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El Chilito

University of Texas
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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2255 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722-2133
+1 512-382-3797
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Longview, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

As a traveler, I love places like El Chilito. A little off the beaten path; lacks pretention - probably a local favorite - but serves really delicious food. We chose a variety of tacos and agua fresca (new discovery!) and sat out on the shaded picnic benches. Total satisfaction for a very low price.

Thank mjlongview
Gladewater, Texas
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Another very good restaurant on Manor Rd. Very good food. Good variety. Pricing is not bad, especially considering it is in Austin.

Thank robertrO6947MU
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Outstanding food ! We ate here for lunch and would highly recommend this cute tasty restaurant. I We all enjoyed our food especially their guacamole & tacos .....so delicious, fresh and reasonable. Seating is casual outdoors and they do serve alcohol (we ordered beer).Service was fast too !

1 Thank SaundraPlover
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Convenient local taco shop for breakfast/lunch crowd. They even have happy hours for later. Seating is outside on plain bench/tables, half in front by the cars, with cover offered by table umbrellas, the other half in a covered patio with fans -- that's important if you want to minimize insect engagement when eating. I stop by for breakfast tacos every... More 

Thank Oscar515112
Saratoga Springs, New York
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151 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This place is just up the road from a family members apartment. As a result, we went here as the default eating place. Truly outstanding Agua Frescas! Watermelon my favorite, had it each and every time. Always fantastic. The tacos were pretty good and very inexpensive. Outside seating on picnic tables. As a result we went at night for the... More 

Thank Adirondacker1
Lebanon, Oregon
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

My wife and I stayed in the area and went to El Chilito's on a whim while walking one day. It's a kind of a stand- you order food at one window and pick it up at another and then sit at the park-style tables and benches. They have some covered for those particularly hot days. We both got tacos,... More 

Thank JosephAndBrown
Austin, Texas
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619 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Back in the day El Chilito's was one of the few places in town to get an interesting taco fairly cheaply and sit outside to enjoy the good weather. Now it seems there is a taco place on every street corner. I still like to come here though. The taco's are fresh and there is still an interesting variety. I... More 

Thank Jen78703
Austin, TX
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218 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

El Chilito is the child of El Chile, one of my favorite Mexican restaurants located a block or so down the street. A sister restaurant El Alma is really great. A third, Alcomar, is pretty good in the food department, but the menu confuses me. El Chilito is a sort of an elaborate bricks and mortar food truck. It is... More 

Thank RogerReady3
Austin, Texas
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362 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

This was my first visit to El Chilito. I ordered a Tex-Mex Guisada taco, Carne Asada taco, and a Barbacoa taco all with corn tortillas. All 3 were very tasty. There was quite a bit of meat in each one. The meats were tender and delicious. The prices are reasonable and the service was fast & friendly. This was a... More 

Thank Steve D
Irvine, CA
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655 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

El Chilito offers a good option for a quick breakfast. The options include standard American filings as well as several more authentic to Mexico. For Austin, the price is on the high side.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2255 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722-2133
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > University of Texas
  • Neighbourhood: University of Texas
  • Phone Number: +1 512-382-3797

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?