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Business Details

20

years

in Business

Hours:

Regular Hours

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Neighborhoods:
Bouldin Creek, Bouldin
AKA:

Polvos Mexican Restaurant

Categories:
Mexican Restaurants, American Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Latin American Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Family: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Family Style, Mexican, American, Latin American, Omelets

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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09/07/2015

Overall

Went for breakfast, staff not very attentive. Find your own table, then wait till someone cares to wait on you. Womens bathroom was flooded. You get chips but pay extra for salsa? Food mediocre, wasn't impressed at all, don't know what the hype is about this place??

05/31/2014

Overall
Hmmm

Dont go when it's crowded. ..with a group. Oy! We finally had to get our own silverware, napkins, salsa, etc. So loud outside we could not hold conversations. Perhaps it's better for lunch

03/28/2012

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Best Drunk in Austin

$20 pitchers of Everclear-based margaritas? Can I get a hell yes? Totally worth the 20-minute wait. The parking lot gets crowded, but that's a good sign, to me.

01/16/2011

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Overall
Food OK, but charging me for chips when you bring them

Wow a Mexican restaurant in Texas chargign for chips and salsa that the bus boy brings. Not a good thing. and that is why I probably wont be back. Call me picky. The food was good.I ordered the Migas ( ehh) but the sides that came with it were MUCH better. Can I have an order of beans and potatoes?? I only went in becauase every place around them was crowded adn I was starving.

08/05/2010

Overall
Just Drive Past this Establishment......

We had never been to the restaurant before, but decided to dine here. It took a few minutes to realize that this was not a place that I would come back to. The menu items make no sense other than let's charge more and serve less. I looked over the menu for over 15 minutes and still could not make up my mind. I decided to try the fajita enchiladas and boy was I disappointed. The food had no taste. I have tasted better at a taqueria, and enjoyed it. It did not end here. I started to choke and sought the waiter for some water. Well he never came back to check on us. Terrible service and terrible food. I would not recommend.

04/11/2010

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I truly do not understand why this place is as popular

The place is dilapidated. Their service is the worst that I have ever experienced in a restaurant. The chips and salsa are watery. I only tried this place because my girlfriend insisted how great it was, but I would never eat here again?.

So many better options for in Austin for this style food try ? Vivo, Gueros, Baby A?s

Anything but this place!

10/28/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Salsa Bar Heaven

All my Latin American friends and clients praise the authenticity of the food and enjoyed their drinks as well.

07/10/2009

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Overall
Got sick after eating at Polvos

Both my wife and I got sick after eating there. Several years ago we were regulars and enjoyed their food, but after hugging the toilet today we won't be returning.

04/18/2009

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Overall
Yummy roasted red pepper salsa

Read several reviews about the poor service, and couldn't disagree more. In a town where I've come to count on crappy to nonexistent service (yeah, pretty much everywhere), I feel pretty well cared for here. Water and Margarita refills were regular, more chips were offered, and meals showed fairly promptly considering how busy it was. One of the few places I've been where the appetizer showed up as an appetizer as opposed to with the meal.

The house margaritas are potent, and there are many flavors to choose from if the standard doesn't suit your taste. The queso is fair, and you can dress it up with the sides provided. So far, I've tried the Chilaquiles, chicken fajitas, Entomotades (sp?), and a shrimp/corn/mushroom fajita whose name I do not remember. All were excellent. The roasted pepper salsa (salsa bar is free, perhaps that has changed over time since a previous reviewer said otherwise) is excellent. Prices are reasonable as well.
Enjoy, just expect to have to walk a short distance since the lot is always full.

02/02/2009

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Overall
not what it used to be :-{

i have been a patron of polvo's since they opened but it seems they have compromised their quality with all the influx of business they have enjoyed. not horrible, not great, i still go occasionally for the dive atmosphere but have discovered sago and it's really amazing.

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