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La Barbecue

902 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4206
+1 512-605-9696
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork ribs” (57 reviews)
“potato salad” (72 reviews)
“pit master” (9 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
902 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4206
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1 - 10 of 454 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have eaten BBQ all over the country and never knew it could be this good. Variety of sandwiches, on bun or "old school" (white bread) with plenty of meat. Mine was la chopped, with chipotle coleslaw on top. Hubby had sliced brisket sandwich...delicious. you...More

Thank 778deborahk
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I recently visited this place and the only down side is the wait, although they do offer free beer during your wait which makes it better. I actually do competition bbq so I'm very particular about the BBQ I eat but let me say that...More

Thank Jtorres1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a buddy pick up La Barbecue last week and bring it to the house. After 45 min in the cooler it was still phenomenal. I've hit up nearly every BBQ place in Central Texas and La is one of the best. Brisket is the...More

Thank cmac112016
Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't let the line deter you. The line is much shorter than Franklin and the BBQ is fantastic. The free beer didn't hurt either. The beef rib is crazy big and crazy good. A friend and I split and then some. Try a bit of...More

Thank Rachael H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably the best brisket I've ever had to date. The bark was so flavorful, perfect blend of smokey salt and pepper and crunch. The meat was tender and moist and melted in your mouth. Can't wait to go back and get some more...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth lining up for. We arrived on a Sunday slightly later than originally planned at noon, and were in line for 2 hours. Only the beef ribs had sold out in that time frame which we weren't too upset about. The beef brisket is...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waited in line for north of an hour in the heat, but worth it in the end. Brisket was juicy, salty, and delicious. The burnt end the meat cutter started out with was just the same as the experience as Louie Muellers in Taylor. Ribs...More

Thank Ted S
Reviewed 1 week ago

People still aren't over the Hype of Franklin BBQ, and coming from a true world foodie, GET OVER IT. I mean sure, if you think that waiting in a 5+ hour line just to get to the front and be told that half of their...More

Thank jdcampusano
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a Texas native and believe I've had my share of good barbecue. The brisket and pork ribs here, however, made all pale in comparison. There was no way i was going to wait hours and hours for some food, no matter how "famous"; this...More

Thank pricardolaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're in Austin for a limited amount of time (as I was), make la Barbecue your one "BBQ stop". Let it be said.. I have never... EVER... had a brisket this tender and mouth-watering! As they say, "everything is bigger in Texas." Well, so...More

Thank Adhose
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jacob708
Does this place take reservations?
15 July 2016|
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Response from gdpotter47 | Reviewed this property |
No. Crowded on weekends and special events.
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Ivan A
Is it byob?
17 May 2016|
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Response from Wonderz h | Reviewed this property |
It is byob, but on weekends they have free keg beer. Many people bring their own cooler when they wait in line
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LaurelLacy
Is your meat glutin free???
28 March 2016|
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Response from FogHat13 | Reviewed this property |
The meat yes, the sauce I would not think that they would be using store bought rubs I would guess they make their own so mostly yes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 14:30
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 14:30
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 14:30
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 902 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4206
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-605-9696
  • E-mail
Description
We are a food trailer with a lot of outdoor seating.
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