This was a great venue for my family gathering of 8. The Mariscada Simar, which was a combination of oysters, various ceviche and octopus was outstanding - as was the octopus I got for my entree (with plantains). Everyone enjoyed their selections. The tamarind margarita was among the best margaritas I have ever had. The waitstaff were very attentive and friendly. And the live music (single guy playing acoustic guitar) was enjoyable. I will definitely be coming back on my next trip to Austin.
The food was wonderful (the moles were creative, complex, and tasty), the waitstaff was exceptionally helpful, patient, and knowledgeable about the menu offerings, and the waiter's suggestions were, without exception, excellent. My wife and I had one of the most enjoyable dining experiences we've had in a long time! We'll definitely be eating at Chapulín regularly! Great restaurant!
The menu here is genuine interior Mexican food. One of the best in Austin area. We have been going weekly for 15 years and love the live jazz music on Thursdays & Saturdays. Drinks are well done although a bit expensive.
So much fun! Lots of throwing (football and arcade-like), swinging (golf and hockey) and kicking activities, not just golf. I would have liked more details about how the game works instead of figuring it out as we played. Still fun for a group and some just watched and chatted and ordered food.
We’ve never been to Valencia’s before and will come back many times over. Great last minute decision to get dinner on a Friday night ￼while shopping at the Domain Austin. The food, drinks, and service were all outstanding. ￼
Please, please, people, ignore the bad reviews, they are clearly from people who want Tex Mex and this ain’t that!! This is Baja style food and I really don’t want this place to go away cause I certainly cannot find this type of food anywhere around here, so please come here expecting something different.
When I first found out about Balcon, I was skeptical about its ability to deliver on real Baja style Mexican food, but when I saw the menu, it felt right.
On my first visit, two weeks after opening, I was blown away with how accurately it tasted like the type of Mexican food that I’m familiar with from my hometown in Tijuana, Mexico. I ordered the gobernador tacos, the ahi tuna tostada, the nopal taco and a quesadilla. Tortillas are delicious and hand made. I felt so much happiness to somehow get to have such an option in San Marcos, specially since I cannot stand Tex Mex food nor any local attempt at Mexican food since every place here throws excess cumin and makes overly greasy low quality ingredient Mexican food. I was in heaven.
The mixology needs work. Sorry guys but I didn’t care for the drinks we tasted. Their bartender should probably go check out Little Trouble in Lockhart or Suerte in Austin to get some better ideas on that. However, they did excellent on the food.
I checked the reviews cause I wanted to leave one but I hadn’t made a reservation through open table, so I couldn’t leave one then. I noticed it didn’t have as many stars as I believe they deserved so I wanted to come back (with a reservation now) so I could leave my review.
This second time we ordered pretty much the same things, plus the pastor taco and the carne asada. The pastor and carne asada didn’t bring it home, but I appreciated they served them with avocado as they do in Tijuana.
The food was still amazing, but felt more salty and with excess flavorings. I suggest they don’t let themselves be guided by reviews asking for more flavor. Y’all had it right the 1st time around!!