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Guero's Taco Bar

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
As featured in 3 Days in Austin
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1412 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2435
+1 512-447-7688
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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256 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fairly good lunch here. The service though was completely uninterested and the food, while OK, didn't wow us in the slightest. I think it's trading on its name and there are far better options on this street.

Thank jwjg
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a drink, ended up eating their tacos because they looked so good, and not too much of a risk at $2 a piece. They were delicious. Atmosphere was great too. Wish we were there when the outdoor area was open, looks like it would be the place to be!

Thank Cindy B
San Antonio, Texas
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here and a few drinks. Really came her because I saw it in a movie. Drinks we good. There was a good selction and I liked the way the place felt. Didnt eat but will try it next time. If you want to come hang out, you should like it.

Thank David B
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Review of Mexican restaurant “Gueros” on 1412 S. Congress Avenue Austin Texas. DO NOT ORDER the House Margarita ON THE ROCKS from this restaurant! It was so very delicious but before my third slurp it was gone. The establishment has decided that they can make a killing by serving the house margarita in a small glass and fill it up... More 

Thank george v
Bette L, Owner at Guero's Taco Bar, responded to this review

George, I was sorry to hear that you did not feel that you were given the proper amount in your drink. I can assure you that even though these drinks are served in a small glass they pack a full punch. We do not use any sweet and sour mix as a filler in our margaritas making them seem smaller... More 

Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been going to Gueros since it was a little hole-in-the wall on Oltorf in the 80s's. I'd definitely consider ourselves pretty loyal customers. Our last visit however was pretty disappointing: While the atmosphere was typically lively and the servers friendly and efficient; the food was really sub-par. No longer are the flour tortillas hand-made out in the open; rather... More 

1 Thank Anthony M
Bette L, Owner at Guero's Taco Bar, responded to this review

Hello Anthony, I was sorry to hear about your most recent experience at Guero's. I assure you we do still use the freshest ingredients and nothing is ever frozen and re-served. We do make all of our corn tortillas in house on our flat top out in the restaurant, the flour are however store bought as they always have been.... More 

Austin, Texas
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126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Guero's was a good choice for lunch. But it was a bit underwhelming. I should have ordered what they're known for (tacos!) but I got their daily special which was tamales. The flavor was great but they were very heavy on the masa. The proportion to meat could have been better. Second, the service by our waiter was shorty. Twice,... More 

Thank Kyllito
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the four star reviews, a friend reccomended and so we went. After living in Chigaco for 10 years home for killer margaritas and as good mexican food I was deeply disappointed. The salsa was very spicy, the seafood tacos simply blend, as well as the chicken fajitas. We lucked out with our waiter that was a happy camper... More 

Thank Jmeneme
Bethel, Connecticut
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Among Austin's many treats for New Englanders is Mexican food, which seems to lose its authenticity above 36 degrees of Latitude. So we had lunch at Guero's in what the locals call "SO CO" [south of congress] in southern Austin. Loud, a little raunchy, but hip and cool inside, Guero's staff is very busy, but they got everything right on... More 

Thank adclaims
Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Have been here s real times and always like it. We went last time because we wanted to sit outside . Waiter - food and drinks are good only problem is the homeless people that constantly bother you. I would recommend it.

Thank jani672
Kingston, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Best hot tamale I've had in many years! Love the atmosphere and the staff is very friendly. Fantastic margaritas too!

Thank Lori S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1412 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2435
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-447-7688

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?