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The Oasis on Lake Travis

Mexican Restaurant, Music Venue, and Gift Shop$$$$
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  • Tony V.
    "Great Bloody Marys with a fantastic view of Lake Travis"(6 Tips)
    Ashley H.
    "Get a table where you can watch the sunset and have a margarita."(19 Tips)
    Natassia M.
    "The grilled shrimp diablo is awesome!!"(2 Tips)
    Russo V.
    "Get the pulled chicken green enchiladas :-)"(5 Tips)
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  • Slayphanie
    SlayphanieAugust 15
    The food is ok, margarita was good, the view is amazing but the Pokemon is 🔥lit🔥!!! The mermaid poke spot draws a lot of pokemon. Drop a lure, get some drinks and enjoy the view and Pokemons.
    Upvoted Oct 14
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurMarch 29, 2015
    Beautiful view and good margaritas. Come here on a lazy weekend after brunch to relax. Food isn't great. The burger is decent. But the view is worth the trip. Best is to get here via lime creek road.
    Upvoted Oct 14
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaApril 30, 2015
    The drinks are cold, and there's lots of room. It's a great combination—jaw-dropping sunsets and the jaw-dropping size of this joint. Get there early—the sun drops fast. Read more
  • Hollis T.
    Great place to bring folks from out of town or for the view. I live nearby and can't imagine going there because of "the good drinks and the great food" - cuz neither the drinks nor the food are good
  • Dario S.
    A must-visit place when visiting Lake Travis! It's a huge complex of different eating and drinking areas. The atmosphere here is outstandingly chill and tropical. Try the alien space ship!
  • Cesar A.
    Cesar AlbertoJune 26, 2015
    Very nice view, great for afternoons... But... The service is very slow, their food is not the greatest one, servers are very busy all the time... I had to stand up 3 times to look for the waiter
    Upvoted Oct 14
  • Brendan D.
    Brendan DavisJuly 13, 2014
    Watching the subset awesome , menu not great only one steak on the menu rest of it resembles a fast food place saying that service was 100% views awesome had a good night there price was reasonable
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  • Shayla W.
    Shayla WilliamsJuly 21, 2014
    The bison burger was amazing! The view and sunset are the best part!
    Upvoted Oct 14
  • Christian T.
    Christian TorresOctober 18, 2014
    This place is very beautiful and relax and the veiw is gourgeous.... I recommend if you decide to come to Austin Texas stop by come to this place you going to love it
  • Jacobo G.
    Jacobo GómezAugust 17, 2015
    Beautiful place only a short drive from Austin. Come here to see the sunset
    Upvoted Oct 14
  • Seth D.
    Spectacular views of Lake Travis and surrounding areas! Enjoy this hill country gem.
    Upvoted Oct 14
  • John-Paul R.
    John-Paul RojasJuly 19, 2013
    The Perfect Margarita and the Margarita Cheesecake were great. The food was like eating at an amusement park, passable if you didn't go for the food. The view is the reason to go.
  • Wael H.
    Wael HazzaziApril 17
    Not sure about the food (haven't tried it) but the view is amazing, sit outside
    Upvoted Oct 14
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveMarch 17, 2011
    Julie Claire Morrison of Confessions of a Napper says, “The Oasis has the best view in town. Situated on the shores of Lake Travis, the patio becomes drenched in the sunset each day.”
  • Curt R.
    Curt R.July 31, 2013
    Ideal spot to take visitors. Killer view and drinks. The food has improved over the years but is still a little pricey. Well deserved rep as a must-be place at sunset.
  • Jackie E.
    Jackie EasthomSeptember 5
    Beautiful sunset! Get the Shrimp Diablo.... to die for! Got mine with sweet potato fries.
  • Krista C.
    Krista COctober 2, 2013
    Wine Weds = 1/2 off all bottles and glasses! The bad news: wine list blows. Oh well, $15 bottle of Lamarca is better than $30 bottle of Lamarca.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CavazzoOctober 14
    The lake view is awesome. Always crowded. If waiting for a table, you get a text msg when ready, it doesnt work for international users, so expect more waiting.
  • Joe B.
    Joe BrealDecember 11, 2015
    Great place to hang out and relax. Even with a lot of people around just sitting there looking over out of the lake is serene.
  • Roberto B.
    What is this place. Really an Oasis in Texas! Come outside and enjoy the view. The food is secondary.
  • SoundCloud
    SoundCloudMarch 4, 2012
    Pros: the views are terrific, the sunsets are to die for, the appetizers are good! Cons: a bit expensive Overall: worth it for the view
  • Phú T.
    Phú TrầnAugust 4, 2014
    Order the Combo Fajitas for 1 person; trust me, it can fill up two people perfectly fine in terms of a regular-sized meal.
  • Manuel Z.
    Manuel ZapataMarch 26, 2013
    First time back since the Fire and was surprised!! Very cool and the food and drinks were Great!! Service was the best! Good Times!!
  • Liz H.
    Liz HallFebruary 11, 2015
    Best views of Lake Travis at sunset capital with Awesome food and atmosphere! You will keep coming back for more!
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle McKenzieJuly 26, 2015
    Great views. Wish I could say more about the service. Don't get a table on the extreme end of either side or your waiter will probably forget about you.
  • Kristen M.
    Kristen McClendonDecember 29, 2011
    View - great. Drinks - great. Food - absolute shit. I'd be willing to bet most of it is pre-made and reheated. Everything I ordered I can make better at home.
  • Vonia
    VoniaMay 27
    Call ahead to see if there are sunset view seats available. No reservations, but good to know before going out there.
  • Bridget W.
    Bridget WebbSeptember 7, 2015
    Chicken enchiladas on point! So yummy! Views are amazing (huge spider on chair was scary) I would go again! 😊
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AuJanuary 29, 2013
    The food here isn't great but the scenic view is amazing. The patio is heated so you can enjoy it even in the winters.
  • Drew P.
    Drew PickensJanuary 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Current employee here, my advice, of all the meals I have eaten, the piratas, chicken enchiladas, nachos and fireballs are the best.
  • jerod m.
    jerod mooreMay 2, 2012
    Go for the view and the cool shops in the area. The foods not to die for, but its pretty cheap for the 15 mile view.
  • Megan M.
    This is amurrica! Please avoid all food and just drink the margaritas with a Chambord floater (ok and maybe the free chips and salsa)
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SuttleJune 21, 2015
    This place is great for sunsets and beautiful views. The food is ok, so you probably don't want to make the trip just for that.
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HumphreyNovember 24, 2012
    Get a table where you can watch the sunset and have a margarita. Really lovely. Food was just alright though. Typical Mexican affair
  • RexAnn S.
    RexAnn ShotwellMarch 26, 2010
    This is amazing. On a perfect day, with a perfect group of friends this is all you need. Go when its still hot and sunny for the atmosphere then stay until sunset for the experience.
  • Riley L.
    Riley LNovember 3, 2014
    Man is this place cynical and barely-servicable and MAN is this place beautiful. You gotta go at least once with your friends to be like "I know, right?"
  • Corey
    CoreyFebruary 21, 2014
    If you are lucky enough to come on a clear day, the sunset will blow your mind. Best thing about Austin!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 29, 2012
    Great place to watch the sunset! Definitely arrive an hour or two before the sunset to get a good table.
  • Vicki N.
    Vicki NNovember 20, 2012
    Gorgeous view as the sun set over the Lake Travis. Pricey menu, food was aight.
  • Lilly C.
    Lilly CalandrelloJanuary 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my ABSOLUTE favorite places to go especially in the summer. SPECTACULAR sunsets, outdoor dining on several different levels overlooking Lake Travis. Great food + cold Corona & Shiner Bock. Read more
  • Dianey S.
    Dianey SandovalJuly 27, 2015
    Great Restaurant... The menú is simple and basic. Sit outside the view is great!!
  • Alan Arturo D.
    Alan Arturo DayJune 22, 2012
    The food at the main restaurant is mediocre, Soleil has an awesome softshell crab burger. Enjoy the sunset!
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BarlowMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Blake. Great service and very friendly waiter. Less time worrying about the food means more time to enjoy the view!
  • Luciana M.
    Luciana MisuraMarch 17, 2010
    Best sunset view in Austin, but don't bother having dinner there. Order drinks, eat some appetizers and leave to get good food elsewhere.
    Upvoted Oct 11
  • Roger W.
    Roger WillisSeptember 3, 2015
    Way more touristy than I expected. So many bees. Nice place anyway. The bees were super polite and got drunk on my beer.
  • Rochelle Y.
    Rochelle YousefianApril 22, 2015
    Big portions of food. Beautiful scenery and sunset view. Multi level outdoor seating.
  • CultureMap Austin
    CultureMap AustinJuly 15, 2011
    If you came to The Oasis but just aren't in the mood to eat a full meal, their key lime pie makes for a nice snack.
  • Amber S.
    Amber StanleyApril 18, 2011
    Food is OK but the view and drinks (especially the margaritas!) And view are amazing and worth the trip!
  • D'Ann F.
    D'Ann FaughtMarch 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Oasis has live music Friday-Sunday nights in Starlight Terrace which can be indoor or open air venue. Rain or shine - acoustics are great!
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