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“neighborhood spot”
Review of El Chilito

El Chilito
Ranked #694 of 3,738 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Neighborhood: University of Texas
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
“neighborhood spot”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

This was a great discovery upon moving into my neighborhood. It is a great spot, dog friendly, and the food is consistently good. I have yet to go wrong on anything I have ordered. They get their food out to you quickly, are friendly, and the food is reasonably priced, something you don't find everywhere here in town.

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good--but it's HOT OUTSIDE!!!”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

This place has very tasty tacos and the drinks are great. It's an awesome place to get tacos to go, but if you are looking for a place to sit down during the 6 months of hellish tempatures, this isn't where you want to be. I wish they had an inside, but again, great tacos if you are on the go.

Visited August 2011
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“More than a taco stand!”
Reviewed October 17, 2011

Picture this: 85 degrees, sunny, comfy tables in the shade of an overhang, 2 frosty top-shelf Margueritas, delicious smoky taco chip dip(made there), grilled camarones with pico de gallo. Did I forget the fresh corn tortillas? Just perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Definitely worth the detour! Only my feet in the sand would complete this idyllic picture!

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Austin, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Cheap, good, chill”
Reviewed June 23, 2009

Surprised at so many negative reviews for one of Austin's best taco stands (must be eastside hipsters trying to ward off the crowds). It's got a pretty unbeatable combination of atmosphere (super chill), taste, and price. I like the Tinga De Pollo & Pescado Entortillado tacos best. Go with Corn (I only do here). They're tasty & double-wrapped, and you can make 2 tacos into 4...messy but more psychologically satisfying.

Yeah, the salsa isn't for everyone. I don't love it, don't hate it. But they make amends with cheap beer.

Ignore the negative reviews. I know Mexican, and this is solid & less overpriced than 99% of Austin's Mex & TexMex offerings. This town overprices the crap out of Mexican.

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“Best tacos in Austin.”
Reviewed March 31, 2009

Best tacos in Austin.

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