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“Food and fun!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Polvo's Mexican Restaurant

Polvo's Mexican Restaurant
2004 S. 1st St., Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)
(512) 441-5446
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Ranked #554 of 3,160 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: South Austin
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Food and fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

There were 8 of us, so a good size table. Difficult for conversation as restaurant was crowded and noisy. Food was great! I had the beer a Rita.....bottle of Dos Equis in a big margarita. Excellent! Split fajitas with friend and it was plenty of food after I devoured chips and salsa! Tip was included in the tab, probably due to our number.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Truth serum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Great margaritas by the pitcher, but watch out! They contain truth serum...try them in peach or mango, and order the puntas de filete and beef fajitas.

Visited May 2012
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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good environment”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Decent food for the price... Good margaritas and quesadillas. Sometimes it takes a while for your food to come.

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Weekend Brunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Another one for the quintessential Austin list; Polvo's has been a favorite of mine for decades. It's a divey little place that is in desperate need of a remodel, but the service is wonderful and the food, the food is consistently excellent. On beautiful mornings and evenings (when it's not 104 degrees) the patio is a great place to hang out. Parking can be a hassle, so be sure to get there early for brunch or late for dinner.

Visited August 2012
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Meh”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

Just okay food. Everything you order comes drowned in sauce. I know there are better places in Austin.....

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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