El Mercado Restaurants

Food & Drink
1302 South 1st St, Austin, TX 78704 1302 South 1st St, Austin Directions
Today 9:30 AM - 11:00 PM Open All Hours
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92% of 169 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Mexican, American, Tex Mex, Cafe, Traditional
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun
    9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Mon-Thu
    10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Fri
    10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Sat
    9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Mexican, American, Tex Mex, Cafe, Traditional
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Lot
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

250
58 Tips
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Report | a year ago
Service was abysmal during the afternoon. Don't ignore your guests, be polite and helpful and engaging. Walk by my check on the table 4 times without picking it up? Pick up my plate before I'm done with it? Don't count on me coming back. Count on me telling folks about where ELSE to eat and drink.
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Report | 2 years ago
Very good service and food good vibe to the place. Tip well
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Report | 2 years 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 | 2 years ago
The food was great
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Report | 2 years ago
Excellent meal with good service. Portions are very generous.
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Report | 2 years ago
Great food....,great service
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Report | 2 years ago
I would definitely recommend El Mercado. Love the atmosphere. Great staff along with great food.
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Report | 2 years ago
Sat outside in the back, it was great!
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Report | 2 years ago
My answer to the next question is "no" based only on geography.
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Report | 2 years ago
South 1st Street was awesome, super friendly people, awesome waiters, even bussers! Definitely going back! Awesome dinner!
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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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El Mercado Restaurants

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