the Mexican martini and very good tamales!(6 Tips)
    Cesar T.
    Sit on the patio and share a pitcher of margaritas with a buddy.(4 Tips)
    Max M.
    Try the fajitas, you won't be disappointed.(20 Tips)
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  • tamales
  • Tex-Mex cuisine
  • kitschy
  • migas
  • happy hour
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  • salsa bar
  • melissa l.

    Excellent margaritas, and the food is not so bad 😉

    melissa lane · 3 weeks ago
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  • Jaden

    Lime margaritas don't play. Fajitas Rancheros melts in your mouth.

    Jaden · May 1
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  • Mark B.

    Their fajitas marinade is fantastic. Get the chicken and beef combo

    Mark Barrera · April 18
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  • Drew T.

    best Texmex in austin

    Drew Tyson · April 11
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  • Marques S.

    The food delivery is very slow here. Build that into your eating time.

    Marques Stewart · March 11
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  • Marques S.

    Be careful asking for the guacamole. You have to mix it yourself.

    Marques Stewart · March 11
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  • David P.

    Salsa bar is awesome!! Can't go wrong with enchiladas, they were very good. If you have some time on your hands, get a pitcher of frozen margarita, quite tasty but hits like a truck

    David Pitts · March 10
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  • Yurij B.

    Their enchiladas will bring you there, though their margaritas will convince you to stay longer

    Yurij Bryndzia · March 7
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  • Keith

    Fish fajitas are outstanding.

    Keith · January 31
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  • Alexa L.

    The Fajitas are TO DIE FOR 😩😩😩😩😩 #PolvosAustin #DateNight#RitasOnPoint

    Alexa Lopez · January 17
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  • Trevor O.

    The margaritas secretly have everclear in them! I love getting outta my mind and this is the place to get a pitcher and do just that!

    Trevor Olson · November 26, 2014
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  • B W.

    Overrated Bouldin Mexican restaurant. Decent food, good salsa, nice outdoor patio.

    B W · November 26, 2014
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  • Ed Y.

    The fish tacos are so good!!!!

    Ed Y. · November 21, 2014
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  • Ken C.

    Our server was on drugs 😒

    Ken Cagle · November 15, 2014
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  • REd L.

    Beerita and outdoor seating.

    REd Line · October 21, 2014
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  • Catherine M.

    Chicken flautas are awesome.

    Catherine Martinez · October 20, 2014
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  • Adan R.

    He chicken enchiladas take me back to México.

    Adan Ramirez · October 10, 2014
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  • Karla C.

    Chilli con queso FTW

    Karla Calinawan · September 1, 2014
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  • Chefs Feed

    James Holmes, chef of Lucy's Fried Chicken, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Chips & salsa. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
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  • Darden R.

    Great food. Great price. Loved the kitschy atmosphere.

    Darden Rice · August 18, 2014
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  • Aaron T.

    Grab some pickled carrot slices from the salsa bar. You won't regret it

    Aaron Terry · August 15, 2014
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  • Saurah

    $4.50 ritas M-F! Yes please.

    Saurah · August 7, 2014
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  • Manda M.

    Polvos, I love you. and I will always, but for the love of everything awesome about your patio, please stop turning into 'Club Polvos' at 8 pm. Music=too loud and crappy.

    Manda Mosley · May 9, 2014
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  • Meagan S.

    Pitcher of margs y'all

    Meagan Solis 🐸 · April 11, 2014
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  • Anne L.

    Mexican martini, guacamole + salsa bar, two enchiladas (one chicken + poblano, one beef fajita + chile con queso) = perfection.

    Anne L · March 30, 2014
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  • Carrie W.

    Breakfast tacos with avocado

    Carrie Watson · March 29, 2014
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  • Tim B.

    It's off the main strip but if you want some of the best Mexican food in Austin, this is your place.

    Tim Baker · March 17, 2014
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  • Matas

    The breakfast tacos are amazing here. And the fish tacos are a must!

    Matas · March 9, 2014
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  • Valeria G.

    The caldo de res is delicious!

    Valeria Gomez · March 5, 2014
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  • Pearson - Always Learning

    Interior Mexican Food in South Austin. Keeping it weird one taco at a time.

    Pearson - Always Learning · February 28, 2014
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  • Audrey E.

    Service sucks and it's overpriced but super fun with friends.

    Audrey Eads · February 23, 2014
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  • Kara B.

    Salsa bar is life changing.

    Kara Bishop Buffington · February 1, 2014
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  • Tara B.

    The only decent thing about this venue is their fish tacos, which is delightful for not being battered. The queso and ritas are frankly quite forgettable.

    Tara Braas Passini · January 11, 2014
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  • Yvette B.

    This tops the list of best tortilla soup in town.

    Yvette B · January 10, 2014
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  • Jamal B.

    GET THE BEEF FAJITASSSSSSSSSSSS

    Jamal Bouhamid · December 25, 2013
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  • Rick O.

    Used TabbedOut - pay with your phone, split the tab with friends.

    Rick Orr · December 11, 2013
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  • Erika H.

    Killer Mexican Martinis and kitschy vibe makes this a fun weekend spot. Love the brown salsa (salsa bar!), ceviche and enchiladas. Impressive seafood options.

    Erika Hermanns · November 24, 2013
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  • Liz

    Love the fajitas! But not having to wait over an hour for my food to arrive last night!! The waiter gave an excuse of our ticket got lost. I'm disappointed with how we were treated by manager.

    Liz · November 3, 2013
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  • Ed I.

    Start with a frozen margarita. Best in town. More importantly, if you want to get away from the excellent Mexican Fresca that is ever-so-popular in Austin, then come try the fantastic Houston TexMex

    Ed Ireson · October 12, 2013
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  • Emily K.

    Salsa bar is so good...

    Emily K. · October 6, 2013
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  • DONALD M.

    This is one of the greatest spots to enjoy with a large group of friends.

    DONALD MOORE · September 25, 2013
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  • Kimberly B.

    The must try Awesome Mexican Cuisine! Killer location, deadly margaritas. A must do for the out-of-towners.

    Kimberly Barrero · September 16, 2013
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  • Kimberly K.

    Delicious, well-expedited food ... but terrible service. I had to ask to be served, minutes after a waiter took the order for two guys that had come in after me. Hostess non-existent.

    Kimberly Kelley · September 5, 2013
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  • Kimberly K.

    When I get home, I'm writing a negative review about this place - and I just now got my entree.

    Kimberly Kelley · September 5, 2013
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  • Cassandra S.

    Delicious tacos al pastor. Yummy!! Great margaritas too. My friend had enchilada & it was delicious. I would only go at off times because it gets crowded.

    Cassandra Schloser · September 3, 2013
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  • Jace D.

    One of the best migas in town. Come early to beat the crowds!

    Jace Deloney · September 1, 2013
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  • Sandy B.

    Frozen Margaritas are awesome.share a pitcher.

    Sandy Battise · August 24, 2013
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  • Ken C.

    The Relleno al Nogal is GREAT! The Camarones Diablo - meh.

    Ken Crouch · August 17, 2013
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  • Octavius S.

    There is nothing small about this place . Very large portions . And all the wait staff are sexy latin men

    Octavius Sosa · August 11, 2013
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  • Storm H.

    Puerco adobado or quesadillas compuestas will do you very well. For the latter, try chipotle and queso sauces. I know what the fuck I'm talking about.

    Storm Holloway · July 20, 2013
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