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“Matt's simply best”
Review of Matt's El Rancho

Matt's El Rancho
Ranked #62 of 3,816 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: South Austin
Reviewed January 2, 2013

If you are in Austin then Matt's is a required stop. Have been going there for 20 years and it is the best Tex-Mex you will ever find. Also the praline or sherbet after the meal are free. This is not on menu.

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Thank craydog
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

It seems like we eat here almost every time we are in Austin. Food is always good, with large portions and good prices. We were here last Saturday night and were seated surrounded by large, extremely noisy groups. We went back to the hostess and asked for a more quiet table, which they quickly found. We shared the beef fajitas, which were delicious, but the beans and rice arrived at the table cold. We each had a house margarita, poor at best. Either spend $10 on a premium drink or save your money.

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Finally got to eat @ Matt's during my last visit to Austin! In previous attempts I always got there too late & it was a 2 hr wait. Go before 6 for dinner! Not only did I eat here for dinner, but I also went back 2 days later for breakfast tacos! They were great & cheap also.. I will def go back!

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

We have lived in the Austin area for several years and we were delighted to find Matt's. First of all, we love TexMex food, however most restaurants have do not have that good old fashioned taste of real TexMex cooking. Matt's El Rancho brings it! The shredded chicken chalupas, and chicken flautas were the best we've had in a long, long time. Now we have a "new" favorite TexMex restaurant. Can't wait to taste the fajitas and the chile rellenos.

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Reviewed December 20, 2012

An old standby for Austin. Good food. Big building. Lots of room. Sit outside by the FOUNTAIN and watch the birds dip CHIPS in the fountain to soften them up to eat. Always fun!

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