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El Arroyo (5th St)

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J Marshall71
Best in Town

This is hands down my favorite Mexican food in Austin. And it's cheap!!! The location is amazing, and the outdoor patio is so much fun, esp at happy hour. They have a nice indoor area as well, for when weather isn't as nice. (Though you can eat outside year round, as its now covered and heated). The burritos are my favorite, but everything is great.

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Terrible food-Change in mgmt?

I haven't been there for several months and had an awful experience recently. The beef was very cheap, very chewy, and the service was very slow.

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And it just gets better and better!

Did you know El Arroyo has a special just about every night of the week?! Below are their listed specials:\r \r Mondays- $1 Tecates 5- close\r 2 for 1 Half Pound, Never Frozen, Black Angus Burgers\r Tuesdays: 2 for 1 Cheese Enchiladas\r Wednesdays- $5 selected martinis and half priced selected appetizers 3-7pm.\r Thursdays- 99 cent margaritas 2 to 6pm, and $1.99 margaritas 6-7pm.\r Saturdays and Sundays: $2.50 Bloody... view more

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Best Tex-Mex

I have only been in Austin now 11 months and I eat out about 5 times a week. By far I have had the best experiences at El Arroyo on 5th St near Mopac. I Have been going there on Thursdays for their $.99 margaritas. They are good! So far the service has been good. I like to try different things when I go there just as I do at other restaurants. The only thing I don't care for are the refried beans. I love their fajita... view more

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I had heard lots of good things about El Arroyo but I was mildly disappointed over their very average Mexican Tex-Mex food. The chips and salsa was obviously from a bag and jar respectively, always a bad sign for any Mexican restaurant. The prices are great but I guess you get what you pay for. The portions were pretty small too which surprised me. The margarita I had, however, was top notch and the bartender was obv... view more

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Ask about items not on their menu!!! : )

I went to eat at the 5th street location with my girlfriend and the server offered us items that aren't on the menu but will be on the new menu coming out soon. They were amazing! I got the stuffed avacado and my girlfriend got the queso flameado as an appetizer. It was delicious! Next time you go, ask what they have that's not on their current menu.

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great patio

We came in from Houston a couple of weeks ago for the game and had a great time. They used to have one in Houston but i guess not there any longer. The patio is the place to be on a Saturday night. It wasnt crazy busy like we thought. We were seated fast and our margaritas arrived just in time.(...try their fresh mango kind) Had the shrimp in a creamy sauce and my husband the steak plate. Service was good,food was de... view more

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Great atmosphere and food

I recently went back to El Arroyo on 5th St. to try the new menu I have been hearing about. I did like the change from the old menu. I noticed they also have been doing som remodeling which looks a lot better. Anyway, My server was friendly. We decided to try the shrimp cocktail. This was not like any other cocktail. It had some fruity/flavor which was delicious. My girlfriend ordered the Tuna Burger and I ordered th... view more

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Try the Patio!

I just ate El Arroyo on 5th Street on a Thursday. There was no wait like I expected there would be. It seemed busy but the $.99 ritas made it worth it. Our server (Jessica I think...) was friendly, the drinks were pretty strong even though they were only a dollar and the atmosphere was casual and fun. If I could sum up Austin in one restaurant, this would be it. We sat outside on their patio (which is covered thank g... view more

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Far West--Great place for Families!

I have been to many many Austin Mexican restaurants, and this by far has been my best experience. I went to the El Arroyo on Far West with my wife and two kids, the hostess greeted us warmly and took us to our table right away and got a booster seat for my child without even having to ask. The bar had big plasma tvs, so for sure next time I go without my family that's the place I'm headed to first. The server was ver... view more

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