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Pelons Tex Mex

802 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701-3313
+1 512-243-7874
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“enchiladas” (16 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (11 reviews)
“margarita's” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
802 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701-3313
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had lunch and dinner at Pelons Tex Mex. The restaurant is nice and cozy. I had vegetarian enchiladas for lunch and salad for dinner. They were quick preparing the food and serving the meals. It is located in Trinity Street, very close to Indigo...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Marisa P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Starting with the gaffe: arrived at 7:01 with a plan to meet 2 friends for dinner at 7; gave both names, as I wasn’t sure which one had made a reservation; was told there was no reservation in either name so left my name and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PaulM12833
Reviewed October 22, 2018

An early evening dinner stop on a tricky day in Austin - the day that all Austin residents were required to drink no city water or ice without boiling - may have disrupted their routine. But perhaps I'm being kind! Margarita's were of course without...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank youandmehere
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

You can sit inside and enjoy the AC or if the weather is right, as it was when we visited, sit on the elevated patio in the shade. Cheese enchiladas were good and the service if friendly and prompt. This part of Red River been...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank jsthouston
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Loved everything about the place. Great cozy atmosphere. We had the deluxe queso dip, spicy shrimp tacos and the carnitas enchiladas! All were delicious! They have great salsa and chips too!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Patty L
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

After living in the salsa and chips drought of the north east, the complimentary chips and salsa here were so good!! I tried the lunch special, partially to try the banh mi inspired taco. Super generous portions! (Or maybe I filled up on chips and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank alexgoesplaces
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The food is fabulous! I ate here twice! Shrimp Tacos and Enchiladas. The street corn is simply delicious! it is a must try. I also sampled some Jalapeno Mezcal! Excellent servers. Very quaint setting in a very old building.Historic!. The have a separate Tequila Bar...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank CarrieJane R
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Had dinner there several times. staff is wonderful and the food is mexican. pricing is within the usual prices of the downtown austin so a little higher than outside of austin. Always busy and takes good care of customers.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank wmtlm
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Had a requirement to take some out of town business guests out on the town, and since there was a couple of conventions in town the places closer to 4th/congress were all booked. Pelons was very accommodating, and would take a reservation for 10 at...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Mike A
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This place is amazing and I haven't had a bad meal or bad server yet. I love the atmosphere and location. My favorites are the fajitas and enchiladas (cheese, red sauce) . Every time we go to Austin we come to this place!!!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank codys188
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $15
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 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
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 802 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701-3313
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-243-7874
  • E-mail
Pelóns Tex-Mex has rich history in the great city of Austin. Downtown’s best kept secret is Pelóns Tex-Mex and one the finest patio environments Austin has to offer. Tex-Mex favorites, award winning margaritas and a host of tequila flights make Pelóns a must visit on your next trip to downtown Austin.
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