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La Barbecue

#8 of 3,045 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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902 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4206
+1 512-605-9696
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Tampa, FL
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126 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Order ahead to avoid lines. The brisket was the tastiest juiciest that I've ever had. The beef rib was huge and just as amazing. Enjoyed the sides. Don't miss this place!

Greater Cincinnati
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a little later than last time but the brisket was still amazing! It is our go-to place when we are in Austin. When we were there in October Matthew McConaughey was there...so it must be good!

Thank tdbosse1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got there a little late in the day and we had to wait in line for about 30 minutes so by the time we got to the front they only had chopped brisket, sausage and sides. Still worth the wait. The brisket was the best I've ever had. Same with the sausage. The sides were great too, potato salad and... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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227 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It ranks with Franklin's in the ratings but when we visited there were no lines. It is a food truck and a ways from town so a ride sharing service is a must. It is cash only and can be expensive as you order by the pound and the serving size is large. We did not like the style of... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went right at lunch time and had to wait an hour in the food line. Cute little food truck park with picnic tables. The wait went by fairly fast talking with friends and listening to the mariachis playing at another restaurant across the street. Made for some fun ambiance. The BBQ was amazing! So good...don't even need sauce on it.... More 

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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

We arrived to a line that we mistakenly thought would take 45 minutes. It ended up being TWO HOURS!!!!!! The food was good but in my opinion, no food is worth a 2 hour wait on line. Also by the time we got to order, the only meat they had left was the chopped brisket. Chopped brisket had a very... More 

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Montrose, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

As others had suggested, we ordered ahead on line. They don't pack up your order until you are your are at the front of the line. Parking is tricky. We loved everything we ordered. Wait was short as we got to get in a pre order line. Cant wait to return!

Thank kely53
Round Rock, Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

As with other reviews the parking is awful. Let me preface this that I had ate at a good chunk of the top 50 BBQ joints in Texas (at least according to Texas Monthly). Arrived around 1030am (normally would get to a BBQ joint earlier than this, but this was a hey lets try this trip) only about 9 groups... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

So I have eaten at Franklins, Blacks, Coopers, Salt Lick...all have their special things that make them great, but La Barbeque is ridiculous. The brisket is maybe the best I've ever had. Sausage and sides are top notch too. The GIANT ribs are also some of the best meat I've ever tasted. All in all the place is hard to... More 

1 Thank RB0417
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ordered basically everything on the menu. The tip is, prefer online ahead of time to skip the line! Honestly La Barbeque was best beef ribs I've ever had! The meat literally fell off the bone and the blend of bbq seasoning with the combination of smoke was perfection.

Thank Sophia T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 902 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4206
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-605-9696
We are a food trailer with a lot of outdoor seating.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?