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Habanero Mexican Cafe

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%
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“guacamole” (9 reviews)
“beef fajitas” (6 reviews)
“charro beans” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
501 W Oltorf St, Just West of S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-5447
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

First visit, so I ordered my standard test & personal favorite - the migas plate. This one got an A+. Great texture, fresh pico, and all around delicious. I ordered it with beans and potatoes and was surprised to get French fries, but they were...More

Thank MyZiggyMan
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I’ve never been to a restaurant that i absolutely loved everything I’ve tried .. except for when I went to habanero. The best Tex mex I’ve ever had- the beef fajitas were out of this world. I had the rice and pinto beans - delicious...More

Thank amay1725
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant because we were in business in Austin , The food was delicious but I specially loved the Charro beans, the staff was very friendly and the prices were very affordable plus establishment was very clean.

Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed 31 December 2017

In town for holiday celebrations with family, we were determined to find food we’d fallen in love with while living in Austin in the 1970s and 80s. As a baseline, our forever favorite Tex-Mex was found (sometimes twice a day!) at Carmen’s La Tapatia on...More

1  Thank BackroadsExp
Reviewed 6 October 2017 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

1  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

1  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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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