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“Tasty but overpriced”

Fresa's Chicken al Carbon
Ranked #418 of 3,972 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Southwestern, Barbecue, Mexican
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Fresa's Chicken is not a sit-down but a drive-through and window-order place. It features pasture-raised organic wood-grilled birds in two combos. We have eaten 10 of their whole chickens over the past several months. Once the bird was overcooked, i.e. charred and dried out. The sides (grilled vegetables, Mexican street corn, beans, rice, etc) are very good. Fresa's raised its prices a couple of months ago and in so doing priced itself out of my pocketbook. Another local purveyor (Pollo Rico al carbon) with several outlets sells its chicken combos for exactly half the price.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Okay, I am really impressed by this place. It is a locally-owned restaurant on Lamar between 9th and 10th streets.

The food:

-We got the achiote citrus chicken (not too spicy) and the fresh oregano chicken (a little sweet) that was moist and the flavor of the marinade gets all the way through the meat, not just the first bite. Man, it was some awesome chicken! And the grilled onions that came with the chicken were so sweet. Yum!

-The charro beans are great, with some spice but not too much. The rice is pretty good, with some mixed veggies in it.

-The mexican street corn is little sections of corn on the cob (about 3 inches or so) that have white cheese, garlic, and oregano (I think?). Messy to eat but oh so good.

-The tortillas and salsa make it easy to make tacos out of these ingredients.

I would definitely go back here, and I'm excited to see they serve breakfast as well. I'm always in search of a good breakfast taco, so they will be on my list to try soon.

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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Just back from fresas , on Lamar ! Dinned al fresco , ordered the pulled chicken classic Tortas with a Fruta cup . Very fresh and ready in no time ! Nearing the end off my Tortas is when I bit on a freaking, wish bone , kinda freaked me out , is this normal . Fruta cup was fresh as a breeze and zesty to boot . Place was a little messed up on inside not really what's portrayed on their uber cool web site , staff were super friendly . Go , go u won't be sad ya did ! Areas a little ruff , got to meet a lovely guy who was wistfully talking to the moon and the star s , Austins ace , bones and all , Boy .

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Reviewed March 24, 2017
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