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El Alma Cafe

#153 of 3,232 Restaurants in Austin
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Latin
1025 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1148
+1 512-609-8923
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“duck” (13 reviews)
“ceviche” (13 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1025 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1148
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The four of us dined out for my birthday. Terrific Mexican food - ceviche, nopalito salad, grilled fish as well as the usual tacos and fajitas. Inside is noisy, but we ate outside upstairs and it was lovely. Nice conversation. Great views of the city...More

Thank amyg352
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such great food, hip setting and service staff. In a town with great food, and great Mexican, El Alma stands out as WAY better. Sounds like they have a great happy hour, which doesn’t make sense - their rooftop deck is so cool, they ought...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 19 April 2018

This is a small, cramped place with table close together. Forget trying to have a conversation or trying to relax over dinner. The service is prompt and friendly, with servers willing to offer up suggestions. The margaritas are good. The menu has some imaginative variations...More

Thank BBVeniceFL
Reviewed 19 April 2018

The location is great, and you can see Zilker park just outside. Place was very busy and the acoustics were not great, still the meal was very good and the stay pleasant. I had the shrimp and crab relleno (stuffed poblano) which is highly recommended...More

Thank adventix
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Great and attentive servers. We made reservations about a week in advance. Drinks are good; food on fleek!

Thank SoRo4all
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We walked in as it was the closest place we could find to our airbnb, it has a very good brunch menu with the nicest patio, enjoy a good weather day up there with some good breakfast.

Thank clau8am
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Location, location, location: next to Zilker Park, the Long Center, Palmer Events Center, Dougherty Arts Center. They would be crowded no matter what, and we were wise to make reservations, even on a Thursday. The food turned out to be much better than expected. Tacos,...More

Thank HouMSW
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I’m always fearful of where my foody children will take me next but tepid anticipation turned into great satisfaction at Alma’s. Starting with straight-forward chips and salsa (excellent) then moving to a nice guacamole dish, on to fabulous corn chowder and topped with a nice...More

Thank Marion M
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

First, apparently this restaurant does not have heat and we went on a cool, rainy day making for an cold atmosphere. Secondly the food was dry, not much of it, and pricey. One Appetizer was tasty. The chicken style sandwich a disappointment as was the...More

Thank Charles U
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Came here on a Saturday night and was told there was an hour long wait. Twenty minutes later we got a text our table was ready. Multi-story eatery with outdoor seating and heat lamps ready to go. The food was okay. The enchiladas were definitely...More

Thank mmuntner
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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