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La Barbecue

902 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4206
+1 512-605-9696
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork ribs” (72 reviews)
“potato salad” (86 reviews)
“briskets” (10 reviews)
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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902 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4206
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1 - 10 of 544 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Arrived at 10:30. Parking was gone so really had to hunt for some. The line inside the building is fairly small, so I was the first person in line outside. That about double to 50 people by the time they opened at 11. Took 30...More

Thank markbene
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had planned on eating at Franklin's BBQ but missed cutoff for food so La Barbecue was moved to the top of this list. Everything tasted great and would definitely eat here again. The only complaint was that EVERYTHING was VERY spicy. This included the...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Get there early to get the beef ribs and fatty brisket. Same level of quality as franklin but fraction of the wait time.

Thank MasTacosPorFavor
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I didn’t even think I liked brisket/bbq meats but this is the real deal not like the sauce covered rubbish you get in the UK. The meat was top quality and was smoked to perfection with enough spices it didn’t need anything else. The brisket...More

Thank pecas86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The brisket was definitely one of the best ever! Serves with soft potatoe bread! Phenomenal! Sausage: Terrible!!! I have no words! Pork Ribs: Great but they add a hot sauce component that makes then unique, unless you dont like hot sauce, then they’re borderline unenjoyable...More

Thank adren12
Reviewed 1 week ago

This brisket was the best I have ever had. It was moist, tender, and full of flavor. The bread provided was so moist and flavorable, it added to the experience.

Thank rubyc559
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a large amount of food for takeout. The place was very crowded so I assume it had good service along with good food. The brisket was delicious, the potato salad needed salt, the beans good, and the cole slaw was extremely spicy with...More

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband wanted to get some good barbecue while in Austin and we didn’t have time to waste waiting for Franklins. So we heard about la barbecue and thought it sounded worth a try. No wait and the pork ribs were amazing! The brisket was...More

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I didn’t want to wait in line for a crazy long line at Franklins - especially in 100* heat. The concierge at our hotel suggested La Barbecue. We waited in line for 20 minutes (in AC) and sampled a little of everything....More

1  Thank RobbbbR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We received a suggestion to check this place out opposed to Franklin BBQ. We were not disappointed. We stood in line for about 30 minutes. The food was AMAZING! They ran out of beef ribs but the pork ribs, brisket, sausage and Mac n cheese...More

Thank Mariawitha T
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15 July 2016|
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Response from Dwayne P | Reviewed this property |
No. Crowded on weekends and special events.
Ivan A
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
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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
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We are a food trailer with a lot of outdoor seating.
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