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El Alma Cafe

) #133 of 3,127 Restaurants in Austin ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, Latin,
1025 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1148
+1 512-609-8923
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“relleno” (13 reviews)
“duck” (13 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1025 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1148
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Reviews (122)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 26 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
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a great place to stop if you're out walking around the lake or want to escape S. Lamar craziness. The rooftop is perfect pretty much year around, and the stuffed pepper with duck is truly great.

Thank swop
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited here for a drink and a small bite to eat, service was impeccable and the food delicious. We had a lunch special with pulled pork tostadas, carne asada tacos and the most amazing corn cob with spicy aioli and fresh...More

Thank Richie192
Reviewed 20 March 2017

A competitive cafe in a city with so much good Tex-Mex. We stopped in on a cold evening to grab a bite and had a wonderful meal. The cafe is open and bright, the service is good, and the food has that wonderful authentic flavor....More

Thank Caitlin K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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