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Fonda San Miguel

2330 W North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78756-2327
(512) 459-4121
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Ranked #26 of 3,120 restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Austin. It offers southwestern/Mexican cuisine, which is not to be confused with the ubiquitous Tex-Mex cuisine. One of the impressive qualities of Fonda San Miguel is that their offerings are consistently excellent. I have dined my way through a large number of appetizers, entrees, and desserts, and I have never been disappointed.... More

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El Paso, Texas
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I am so sad to report that something negative has occurred at this restaurant. We snuck in just two minutes before they stop seating for a Saturday night, 10:30 pm. There were two ladies at the hostess desk, one refused to seat us, but the other let us in, directly contradicting the first lady. The place was EMPTY, which was... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We came here for dinner one evening and were instantly impressed by the exterior and grounds of Fonda San Miguel. The building is adobe with some painting and tiles..very southwestern/Mexican. The grounds are lush and green and filled with plants and live oaks strung with red and blue lights. Inside is very nice and decorated in a very southwestern/mexican/native american... More

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the woodlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went for dinner and the margaritas are exceptional. Food order was Conchinita Pibil which was outstanding. More than enough food for one person. Wife had the shrimp which were good sized Gulf shrimp. Voted Texas Monthly Top Mexican for a reason. We went on a night when a large corporate event was being held so we had to sit in... More

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food here is interior Mexican, not Tex-Mex, so that alone makes it unusual. The atmosphere is lovely, although sometimes it is difficult to experience as the restaurant becomes so crowded. I have been here several times, both for dinner and for brunch. Reservations are a must for both. I would recommend brunch over dinner. The food and experience at... More

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austin, texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Had not been here in years so wanted to give it a try with some old friends. The building and atmosphere are beautiful but really 17 dollars for enchiladas with a very small serving of rice and beans beside it. Our bill was $220.00 for four people including tip. Three of us had enchiladas. We did have a few coctails... More

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Austin, TX
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Fonda San Miguel has been in Austin for some time now. The cuisine is not "tex mex" as you often find in Austin, but authentic, interior Mexican food. The atmosphere is nice and cozy and the staff is very helpful and attentive. The food is good, the service is good, and you'd better make reservations!

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Houston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My cousin & I were visitng Austin in spring time. We are both over 60. We arrived at 5:15 for the happy hour and stayed for dinner. The server in the bar was attentive and polite so we decided to have dinner WELL, don't go here if you are over 55 & only 2 in your party for dinner--we had... More

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I have eaten here a few times and really enjoy this place. Just walking through the door to the amazing interior makes me feel enveloped in warmth and fun. This time I took the time to look at some of the quirky decorations and enjoy their humor. We went with a New England friend who found the... More

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Sammo50
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This restaurant is just ok, the food is pretty basic upscale Mex. In my opinion It is really expensive for what you get and for the taste/quality of the food. The queso with peppers and housemade chorizo tasted like the top of a pizza, the shrimp ok, mole very good. I'm sure you can find much better and a better... More

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