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La Barbecue

#9 of 3,043 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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902 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4206
+1 512-605-9696
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Wed - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived to a line that we mistakenly thought would take 45 minutes. It ended up being TWO HOURS!!!!!! The food was good but in my opinion, no food is worth a 2 hour wait on line. Also by the time we got to order, the only meat they had left was the chopped brisket. Chopped brisket had a very... More 

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Montrose, PA
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As others had suggested, we ordered ahead on line. They don't pack up your order until you are your are at the front of the line. Parking is tricky. We loved everything we ordered. Wait was short as we got to get in a pre order line. Cant wait to return!

Thank kely53
Round Rock, Texas
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As with other reviews the parking is awful. Let me preface this that I had ate at a good chunk of the top 50 BBQ joints in Texas (at least according to Texas Monthly). Arrived around 1030am (normally would get to a BBQ joint earlier than this, but this was a hey lets try this trip) only about 9 groups... More 

Thank Kub72
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So I have eaten at Franklins, Blacks, Coopers, Salt Lick...all have their special things that make them great, but La Barbeque is ridiculous. The brisket is maybe the best I've ever had. Sausage and sides are top notch too. The GIANT ribs are also some of the best meat I've ever tasted. All in all the place is hard to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ordered basically everything on the menu. The tip is, prefer online ahead of time to skip the line! Honestly La Barbeque was best beef ribs I've ever had! The meat literally fell off the bone and the blend of bbq seasoning with the combination of smoke was perfection.

Thank Sophia T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The BBQ here is very good, reasonable pricing, staff is quick and friendly, be in mind that this is a food truck so you will be enjoying your food outside, so if it's cold bundle up.

Thank Brandon B
Winter Park, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not let the partially sketchy neighborhood scare you. We waited over an hour for by far some of the best BBQ I've ever had. We brought a cooler with us so we could enjoy a few cold ones while we waited. Most people seem to do that as well. Although a bit pricey, it's worth the wait and even... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I drove to this place twice and the first time the line was so long and I didn't have time to wait, so I didn't get any! With that many people waiting if figured hey this place has to be legit, well I was wrong! I ate the pork, brisket and Cole slaw! This food was so bad and covered... More 

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Chatham, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unlike other reviewers, I didn't have to wait in line at all (only one person in front of me). A typical funky Austin set-up - a trailer, rough tables and benches, BYOB. The service is very friendly and very simple. You place your order in one window, get your meet, move to the next to get your drinks and non-meat... More 

Thank edge46
Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For me as a chilean tourist, it was great to fine a place like this. Good place for eat the typical barbecue from Texas in a foodtruck. You must try everything !

Thank Felipe V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 14:30
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
We are a food trailer with a lot of outdoor seating.

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