El Mercado Restaurants

Restaurant
1302 South 1st St, Austin, TX 78704 1302 South 1st St, Austin Directions
Today 10:30 AM - 11:00 PM Open All Hours
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92% of 168 customers recommended

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Lunch Specials
Monday - Friday | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$6.99 lunch specials; see menu:
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$6.99 lunch specials; see menu:
http://elmercadorestaurant.com/El_Mercado_Restaurants/ELMercado_files/WEB%20MENU%20FEB%202015_1.pdf

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Mexican, American, Catering, Tex Mex, Traditional
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun
    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Mon-Wed
    10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Thu
    Closed
    Fri
    10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Sat
    9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Mexican, American, Catering, Tex Mex, Traditional
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Lot
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

250
What some people are buzzing about:
Verified
Report | 6 months ago
Very good service and food good vibe to the place. Tip well
Verified
Report | 6 months ago
This restaurant has an "Old Austin" ambiance that my wife and I love. My wife had the Mini Chimis and I had the Shrimp Chile Rellenos and both were great. The service was good. It was a wonderful experience.
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Report | 6 months ago
The food was great
Verified
Report | 6 months ago
Excellent meal with good service. Portions are very generous.
Verified
Report | 7 months ago
Great food....,great service
Verified
Report | 7 months ago
I would definitely recommend El Mercado. Love the atmosphere. Great staff along with great food.
Verified
Report | 7 months ago
Sat outside in the back, it was great!
Verified
Report | 7 months ago
My answer to the next question is "no" based only on geography.
Verified
Report | 7 months ago
South 1st Street was awesome, super friendly people, awesome waiters, even bussers! Definitely going back! Awesome dinner!
Verified
Report | 7 months ago
Good food--I love their vegetable soup!
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From Our Editors

Locally owned and operated since 1984, El Mercado came into being as a small operation selling breakfast tacos from a front porch on South First Street. Although the Mexican market they were once part of has disappeared, El Mercado has grown to three locations, with breakfast tacos remaining a staple of their menu. In the kitchen, cooks sauté onions for barbecue chicken enchiladas and rub beef with a secret spice mix before adding it to brisket tacos. Beans and sauces made without meat products can satisfy the cravings of vegetarians and giant carnivorous plants trying to change their ways.

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Sun
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Mon-Wed
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu
Closed
Fri
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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