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#145 of 388 Mexican in Austin
#711 of 2,450 Restaurants in Austin

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1.0 miles from Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tacos were plain and something I could have easily put together at home for a fraction of their expensive price here. Plus, the staff was rude and the environment was not accommodating to children or pets.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 10, 2021

Cleanliness remains to be desired. And it's simple, chicken cannot be pink when served. They get 2 stars since they got one of the dishes right, but we won't go back there again.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 31, 2021

Went with family & extended family. Nice ambiance, good food, but a bit pricey. Prickly Pear drinks were $9/each and house Margarita was $8, but I've had better.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed April 28, 2021

We sat outdoors and loved this casual restaurant's delightful and relaxing ambiance. Everything we ordered was very tasty, although I wasn't a fan of the cucumber margarita. Service was excellent.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed September 13, 2020

Came here for dinner with my dad & fiance. Nice outdoor patio seating with big trees for shade in the warm weather. Tables were spaced 6 feet apart. Waiter was efficient and friendly; service was great! Food was pretty good as well as the margarita....It wasn't outstanding or amazing, but good which is why I said average. I really enjoyed the outdoor scenery & ambiance.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 16, 2020 via mobile

Their patio is perfect with large trees for good shade and fans with spritzers. Their loaded queso is amazing! We tried three different soft tacos and one was better the next. Tables were well spaced. Solid Covid safety protocols. Thank you!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

Takeout 1/4 chicken with two sides. I wasn’t impressed enough with the food to rate it better than average.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020

If you're looking for a place for your daily lunch, keep looking. You'll run dry with daily visits here. If you plan on treating yourself, albeit on a higher budget, then, by all means, stop here.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

Not to long ago I drove down South First St. from downtown and noticed some cool businesses along the way, and surprisingly saw Fresa’s Chicken Al Carbon. I recognized it from their Lamar location where it is basically a take out service, but this looked...like a sit down restaurant. A week later I brought my wife here for lunch to check it out and luckily found a parking spot in their reasonably small lot. The outside has the matching color scheme as their other place and great background drop for for a selfie. As you walk up they have a window solely for take out orders. They also have an outdoor park like setting with tables and big oak trees to enjoy eating your chicken. There is even a small stage. But this place is a normal restaurant where you check in first before having a seat. We sat inside since it was a bit chilly. The decor is nice and seems like the building was an old ranch style house with the vaulted ceiling. The place seems to have serious character appeal. They do serve alcohol and different menu items from their Lamar location. I ordered two tacos, La Fresa and El Santo, and a half Achiote & Citrus Chicken to take home for our next day meal. The take home order included Charro Beans, Mexican Rice, Grilled Onion, Marinated Jalapeño, Corn Tortillas & Salsas. The jalapeño was tasty but very hot so beware. My tacos were normal sized with each containing different ingredients where one had Pulled Achiote Chicken and the other Agave-Lime Chicken. Both were delicious and had nice flavor. It was different from the taco places around town fully enjoyed it. The next day we ate the half chicken and it was so good. It was the best rotisserie chicken I ever had since the last time we got one at their Lamar location. The rice and beans we great too. It was pretty easy to setup where everything was heated in the microwave separately. But back at the South First location we enjoyed our lunch from the food to the great staff and very family friendly. Can’t wait for better days to eat outside.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

Good food and drinks. Limited menu but sufficient options. Super service and truly family-friendly. Had the vibe of a local, neighborhood restaurant where everyone knew each other but strangers were welcome. Literally had a mix of young families with kids running around in the outdoor...area while local businessmen all were having happy hour drinks in the bar! We loved it!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Yes, Fresa's offers takeout services.

Fresa's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5