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El Chile Cafe y Cantina

1809 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722 (University of Texas)
(512) 457-9900
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Ranked #319 of 3,154 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican, Café
Neighborhood: University of Texas
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Chicon and Lafayette
Description: Welcome to El Chile. El Chile Cafe y Cantina offers a combination of Tex-Mex and Interior Mexican cuisine.
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Hudson Valley, NY
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81 reviews 81 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Worth a trip or two to Manor Road. The sauces are interesting good! Next time we will sit outside so we sat in back. We were not forgotten. All was very good.

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Austin, Texas, USA
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132 reviews 132 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The offerings are tasty and freshly made. The Manor Road location is convenient to The University of Texas area. I love the hot sauces. They are very tasty. Everything I have tried has been delicious.

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Austin, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

El Chile has great drinks, especially margaritas, chilangos and sangria, at outstanding happy hour prices. Some of their appetizers are also half price. We tried the shrimp nachos and rajas con queso which were both very,very tasty. We give it the thumbs up " y puro yummmm" place for a delicious food and drinks. This could be our favorite happy... More 

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Andrew just brought me another sangria... this place is great. Especially happy hour! Located in groovy South Austin. Lots of windows, nice open dining space.

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Fresno
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great restaurant....absolutely amazing presentation/plating of the food (almost too pretty to eat) Watch out for the margarita as it is HUGE and will sneak up on you. The sauces and guacamole are outstanding. The food is not greasy and is plentiful. Definitely a 'go back.'

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

They have some great daily specials and solid regular menu items. It's a great neighborhood spot, always full of locals.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a very good Mexican place, with a good range of dishes. Good drinks menu, with a great range of Mexican bears. The food was very good, and it is clearly a very good neighbourhood restaurant. I'm not sure I'd recommend a trip out to it, but I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

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Solon, Ohio, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Have visited this restaurant 3 times over the past 8 years. First the drinks. The El chilango margarita is outstanding. A blood orange looking drink with a solid amount of tequila and a spicy pepper rim. Made to perfection each time with no swing in quality. A must have if you come here. The Chile Relleno was just the right... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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94 reviews 94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We were on a wild goose chase for BBQ in south Austin. After we hit two spots that had two hour long lines, we decided we would take the caravan to El Chile and what a GREAT decision that was! We were able to snag a table on the patio as it was not scorching hot outside. We also lucked... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Honestly we happened upon this restaurant when leaving the LBJ Library and looking for somewhere to grab a bite. If I lived in Austin I'd frequent this place and I'm terribly envious we don't have one back home. The drinks were great - the waitstaff was friendly and helpful since we were newbies. We had one vegetarian along who had... More 

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Additional Information about El Chile Cafe y Cantina

Address: 1809 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Phone Number: (512) 457-9900
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > University of Texas
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican, Café

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