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La Barbecue

902 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4206
+1 512-605-9696
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork ribs” (65 reviews)
“potato salad” (79 reviews)
“burnt ends” (6 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
902 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4206
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in and was a little skeptical being in like a convenience store atmosphere,but I have to admit,the ribs were some of the best ribs I have ever eaten..the brisket was nice and marbeled and full of flavor....the regular sausage was extremely tasty....only 1 downfall.....3.25...More

Thank moosky12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in December for a quick getaway. Arrived early, before opening, at LBQ, based upon warnings from friends. Still waited 35 minutes. A bit like a re-positioned corner grocery, with some groceries shelves included. Had brisket (top 10%), turkey (top 20%) and a link sausage...More

Thank BG_STL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I were looking for some BBQ before UT’s last game of 2017 and we thought Franklins was still closed from the fire so we opted for La Barbecue. What a good choice. All that was left was chopped and turkey but the...More

Thank Tlcwacjac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good brisket but looong line even in the middle of the afternoon. Beef ribs and chipotle slaw were sold out but very good meat

Thank hihihi h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Franklins barbecue was closed due to a fire. Our hotel directed us to La Barbecue. The brisket is melt in your mouth delicious! Loved the sausage too. Great guys behind the counter.

Thank becdav123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner early - like 5. They were out of cole slaw. Give me a break! Nice people tho. Pickles and beans were too spicy for my taste.

Thank BarefootBuddies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made it to La Barbecue as one of our stops on our Texas Barbecue Tour. We enjoyed the brisket, pulled pork and great beer selection. Definitely worth a stop

Thank mjw13
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Sorry, maybe I'm just not the southern BBQ type, but I ate at La Barbecue 5 hours ago and I still feel the meat sitting in my throat. Maybe I ate it too cold, maybe I just got a bad piece of the brisket but...More

Thank nunibnichar
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I've been slowly working my way through the top Austin BBQ joints. Five days before my most recent visit, I pre-ordered pulled pork and brisket for later in the week. I arrived at 5:30 to a very short line. Pre-orders don't have to wait. Just...More

1  Thank Daryl C
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Franklin’s is renovating from a fire, so I hit a few of the other highly rated BBQ joints in town. This was easily the worst of the three that I tried. The meat was excessively fatty... I love my fatty meat, but this was literally...More

1  Thank Stu S
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Questions & Answers
14 July 2016|
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Response from gdpotter47 | 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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 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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