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4109 S Capital Of Texas Hwy Ste 100Austin, TX 78704
My new favorite restaurant! I have lived in S. Austin for almost 2 decades - consistently the best of flavors and service! Scores above more expensive Tex-Mex and Mex places for me and all that I show it off to! I think I'll go tonite.
311 W 5th StAustin, TX 78701
I have been a member of El Rey for over two years and have never been introduced to another club in Austin that can compete. El Rey provides an exclusive atmosphere with five star services that promote good health, hygiene and relaxation. The owner of El Rey is very civic minded and continuall…
1624 W 5th StAustin, TX 78703
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).…
2910 S Congress AveAustin, TX 78704
15 of us showed up last night, Wed, with no reservation, and we were cared for like old friends. Table was made ready quickly including super clean cloth napkins and silverware...a sign as to what is behind the kitchen door....clean.\r Our server Rodney had all our names down in 2 minutes and …
2613 S Lamar BlvdAustin, TX 78704
My wife and I went to Matt's El Rancho for a date night. Our waitress was fantastic. We really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere. The menu was extensive, prices were reasonable, and food was delicious. We look forward to going back soon!
1809 Manor RdAustin, TX 78722
I think this may be the first or second 5 star rating I've given out so far and it's well deserved. With so much Tex-Mex in town, El Chile has managed to set themselves apart and still stay true to Tex-Mex. I don't know how they do it, but everything I order from there is phenomenal. It's usu…
2219 Manor RdAustin, TX 78722
Okay ya'll, these are the best tacos in town. I love going to El Chilito, and could really eat there anytime. I go for breakfast tacos when I don't have time to make my own breakfast, running late, etc. And I'll stop there to bring home food after work. I love everything I've tried there, an…
2938 Guadalupe StAustin, TX 78705
I visited El Patio on a whim. I love little hole in the wall restaurants because that's usually where the food is really good. El Patio didn't disappoint. \r \r After walking around the drag for awhile, I went in about 2 p.m. I was hungry and I pigged out. I had a half order of beef and bee…
7032 Wood Hollow DrAustin, TX 78731
My family is huge, we roll in there with like four adults and six kids (6 to almost 2 years of age). We have never had to wait for long and the kids love to bum rush the toys they have for them. \r \r Besides the food being wonderful and service excellent I love the fact that they have somethi…
1779 Wells Branch Pkwy Ste 108Austin, TX 78728
I really love this place! The family that owns and runs the cafe are so nice! They make the best mexican food I have ever had. I especially love the flan! :) All I ever want to do is go eat at is this place lol..seriously! This cafe is by far one of a kind!
2600 E 7th StAustin, TX 78702
This Austin landmark has probably been serving Mex since before I was born. This place is definitely about the food, atmosphere is 60-70's. Try to avoid looking at the mangy goat heads while slurping down some of the best Mex in town.\r \r When we went, the salsa was super-spicy & delicious. …
3900 S Congress AveAustin, TX 78704
These guys make the best breakfast tacos! Delicious Migas and fresh salsa that adds that little spark you need in the morning! Try the potato egg and cheese!\r \r They are way south but if you are downtown, you can always get their tacos at the Hideout...better hurry tho, they go FAST!!!
500 E Riverside Dr Apt 159Austin, TX 78704
My boyfriend and I frequent El Taquito, sometimes two or three times a week. We absolutely love it! It is so great after having gone out, since they stay open late, usually 4:00 am. Fresh and flavorful, the tacos are made with quality ingredients; the meat is cut into small pieces and seasoned j…
1025 Barton Springs RdAustin, TX 78704
El Alma has two different kinds of delicious salsa. They also have two kinds of chips. They bring the thick flaky yummy ones with the queso or ceviche, both of which are delicious. You can't beat their happy hour!
1100 S Lamar Blvd Ste 1125Austin, TX 78704
From Business: Energetic, irreverent, & authentic Mexican dining experience with Tex-Mex flare. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable serving staff, coupled with award winning bartenders combine to create an exciting Austin experience. Interior and exterior dining provides different and unique atmospheres that cater to various guest desires.~~ …
2815 Manor RdAustin, TX 78722
From Business: El Arroyo is an eating establishment that provides a range of dinner and lunch options for guests. The restaurant serves a selection of appetizers, entrees, burgers, chops, soups and desserts. It offers taco, house and Caesar salads. El Arroyo serves chimichangas, quesadillas, fajitas and tacos, as well as organizes live m…
2717 S Lamar BlvdAustin, TX 78704
From Business: Restaurateur and Chef Pablo Gomez brings his culinary talents rooted in the traditions of Spain to Austin with El Chipiron. At this authentic tapas and pintxos bar on trendy South Lamar, Gomez creates playful interpretations of classic Spanish cuisine, from bite-sized "pintxos" to cured hams to salted cod to time-honored d…
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Review feedback Real McCoyAs most mothers do, I looked forward to the wedding of my daughter with great anticipation. We are members of a private club which allowed us use of their ballroom for her wedding. However, having never taken on such an affair, I naturally became overwhelmed as the date neared.We participated in a few 'tastings' offered by local restaurants and caterers. After tasting so many versions of "rubber chicken" I knew we needed to find something much better! In my search for something better, I came upon a website with absolutely beautiful and artistically presented food. The photo showed a large filet mignon covered with a prawn next to fresh asparagus and a stuffed mushroom. Wow! This is more like it!I sent a message for more information with trepidation. Surely these photos would prove to be taken under 'artistic license' with disappointment headed in my direction. My trepidation dissolved once I spoke with and later met the very charismatic, Chef Lavell! Chef Lavell listened to my needs and produced exactly what I was seeking. Not only would Chef Lavell produce art, that art would taste like the best meal ever eaten. His attitude and professional self confidence filled me with glee. We had 100 guests and 100 people raving about the meal enjoyed by all at the wedding. To serve that many filet mignon dinners with such grace and quality is a miracle of creation. Magically, all guests were served simultaneously to perfection. Each and every guest felt as though this magnificent meal was made just for them.Chef LaVell promised he would bring professionally trained wait staff and bartenders. He did not disappoint. The attire of his staff complemented the formal atmosphere of our wedding party and guests. The grace of serving our guest rivaled the finest restaurants anywhere in the world. If you want your guests complementing the food weeks after the affair, hire The Real McCoy! You will not find a better caterer in Texas! Chef Lavell is a rock star! He is the real deal. I am so happy to have found this gem of a chef before he became so famous. I am looking forward to his new book sharing so many of his secret recipes!Any affair in our family's future will be created by Chef Lavell.
So, let me just start by saying- I. LOVE. TACOS. And I have pretty high expectations for said tacos. AND I tend to get a craving for them when most places are shutting down. Well, lo and behold to find that Torchy's is open til 10 on weekdays and 11 on weekends! When I got there, Queen was playing. The guy behind the counter asked me about my day like he genuinely cared. There's Maine Root in the soda fountain. And the food is also fantastic!Since this first experience, I've frequented Torchy's Tacos several times a month. I used to always get the Baja Shrimp and the Fried Avocado tacos.Baja Shrimp is generously filled with hand battered and fried (but not greasy) shrimp, pickled vegetables, queso fresco and lime. There is a great balance of spicy, acidic and cool flavors all wrapped up in the tortilla. The Fried Avocado is a hand battered and fried avocado with refried beans, shredded cheese, lettuce and tomato. I love the texture and creamy flavors of this taco! It is so good, and I never order vegetarian items. But in the past couple years I've rotated in other flavors.The Democrat is filled to bursting with barbacoa. I was really impressed with the quality of it considering that Torchy's isn't exactly Mexican food. It is very flavorful and not greasy at all. You gotta get the Trailer Park "trashy"- fried chicken smothered in green chile queso and pico de gallo. Creative and delicious- this one is a guilty pleasure!I actually got to Green Chile Pork by mistake one time. Although it's not what I ordered, it is pretty dang tasty. The pulled pork is juicy and flavorful and the green chiles- of which I'm not a huge fan- do not overpower anything. But, the customer service at Torchy's is outstanding. I called to let them know my order got mixed up- just to make sure someone else didn't get the taco I ordered and they put me down for a free taco. I really appreciated their customer care! There is a different taco of the month each month that coordinates with holidays or weather, and they are generally pretty great.And lastly, I always ALWAYS get extra Chipotle Sauce and Poblano Sauce no matter which tacos I order. I could drink that stuff!
I've been coming to Trudy's for years, normally for a special occasion because they have the famous Mexican Martini, and a free one on your birthday. The parking here fills up fast but if you're coming at dinner a lot of the other businesses in the lot are closed, which opens up some spots. Just be ready to park on the other side of the lot and walk a little bit. The building itself is pretty cool- it has a lounge feel, the upstairs bar is good for small groups. The outside patio still has pretty good climate control. The booths are huge! It gets pretty loud inside, and you can expect a pretty long wait for dinner Thursday- Saturday. The atmosphere is fun- perfect for parties or group dinners. I like this location better than the one near campus because you don't have quite so many drunk college students.I pretty much stick to the same order every time- Stuffed Avacado with suiza sauce, refried black beans and rice. This entree is soooo good. I'm always a little surprised at how spicy the sauce is (not to mention the complementary salsa), but nothing a Dr Pepper can't handle. I just recently tried the weekend brunch and was pleasantly surprised. I normally don't like buffets at all. The salad bar is small but stocked with good stuff, and the homemade chipotle ranch is divine. The fruit was fresh and sweet. There's queso and tortilla soup available. On the hot buffet line, I tried a little bit of everything, but since I was there later, I didn't try as many of the breakfast items- there's migas, hashbrowns, and other breakfasty items. I reallly liked the mushroom enchiladas, mini stuffed poblano peppers and mini stuffed avacados. Then there's little dessert items, including flan, tres leches, cobbler, and cookie squares. I tried the cookie squares because I was really full after everything else. The buffet was 11.95, including a drink. I normally get the stuffed avacado which is 11 alone, plus a drink. So I'd say that the buffet is a pretty awesome value for what you get.
The Real McCoy recently catered our wedding at The Long Center and we could not have been more happy with the results. Our original caterer backed out on us less than two weeks before the wedding and we were extremely fortunate that Lavell and his team were able to step in to help out. He listened to what we had envisioned for the reception, took our basic ideas for the menu, and then transformed them into truly wonderful dishes. The macaroni and cheese they created was sensational and the guests loved it (including me and I am very hard to please when it comes to that dish). He even made vegan baked beans taste amazing, and that's a nearly impossible task to accomplish! There were nearly 150 guests in attendance and not one of them had anything negative to say about the food, the service or the staff...in fact everyone had many nice things to say about the quality and taste of the food. Working with The Real McCoy Catering was extremely easy and I only wish we had started out with them; our stress levels would have been lowered considerably! Lavell is a true professional and exceeded our expectations, all at a very affordable price. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an exceptional caterer.
Lavell did an amazing job on everything. He was patient and made sure we got to try about 10 different things on our tasting (which probably took him the whole day to prepare, including prime rib). The day of the wedding he was on point and everyone was complimenting how delicious the food was and every one got their fill. For 200 people all of the food was consistent at the perfect temperature and prepared. We had 3 side along with chicken and prime rib and four cocktail appetizers. Nothing ever ran out, but the leftovers were minimal (great job estimating the amount needed).One big detail that put Lavell over the top is the after party. The father of the bride wanted to have a little after party at his house with menudo, tamales, and tacos (attended by about 50 people). Lavell and his crew worked over time to continue cooking and get the additional food ready. The menudo (usually an acquired taste) was by far the best anyone had ever had (and this was a big Mexican family) (the tamales dipped in the menudo was the best part). Lavell finally got to take a break at about 2 AM (starting at 2 PM). Dedicated, honest, and overall a great chef. Cannot recommend Lavell McCoy enough.
Wow… where do I start. I had the pleasure of working with the Real McCoy catering this spring. I was planning an Anniversary Dinner for my brother and his wife. This was an outside event that was catered. We wanted an elegant yet casual feel to it. Lavell worked with me to get the menu I needed, assisted with the floral arrangements and preparation of the table setting. The staff was very courteous, professional and willing to go above and beyond to make this event perfect. Once our guest arrived the Severs "didn’t miss a beat" in making them feel welcomed. Before a glass was emptied, a server was there to fill it. The meal was served just as we requested and the portion sizes were definitely worth the price. The taste was "MARVELOUS". It was HOT and the presentation was BEAUTIFUL. We were served a three course meal as if we were sitting in a restaurant. I can’t RAVE enough about the EXCELLANT service. I would definitely work with Lavell and his team again. He definitely receives an A++ in my book. Please tell your friends about this catering company... I surely will. Thanks again for the GREAT Service "The Real McCoy", your name speaks for itself. Ms. Val
We recently celebrated my Step Mother's 60th Birthday! The guest list included over a hundred people. The location was the 360 High-rise Luxury Condo Buildings Clubhouse and Pool Area. No expense was spared and everything had to be perfect. We took bids from multiple caterers and tasted potential dishes from them as well. The Real McCoy's cuisine was absolutely divine. The Executive Chef prepared a variety of options for us to try. He also expressed a willingness to work with us in regards to the details necessary to get the maximum value for the budget we had allotted. Upon the night of the big event they were in constant communication ensuring peace of mind as all the other details unfolded from the decorator, to the florist, to incoming guest from various airlines and hotels. His team was on site and set up ahead of schedule. Dinner service went off without a hitch. Everything was excellent and they exceeded all expectations. I highly recommend them for any event.
I had The Real McCoy cater my company's holiday party. First of all he was able to accommodate a very tight and small budget while still delivering 3 different menu choices along with sides! Every other caterer I contacted told me it wouldn't be possible for the amount of people and my budget. They all told me to stick with BBQ. LaVell worked out a menu which included stuffed chicken with potatoes and broccoli, a vegetarian lasagna (on my request) and a vegan pad thai. Upon confirming the details for our event he asked about a DJ and when I informed him we'd rented a PA and thought we'd give it a go with an iPod, he offered me DJ service for under $200!!!! I would highly suggest hiring the Real McCoy to do your event and will use him as my "go to" caterer from now on.
Literally as good as it gets. People always used to talk about how tacos were amazing in Texas and I always just thought to myself "how good can a taco get." Torchy's. Blew. My. Mind. It expanded what I thought were the limits of good Mexican food. I got a jerk chicken taco and a Mr. Pink, both of which had such a strong incredible flavor and fresh meats that it knocked my socks off on their dirt patched ground at this food truck stop. We also got some queso to share with the group and that really set me off right as it had some red pepper floating around and had a consistency that wasn't too drippy but also not too thick as to turn to lard when cooled. oh my god. If you get a chance do NOT miss this.
The people here are so FRIENDLY, open-minded, and willing to work with my girlfriend and I, who are deaf. I have to have gluten free foods, but sometimes I forget to carefully look at what I order.I originally ordered Fried Avocado and The Indepedent... not realizing they are fried in battered! When they brought it, I apologized to them for my fault in not asking about the batter. They were just fine with it and went ahead to make it without he batter!And... let me tell you, I'm from CA... it is DELICIOUS! Their chips, corn tortilla, and just the ingredients themselves... mouth-watering. Plus the love from the workers makes this taste even better :)Thank you Torchy Tacos!