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Trudy's

Trudy's North Star

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
North Shoal Creek, Austin
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  • B(h)att W.
    "Must have the special queso and Mexican Martinis"(33 Tips)
    Caitlin D.
    "get the stuffed avocado with queso and refried black beans."(13 Tips)
    Stephen R.
    "offers an AMAZING buffet brunch on Sunday until 2PM... Migas"(4 Tips)
    Sai K.
    "The best Migas in town."(3 Tips)
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  • Sara L.
    Sara LovellOctober 11, 2014
    Great selection of food and drinks. The Mexican martini yielded 3-4 servings in a martini glass. Borracho beans are excellent with bacon as a side. I preferred the green salsa over the red one.
  • Steve F.
    Steve FaddenJanuary 6, 2013
    Try the Tingua Suiza Relleno - Delicious tinga (shredded meat with savory sauce) in chile relleno covered with suiza (creamy queso). Don't think of the calories-- just enjoy!!
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HelmsApril 27, 2014
    Get the pastor fajitas. There is an option for a 1.5 order. Perfect for two. The pork is cooked perfectly; and comes with onions, peppers and pineapple. Yum!
  • Jason L.
    Jason LesterJuly 15, 2013
    Trudy's is always consistent. There are many delicious items on the menu. The Pastor (pork) Fajitas are my favorite! Managers and staff are seasoned professionals.
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveMarch 17, 2011
    Barbara Shallue of Long Hollow blog said Trudy’s is the best of Austin Tex-Mex. “Everything I’ve tried is yummy, but they’re famous for the stuffed avocado, and their Mexican martinis are amazing”.
  • Stephen R.
    Stephen RoyAugust 23, 2010
    Most people don't know this, but in addition to having an awesome normal menu, Trudy's offers an AMAZING buffet brunch on Sunday until 2PM... Migas, Waffles, Omelette's, ALL YOU CAN EAT BACON!
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HuffMarch 12, 2013
    Parking can get rough during peak hours, but the food is great! Enchiladas don't taste fake & the stuffed avocado is amazing!
  • Kitjer
    KitjerOctober 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Migas, brunch waffles, fish tacos, suiza smoked chicken enchiladas, queso especial, margaritas, flan, martinis. Still favorites. Service can be spotty, parking is worse. Go at off times.
  • Jeffrey
    JeffreyJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great margaritas - always a generous "pour." Also love the chile rellenos- try smoked chicken and cheese with suiza sauce
  • Julian A.
    Julian AndrewsJanuary 19, 2014
    The mojitos are made with fresh muddled mint and simple syrup...not a mix. Cuban style and I was riding high all night
  • Maggie C P.
    Maggie C PerkinsMay 5, 2015
    You know what's surprisingly DELICIOUS?!? That Gorgonzola Cream salad dressing. Touch of tarragon. A little goes a long way. Fantastic!
  • Maxine O.
    Maxine OlefskyAugust 9, 2013
    Love the 4 dollar house margaritas. Perfect way to cool off during the summer while getting some cheap tex mex nomz.
  • Meichen
    MeichenAugust 7, 2014
    Much better atmosphere than the campus location! More spacious and not as noisy so your conversations don't need to include shouting and repeatedly asking "what?"
  • Valerie F.
    Valerie FigueroaNovember 5, 2013
    The house Margarita's are the same as the house Mexican martini except they are cheaper and can have more :)
  • Claire M.
    Claire MorrisAugust 25, 2011
    New on the menu are the Tinga Queso Verdes enchiladas. Do yourself a solid and order some. You can thank me later.
  • Carter B.
    Carter BaileyApril 11, 2014
    Stuffed Avocado, Mexican Martini, breakfast bar. Every time I visit Austin, I go to Trudy's. It's that good!
  • Caitlin D.
    Caitlin DavisAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    get the stuffed avocado with queso and refried black beans. and don't forget your mexican martini!
  • marii t.
    marii thompsonSeptember 14, 2012
    Beware....they cut you off at 2 Mexican martinis and they aren't even strong. So just buy a couple of beers and a couple of shots and get a better buzz.
  • Tracey .
    Tracey 🌶August 21
    Mexican martini & street corn make a great dinner when you want a lot of flavor and a lot of booze. Yum.
  • Amanda D.
    Amanda DumondSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The fried avocado entree is a bit off on it's chicken to avocado ratio but the mini avocados are perfect.
  • Tyrone B.
    Tyrone BixbyOctober 22
    Great spot for some pre-game drinks. Mexican Martini is tasty 👍🏽
  • Samantha L.
    Samantha LayMarch 14
    Absolutely love eating there. Go for your birthday and get a free martini mmmm....
  • Steph
    StephNovember 17, 2012
    If you want to sweeten a local favorite, order the Mexican martini with sugar on the rim.
  • Steve F.
    Steve FaddenJanuary 6, 2013
    Try the Green Chile Chicken Posole - Delicious soup with a spicy kick!
  • Carrie V.
    Carrie VossMarch 30, 2011
    We love love love Kasheta. She is the best server we've ever had there, and we go A LOT!
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BrantleyFebruary 1, 2015
    Love the Mexican martini, but be careful if you get more than two.
  • Brie G.
    Brie GAugust 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    When you have guests in town, you can't go wrong with the weekend breakfast buffet!
  • Noah N.
    Noah NattinMay 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    151 cuban mojito and a brownie a la mode (amy's mexican vanilla ice cream) is to die for
  • Kendra M.
    Kendra MonkJuly 22, 2010
    I know everybody likes the Mex martini, but my LOVE is the CUBAN martini! Try it. It's really a giant mojito...but yum!
  • Bonnye B.
    Bonnye BauerleJune 28, 2011
    8 per table limit. Not amazing for large groups. :/ two mexican martinis and you stop caring though. :3
  • Spenser W.
    Spenser WaltersMay 5, 2013
    Do the avocado salsa as an appetizer. Tasty, cheap and refillable.
  • Caitlin D.
    Caitlin DavisJanuary 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The brunch buffet is great! And cheap brunch drinks!
  • Travis S.
    Travis ShirleyMarch 13, 2011
    Do yourself a favor and try the green chile chicken tacos, your life will never be the same!
  • Linda M.
    Linda MeadowcroftOctober 8, 2010
    Holy jeez. The jalapeno cilantro aioli is delicious enough to drink! The fried cheesecake is full of win!
  • Jason V.
    Jason ValdezSeptember 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This place has really lost something... It's like the restaurant considers it a privilege that YOU get to come here and not the other way around like it use to be. Not excited when I come here anymore
  • Glenn L.
    Glenn LindgrenJanuary 17, 2015
    Deep fried stuffed avocado. I know it sounds weird, but it tastes great.
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie PetrichDecember 19, 2014
    Mexican Martini is really good here. So is the tortilla soup.
  • Christina C.
    Christina CastanonMarch 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Can i get some fajitas with my plate of onions?
  • Barry G.
    Barry GoberJuly 11, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Food used to be awesome, but after so many cost cutting changes it actually sux now. So disappointing for what used to be an awesome hangout.
  • Juan M.
    Juan MApril 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Service is crap, as usual. Why do I come here? Location and hours makes this place the most convenient place to go after a performance. That said, I'm so used to it being crappy that I don't care:)
  • Collin M.
    Collin McFarlaneMarch 5, 2015
    Fried Avocado Stuffed w/ Chicken!!!! OMG best thing ever! GET IT!!!
  • Miray S.
    Miray SancaktarAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best mexican martini ever! Cannot find anywhere beat here
  • michael w.
    michael wagnerApril 9, 2013
    Food was great (had the stuffed avocado)...but the service sucked, and the bartender with the beard was an asshole.
  • Ricky P.
    Ricky PerezNovember 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for drinks! Food is pretty good as well.
  • Michelle N.
    Michelle NietoOctober 22, 2011
    come out on your birthday for a free drink with your i.d...best mexican martinis
  • Mark B.
    Mark BarberApril 3, 2011
    Get the French toast with the brunch buffet! Best in town!
  • Kristen R.
    Kristen ReuterMay 6, 2013
    Sit at the upstairs bar if you have the time.
  • Stacy W.
    Stacy WimpyDecember 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Mexican Martini's are the best! Get the Skinny, save on the calories.
  • Erin B.
    Erin ByrneJuly 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Okay, sinful as it may be, get the stuffed avocado, and a top shelf mx tini!
  • Stephanie G.
    Stephanie GoodmanAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    BRING BACK THE GREEN CHILE CHEESE MASHED POTATOES FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.
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