Texas Chili Parlor

1409 Lavaca St (btw West 14th & 15th St.), Austin, TX 78701, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
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  • chili
  • death proof
  • quentin tarantino
  • spicy food
  • chicken enchiladas
  • pork chops
  • burgers
  • happy hour
  • good for a quick meal
  • margaritas
  • migas
  • hole in the wall
  • steak
  • cheese nachos
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  • Austin American-Statesman

    You might remember this iconic eatery/dive bar from Quentin Tarantino’sDeath Proof.’ Order up some hot chili and a cold beer, but don’t ask for Lone Star. You won’t get it here.

    Austin American-Statesman · February 21, 2012
  • jake f.

    Tarantino's favorite spot in town. Great chili and a nice pork chop.

    jake furst · March 14, 2011
  • Jeff H.

    Legendary hole in the wall bar... try the chili the first time - get the mildest. $5 burgers on Tuesday nights - worth the price!

    Jeff Hewgley · March 13, 2010
  • aaron h.

    Try the chili!!

    aaron haley · January 20, 2012
  • Jennifer

    If you're looking for a place in Austin that sells Chartreuse -- you are in luck! Happy hour food is also excellently priced.

    Jennifer · September 22, 2011
  • Aaron M.

    Perfect dreary or chilly day lunch or dinner? The best chili in town, served right here.

    Aaron Motsinger · January 4, 2011
  • Fred

    See if you can find Stuntman Mike

    Fred · May 28, 2010
  • Austin Chronicle

    Since 1976, the kitchen's been serving good burgers, Tex-Mex, and, of course, chili of all varieties (XXX, veggie, Frito, etc.). Tarantino devotees will note TCP as a 'Death Proof' filming location.

    Austin Chronicle · April 3, 2013
  • Dan M.

    Bring a jacket. It's a chilly parlor.

    Dan Mateer · July 8, 2012
  • Drew A.

    It's all about the Mad Dog Margarita. They say it an acquired taste. What's wrong with everybody? It's the bomb!

    Drew Arnold · November 7, 2009
  • Sharon R.

    now serving migas! Never thought of eating chili and migas but I must say it was delish!

    Sharon Rockwell · October 13, 2013
  • Franz S.

    You probably want to stop here with a few colleagues if you had a long day and just want to grab some beer and eat some chili. Authentic Texas cuisine, and you feel like you're in the right spot.

    Franz Strasser · August 16, 2011
  • 👾 Jon C.

    Get the habanero chili and the steak and enchilada combo. This place is an awesome dive, love it.

    👾 Jon Carroll · June 7, 2012
  • Dan M.

    This place is freezing.

    Dan Mateer · November 5, 2011
  • Jade G.

    Wednesday lunch special is the BEST! Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas are delicious!!!

    Jade Greenough · May 18, 2011
  • April B.

    Pick two with white chili and chicken enchiladas. Fritos on the side. Fantastic!

    April Bennett · May 13, 2011
  • Joe W.

    Try the Guacamole burger with tostada chips.

    Joe Whitmarsh · March 17, 2010
  • Sarah S.

    Quentin Tarantino’s favorite Austin spot. The chili comes in X (mild) to XXX (hot) and is topped with crackers, onions, and jalapeños. Video of the best places for chili: http://wxch.nl/1JGRTS8

    Sarah Spagnolo · 1 week ago
  • Brian D.

    Have a problem? Follow the flow chart in the men's bathroom for help.

    Brian DeFrees · May 3, 2013
  • Eddie W.

    Nachos are half price during Happy Hour!

    Eddie Wells · January 31, 2013
  • Aaron S.

    This was a great lunch! The XX was a LOT spicier than I expected. Favorite was the black Bean chili (they were out of white chili). Fun place. Kids all enjoyed it.

    Aaron Segal · January 2, 2013
  • aaron h.

    Try a beer with your chili!!!

    aaron haley · October 3, 2012
  • Tania T.

    Got a free drink for having the A BAND APART tattoo from Tarantino films :)

    Tania Torres · September 1, 2012
  • Herb H.

    Never had the pork chop, but they make a SUPERB mess out of a potato! Try the XX on a spud! Have the ranch dressing ... it'll cool the palate!

    Herb Holland · June 23, 2011
  • Tracy K.

    You want to see folks and get great chili. This is your place

    Tracy King · January 24, 2011
  • Gina S.

    Mmmm...frito pie :)

    Gina Sigillito · January 23, 2011
  • Chad W.

    Friedas Enchiladas make me happppyyyyy

    Chad Wallace · 1 week ago
  • Zack M.

    Got the venison chili. It's was amazing

    Zack Minarick · January 7
  • Divya M.

    Chicken enchiladas, queso and chips and white chili.

    Divya Mulanjur · January 6
  • Denise B.

    Love to eat here on Sundays. Waitstaff is awesome.

    Denise Brown · January 4
  • Chris E.

    2x chili tamale. Do it.

    Chris Esparza · November 6, 2014
  • Maegan H.

    Cheese nachos and potato salad is awesome! Surprisingly, wasn't a fan of their speciality chili..

    Maegan Harless · October 26, 2014
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    TV Food Maps · August 28, 2014
  • April B.

    Boone's first time to the Texas Chili Parlor! #greenroom

    April Bennett · August 19, 2014
  • Lily

    Killer Bloody Mary. Come for the chili sampler. Stay for the Tarantino experience.

    Lily · August 9, 2014
  • Jeff M.

    XX level has decent heat. Beware of XXX. It's hot

    Jeff Meeker · August 7, 2014
  • Jennifer C.

    Great homemade food, great atmosphere.

    Jennifer Crews · May 23, 2014
  • Rob W.

    Burns going in, burns going out

    Rob Wierzbicki · March 21, 2014
  • Ben B.

    The 3X chili is so spicy I am eating raw jalapeños to cool my mouth.

    Ben Brown · March 4, 2014
  • Christopher E.

    You cannot go wrong with the black bean and sausage chili!

    Christopher Everson · February 11, 2014
  • DAVID P.

    Hell yea..,

    DAVID PAULSON · January 25, 2014
  • Katie B.

    Too much of a good thing is a VERY GOOD thing here! Second time here in two days, my newest addiction. If you order the combo get the queso, guacamole and chili, mix all three and fall in love!

    Katie B · January 24, 2014
  • Cory D.

    Get the small frijto pie! It's huge. Try it with mustard!

    Cory Davis · January 1, 2014
  • Tatiana T.

    Food was great, but the place was really filthy. The bathroom was simply disgusting.

    Tatiana Torres · December 24, 2013
  • Sara N.

    Texas all the way!

    Sara Nadeau · December 13, 2013
  • Adam S.

    Great Chili... Perfect for a cold Texas night... The Venison Chili is spot on... Break away from the normal chain fair at this cozy joint right in the heart of downtown Austin...

    Adam Stallman · December 6, 2013
  • Jason I.

    They don't sale lonestar beer for a reason... Wonder why? And only 1 unisex shitter. Good luck ladies. I think this place is owned by yankees... I gotta ask Max. They have beans in the chili...

    Jason Ice · November 26, 2013
  • Łukasz

    Got a recommendation for a steak enchiladas and it was delicious

    Łukasz · November 16, 2013
  • Lisa B.

    Delicious!! XX chili potato was yummmmm

    Lisa Braymen · October 18, 2013
  • Carlos R.

    Venison chili is pretty darn good, might not always be available but worth it.

    Carlos Ross · September 15, 2013

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