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El Gallo Restaurant

) #343 of 3,123 Restaurants in Austin $$ - $$$ Mexican
2910 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-6424
+1 512-444-6696
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pralines” (8 reviews)
“cabrito” (3 reviews)
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2910 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-6424
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Reviewed February 7, 2017

El Gallo Restaurant in Austin has finally closed it's doors. What a loss. We have been eating here since the 1970's. I suppose that the land it sits on has become too valuable not to sell. What a loss for Austin. All of the places...More

Thank mikesabirder
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I just loved this place they have experienced staff and good food. I highly recommend the chicken tortilla soup. I am very particular when it comes to soup and I loved it! The soup was not to spicy but not bland either...More

Thank Dana S
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Food is decent. Been around for close to 60 years. Room a little small for a big party of 32. Food was hot when served. Truly authentic.

Thank BradBSpurs
Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Solid service and decent food with very reasonable pricing. Driving around a hotel in a more obscure part of Austin, found this along Congress. Cheese enchiladas seemed like they were filled with canned cheese sauce, but that's the only negative. Overall positive - complimentary praline...More

Thank Keith D
Reviewed September 21, 2016

We found this place just driving around and decided to give it a try. What a great find ! I had the best taco, enchilada,beans and rice. I can't wait to return. The waiter was great and the food came out fast !

Thank ccscrapbooker
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We had tacos, enchiladas, tamales, beans and rice. All were really good! When eating Mexican food many restaurants are either bland or they are over seasoned with chili powder or peppers. This wasn't the case. The flavors were a perfect blend and you could actually...More

Thank rotherjoann
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

When visiting Austin, I searched out a place that offered an interesting menu and a decent selection of tequilas. I was greeted warmly by my waiter, "D", who upgraded my margarita with a reposado tequila that tasted quite nice. A Native American and Marine vet,...More

Thank Ray C
Reviewed September 5, 2016

By chance we stopped here as parking lot was full Best salsa Verde ever! Fantastic service and great Mariachi several evenings and Sunday afternoon, Surprise praline treat at the end

Thank chuquirules
Reviewed August 13, 2016

El Gallo has been there forever and the food has been the same forever. It is neither great not bad. It is what it is. For a good Tex-Mex fix it serves the patrons well. I love the green enchiladas and the salsa. A good...More

Thank Stiglitz11
Reviewed July 21, 2016

The most deliciious Tex-Mex in Austin. Family owned. They know how to make chili gravy the right way, and have been using the same family receipes for years. We drive out of our way to go here, and it is ALWAYS a treat!

Thank teeth16
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2910 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-6424
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-444-6696
  • E-mail
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