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Dona Emilia's Bar & Grill

#1,740 of 3,011 Restaurants in Austin
#1,916 of 3,313 Places to Eat in Austin
$$$
Latin, Spanish, South American, Colombian
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101 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-2520
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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Good South American cuisine

I usually make a meal of their appetizers. Do not expect Mexican-style spice levels. Food well prepared and hearty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2012
austex_gringo
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

I usually make a meal of their appetizers. Do not expect Mexican-style spice levels. Food well prepared and hearty.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2009

Every time I've gone, the food is over-cooked. Not much flavor. But, on a good note, they have the best Mojitos in town!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2008

It's time to let go of the past, when Dona Emilia's was a hole in the wall on east 7th and served awesome food. It still does--it's just a different kind of awesome, and it's a different kind of food. It's like a totally different restaurant with the same name.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2008

Try the Tuna.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2008

Tuna/yucca fries is the best dish in town. Best spicy margs as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2008

Not so much flavor

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2008

I went to this resturant with a group of 10 during lunch on Memorial Day. They have great lunch specials for such high quality food. I would love to go again with friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2008

Dona Emilia makes the Tres Leches fresh each day!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2008

This would be four stars except for the breakfast taco debacle. Arepas, arroz con pollo and ajiaco soup are fan-frakkin'-tastic.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2008

The atmosphere is kind of impersonal and eurotrashy, I think, but the menu has some worthwhile items, like the goat cheese appetizer.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 478-2520

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
  • Cuisine: Latin, Spanish, South American, Colombian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?