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“Great restaurant (but a long wait)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fonda San Miguel

Fonda San Miguel
2330 W North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78756-2327
(512) 459-4121
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Ranked #14 of 3,123 restaurants in Austin
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great restaurant (but a long wait)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Food was great. The building and decor was gorgeous. But the wait was seriously long. We were there on a Friday night, so it's possible that you may have better luck on a week night. Despite the time you may spend waiting for a table, I definitely recommend this restaurant. Excellent chicken mole--and margaritas!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Austin
1 review
“A must Go in Bustin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The Best Interior Mexican food in Texas. Dianna Kennedy's rave review has shown me bliss. The brunch is wonderful. Can be a bit hard to find if you are not familiar with the area, But it is well worth the GPS.

Visited August 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Excellent Sunday Brunch!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

I visited Fonda San Miguel on Sunday for brunch and was blown away by the atmosphere and delicious food. The main dining area requires a reservation so call ahead. If you don't make a reservation there is still extra seating on a walk in basis. The Sunday brunch is a buffet and there are many delicious choices. The beef tips and mushrooms were excellent as well as the mole and the mole verde. The corn casserole was also very tasty and was probably my personal favorite from the brunch. There was also a selecton of ceviche and other delicious items. The desserts were also a hit. The tres leche cake was one of the best I have ever had and the other desserts were also very tasty. I would definitely recommend this place for their Sunday brunch. Will definitely come back!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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aUSTIN, tEXAS
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Excellent!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Everything is excellent! I have loved it fo 30 years! A little out of the way or I would go more oftem, but frankly I forget about it! Don't drink too many margaritas or you won't appreciated the food! Everything is fresh and wonderful!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Beautiful Atmosphere, Fabulous Food and Wonderful PItcher of Margaritas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I have been in love with Fonda San Miguel for years. The atmosphere here is so wonderful and the food could not be better. My parents always ask to go to Fonda for special occasions. It is a bit tricky to find - GPS does not always work right. The Margaritas are truly fresh and delicious. No mixes for them! I love the interior Mexican food - always with lovely fresh fish options in addition to some salads and meat dishes.

Visited October 2012
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