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El Alma Cafe

#135 of 3,150 Restaurants in Austin}
$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
1025 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1148
+1 512-609-8923
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“relleno” (13 reviews)
“duck” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1025 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1148
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here on our way to hotel after leaving airport. Tacos were good but the homemade corn chips and guacamole with spicy salsa were highlight of the meal.. Lots of business men eating lunch here. Must try place in Austin!

Thank DBoone_11
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We each had different tacos, steak, duck, chicken, and seafood. All of us were delighted with our food. The rooftop was comfortable and the waitstaff friendly and attentive. My son's favorite restaurant in Austin.

Thank sridgemom
Reviewed 27 June 2017

A gem that is definitely an Austin staple!! The carne asade and chicken tacos awesome!!!! I did flour. The white wine very good as you never know on that in a Mexican restaurant!! The decor so fun and inside stone staircase with tree at the...More

Thank jennifersN6023MI
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I'm in Austin visiting--this is one of the few restaurant that I really enjoy going to. The staff I'd very nice. The food is just delicious! You need to stop here!

Thank Deb H
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Im a 28 year Austin resident and by far El Alma is my favorite cantina. I tell all who ask for recommendations to come here. Plenty of parking and right between Austin's best parks on Barton Springs Road.

Thank dennisakearns
Reviewed 30 April 2017

good service, friendly people. the food wasn't very good. the waiter recommended the duck tacos. I couldn't eat it. I'm not sure what they did to give it such a bad taste. the ceviche appetizer was good however. the menu tried to be clever and...More

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant by accident while visiting Austin and I'm really glad we did. The food was delicious. They had a great menu. Prices were reasonable. We had great service. Would highly recommend this place.

Thank tiffster05
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This amazing culinary gem is located within walking distance from the Long Center which is why we decided to eat there. I had passed it many times and never paid much attention to it as it doesn't look like much from the outside. WOW -...More

Thank Life_Tourist
Reviewed 11 April 2017

When I get tired from the hustling beat, and need some excellent Mexican fare and powerful Margarita, I take the stairs up to the rooftop section of this kitschy eatery, removed from the downtown maze just enough to still be easily reachable. Whether having a...More

Thank markstorey
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Good Mexican food. Duck relleno, pork chop marinated in coke, both were good. I looked the Michelada. Avocadorita (avocado margarita) was clearly a margarita and avocado, better than expected and worth trying.

Thank GirlGoesWalkabout
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Nadia B
20 August 2017|
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Response from jennifersN6023MI | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a patio but I don't know about dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1025 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1148
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-609-8923
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