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Takoba

Mexican Restaurant and Lounge$$$$
Central East Austin, Austin
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  • The experts at Eater and Serious Eats recommend this place
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  • Hana K.
    "And a mango habanero margarita will hit the spot!"(8 Tips)
    Fernando L.
    "Get the Michelada and the chilaquiles they go great together!!"(17 Tips)
    Rossy B.
    "Loved the ceviche and the carnitas torta."(15 Tips)
    Curt R.
    "white sangria has a cinnamon stick"(4 Tips)
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  • Julian F.
    If you can't eat spicy this may not be the right place for you. If you can handle the heat then get ceviche (agua chile as they call it in baja) to get started, order the mango habanero margarita
  • Erin G.
    Erin GApril 27
    Solid brunch. Their queso is really just a massive lump of melted cheese served with tortillas and it's delicious.
  • Maggie C P.
    Maggie C PerkinsMarch 15
    Been here 5+ times
    Always been a huge fan-- still a great happy hour and tasty food, but the service has suffered the last few times I've been here, and if you're a woman alone on the patio, just forget it.
  • Luis H.
    Racist and rude servers
  • Rossy B.
    Rossy BenavidezOctober 11, 2016
    Loved the ceviche and the carnitas torta. 👌🏻
  • Annette T.
    Annette TurnerAugust 9, 2016
    It is a great place to go :-)
  • Ken C.
    Ken CagleApril 7, 2016
    Sad because the food was great and so were the drinks. The employees, however, simply tragic. But I will be back when I feel like it and will check all employees on their behavior next time. 💯
  • Ken C.
    Ken CagleApril 7, 2016
    Im hoping we just were dealt with the worst of takoba bc I was embarrassed for all employees. I hope they have other aspirations because food Industry is not for them. Simply pathetic
  • Ken C.
    Ken CagleApril 7, 2016
    The curly haired girl waitress then pretended to be too good to wait on us and was completely horrible. (Walking by our table knowing we needed something and not asking or acknowledging us)
  • Ken C.
    Ken CagleApril 7, 2016
    Because the bartender (some Mexican guy with tatts) was just a shitty person the rest of the time (again stay home if u catch feelings at work) control ur emotions dude
  • Ken C.
    Ken CagleApril 7, 2016
    The less than sub par bartender didn't greet us bc he was glued to the basketball game on tv (ok? Stay at home then? U at work.) we finally asked for a drink menu and I guess he felt offended by that
  • Ken C.
    Ken CagleApril 7, 2016
    The atmosphere was great. The service, however, was far less than sub par. Upon sitting at bar while putting our name down for a table outside with the no personality waiter/host (guy w/ponytail)
  • Olivia G.
    Olivia GonzálezApril 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Ceviche was great!! I'm not all that crazy about ceviche but this one was amazing!!!! It comes with chips and salsa :)
  • Brian F.
    Brian FleenorApril 2, 2016
    This salmon & poached egg sandwich is great!
  • Brian F.
    Brian FleenorApril 2, 2016
    Migas are top 10
  • Brian F.
    Brian FleenorApril 2, 2016
    $7 mimosa carafes.
  • Brian F.
    Brian FleenorApril 2, 2016
    Jokabeth is an excellent bartender. Real hussel...rare trait in an Austin bartender!
  • Thomas K.
    Thomas KnüwerMarch 23, 2016
    Solid Mexican food, outstanding cocktails. The patio is directly by the street, so a bit noisy.
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornFebruary 28, 2016
    Lots of outdoor seating, equinox and micheladas to drink, bfast tacos, chilaquiles, al pastor torta to eat, not expensive, inside could have a better ambiance, good salsa
  • Julia R.
    Julia RobersonJanuary 19, 2016
    Their mezcalrita is awesome. Good chips and salsa and yummy fish tacos.
  • Chepo Boy L.
    Chepo Boy LoyaDecember 4, 2015
    Micheladas are the bomb, have Issa make it!
  • Yvonne Q.
    Yvonne QuarrlesNovember 17, 2015
    The poblano cheese quesadilla was awesome!
  • Hanniee E.
    Hanniee EngberNovember 14, 2015
    Great patio, mediocre food, overpriced.
  • claudina sarahe
    claudina saraheNovember 6, 2015
    There are better Mexican spots in Austin. The cost doesn't justify the taste. Not that special
  • Whitney B.
    Whitney BabbAugust 16, 2015
    Delicious Mexican food
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BenoitAugust 16, 2015
    Ceviche is incredible here. Highly recommend
  • James W.
    James WilsonAugust 2, 2015
    Ceviche and micheladas!!
  • Becky R.
    Becky RussonielloJune 7, 2015
    Micheladas! Portion sizes are large in general
  • Jose M.
    Jose MagallanesMarch 14, 2015
    Be adventurous, get a tequila flight!
  • Taylor F.
    Taylor FranklinMarch 8, 2015
    Great tacos! They keep their outside seating warm and covered. Waitress kinda rushed us out though.
  • Craig C.
    Craig Collins-YoungMarch 5, 2015
    The family recipe pork tacos are worth your time . The guacamole is great. And, the refried beans are creamy goodness.
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The Dos XX michelada is the best beer cocktail in Austin, which is why it’s on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Austin. Read more
  • Hugo R.
    Hugo RojoMarch 1, 2015
    Amazing heating in the outside tent. Definitely coming here again, even during cold temps.
  • Tyler B.
    Tyler BrawleyJanuary 2, 2015
    Get the tacos!
  • William M.
    William McAfeeNovember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The chips are authentically good & the salsa is perfect. I came here to try the Mango-Habanero Margarita as per Eater suggesting it, it is perfection of sweet and spicy. This place is awesome.
  • Roz T.
    Roz ThomasNovember 3, 2014
    The cactus side dish is delicious.
  • Shawn R.
    Shawn RookerOctober 25, 2014
    Mezcal Fest today, don't be shy
  • Dany C.
    Dany CamposOctober 24, 2014
    Great pastor tacos!
  • Conner D.
    Conner DrewOctober 4, 2014
    The French toast is amazing!
  • Shawn R.
    Shawn RookerSeptember 4, 2014
    Micheladas are amazing, the owner is a soccer fan, and they sell nopalitos, enough said :)
  • T T.
    T TAugust 7, 2014
    Giant Micheladas!
  • Colin
    ColinAugust 7, 2014
    Good food but service can be a bit wonky
  • Betty S.
    Betty Saenz REALTORJuly 27, 2014
    A bit loud inside and out like a COOL Austin hangout but I am hoping the food will be good.
  • Jordan P.
    Jordan PenickJuly 21, 2014
    Ceviche was great. Ordered talapia with lime garlic butter sauce and I'm still dreaming about it. :)
  • Kyle L.
    Kyle LedbetterJune 25, 2014
    Jose's Michelada is the best in town
  • Jarred G.
    Jarred GammonJune 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The chips are so good! Mimosa carafes are cheap! I always get one of the tortas, the pastor is the best.
  • John W.
    John WaycuilisMay 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Carnitas Torta 👌
  • Sonie J.
    Sonie JohnMay 8, 2014
    Mango habenaro margarita is a must!
  • Mark G.
    Mark GouldsmithApril 10, 2014
    Love the guacamole! No filler, just guac!
  • Anthony R.
    Anthony RiveraMarch 16, 2014
    Try the food, it's great
  • Lisa
    LisaMarch 11, 2014
    Get the ceviche and guacamole
  • Skye
    SkyeFebruary 1, 2014
    Not superb
  • Ginger R.
    Ginger RayaDecember 29, 2013
    Ceviche is amazing!
  • David L.
    David Lowe (Uberpong)December 22, 2013
    One of my fave places in E Austin (& maybe the whole of Austin). Cool Italian vibe with Mexican food & good music.
  • Cecilia O.
    Cecilia OgudeNovember 12, 2013
    Good for their dance classes but not for authentic Mexico food. Very little seasoning in most of the food
  • Brian J.
    Brian JeremyOctober 6, 2013
    Amazing margaritas & great mescal
  • DONALD M.
    DONALD MOORESeptember 25, 2013
    Great Mexican Restaurant.
  • Jason M.
    Jason MortonSeptember 18, 2013
    amazing slow roasted pork shoulder in any form of taco and or tortilla!
  • Audrey P.
    Audrey PruittAugust 24, 2013
    Good bloody marys.
  • Ginger R.
    Ginger RayaAugust 19, 2013
    Chorizo breakfast taco is great!
  • Cesar M.
    Cesar MAugust 3, 2013
    No lunch menu on weekends? Wtf
  • Curt R.
    Curt R.July 31, 2013
    Has awesome and reasonably priced food. Love the Al Pastor tacos and the white sangria has a cinnamon stick and is terrific. Sit on the outdoor patio and enjoy.
  • Liz H.
    Liz HarrisJuly 28, 2013
    HH on Sunday between 3-4! The magic hour!
  • 🌊 Christy G.
    Holy pozole - yum. Do not miss.
  • Cameron C.
    Cameron CrumseyJuly 20, 2013
    Ask for Megan! Best waitress ever!
  • Nancy K.
    Nancy KJune 20, 2013
    Nice patio great nopales and tacos al pastor. Enjoyed the mojitos!
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleJune 18, 2013
    Superior micheladas, legit Interior Mexican cuisine, a beautiful patio, some of the best carnitas in the city, and killer mezcal and sotol cocktails. Viva Mexico! Read more
  • Randy
    RandyJune 7, 2013
    Best place in town to watch South American futbol
  • Carlos L.
    Carlos LeonMay 17, 2013
    Ceviche here is awesome!
  • Rodrigo M.
    Rodrigo MorenoMay 5, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3-6 | Sat-Sun 3-4
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GordonMarch 30, 2013
    Good carnitas tacos, great outdoor seating, solid drinks.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle ChevelleMarch 18, 2013
    Amazing food, shit service
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MontanaMarch 16, 2013
    This is a good place to try menudo.
  • john s.
    john staubMarch 13, 2013
    Eat everything. Ceviche, al pastore tacos, queso is nutz!
  • Shy M.
    Shy MukerjeeMarch 11, 2013
    Avoid this place and please stop dragging your clients here. Surly staff, mediocre food, and boring cocktails. Blegh.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 8, 2013
    Head to this spot east of downtown for something more casual than La Condesa but more formal than a simple taqueria.
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FradonoMarch 3, 2013
    Try the Huevos Motuleños - Good flavor pairing - eggs could have been a little less cooked though.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsFebruary 22, 2013
    Thirsty? The rich and fruity Mango Habanero Margarita suits Takoba's sunny patio well.
  • Annie O.
    Annie OFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sangria is an A+
  • Carlos G.
    Carlos GoBarJanuary 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Really good mexican food. Not tex-mex at all. Mango Habanero Margaritas are a must. I always order the ceviche. The Chile en Nogada is the best I've had in Austin!
  • Byry T.
    Byry THa💋January 13, 2013
    Mango habanero margarita! It doesn't make it right!! If you are Mexican you know what I'm saying!!! Drinks here suck!!! Try Papi Tino's OMG!!!
  • Abby C.
    Abby ChávezDecember 30, 2012
    Warning: The waiters don't speak Spanish. Granted, this is America, but shouldn't a little Spanish be a requirement when your menu items are in Spanish? Our server had no idea what a tostada was.
  • Shelley M.
    Shelley MurrayDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit outside for brunch and order the carafe of mimosas.
  • Brian N.
    Brian NunneryDecember 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Food-wise, best tex-mostly-mex place in ATX. Sit outside and order the queso fundido... don't expect much from the cocktails.
  • Michael K.
    Michael KoppelmannNovember 15, 2012
    Try the Chili Relleno - Walnut sauce.
  • Liz M.
    Liz MolinaOctober 27, 2012
    Chilaquiles were good but too spicy. Just a little over the top
  • Margeaux C.
    Margeaux ChaseSeptember 30, 2012
    $1.50 mimosas during brunch hrs! Can't beat 'em!
  • Matheo V.
    Matheo VictorioSeptember 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    great menudo! and $7.00 mimosa pitchers during brunch!
  • Dylan H.
    Dylan HeimbrockSeptember 2, 2012
    For a delicious treat try the fried ice cream! Preferably Starbucks flavored!
  • jessica m. h.
    the mango-habanero margarita is a must - sweet, sour, and spicy.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 29, 2012
    MMMM Bloody Mary's and Poached eggs and salmon!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 29, 2012
    The most authentic Mexican food I've had in Austin. I love the tacos de bistec and the mexican cokes! Not too expensive for the quality of the food. Also make sure to check out the sand pit outside.
  • cristina c.
    cristina carreteroJune 22, 2012
    The Ceviche is delicious!!
  • rachel s.
    rachel sJune 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    the watermelon fresca is the bomb
  • Rachel Y.
    Rachel YouensMay 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Probably one of the best micheladas in the city. It's as big as your head and made with tons of lime juice. Fantastic.
  • Andre P.
    Andre PMay 7, 2012
    Hidden gem: house made "Agua Fresca" with the natural fruit flavor of the day. AWESOME! Mango was the one we've got
  • Dark Lord Julian
    Dark Lord JulianApril 1, 2012
    Here's a tip. Call your mother.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SecaMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Michelada are the best
  • Joe M.
    Joe McCannMarch 22, 2012
    Mango Habanero marg. End of discussion.
  • Chris A.
    Chris AniszczykMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    $7 carafe of mimosa
  • Kassandra F.
    Kassandra FuentesSeptember 6, 2015
    Best carnitas tacos ever!
  • Becky R.
    Becky RussonielloMay 31, 2015
    Micheladas
  • Mark G.
    Mark GarzaSeptember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    AL PASTOR ALL DAY!
  • Stacey T.
    Stacey TomonApril 14, 2013
    Ask for Nick... Best bartender ever!
  • Alicia Q.
    Alicia Q.September 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Menudo y Micheladas
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