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Polvo's Mexican Restaurant

#254 of 3,045 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South Austin
Mexican, Southwestern
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2004 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-5142
+1 512-441-5446
07:00 - 23:00
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Kilgore, Texas
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78 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for breakfast and the food was ok. The potatoes were more of a stew than a side. They charge for salsa!!! I couldn't believe it when I saw it on the bill but it's 1.99 for salsa. I won't be back there is much better mexican food out there with free salsa.

Thank mel19802016
Austin, Texas
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159 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

If you love fresh salsa, tortillas, and margaritas then you. Need to get on over here soon. The menu has a wide variety of interior mexican dishes and it took a while to decide. The server reccomended pescado a la plancha (grilled fish) or chili relleno. I had the fish (see photo). It is grilled on a 500 degree grill... More 

Thank Hank512
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Breakfast was delicious! My friends love the trash can plate. I tried a pastor and fajita taco. The tacos were great. They serve large portions, large enough to share plates. They make fresh tortillas on site. My favorite was the hotchata! It's sweet, delicious, and has the perfect flavor. They also have a salsa bar that has something for everyone.... More 

Houston, United States
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We had to wait over an hour for a table. There were 10 of us and they were busy but no real effort was made to seat us. Finally we got a table of 6 and another of 4. When the table next to the 6 became available we were moved to that one. We then had to wait for... More 

Thank Virginia H
Boca Raton, Florida
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The food was excellent and hot, we order a picture of Margaritas that you can tell was water down. Fast service and they have a salsa bar inside to pick your own salsa.

Thank 922Bill
West Bloomfield
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We enjoy the outdoor dining at Polvo's every time that we visit Austin. The food is delicious, and the service is good.

Thank Nancy R
Aalborg, Denmark
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We dined at Polvo's one evening after a long drive in the Texan landscape. So it was great to sit outside under the roofed patio. The waiter was polite and friendly. The food was excellent and enjoyed sitting for a good while consuming as well the lovely meal as the day's adventures.

Thank Mikael S
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had a variety of food and it was all delicious. The service was very good. Servers were polite and knowledgeable. There is no bar. Drinks will be brought to your table. You have your choice of sitting inside or outside.

Thank McGillicuddy_12
Floral, ar
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

You would never expect the food that you get here by just walking in and looking around. WOW, just go. If you like TexMex and Authentic Mexican this is your stop. Don't order the large quacamole if you don't have a crowd.

Thank Wendy H
New York City, NY
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I just ended my short and very uncomfortably hot stay in Austin with a late dinner at Polvo's. Of the four Tex-Mex joints my gf and I ate at this place comes in dead-last place. Food: my enchiladas were dry and tasteless. My gf's beef fajitas were way overcooked and tasteless. Drinks: low alcohol margaritas. Service: nice helpful Russian-gal. Ambience:... More 

Thank MonkeyBoy57

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2004 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-5142
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighbourhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-441-5446

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