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Texas Chili Parlor

#39 of 3,096 Restaurants in Austin}
1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1634
+1 512-472-2828
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chili” (283 reviews)
“frito pie” (24 reviews)
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American, Southwestern
1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1634
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Guy Clark's song Dublin Blues hit nail on the head. "Mad Dog Margaritas" are tasty and potent. Real Texas "no bean" chili is now the standard for flavor by which I will judge others. The XX chili was medium to mild heat. The XXX was...More

Thank BrotherDave2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several kinds of chili in a small, funky atmosphere; very popular with locals (close to the Capitol)

Thank clynnmcgill
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Came in here because we are tourist in search of Texas chili and we were not disappointed. First of all the service was attentive and prompt. Then the menu prices seemed too cheap to believe. Besides the famous chili they have a good variety of...More

Thank RexJoe
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

homemade fresh foods!!! It's all good, food and bar. Classic rock, sports. You will enjoy the atmosphere. If you're lucky Peoe, Brandon, or Zub will be here. So many regulars, it has to be good.

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a selection of differ t Tex-Mex dishes and hamburgers. They may even have a salad hidden in the menu. But they have the best chili that you can basically order at your heat preferences, with or without beans, etc. Add margaritas and...More

1  Thank rhpatt29
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I don't know where to start!! I journeyed here to have my own personal experience based off QuentinTarantino's movie, Death Proof. The restaurant was much smaller due to wide lense cameras & other techniques used to film, but the service was good. I started w/...More

1  Thank J B
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Another Austin institution to check off my list. We went there for lunch. Please arrive early if you go in a big group. Parking is only available street side & can also be hard to find. So plan for that. We were seated promptly. The...More

1  Thank Nakstrani
Reviewed 10 September 2017

It's a dive bar that serves decent Chili, served with saltine crackers. The service was friendly and efficient, They have a nice selection of bottled beers.

Thank davegowell
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great place. The chili is "old school," no beans in it. Spicy up to 5 stars (!) and I particularly like their hot dogs and chili dogs. They also have great entrees, like huge plates of enchiladas. Staff is professional, a bit...More

Thank Troubdrgrl
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Located near the State Capital and museums so a good time to take a break, kind of small but never had a bad bowl of chili, this is one of my top favs and recommend it for those who want that taste of Texas heat....More

Thank Edward Z
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20 February 2015|
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Response from HecMen | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking meters very close by. You shouldn't have any trouble at all finding a spot. I was there during a UT football game and found a spot with no trouble.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1634
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-472-2828
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