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La Barbecue

902 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4206
+1 512-605-9696
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pork ribs” (75 reviews)
“potato salad” (89 reviews)
“briskets” (10 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
902 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4206
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hanging out in Austin with my wife and were looking for a great eatery. We ask around and get the low down on the Austin food scene and one of the BBQ places that kept coming up in conversations was La Barbeque. So were hungry...More

Thank three4lifecowboys
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Counter worker with pink in her hair was very rude while ordering drinks and yelling at people to keep the doorway clear . After waiting in line for over an hour we were told no more Mac and cheese . Only to find her eating...More

Thank pirovolosn
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a wonderful barbecue place. Austin is full of them, and the choices are difficult. In a week as a visitor I polled every local I met about the options. While Franklins is always mentioned quickly, this and a couple of others come up...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't want to wait in line for Franklin's and want great BBQ that is equivalent to it, try La Barbecue. You won't be disappointed!

Thank MRod7381
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a huge fan of brisket but it was clear while waiting in a short line on a Thursday afternoon, it was a requirement for a first-timer at La Barbecue. They've changed my mind on brisket though, to the point where I turned around...More

Thank jcmccain17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local said this was the place to go. Parking is hard to find, their lot is small. On street parking is very limited with many residential driveways and mailboxes. We found a space in their lot and joined the line. It was all inside...More

Thank Railhistoryfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was 99° outside. The line was off of the porch, directly in the blazing sun. It was slow, but a steady progress forward. Once inside the door, the line doubled back on itself, but, the welcome respite of the air conditioning made it bearable....More

Thank Anywhere_on_the_road
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at 10:30. Parking was gone so really had to hunt for some. The line inside the building is fairly small, so I was the first person in line outside. That about double to 50 people by the time they opened at 11. Took 30...More

Thank markbene
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had planned on eating at Franklin's BBQ but missed cutoff for food so La Barbecue was moved to the top of this list. Everything tasted great and would definitely eat here again. The only complaint was that EVERYTHING was VERY spicy. This included the...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Get there early to get the beef ribs and fatty brisket. Same level of quality as franklin but fraction of the wait time.

Thank MasTacosPorFavor
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July 14, 2016|
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Response from Dwayne P | Reviewed this property |
No. Crowded on weekends and special events.
Ivan A
May 17, 2016|
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Response from Wonderz h | Reviewed this property |
It is byob, but on weekends they have free keg beer. Many people bring their own cooler when they wait in line
March 28, 2016|
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Response from FogHat13 | Reviewed this property |
The meat yes, the sauce I would not think that they would be using store bought rubs I would guess they make their own so mostly yes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 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
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We are a food trailer with a lot of outdoor seating.
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