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Habanero Mexican Cafe

#249 of 3,013 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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501 W Oltorf St, Just West of S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-5447
+1 512-416-0443
07:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Sun - Mon 07:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 07:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eggs ok. Service ok. Kind of crowded. Menu selection ok. Friendly and warm. If you like cumin ask for enchiladas verdes. A T M available.

Thank abcotur
Dallas, TX
Level Contributor
66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A group of us went here the other day for the first time, even though this place has been around for years. We were seated and received waters, salsa and chips quickly. Their chips are really good because they're not too salty or thin. I ordered a combo chicken/beef fajita quesadillas, and they were delicious. They weren't my favorite, but... More 

Thank Traveling_Melissa
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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145 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

They only take cash and the prices are incredible. Salsa amazing. My pork chops, beans, rice were done perfectly and only $12.00. They've been around forever. Wait Staff excellent.

Thank Equity007
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Very good and authentic Mexican fare. The caldo de Reyes available on weekends was outstanding. This is a modest family owned restaurant and your expectations should match. Great for lunch but a little too tight for a relaxing evening dinner.

Thank Richard R
Austin, Texas
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Amazing mexican food! They have lengua (beef tongue) and Tripas (beef intestine). Very delicious and hard to find. There is also usual tex mex. Love that there is both tex mex and authentic. Great service, cash only but there is ATM. Will be back many more times!

Thank Lando G
Howard City, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Great 24 hour breakfasts. I love Huevos Gringos and their Fajitas. Eggs are soft with creamy cheese queso, and beans. Great with warm fresh tortillas.

Thank 731edward
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The food here never disappoints. The best daily special (IMO) is the mesquite grilled fajitas on Wednesday. I've eaten this fir years and years and have never been disappointed

Thank Curtis G
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I've lived in Austin for 16 years and eaten at Habanero for 10. It's not the best Mexican food, but it is close, and it is cheap. NEVER AGAIN. I went there this Saturday at 4pm to meet a friend. They close at 5 and on the way in I took stock of the seating situation. About half the tables... More 

2 Thank Andrew W
Austin, Texas
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196 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Not bad, but bad at all... Went to lunch there because a friend was in town and wanted Tex Mex... And I was in the mood to try someplace new... Found this place online and decided to give it a go. On a Sunday around 11 am we were able to be seated right away but around 1130am, it started... More 

Thank GB_InTexas
Roswell, Georgia
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219 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Got breakfast here before a hike, and it was delicious fuel for a successful day out on nature! We tried cheese enchiladas, tamales, flair as. Friendly service, reasonable prices. Not fancy, but real good food.

Thank hbrown1025

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 W Oltorf St, Just West of S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-5447
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-416-0443

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