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Trudy's Texas Star Restaurant & Bar

#183 of 3,028 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
University of Texas
Mexican, Southwestern, American
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409 W 30th St, Austin, TX 78705
+1 512-477-2935
14:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 14:00 - 02:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dropped by for their well known martinis. Does not disappoint, very generous portion for the price and tastes good to boot!

Thank kai hong y
Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was introduced to Trudys while in college. Whenever I am back in Austin, I make a trip back. The queso is delicious! The salsa is spicy, and the Mexican martinis are the best!

Thank kschroen
King George, Virginia
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice Tex-Mex place. Friendly people, good food. Would return. I was with friends so did not check out the bar, but it was full of people who appeared to be having fun.

Thank vaman1949
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great cocktail and drink selection, plus free chips! We sat outside and were surrounded by shaded trees. Very casual and comfortable place to meet up with friends and laugh!

Thank Miranda H
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Didn't order any food, just a Mexican martini, and it did not disappoint. I shared it with a friend and was perfectly content. Having one by myself would have been a little too much since it was the middle of the day. I highly recommend anyone who is visiting Austin to stop in and order one, it's a fantastic drink.... More 

Thank FinanceGuy99
Danville, Indiana, United States
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We were visiting friends in Austin and they suggested we try Trudy's. I am glad we did because it was a very good lunch. They make their own salsa and the food was fresh and tasty. The service was friendly and prompt.

Thank Daniel S
The Colony, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Went to Trudy's on a visit to Austin to tour a college with our daughter. It was awesome! My husband had a brisket special, I had carnita enchiladas, and our daughter had carnita tacos. The refried black beans were so good and the Mexican street corn is super. The restaurant is in an old house with a cool laid back... More 

Thank TravlinCarolinaGal
Ahmedabad, India
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Very nice food, very good ambience, perfect place to be in when you are really hungry and need some real tex mex food. This is the restaurant with its right size of meals and tasty food offered. Good choices for vegetarian food as well. I will definitely return to eat once again.

Thank Nlekhadia
San Antonio
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

What a great place to have breakfast - possibly the best Taco's I have ever eaten - and I live in San Antonio. Their Migas Taco's (served with Chorizo) are beyond awesome. Our group tried several different Migas combo's and they were all outstanding. The also prepare an excellent Bloody Mary. The service was good and attentive.

Thank shadow17
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Last night, I went with a bunch of friends to Trudy's to celebrate my friend's 22nd birthday. All of us are 21+ and when they went to check our IDs they took mine in the back because it was an out of state ID. The manager, Abby, came up to me extremely forceful and said I need to leave immediately... More 

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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
Mexican, Southwestern, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 W 30th St, Austin, TX 78705
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > University of Texas
  • Neighbourhood: University of Texas
  • Phone Number: +1 512-477-2935

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