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Pelons Tex-Mex, Austin, TX

Pelons Tex-Mex

4.1
4.1
212 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
Just across the street from Stubb's Amphitheater, Pelóns Tex-Mex serves up downtown Austin's favorite queso, fajitas, tacos & enchiladas, alongside a bright, fresh margarita and something for every tequila/mezcal lover. Enjoy the view from one of downtown's most desirable patio spaces, and don't forget to join us at Bar 508 Mezcalerita (located on the property) for a before dinner or after concert beverage!

TO BOOK PARTIES LARGER THAN 20, PLEASE CONTACT SAMANTHA AT PELONSCATERING@ATXBRANDS.COM

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tex-Mex, Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Hours of operation

    Restaurant: Monday - Thursday - 11:00am -10:00pm Friday & Saturday - 11:00am -11:00pm Sunday - 10:00am-10:00pm Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm Bar 508 Mezcalerita Sunday - Thursday - 5:00pm - 12am Friday - Saturday - 5:00pm - 2am

  • Phone number

    (512) 243-7874

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Catering menus available upon request please contact pelonscatering@atxbrands.com

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for private events, corporate buyouts, birthday parties, or any occasion we can help you celebrate! Contact us at pelonscatering@atxbrands.com for more details.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    8th St

  • Parking details

    Parking available on street or in parking lot on 8th st. Valet available next door at Hotel Indigo.

  • Public transit

    Car To Go available, Austin bicycle access, Metro Rail stop close by

  • Additional

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

What 212 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. TM

    ThomasM

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local vibe. Excellent food and service at a great price.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. We had a big group and they were very accommodating.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent!! And our server was so kind and quick to refill, and even made special requested drinks! Great atmosphere!
  4. A

    Allen

    Austin

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Shane was excellent waiter. Food was good not great. Cheese enchiladas were a little dry. Guacamole was very good. Tres leches cake was absolutely outstanding. Would definitely go back.
  5. r

    rara

    Las Vegas

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    Just ok, nothing special. Went based on reviews and the fact that we could get a reservation! Most places in Austin are packed for Sunday brunch..we were the only ones there. Sat outside because it is very dark and sort of dismal inside. Patio was nice ish, but hot! Not their fault on heat of course. Waitress was nice, but we wouldn’t go back. There is much better Tex mex and atmosphere to be had in Austin.
  6. LC

    LisaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We stopped to have lunch at Pelons on a Saturday and were running late and I called to let them know and they moved my reservation by 15 minutes to accommodate us. Everyone there was very friendly. When you walk in it's a little dark but we were able to sit in the more lighted area. We ordered a variety of items on the menu and they were all good. The chicken fajitas was very good. Chicken was very tender. The queso was exceptional.
  7. CW

    CaroleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, excellent service. I would definitely recommend.
  8. RS

    RandyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good, waitress was new but did very well and was pleasant to talk to.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent options for gluten free available without modifications.
  10. TD

    TxDiner

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I usually don't get too fired up over Tex-Mex, so I did not have very high expectations when I reserved a table at Pelons. How I love to be proved wrong! Every dish from the Guacamole appetizer, to the spicy shrimp tacos, to the Churros for desert; all were excellent and not the standard Tex-Mex fare. Pelons demands several more return visits.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    My wife and I are visiting Austin staying in town. The location to our hotel was a 6 minute walk. Nice outside space and the drinks and food were both good.
  12. SR

    SethR

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    Surprisingly not busy for a Friday night, which made it quieter, which was nice. Took forever to get a waiter, took longer for drinks. All of our food didn’t come out, and we didn’t see another employee for a while to ask about it. We’ve dined at Pelon’s a few times. This was our worst experience.
  13. M

    kayM

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a large reservation for 11 people, during peak friday night. I arrived with my husband 5 minutes early and the table was ready for us, with chips and salsa and waters already set out. They let us sit without our entire party (who was arriving sporadically for the next 10 minutes) and the waiter was on point getting drink orders and food. They split the check no questions asked, and everything was incredibly easy for us. Food was good, ambiance is super cute, and drinks were delicious. We will definitely be back and we were so happy with everything!
  14. KD

    KennyD

    Cincinnati

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food good times. Been twice and both times it was great.
  15. SP

    StashaP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    I understand TexMex is supposed to be greasy, but this was to the point of gross. Chips were so hard, they could break a tooth. And my margarita tasted like tequila and lime only. Next time I'm in Austin, I'll skip this place.
  16. KB

    KarleyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great variety of entrees and drinks at an adorable downtown location! Wonderful service and affordable prices for all to enjoy!!
  17. JD

    JacquiD

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. Don’t visit without ordering the queso! Loretta and Marc took care of our table, and they were amazing. Highly recommend Pelon’s!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The service wasn't great, quite slow and the waitress frequently seemed confused. Our order was simple, only 3 items, and the waitress couldn't remember it/wasn't listening closely. The food wasn't overly spiced, the flautas were pretty plain but the orange jicama salad was nice and fresh. Prices were reasonable. Probably wouldn't recommend, there are more interesting bars and restaurants to try in Austin.
  19. JC

    JennaC

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was great! Service was slow and the restaurant wasn’t very busy but it won’t stop me from going back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere, and location. In town to visit daughter’s and found this great place. Made reservations, and seated quickly. Staff was very friendly, and quick service.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my bachelorette party with dinner at Pelon’s. The entire staff was extremely attentive and accommodating. We had a great time!
  22. BB

    BrianB

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place. Really enjoyed the food and the service was excellent.
  23. BM

    BernMan

    Austin

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a lunch place! Delicious.
  24. KE

    KennyE

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice venue with lots of outdoor seating options. Classic Mexican meals. Friendly staff.
  25. C

    Campbell

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    They were incredibly accommodating for a big group. The queso and frozen margaritas were great. Tacos were a little dry.
  26. CC

    CoriC

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, drinks and food was delicious! Perfect date night spot :)
  27. A

    Andyn

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As soon as I bit into the chip, I thought uh-oh . . . The chip was stale. However, a fresh basket was brought and every thing else was delicious
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible food, terrible waiter, OH and the A/C unit above our table dripping A/C water onto the chips
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect. Keeps us coming back!!
  30. MM

    MarkM

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a delightful brunch there on the back patio.
  31. JM

    JohnM

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Wife and I like to eat there before attending performances at the Trinity Street Theatre.
  32. M

    Mamjcp

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food & Margaritas were great! The service was very SLOW. Had to ask multiple times for chips, water and check. I would come again, but don’t set your expectations high on the service side of things. We were there at 5pm with less than 1/3 of tables filled.
  33. s

    shawnn

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good experience. Has a very casual vibe. Food was good, was a great place for group of coworkers to have a nice evening.
  34. DS

    DanielleS

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The service was absolutely terrible and the food was cold when we got it. We were one of 4 tables seated, there was no reason for anything we experienced.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely terrific. Keeps us coming back to this Red River sweet spot!
  36. AT

    30yrAustinTransplant

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here after living and dining out in Austin for 20 years. We LOVED it! Took family to Pelon's for Easter lunch. Salsa, quac and queso all were fantastic and loved by whole family. I ordered basic beef enchiladas and they were simply the best I've ever had. Teen sons ordered the Ranch Hand Quesidillas and were happy as clams (no veggies!). Wife enjoyed the fish tacos. Mexican martini was perfect. And our server, Karen, did a superb job. Was friendly and efficient. Finally, it was my birthday and they comp'ed us a Tres Leches dessert. The whole family enjoyed sharing one generous slice. We will be back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic. The food. The service. The ambience. We’ll be back!
  38. SF

    SandyF

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor seating with great food.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience! The food the margaritas and service were exceptional!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there before a concert at Stubb’s. The cheese enchiladas were amazing and the margaritas were too. A great way to get ready for some fun!

FAQs

Pelons Tex-Mex does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Pelons Tex-Mex also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 243-7874.

Pelons Tex-Mex is rated 4.1 stars by 212 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th St

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Restaurant: Monday - Thursday - 11:00am -10:00pm Friday & Saturday - 11:00am -11:00pm Sunday - 10:00am-10:00pm Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm Bar 508 Mezcalerita Sunday - Thursday - 5:00pm - 12am Friday - Saturday - 5:00pm - 2am

  • Cuisines

    Tex-Mex, Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking available on street or in parking lot on 8th st. Valet available next door at Hotel Indigo.

  • Public transit

    Car To Go available, Austin bicycle access, Metro Rail stop close by

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (512) 243-7874

  • Catering

    Catering menus available upon request please contact pelonscatering@atxbrands.com

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for private events, corporate buyouts, birthday parties, or any occasion we can help you celebrate! Contact us at pelonscatering@atxbrands.com for more details.

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