Habanero Mexican Cafe
501 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704
Parking: Street, Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, Family Style, Mexican, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Latin American
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Below Average
Good for Kids: Yes
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02/13/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We have been patrons for nearly 7 years now (cant believe I havent posted a review before!) and have had no complaints; JUST praises and more praises. This is really good food with no frills and very friendly service. The lunch specials are the best way to go! Their portion sizes are HUGE (sometimes, its 2 meals for me). For us, its worth the wait and the drive. Recommend this 100% to everyone.
08/10/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My friends and I went to Habanero before a concert and were in a slight rush. When we arrived, we had to wait about 15-20 minutes for a table. Ended up missing the first band we wanted to see, but boy, it was worth it! Once seated, the server was attentive and informative. We had two carnivores, one vegan, and one vegetarian and no one had any problems. After scarfing down an embarrassing amount of chips, our food came and it was DELICIOUS. The heat was there but not overwhelming, everything tasted fresh and homemade, not mass-produced. Great prices, better food. I definitely want to go back when I am in the area again.
05/14/2008Provided by Citysearch -
It is so hard to find good Mexican Food in Austin. Most places are much more Tex than Mex resulting in bland food (especially if you have been spoiled with authentic Mexican food your entire life). Habanero is the best food I've tasted in Texas, it tastes homemade. It is family owned and has a very nice ambient. I have gone with different groups, including once with my grandmother, and everyone seems to agree that the food is delicious. The prices are not bad at all either which is good for a college student. We would highly recommend Habanero.
03/25/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We moved here from Colorado and were desperate to find a good Mexican restaurant. One of my husband's coworkers introduced us to Habanero's. The fajitas and beef enchiladas are delicious!! They serve great beef tacos, in a crispy, not a flour tortilla!!! The service has always been good and the staff is friendly. My only complaint is their hours. They close at 3:00 pm.
09/11/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Everytime my boyfriend and I go here, I always get the chicken fajitas. I'm not sure how they are cooked, but it makes the meat SOOO flavorful and SOOOO tender.
They also have the best salsa in town!!! Their queso is pretty good too!
I only wish they had extended hours...!
04/30/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I love spicy fajitas and Habaneros' serves the best! They mix their fajitas with grilled tomatoes, onion and serrano peppers making them extra hot! Homemade tortillas, rice and beans top off the plates. Their food is delicious and I love their breakfasts!
01/08/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Food is good and Salsa is excellent. You can also request Habenaro salsa for free. Restaurant is packed after 11:30, so expect a good 20 minutes wait. I had good experience so far except the fajita. The meat was so tough it was even hard to cut it with a knife.
03/16/2006Provided by Citysearch -
When you pull up to this place, just from the look of it you know the food is gonna be good. This place has some of the most authentic Mexican food I've had in Austin. This is not Tex-Mex. The fajitas are really good, very spicy and best of all pretty darn cheap for fajitas. The best part though has to be the salsa. One of the few salsas in town that actually has a decent amount of habanero in it. It may not seem so hot at first, but after 10 or so chips you start to feel it really kick in! You can buy containers of the salsa to take home too. Overall, this is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in town. Both very affordable and very tasty.
03/13/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I hesistate to write this review because I don't want Habanero to get too popular. I often make friends I take here sign a NDA. My boyfriend and I go here all the time and are never disappointed. The food is great, and the service is even better. The horchata here is homemade and the best I have ever tasted. We recently tried to expand our horizons and made the horrible mistake of trying another restaurant one sunday afternoon. We were ignored by about 12 waitresses, looked at one another and immediately got up and went to Habanero. We'll never stray again!
06/14/2005Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I have been looking for good Mexican food and we have found it! The food is consistently great and cheap. The enchiladas are wonderful and the flan is worth a try for $2.50! The restaurant is an old house that has been converted and the ambience is simple, but the food is worth it. They just opened for dinner on the weekends, too!
06/13/2004Provided by Citysearch -
Habanero's Mexican Cafe is the best mexican restaurant I have ever eaten. The food is so full of flavor and never greasy. It's mexican comfort food. You always feel like your eating at home and the service is so great. The owner and waitstaff are very nice and friendly, and best of all, it is so cheap. You get a lot for what you pay for. I always tell everyone I know to go visit them.
05/23/2004Provided by Citysearch -
I've been going to Habanero for about 5 years, and I love the menu.
I lived in El Paso for several years, so I am accustomed to a little more spice in my food. Habanero fills my need. The salsa is the best.
Unfortunately, as it gets more popular, it gets busier at lunchtime. A few minute wait won't stop it from being my lunchtime favorite.
04/21/2003Provided by Citysearch -
Habanero's is a place that has grown in popularity but hasn't lost the quality. Lately, there has been a wait.
The salsa is excellent. The Fajita Ranchera is fantastic. The chips are mediocre and could be improved.
Also, they have original Mexican Coke which is rumored to use real sugar instead of corn syrup.
I have only heard one complaint from about 10 people I've taken there. Everyone else loved it.