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“Very Nice” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Matt's El Rancho

Matt's El Rancho
2613 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)
512 462 9333
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Ranked #203 of 3,231 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: South Austin
Vancouver, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Matt's is simply a very nice place! The outdoor seating area is conducive to relaxation and good conversation. There is nothing negative to say about the food. The service is excellent, too! The only reason I have not given this place an "Excellent" rating is because the interior seating area is so loud, it is almost impossible to hold a conversation. Sit outside and enjoy!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Austin always has great food spots”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Matt's is at the south end of Lamar in Austin. great food, service and atmosphere.
the place is huge and can be busy. we went mid week for lunch.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Lots of food and fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Late Sunday afternoon and the restaurant was packed; frozen margaritas, Bob Armstrong dip with heaping dollops of meat and avocado, Matt Jr potatoes-grilled with jalapenos and onions, just enough room for the complementary pralines to finish

Visited August 2013
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Austin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good food, great service, go early!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We went mid-afternoon on a Saturday and it was quite nice. Didn't have any noise problems at all. I had the "standard" cheese enchiladas and they were a cheese lovers bonanza. Beans and rice were average. It also came with guacamole salad as a 1st course but I saved most of it to have with my dinner. The chips and salsa are great! To me the salsa is a bit on the spicy side but delicious! Margarita was good. My daughter had a huge burrito with rice and beans and she ate the whole thing, and she is tiny! They have a good selection of vegetarian foods. When I go back I am going to order something more along the lines of their specialties such as something shrimp or spinach enchiladas, or even the steak tampiquena.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio,Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Margaritas and Fajitas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Food is very good as always! Queso and chips were tasty,fajitas were prepared perfectly! Margaritas were good ,definitely worth the price! Waiter was attentive. Only complaint was it was very,very loud even on our visit on a Thursday evening. Would definitely go back,but just be prepared or a lot of noise.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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