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Habanero Mexican Cafe

#245 of 3,095 Restaurants in Austin}
501 W Oltorf St, Just West of S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-5447
+1 512-416-0443
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (8 reviews)
“fajitas” (7 reviews)
“charro beans” (4 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern
501 W Oltorf St, Just West of S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-5447
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1 - 10 of 94 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time here and both my mom and I were very content with the food, service and environment. I got the gordita plate and was not disappointed at all! My mom has the enchiladas verdes with ground beef and she enjoyed it as well. The...More

Thank Soccermindy
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have had everything on their menu and there was only 1 thing I did not like, but it was a personal preference. The Menudo is fantastic as everything else. The potato's are unique as they are similar to french fries, but are a perfect...More

Thank La E
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of 3 spots we love for Mexican breakfast, brunch or lunch. It is in a house like structure on Oltorf just west of south congress. The service and food are pure Mexican and the food is served quick and it's tasty. Some...More

Thank cashnickerson
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food. Very happy about it. The breakfast tacos are delicious and the coffee is amazing. The staff is so so nice - I love it that they are perfectly bilingual. Highly recommend the nuevos rancheros and the egg/bacon/guacamole tacos. If I lived here,...More

Thank MexicanNomad
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

They take CASH only (ATM in seating area), usually very crowded with longish wait times and somewhat noisy. The decor is dated and their processes antiquated. Please don't go. 😀 Too many people already know about this great gem. The regular salsa is outstanding and...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Family-owned Mexican restaurant, no frills, just good food. Service is great and so is the food. Closes at 3 PM most days. No charge cards, just cash. Wonderful food!

Thank knrolo
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

If you have a big appetite, Habanero Mexican Cafe always serves plentiful portions. I had machacado and eggs with potatoes, and beans. The sauce was thick, tasty, and really flavorful. Everyone enjoyed their selections. The menu has great a great variety and everything I have...More

Thank Gloria L
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Family owned and operated. Cash only. Food was great and plenty of it. We had the Zack Attack and Chili Relleno for lunch. Check their hours as they usually close at 3 except on Friday and Saturday(?). Lots of menu items to choose from for...More

Thank btnusa
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We tried to try the Habanero Mexican Cafe Friday afternoon. It was around 2:00 p.m. Not the lunch or dinner rush. It is a small place, while waiting to get to the front I looked around and almost half the place was empty. Be prepared...More

Thank mikel68
Reviewed 21 December 2016

My husband and I love this restaurant. We have been eating here for over 10 years whenever we come to Austin. My favorite is the Carnitas plate and his is the Catfish Ranchero. My mouth is watering now! Staff is friendly and service is very...More

Thank atlast5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 W Oltorf St, Just West of S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-5447
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-416-0443
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