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Entrées, main dishes and desserts - El Alma Cafe y Cantina, Austin, TX

El Alma Cafe y Cantina

4.6
4.6
950 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Patio seating is first come first serve. Reservations are for indoor dining room only.

El Alma Cafe y Cantina is vibrant, homespun take on the authentic flavors of Mexico. Chef Alma Alcocer prepares food as she would cook for you in her home.


"It"s fun, flavorful Mexican food that is very approachable. It's a casual, authentic representation of the food I grew up eating." - Chef Alma

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 609-8923
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Alma Alcocer
  • Catering
    For caterings email us at info@elalmacafe.com.
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    Dawson
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 950 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Mexican

  • Austin

    Mexican

950 Reviews
  1. Mateo

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Bland food that wasn’t inexpensive. Ordered tacos and queso. Tacos were dry and had no depth of flavor. Queso also lacked flavor. You’d be better at a hole in the wall. Both for value and taste.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pedro was our waiter and he was great. Food was delicious. Will definitely go back.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of my favorite enchiladas in Austin! They’re drinks are great and they have good happy hour prices

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food outstanding, service fantastic, ambiance on point.

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  5. KimS

    Austin

    188 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    188 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous, fresh food. Great flavor! Great service!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken tinga tacos and Flaquita margarita are my favorites!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, exceptional food and margaritas; just a touch loud so we had to hunker done close to the table to hear each other. Will always go back!

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  8. wino4ever

    Austin

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy Hour 3-6 EVERY day! Love this place especially the patio other than of course the summer, AKA Hell. Great margaritas, lots of tasty small plates and of course the real food. For me this is place is certified "Austin Real". ;-)

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the food and the service were amazing. I can't wait to go back.

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  10. ChuckT

    Austin

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very consistent. Great food and servers are capable, bright, attentive and friendly.

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FAQs

El Alma Cafe y Cantina is rated 4.6 stars by 950 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for El Alma Cafe y Cantina

1025 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Dawson
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Alma Alcocer
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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