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Address: 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78745-1579
Phone Number: (512) 899-4300
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Huge supermarket specializing in rare foods.

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Fun, food okay.

The shopping is fun, the selections are overwhelming. My husband, myself and two kids (7 years) went to eat. The food was pretty bland. My boys ordered spaghetti and meatball... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
ashleyhum
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The shopping is fun, the selections are overwhelming. My husband, myself and two kids (7 years) went to eat. The food was pretty bland. My boys ordered spaghetti and meatball and neither one liked it, and they are not picky. My sandwich was ok. My husband ordered some type of BBQ sandwich and wasn't pleased. It was about $50 for... More 

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Thank ashleyhum
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were celebrating a birthday. In one massive, everything you want grocery store we were able to pick up delicious truffle pate, mild smoked Scottish salmon, thinly sliced DeBeca ham, prosciutto, wine, organic perfect red grapes, made from scratch breads and amazing deserts - coconut and carrot cake cupcakes and if you like chocolate - Toni's Chocolate Mousse Cake -... More 

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Thank Jacque M
El Cerrito, California
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This is the place to get food, beverages and go listen to music too! It was like a Whole Foods on steroids. The cheese section was as large as some corner stores. They seemed to carry just about everything. The layout is a little confusing, but it was great to have everything under one roof.

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Thank LauranTony
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

A great Austin home-grown landmark. Just visiting the store and walking the aisles is a grand experience. They have a mind-blowing selection of fresh produce that usually offers free samples of fresh squeezed juices. There is a huge selection of, wine and a 60' wall of every beer you've ever heard of and some you haven't. The entire grocery experience... More 

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Thank rereno
kathsum
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We were looking for a grocery store to get some necessities and maybe an eat in dinner for our first night of vacation in Austin. We found Central Market HEB and I was delighted. The produce section was the largest that I have ever seen. I was experiencing smelling veggies and fruits that I had seen on tv but that... More 

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Loomis, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Good veggies, wine, beer, meat , cheese, bread, etc. It is in a good shopping center. Highly recommended. Good delis and prepared foods .

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Thank Fathorsemama
Austin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

They catered lunch at my company. They have sandwich and salad boxes with pasta salad and fruit. Fruit was fresh, Sandwich was tasty. All in all it was a good lunch

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Thank Grady C
Bastrop, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

The cafe at Central Market features a constant variety of inexpensive gourmet chef-prepared foods for eating there or take out. The quality and quantity of items is amazing and imaginative, ranging from unique specialties like bison enchiladas, grilled seafood delicacies, and decadent desserts to staples like huge sandwiches, fine pizzas, tasty soups, healthful salads, great teas and local beers. My... More 

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Thank James S
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

My heart aches as I don't give 5 stars here. However, it is the right thing to do. This is the best supermarket I've ever been to (by far). They have a huge selection of fresh food, meat, vegetables, fruits... Plus a great wine place and pretry much everything else you expect from a terrific supermarket. BUT, I was surprised... More 

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Thank Fernando F
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Of all the grocery stores I have ever seen, this is by far the best. There selection is tremendous, the display is excellent and the flavors are superior. We did not visit the attached restaurant, but we had a superb dinner with our purchases. Not to be missed, even if you are a window shopper.

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