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La Condesa

4.6
4.6
1780 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
La Condesa is an award-winning modern Mexican restaurant located in Austin’s vibrant 2nd Street District. Helmed by Executive Chef Rick Lopez, La Condesa’s menu features interior Mexican dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, plus a renowned bar program with one of the largest collections of tequila, mezcal and other Mexican spirits in the city.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 72 times today
Experiences are available.

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  • Order online
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Regional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 499-0300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Rick Lopez

  • Catering

    Let us bring the fiesta to you with catering by La Condesa. Available for pick-up or delivery, we’re doin’ it Texas style with buffet-style proteins off the plancha, house-made tortillas, sides, dessert & cocktail kits. To inquire about La Condesa catering, please visit lacondesa.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    Malverde is the indoor/outdoor private event space at La Condesa. Perched above 2nd Street, Malverde offers skyline views of downtown Austin and looks directly into Austin City Limits. Malverde features craft cocktails, an artisanal beer and wine selection and is catered exclusively by La Condesa. To learn more about hosting your event at Malverde or schedule a venue tour, please visit lacondesa.com/malverde.

  • Private party contact

    Event Sales Manager: (512) 499-0300

  • Neighborhood

    Central Austin

  • Cross street

    Guadalupe

  • Parking details

    Paid street parking can be found surrounding the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • All Tequila, All Shade Drag Brunch!

    $25.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Aug 14, 2022 only
    It’s time for “All Tequila, All Shade” Drag Brunch: Austin Pride edition, presented by Tequila Tromba and Dos Hombres Mezcal and hosted by ATX’s own Ritzy Bitz. Join us for a heaping helping of brunch and brunchtime drag on August 14 with music by DJ Eriq Stylez, drinks by the pitcher, Mexican brunch favs, a catwalk contest with costume pieces and wigs from kitty queen extraordinaire RuPaw, and four featured cocktails, from which a portion of proceeds will benefit Austin’s own Out Youth. Tickets are $25/person with the first seating at 11am, and include access to the show and a custom clack fan. The show kicks off at 12:15pm with performances by local royalty Ritzy Bitz & special guests. Don’t forget to bring cash to tip your Queens!

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What 1,780 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. EW

    EileenW

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The flameado was the best I’ve ever had. Just with there had been more! Happy hour prices on drinks were a nice surprise. Locally grown food was fresh and delicious.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I took my new neighbors to brunch as an introduction to Mexican food (they are from Maryland and new to Texas). The whole experience was wonderful. The service we received was excellent. I hope we can come back and make it a regular brunch.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and amazing food.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! The food and drinks were so tasty. Not to mention some of the best guacamole I’ve ever had. The service was great, very attentive. I would highly recommend La Condesa.. especially for a date night.
  5. JR

    JRock

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    We used to frequent La Condesa as a high-end Mexican staple when it first opened. We hadn’t been back in a while and were very excited to be back. Our server was as bad as we’ve had in over a decade in Austin. No menu explanations, recommendations, considerations. He also forgot our order and had to come back to ask us a second time. Our server wasn’t rude but their was a severe lack of “welcoming” made the experience worth much less than it should be. We were so excited and planned on spending a ton more (because the food is still good) but the service was so poor, we didn’t want to stay a moment longer than needed. We want La Condesa to continue being a great Austin staple so hopefully this feedback helps. We look forward to going again at some point, but not any time soon unfortunately.
  6. JB

    JebB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent and service were excellent. Just know that this is closer to authentic Mexican food, even specifying dishes from different regions in Mexico, so don't go expecting traditional tex-mex fare like tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, burritos, etc.
  7. SF

    ScottF

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was flavorful and creative. It’s a bit pricey for Mexican food and is definitely not Tex-Mex. But it was fun to try some new things.
  8. SM

    SarahMercado

    Austin

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Small plates
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Saturday lunch spot.
  10. HS

    HeatherSal

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Service was not attentive and very slow; food was not at all what it used to be. La condesa has sadly not been able to maintain the quality they were once known for. Overall the restaurant seems run down.
  11. SS

    SeekingStephanieTravels

    Houston

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    La Condesa is a good restaurant but extremely overpriced. My friend ordered the fish and it was 3 bites of fish for $46. I split the chicken mole with my husband and it looked like a lot of food but was mostly chicken bone and not a lot of meat. The tortillas are very good as is the guac. Friend said ceviche was delicious. Service was good.
  12. t

    ttomato

    Austin

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very attentive service with a friendly and helpful waitstaff! Ordered my all time favorite cocktail, the tobacco-infused El Cibico and for starters the Sikil Pak, (Pumpkin seed hummus, tomatillo, habanero, pickles, tostadas) and the Short Rib Quesadilla, (Black bean mole, dos lunas, salsa verde, lime-pickled onion, oregano). The hummus was lite and fresh and satisfying. The short ribs were my favorite with deep flavors that kept my attention with every bite, (though this night the saltiness was more than I remembered…another drink please). We halos gas the Hongos, (Grilled mushrooms, mint chimichurri, black bean purée, tortillas, onion, cilantro) which was a perfect choice with the short ribs. My only disappointment was that the entire order came out at once; starters and big plates. We forgot to ask if it was coursed out or not otherwise I would have timed the order differently.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Javier and Daniel where amazing!!!!!!!
  14. LO

    LexusO

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Food and drinks were fantastic but service was extremely slow.
  15. RB

    RebeccaB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent vibe! Can’t go wrong!!
  16. y

    yumyum

    Austin

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, as usual. The highlights for our group of four adults were the conchinita pibil, a seasonal ceviche, queso flameado, esquites, and churros. We also had the torta of the day but found it mushy and very salty, so I recommend passing on that dish. This restaurant is a good choice for a fun and lively night out.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My partner and I wanted to give La Condesa’s HH a try and we loved it. The drinks were delicious, the staff was welcoming and nice, and had great food suggestions. One feedback we provided were the tostadas for the guac were burnt and chewy. I would love to see food items on the happy hour! The vibe is right there so will definitely be back.
  18. MR

    MichelleR

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a belated Fathers Day and so enjoyed our visit. The food was delicious, service was friendly and helpful, great experience.
  19. DZ

    DoZA69

    Seattle

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t wait to go back, but didn’t see barbacoa on menu. Hope it’s not gone.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and very authentic.
  21. MH

    MaleeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful, and the wait staff was super helpful and knowledgeable! Loved the summer of ceviche specials!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at La Condesa. I wanted to stick with light dishes and the waiter was knowledgeable what was on the menu and explained in details exactly what I wanted. Everything was amazing! I will be back again for some more of their delicious ceviche.
  23. MR

    MartyR

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    The hostess, Emily was so committed to making sure our experience was good and our server walked us through the menu explaining in detail any food item we asked about. It made for a fun enjoyable evening.
  24. OW

    OrlandoWR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food, drinks and service EXCELLENT! It was our first time at La Condesa, the restaurant is bright, the crew friendly. We asked if they had any specials for the day, we end up ordering that and one other item from the regular menu, all our food was delicious, the layers of flavors exquisite! and the drinks work really well with our food selection. If you like mezcal instead of tequila in your margarita or paloma, they have a long list of mezcal brands. I ordered the only vegetarian/vegan item in the menu, hopefully they add more options, if not, I'm ok ordering the same next time, it was delicious.
  25. EF

    EricF

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Condesa is the best interior Mexican Restaurant in Austin. Bar none… You can’t go wrong with any item on the menu. My personal favorite starters are the Sikil Pak (pumpkin seed hummus) and Queso Flamedado. The Barbacoa is the best I’ve ever had, pair that with Esquites and the Guacamole and you will not be disappointed. Hit them up for brunch as well. The CHILAQUILES are stunningly delicious. Get a bottle of Champagne and mix it with watermelon Agua Fresca for the perfect brunch drink. In spring or fall sit on the patio and soak in Austin and the best Mexican food in town.
  26. SL

    SamL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Rick Lopez continues to push this Austin classic to the highest levels of excellence it has ever been. Expect fresh made masa, authentic Mexican flavors, and seasonal produce combined to make cuisine that would challenge any contender for the best modern Mexican north or south of the border.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Not the best service. Food is phenomenal
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was delicious. Our server was super quiet though so we could barely hear her.
  29. AH

    AntonioH

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was okay. Customer service was awesome. Will go back again to try other things on the menu.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We are visiting Austin and we saw this restaurant and it looked great! The place is beautiful and the service is very friendly, the food is delicious but very pricey $$$$ and you will get charge for extra tortillas if you order more to finish up the delicious queso asado. They don’t serve guac and chips or salsa as am appetizer and the server will tell explain why and it’s a good explanation! The chef was very kind to prepare for my 3 kids chicken quesadillas (pricey for a kids meal ($16 each and not served with any sides) since they don’t have a kids menu, so definitely not a kid friendly place if your kids are picky eaters. The guac was delicious but it has to be ordered with the food not as an appetizer. The plates are very small so not shareable. And also don’t check the menu on open table since they have a different menu at the restaurant. I told them about but it seem it’s has not been updated. Go directly to the web page so you don’t be surprised by the menu and the prices ;) I would definitely come back, maybe as a date night, friends get together and no kiddos!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Carnitas are amazing!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food overrated for the price. Summer ceviche dish odd combination of a creamy sauce and spicy jalapeño. The “chips” are stale blue corn tortillas and not free. Service was slow. I’m general dishes either over or u set seasoned. Best item was the queso flameodo, but don’t order the quesadilla which has same exact taste profile.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! The food was great and the drinks were so well made! I had never had ceviche like it, would 100 recommend.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious. One of my favorite restaurants in Austin. Lovely service and fab cocktails, too!
  35. LG

    LisaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, delicious food and drinks. The vegan options were very tasty- grateful they have those and clearly label them on the menu.
  36. DK

    DiannaK

    Central Texas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful evening. The food and drinks were spectacular and the atmosphere was conducive to fun conversation.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food tastes great! But the portions are quite small for the price you pay.
  38. MS

    MelissaS

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Not what it used to be. Cocktails are great but the menu was very limited versus pre-pandemic times. Pretty expensive too for the portions but am generally not dinging it too badly on this due to our inflation. Fresh flavors but all in all missing it’s stand out qualities from the past.
  39. LB

    LisaB

    Austin

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebration of friends. Daniel the server was excellent! Good delicious! One of my favorites!
  40. E

    Ecktard

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice restaurant, but portions are very small and prices are high. Classic "Shrinkflation".

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Condesa using the Order Online button. La Condesa also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. La Condesa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 499-0300.

La Condesa is rated 4.6 stars by 1780 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 72 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for La Condesa

400 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Guadalupe

  • Neighborhood

    Central Austin

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Regional Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Paid street parking can be found surrounding the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rick Lopez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 499-0300

  • Catering

    Let us bring the fiesta to you with catering by La Condesa. Available for pick-up or delivery, we’re doin’ it Texas style with buffet-style proteins off the plancha, house-made tortillas, sides, dessert & cocktail kits. To inquire about La Condesa catering, please visit lacondesa.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    Malverde is the indoor/outdoor private event space at La Condesa. Perched above 2nd Street, Malverde offers skyline views of downtown Austin and looks directly into Austin City Limits. Malverde features craft cocktails, an artisanal beer and wine selection and is catered exclusively by La Condesa. To learn more about hosting your event at Malverde or schedule a venue tour, please visit lacondesa.com/malverde.

  • Private party contact

    Event Sales Manager: (512) 499-0300

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