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Habanero Mexican Cafe

#221 of 3,027 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 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 07:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 07:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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150 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Family owned and operated. Cash only. Food was great and plenty of it. We had the Zack Attack and Chili Relleno for lunch. Check their hours as they usually close at 3 except on Friday and Saturday(?). Lots of menu items to choose from for all folks.

Thank btnusa
Lampasas, Texas
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175 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried to try the Habanero Mexican Cafe Friday afternoon. It was around 2:00 p.m. Not the lunch or dinner rush. It is a small place, while waiting to get to the front I looked around and almost half the place was empty. Be prepared it's cash only. There is an ATM inside. They gave us a 30 minute wait... More 

Thank mikel68
Harker Heights, Texas
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I love this restaurant. We have been eating here for over 10 years whenever we come to Austin. My favorite is the Carnitas plate and his is the Catfish Ranchero. My mouth is watering now! Staff is friendly and service is very good. Their hours have changed over the years and now they are only open on... More 

Thank atlast5
Kyle, Texas
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

My new favorite place. Small, not noisy and delicious food. I had the veggie enchiladas (best I've ever had). My husband had the chicken fajitas. So tender and tasty! Even the beans and rice were great. We will definitely be back.

Thank k_l_blakley
Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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147 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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
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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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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?