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#198 of 2,450 Restaurants in Austin


Mexican, Southwestern
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Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed November 9, 2019

We were visiting my son and he found the place for my wife, who loves Hispanic food. The place is small but the food was great. Service was excellent and staff friendly. They accommodated changes with ease. I had shrimp quesadilla and the shrimp was...cooked to perfection. My son had three different tacos, beef,chicken and pork and asked for it spicy. He also was thrilled. He lives there and said he would definitely return. My wife is on a diet and ordered the taco salad with fajita beef. Also a hit. Enjoy.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

Excellent Mexican food made for those who like the real thing.Welcoming staff,great service and amazing value. Cash only

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

Staffs are friendly. We decided on takeaway since there was a wait and we had 2 young kids with us. The food however was too salty and oily for my taste.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is tucked in Austin. A hidden gem that everyone wants a piece of. The restaurant has a very authentic feel and decor. The food was juat fantastic to say the least. Had a fried burrito and it tasted like a piece of heaven....The salsa is spicy as it should and the tortilla chips were fresh and warm. We also had Tecate beer with the meal. The prices are very reasonable and the service is great. I do recommend this restaurant if you are in Austin and love authentic Mexican cuisineMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

Looking for good Mexican food and found it! Especially love the chicken quesadilla so much we took one to go. It was very crowded but they fit us in. Friendly staff. Remember to bring cash 😊

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

A great place with great food. We have breakfast here every time we come to Austin. We keep saying we’re going to have lunch but can’t resist the breakfast!

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Only being in town for a few days it was very important to not waste a single meal at a less than spectacular restaurant. We went to Habanero's for breakfast on our first day and went be back again the next day. It was that...good! Being a frequent traveler to Mexico we are no strangers to authentic Mexican cooking and this was spot on! I'd go back just for the house-made salsa...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Had lunch here recently with a couple buddies. Good stuff! Lots of variety. Very reasonable prices. Food was tasty and interesting, not your typical boring Tex Mex.Service was quick and friendly.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Talk about a hole in the wall. But man - this place rocks... some of the best Mexican food I’ve had ever. Service is good. Excellent guacamole and salsa. Large portions of food. You won’t leave hungry. I highly recommend

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Enjoyed it years ago, finally went back. Saw on the menu a favorite of mine - Chile Colorado. Waitress suggested one corn and one flour tortilla. Gosh the entire meal was a disappointment. The Red Chile tasted like vinegar based barbeque sauce and the meat...was overwhelmed by onions. In addition, both the corn and flour tortillas were rubbery. I hope that their other dishes are truer to their original roots and the restaurant hasn't fallen prey to "americanizing" their dishes.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Habanero Mexican Cafe

Yes, Habanero Mexican Cafe offers takeout services.

Habanero Mexican Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4