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Garrido's

360 Nueces & 3rd Street, Austin, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #398 of 3,120 restaurants in Austin
Price range: $13 - $28
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 3rd
Description: Inspired by authentic Mexican recipes from the kitchen of Chef Garrido’s grandmother. We've infused contemporary flavors from some of the world's finest cuisines to create an original menu. Striving to bring modern Mexican cooking to the forefront of Austin's dining scene, Garrido's uses seasonal, fresh, local, and organic ingredients and serves small plates allowing our guests to design their dining experience and combine their favorite flavors.
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Jackson, Mississippi
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Very pleasant modern restaurant with tasty new dishes. They offer many gluten free dishes, vegetarian options as well as traditional fare. Loved the queso with shrimp and crab. They were open Sunday night though not busy. Good downtown location near the theater.

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San Antonio, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

this is our second time to visit Garrido's and we've been impressed both times! Food is good and prices are reasonable.

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Newtown, Connecticut
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103 reviews 103 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This could have been 10x better with very little effort. Food was just OK for surrounding options. Meaning Aistin has soooo many options the bar is pretty high. I was told to come here for the signature oyster taco but had too much Tex Mex in 3 days to go there. I I ordered the coffee rub lamb chop, which... More

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Baton Rouge
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Garridos has so much going for it....helmed by a star chef (at least by Austin lights, a serious foodie town), a very well thought out menu, a terrific location...so I truly can't figure out why the experience is less than the sum of its parts. We dined there on a Saturday night, with an early reservation, so the place was... More

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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The setting was perfecy, the back patio ideal for gatherings. Large fans, misters and the abundance of plants made this outdoor experience almost tropical. OK, the weather turned out perfect. Service was attentive, dinner took little too long but at that time we had been served several pitchers of Rita and that always eases the pain. I asked 3 times... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
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115 reviews 115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I live downtown, so can't believe we had never been to this restaurant. We went on Saturday for lunch and both had snapper tacos. They were outstanding! We sat outside, and it was actually quite nice for Austin in August. The patio is right next to a lovely green area, which almost has a tropical feel. Highly recommend!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Upon entering the door we were warmly greeted by the manager. He seated us promptly and thanked us for visiting. The server arrived a few minutes later and took our drink order. He returned quickly to ask for the order. It was a slow night, I counted three tables inside and five on the patio. Our meal came in a... More

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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

It's no wonder the locals are all here! Great food, great dishes and the price is decent. Check it out.

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Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The oyster tacos were delicious! Service was fast and attentive. Lovely surroundings and easy parking. You won't be disappointed!

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Austin
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108 reviews 108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Went back to Garrido's on Saturday evening. Had a reservation and glad of it as the place was mobbed at 8pm. Got seated quickly so the reservation system worked. The menu has completely changed since I was last here. It morphed from a "small plates" menu to a typical menu with appetizers and entrees. What got me was the pricing... More

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