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Matt's El Rancho

#128 of 3,233 Restaurants in Austin
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
2613 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-4732
+1 512-462-9333
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (47 reviews)
“chile relleno” (31 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Service
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LOCATION
2613 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-4732
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1 - 10 of 490 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We heard of this very popular place and we wanted to try it our. First the service was very good we sere seated with 10 minutes. the tried the Large Bob Armstrong dip it it was very creamy and delicious. I tried the Asadero tacos...More

Thank jesfire415
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Patio At Matt’s El Rancho is a great place to have a celebration party of any type...Ours just happens to be a Graduation Party...Chili Con Caso is great for appetizers... Chips are Great..Hot sauce is Way Too Hot even for Young People to eat....We...More

Thank danny W
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for making us a part of your celebration! Glad y’all had a great dinner,

Reviewed 1 week ago

Love their patio, and the taco selection is excellent! Plus don't miss the Large "Bob", yummy queso!

Thank Tracy F
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Tracy, thanks for the great comments! See you back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

True Austin original located in the popular South Lamar district for many many years... They are very well known for always having the best Mexican Food. They also have the best Margaritas & Palomas. You must try the Bob Armstrong Dip and the Cactus Prior...More

Thank Michael E
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Michael, it makes our day to read your review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seated when arrived, but took a while for waitress to get our food order. Then food was VERY slow to arrive. When it did arrive, the “well done” steak we ordered on the tacos asadero was raw and bleeding in center of the bite sized...More

Thank atxtravels2017
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in. We are very sorry we did not get your order correct. I’m hoping the manager did take the tacos off your bill? Please ask for a manager if you are ever in and your food does not meet your expectations. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met friends here for dinner. Service was outstanding, our waiter was most attentive, kept our glasses full and checked in frequently. Kudos to her, she captured a nice tip. The Tex-Mex is really good, not the best I have ever had, but good. We had...More

Thank Shuttrrbug
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for all your nice comments! Hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to some real Tex-Mex fajitas when I was in town so I looked online and saw reviews for Matt's fajitas and checked the website out and sure enough, they looked like how I like them- served sizzling on a cast...More

Thank Kenipela
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for coming and glad you enjoyed lunch. Looks like you ordered the lunch special. Next time order the 1/2 pound and it will be what you have been looking for. See you on your next visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our son's favorite sit down Mexican restaurant and I can see why! All of the staff were friendly and accommodating. Our fabulous waiter was focused on giving his guests complete service even though he had numerous tables. He seemed to anticipate our needs...More

Thank Bee B
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bee, Your AWESOME! Thanks for taking the time you let us know about your visit. See you next time!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this on the Travel channel and thought we have to go here when visiting family in Austin! It is as fabulous as it looked on TV. We started off with nice Cocktails and Bob Armstrong Dip. It was amazing. Queso with a scoop of...More

Thank ppijacki
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We do appreciate your choosing el Rancho on your visit to Austin. Thanks for the great review. See you next trip!

Reviewed 17 April 2018

We try to hit Matt's for lunch while passing through Austin to savor their delicious Tex-Mex. It is difficult not to order the Chili Relleno or Beef Enchiladas because they are always soooo good. Pair them with house margarita and we are all set. Only...More

Thank Jerry G
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thanks Jerry! We appreciate your loyalty. See you next time!

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8 April 2017|
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Response from Paul C | Property representative |
Please call the restaurant and ask for the manager on duty, Paul
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Response from Bulldog1965 | Reviewed this property |
at I saw- they only use the freshest foods,vegetables and meats...all top notch value in price and portions.I didn't see anybody get sick or ever heard of anybody dying after eating there-it's all good food I really don't... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2613 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-4732
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighbourhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-462-9333
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