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Trudy's Texas Star

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
North University, Austin
  • The martinis at Trudy's Texas Star is a can't miss
  • Charla C.
    "And of course delicious and strong Mexican Martinis."(49 Tips)
    Danny O.
    "The migas at Trudy's are hands down the best I've had in Austin."(6 Tips)
    Kelsey C.
    "sorry....and always use suiza sauce on everything!!!!"(4 Tips)
    Parker F.
    "Mexi marts are good though."(3 Tips)
148 Tips and reviews
  • Mexican martinis
  • margaritas
  • Mexican food
  • migas
  • happy hour
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  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KOctober 12
    Stuffed avocados, however, were great
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KOctober 6
    Fish tacos were flavorless
  • Isabel N.
    Isabel NolandSeptember 19
    Try the queso and the fried avocado.
  • Patrick J.
    Patrick JamarSeptember 8
    The margarita's are really good here, and they are reasonably priced! Also, the fish tacos were amazing. I will be coming back for sure!
  • Dee P.
    Dee PatienceAugust 26
    Food is ok but at least consistent. Mexican martini is a must
  • Andee D.
    bloody mary!!
  • Andee D.
    shrimp tacos!! nom
  • Andres E.
    Andres ElizondoJanuary 11
    The stuffed avocado is too good to be vegetarian. Tastes like meat
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WallerAugust 27, 2016
    Breakfast buffet! Great place for hangover food. Cheese everywhere!
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaMarch 16, 2016
    A UT institution if only for Mexican martinis--delicious yet strong.
  • Stacey B.
    Stacey BOctober 26, 2015
    Chili rellenos were sosososo delicious
  • Marc C.
    Marc ChiricoAugust 17, 2015
    Trudy's is a great place to hangout and eat creative Tex-mex food. Tasty fried avocado, and I love the house corn tortillas. Get a Mexican Martini!
  • CJ C.
    CJ CookAugust 9, 2015
    Mexican Martini and portobello quesadillas! Never fails.
  • Zachary C.
    Zachary CasaresJuly 31, 2015
    Top shelf Tuesday is God's gift to man.
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda ThauMarch 30, 2015
    Mexican martinis and stuffed avocados. There's a reason they're mentioned in every tip!
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The Mexican martini is the best martini in Austin, which is why it’s on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Austin. Read more
  • jeremy m.
    jeremy munnerlynFebruary 6, 2015
    Mexican martini with the Cholula Honey Chicken. Dooooo it!
  • st
    stJanuary 23, 2015
    honey fried chicken is amazing
  • Darcy M.
    Darcy MyersJanuary 18, 2015
    The fried avacado is really good. Great place to hang out with friends over food.
  • Anna W.
    Anna WeissDecember 12, 2014
    Classic spot - get the Mexican martini
  • Shelby K.
    Shelby KnoxNovember 28, 2014
    Queso and the house Mexican martini are quintessentially Austin. Fried avocado is also a favorite.
  • Logan F.
    Logan FountainOctober 13, 2014
    Bacon wrapped quail is yummy. We tried the botanas and it was good.
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie R.October 13, 2014
    Meximart!!! Must get!
  • Vi T.
    Vi TranOctober 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a free Mexican martini on your birthday. Stuffed avocados are good.
  • Karli
    KarliOctober 1, 2014
    Order the crispy tacos as sopapillas. It's life changing! And you can replace rice & beans with any side, grilled zucchini is the best!
  • Emily S.
    Emily ScruggsSeptember 25, 2014
    Fried avocados soak up the Mexican martinis
  • Dylan R.
    Dylan RobertsSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Ciro's Special, Mexican Martinis, Bohemia Beer, and the fajitas. I love Trudy's!
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleyAugust 10, 2014
    I'm guessing like many sub-par Tex Mex places in Austin, people like the margaritas enough to enjoy the food. I don't like margaritas... And definitely wasn't impressed by the food.
  • Cody W.
    Cody WaldropJuly 30, 2014
    The downstairs patio and bar area are the best since there are so many TV's, and the full menu is served down here as well.
  • Alexis M.
    Alexis McCoyJuly 24, 2014
    They dont open until 2
  • Angela R.
    Angela RileyJune 7, 2014
    Came in one day for happy hour. The Mexican martini is amazing! One drink and you are good to go for the entire night.
  • Fahad M.
    Fahad MApril 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the queso with spiced beef, stuffed avocado, and a Mexican martini be sure to substitute one of the sides with cheesy mashee potatoes
  • Sunil J.
    Sunil JamalApril 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Stuffed Avocado, an Austin tradition.
  • Johnathan T.
    Johnathan TranMarch 17, 2014
    Get Stevie as a waitress she's super nice
  • Bryant B.
    Bryant BoslandNovember 23, 2013
    Migas Rellenos
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer ReineyNovember 15, 2013
    Best location like the building. Near the fireplace.
  • 🐙 Thiago D.
    🐙 Thiago DuarteNovember 8, 2013
    there is a total of approximately zero reasons why you should pick something else than the stuffed avocado.
  • Janelle C.
    Janelle CabertoAugust 20, 2013
    The honey cholula fried chicken is orgasmic
  • Ali R.
    Ali RazaAugust 18, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great weekday happy hour from 2-7pm. Make sure you get a Mexican Martini. You won't be disappointed.
  • Natasha R.
    Natasha Rene'eAugust 11, 2013
    Migas & Steak Fajitas are to DIE for. So freaking good with their fresh squeezed orange juice.
  • Parker F.
    Parker FeatherstonAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Prepare yourself. Sitting at the bar can make you feel hated. The bartenders are more often than not, completely discourteous. Mexi marts are good though.
  • Katy T.
    Katy ThompsonJuly 13, 2013
    Ciro's Special with Chicken and Poblano Crema instead of queso. You'll be glad you did.
  • Joowon K.
    Joowon KimJuly 7, 2013
    Known for stuffed avocado!
  • Joowon K.
    Joowon KimJuly 7, 2013
    Nice atmosphere. Great service. Famous for their fried avocados
  • Tracy P.
    Tracy PJuly 6, 2013
    Must try the Cholula Chicken and Sopapillas!
  • Kushaan S.
    Kushaan ShahJuly 1, 2013
    Stuffed Avocado is beyond amazing. Make sure you leave room though - it can get heavy!
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PhillipsJune 20, 2013
    stuffed avacado all. the. way.
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LeungJune 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This is hands down my favorite and consistent Tex-Mex in town! Every dish has great portion size and keep the martinis coming (they only limit 2 per visit and it's a good reason) .
  • Mallory H.
    Mallory HoodJune 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Mexi marts and stuffed avocado. 'Nuff said.
  • April T.
    April TamayoJune 9, 2013
    If you're not here for the stuffed avocado then i don't know what you're doing here ;)
  • Alex K.
    Alex KJune 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Mexi marts are my life
  • Steven W.
    Steven WordMay 28, 2013
    Stuffed Avocado w/ Verde Sauce served-up next to a Mexican Martini -- NO exceptions!
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LyleMay 28, 2013
    Sit downstairs in the bar - inside or outside. It's first come, first serve and the atmosphere is better.
  • Justin F.
    Justin FosterMay 21, 2013
    Authentic TexMex that lives up to the hype as an Austin institution. Was with a friend who is a foodie and he raved about it. I'm less sophisticated but had the best chicken mole burritto ever!
  • Brian N.
    Brian NunneryMay 3, 2013
    Great happy hour! But beware: they try to upsell you on drinks - it's that kind of place.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WallaceApril 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the sopa pillas! You will not regret it.
  • Akash M.
    Akash MankarMarch 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mexican martinis!
  • Sanjay T.
    Sanjay TouraniMarch 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Mimosa - #bossLike
  • Lauryn B.
    Lauryn BlairMarch 14, 2013
    Chipotle cream awesomesauce
  • Elysa E.
    Elysa EllisMarch 8, 2013
    Try the Shrimp Chipotle Cream Enchiladas
  • Kat R.
    Kat RudbergMarch 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cocktails are surprisingly awesome; even the pickiest of craft cocktail connoisseurs will admit it. Mexican and Cuban martinis are high-octane stars. Daily drink specials keep it affordable.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsFebruary 22, 2013
    Our best margaritas in Austin list wouldn't be complete without Trudy's infamous Mexican Martini.
  • Jon H.
    Jon HarmonFebruary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Camarones Chili Rellenos - Excellent plating AND delicious.
  • Juan M.
    Juan MNovember 19, 2012
    Every time I go to any Trudy's I go with a group of 5 or 6. THEY DO NOT SPLIT CHECKS & IT SUCKS. I always drink less and end up having to pay more than I owe. EVERY DAMN TIME. U do the math plz!!
  • Spooner
    SpoonerNovember 12, 2012
    Sit at the bar on Sunday night and your first three bottles beers are only $2 each.
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LiuOctober 29, 2012
    The booths are insanely uncomfortable. Find a table outside if the weather is bearable otherwise your legs will never forgive you.
  • Brooke B.
    Brooke BOctober 14, 2012
    Seriously, the drink I crave most regularly is a Trudy's Mexican Martini! Everyone has to try one!
  • Pamela B.
    Pamela BennettSeptember 20, 2012
    It's all about the Mexican Martini here. Basic TexMex food.
  • Nathalie R.
    Nathalie RochSeptember 19, 2012
    The Mexican Martini is awesome! Don't forget to try it!
  • Jeffrey B.
    Jeffrey BoruszakAugust 25, 2012
    Best Queso in the city
  • Thomas
    ThomasAugust 17, 2012
    Ladies, dranks, and chile rellanos... Get the mojito and upgrade to 151 fo free
  • Mario
    MarioJuly 11, 2012
    Just point at the front of the menu and say "I want that" for the meal of your lifetime! *Actual results may vary.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 29, 2012
    If you go between 10am and 2pm on the weekends (Fri-Sun) no entree is above $10
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 27, 2012
    Trudy's on a Tuesday- Top shelf alcohol for the price of house. Great chance to try a clean Mexican Martini and enjoy some stuffed avocados.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 26, 2012
    The price of the Mexican Martini has changed again; this time for the better. They are $6 now on Mondays!!!!
  • Alan F.
    Alan FergusonJune 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Stuff dat avocado!
  • Ricky T.
    Ricky TickyJune 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    mexican martinis and flaquities is the way to live life
  • Social N.
    They have two parking lots, which is a miracle anywhere near the UT campus/downtown Austin. They have a different drink special every night. My favorite is Monday because that's Mexican Martini night!
  • Amanda Y.
    Amanda YJune 4, 2012
    Get the chicken mole.
  • Kristen C.
    Kristen C.May 20, 2012
    Good food but don't come with more than 6 people because their tables are made for no more than that. Hard to fit everyone comfortably.
  • Lauren P.
    Lauren PateMay 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Mexican martini...shaker and straw!
  • Kirk A.
    Kirk AhlquistApril 21, 2012
    Cover your zits
  • Summer G.
    Summer GonzalezApril 19, 2012
    Order the Mexican martini employee style for a free kuzzie
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HernandezApril 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Veggie Flaquities Appetizer - From the very first time, this dish has been my #favorite. Always a go-to. #spicy 'n' #yum
  • Do512
    Do512March 27, 2012
    Drink specials every day -- check the Trudy's closest to you to find out how you can drink and save!
  • Joe M.
    Joe MooreMarch 14, 2012
    Stuffed avacado!!! Get it with carnitas on top.
  • CollegeCandy
    CollegeCandyMarch 2, 2012
    MUST order the stuffed avocado! Mexican martinis are bomb, you can only order two
  • Kelsey C.
    Kelsey CFebruary 28, 2012
    Get the stuffed avacado you won't be sorry....and always use suiza sauce on everything!!!!
  • Adrián E.
    Adrián EncontradoJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Mexican Martini is a must here.
  • Priya S.
    Priya Shivangi KurupJanuary 5, 2012
    Try the veggie fajitas!
  • Jon L.
    Jon LeeJanuary 2, 2012
    No need to look beyond the top ten specialties
  • Manuel G.
    Manuel GDecember 21, 2011
    best margaritas in town!
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah StuchberyNovember 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Mexican martinis, queso with guac, salsaaaaa
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HeatonOctober 2, 2011
    Two words, one drink: MEXICAN MARTINI! And, Guacamole and Queso.
  • Janie C.
    Janie C.October 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Trudy's has the most noncommittal gluten free menu ever. The only thing I trust is queso especial.
  • Grace W.
    Grace WassonSeptember 23, 2011
    Go for breakfast and get the chilaquiles with verde sauce and a mimosa!!!
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BurckSeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you do take-out ...there's a 10% charge :( boo!!!
  • Jack C.
    Jack CramerSeptember 18, 2011
    Trudy's is a money making machine designed to get people in and out as fast ad they can. I will never eat here again. Customer service blows.
  • Tamanna S.
    Tamanna ShaikhSeptember 1, 2011
    The go-to place! Mexican Martinis, FTW. Definitely try the veggie appetizer--don't underestimate it; just try it! Sometimes, the service sucks.
  • Sid D.
    Sid DesaiAugust 24, 2011
    Migas are my favorite, but the stuffed avocado comes highly recommended.
  • Juan N.
    Juan NinoAugust 15, 2011
    Take the Trudy's Challenge (drink 2 Mexican Martinis at every Trudy's location) the same night!
  • Corinna P.
    Corinna PAugust 10, 2011
    I think the queso was designed to kill people. Tasty, tasty cheese death.
  • Cara G.
    Cara GarciaAugust 2, 2011
    Plan on splitting your own check if you know how to do math.
  • Scion Advisor
    Scion AdvisorJuly 28, 2011
    This is how Tex-Mex should be! Order the fajitas with a side of black beans and dive into some of the most colorful flavors around. We can’t get enough of the suiza sauce. Read more
  • Emily S.
    Emily SimmonsJuly 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Ginger Mango Mimosa is to die for!
  • Charla C.
    Charla CummingsJuly 10, 2011
    Holy smokes! Great salsa and guac! And of course delicious and strong Mexican Martinis. yum yum!
  • CultureMap Austin
    CultureMap AustinJuly 8, 2011
    Here are the basics: Mexican martini. Stuffed Avocado. Enchiladas are good. Don't plan on splitting your checks.
  • Julio V.
    Julio VelasquezJuly 5, 2011
    The queso is wonderful, and the Mexican margaritas always hit the spot! And the food is delicious too...the green-chili-cheese mashed potatos were the bomb! Read more
  • Michael G.
    Michael GravesJuly 5, 2011
    Bloody marys are good! Do the infusion mary! 1-10 its a 6! As far as bloodys go!
  • Susie S.
    Susie SebastianJune 15, 2011
    Go to Trudy's on your birthday and get a FREE Mexican Martini (or a free dessert - I know what I'd rather have)!
  • Kathleen S.
    Kathleen SmithApril 10, 2011
    The migas are great!
  • Daniel Y.
    Daniel YoungMarch 13, 2011
    The Migas Diaz is fantastic. Try it next time you're here.
  • Kristina B.
    Kristina BralyMarch 13, 2011
    The Mexican martini is an absolute tradition. The trudy challenge is to max out your three allowed Mexican martinis at each of the three locations. Don't drive!
  • Tocquigny
    TocquignyMarch 10, 2011
    One of the Top 5 Places to grab a drink during SXSW! Follow me to find out the other 4! or stop by to get the trends for SXSW 2011. Read more
  • Bettie G.
    Bettie GonzalesFebruary 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    stuffed avocado!
  • James G.
    James GuberaFebruary 19, 2011
    When you order your Mexican Martini skip the glass and just drink it right out of the shaker. The stuffed avocado with suiza sauce is the way to go.
  • Chris F.
    Chris ForsytheFebruary 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Stuffed avocado. Just get it. Best thing on the menu.
  • peter h.
    peter hoganJanuary 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Discounted top-shelf tequila. Drink specials everyday. Always eat the food special.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CJanuary 6, 2011
    Definitely get 2 Mexican martinies and the stuffed avocado.
  • Ed H.
    Ed HuJanuary 3, 2011
    for a different, but great, type of nacho - go Zingo!
  • Melody Ann R.
    Melody Ann RossDecember 13, 2010
    They do NOT split checks and are huge jerks about it. Lazy and incompetent waitstaff on top of condescending and smarmy management. Prepare to leave unhappy.
  • Edgar P.
    Edgar PinzonNovember 12, 2010
    Wow just two drinks here and they cut the tap!!! You better arrive with a bottle of tequila in your bag
  • Kate V.
    Kate VostaSeptember 19, 2010
    Sit @ the bar and get a 10 percent discount on food items!
  • Christopher D.
    Christopher DukeSeptember 14, 2010
    The special: rellenos de cameron is disgusting. Do not order it!
  • Stacey
    StaceySeptember 5, 2010
    I think the food is a little terrible, but it's popular and other people seem to like it, so who am I?
  • J.D. P.
    J.D. PerezAugust 30, 2010
    Shitty service. The place is empty and no one has taken our drink order in 10 minutes
  • Raahul R.
    Raahul RamakrishnanAugust 22, 2010
    Stuffed avocado is great always. Also, I would recommend the corzo reposado as your tequila for the Mex mart
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BrazellAugust 5, 2010
    Get the Mexican Martini. Careful though. They will only give you 2.
  • Danny O.
    Danny OwenJune 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Sunday: One dollar beer at the bar for your first three beers. No joke.
  • Danny O.
    Danny OwenMay 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Robert and Ben are some cool cats who work at this location. Tip 'em well.
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MarichalMay 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Mexican Martinis are only $5 on Mondays... Can't beat that!
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan ReberApril 26, 2010
    Only go for drinks, the food is horrible. They use bag lettuce on their tacos!!
  • Danny O.
    Danny OwenApril 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The migas at Trudy's are hands down the best I've had in Austin.
  • David O.
    David OrtezApril 3, 2010
    The Green Chile Chicken Tacos are great! Don't forget a bowl of queso and your Mexican Martini
  • Arshad R.
    Arshad RehmanMarch 31, 2010
    Go to Trudys and substitute one of your sides with cheesy mashed potatoes.
  • Chris D.
    Chris DuelMarch 22, 2010
    Ready for Top Shelf TuesdayCorzo (rep), Cuantreau, no salt, extra olives... NICE
  • Mike G.
    Mike G.March 19, 2010
    Veggie flaquities rule
  • Jen C S.
    Jen C SimpsonMarch 16, 2010
    Monday mexican martinis only $5. Can't beat that.
  • Emmy A.
    Emmy AndersonMarch 10, 2010
    Austin's best queso - the queso especial with tortillas. Wash down with Mexican martinis. Watch out, there's a reason they only let you have two.
  • Rachel F.
    Rachel FreyFebruary 8, 2010
    Go order the Chicken Enchiladas with the Sour Cream sauce!Also Trudy's has the best wait staff. Everyone is friendly and attentive
  • Alex P.
    Alex ParrishJanuary 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    They have the tastiest queso! I love their Botanas sampler, and the Mexican martinis aren't bad either ;)
  • Khoa L.
    Khoa LeDecember 21, 2009
    Two words: MEXICAN MARTINI. They're STRONG. Best drink in Austin.
  • Laura L.
    Laura LachausseeNovember 6, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    MEXICAN MARTINIS... although they cut you off after 2 of them!
  • Nicolas M.
    Nicolas MotaJuly 28, 2009
    Mexican martinis.Well on Mondays, Premium on Tuesdays.
  • Danika H.
    Danika HaymanMarch 19, 2009
    Make sure you have the Mexican Martini and the Stuffed Avocado!!
  • Andra L.
    Andra LittonMarch 14, 2009
    Go to trudy's. Order Mexican Martini, go premium with El Jimador. Stuffed Avocado w/ suiza sauce.
  • JuanCa!
    JuanCa!February 1, 2015
    Excelente lugar. Andrea es la mejor gerente y Chad un muy buen tipo.
  • Kenneth B.
    Kenneth BrownJuly 23, 2010
    Rellenos de Cameron!
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