We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Habanero Mexican Cafe

Is this your business?
501 W Oltorf St, Just West of S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-5447
+1 512-416-0443
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“fajitas” (9 reviews)
“picadillo” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
501 W Oltorf St, Just West of S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-5447
Write a Review
Reviews (93)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 93 reviews

Reviewed September 2, 2016

They only take cash and the prices are incredible. Salsa amazing. My pork chops, beans, rice were done perfectly and only $12.00. They've been around forever. Wait Staff excellent.

Thank Equity007
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Very good and authentic Mexican fare. The caldo de Reyes available on weekends was outstanding. This is a modest family owned restaurant and your expectations should match. Great for lunch but a little too tight for a relaxing evening dinner.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Amazing mexican food! They have lengua (beef tongue) and Tripas (beef intestine). Very delicious and hard to find. There is also usual tex mex. Love that there is both tex mex and authentic. Great service, cash only but there is ATM. Will be back many...More

Thank Lando G
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Great 24 hour breakfasts. I love Huevos Gringos and their Fajitas. Eggs are soft with creamy cheese queso, and beans. Great with warm fresh tortillas.

Thank 731edward
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

The food here never disappoints. The best daily special (IMO) is the mesquite grilled fajitas on Wednesday. I've eaten this fir years and years and have never been disappointed

Thank Curtis G
Reviewed July 18, 2016

I've lived in Austin for 16 years and eaten at Habanero for 10. It's not the best Mexican food, but it is close, and it is cheap. NEVER AGAIN. I went there this Saturday at 4pm to meet a friend. They close at 5 and...More

3  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Not bad, but bad at all... Went to lunch there because a friend was in town and wanted Tex Mex... And I was in the mood to try someplace new... Found this place online and decided to give it a go. On a Sunday around...More

Thank GB_InTexas
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Got breakfast here before a hike, and it was delicious fuel for a successful day out on nature! We tried cheese enchiladas, tamales, flair as. Friendly service, reasonable prices. Not fancy, but real good food.

Thank hbrown1025
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Away for years, dreaming of their caldo and tripas the last thing I expected was to be recognized and greeted in such a friendly way.The food was excellent as always, it seems Habaneros is one thing in Austin that hasn't changed.

Thank Cecily D
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Good little house converted into a restaurant. Hot and spicy Mexican food, reasonably priced. Enjoyed the tacos!!! Will be back again soon!

Thank marcush677
Nearby Restaurants
Lucy's Fried Chicken
217 reviews
.30 miles away
Polvo's Mexican Restaurant
198 reviews
.28 miles away
39 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
1,994 reviews
.63 miles away
South Congress Avenue
1,146 reviews
.76 miles away
SoCo District
711 reviews
.64 miles away
Big Top Candy Shop
68 reviews
.58 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Habanero Mexican Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 W Oltorf St, Just West of S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-5447
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-416-0443
  • E-mail