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El Gallo Restaurant

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2910 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-6424
+1 512-444-6696
Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is decent. Been around for close to 60 years. Room a little small for a big party of 32. Food was hot when served. Truly authentic.

Thank BradBSpurs
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Solid service and decent food with very reasonable pricing. Driving around a hotel in a more obscure part of Austin, found this along Congress. Cheese enchiladas seemed like they were filled with canned cheese sauce, but that's the only negative. Overall positive - complimentary praline with meal and mariachi band performs.

Thank Keith D
Pflugerville, Texas
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We found this place just driving around and decided to give it a try. What a great find ! I had the best taco, enchilada,beans and rice. I can't wait to return. The waiter was great and the food came out fast !

Thank ccscrapbooker
The Woodlands, Texas
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We had tacos, enchiladas, tamales, beans and rice. All were really good! When eating Mexican food many restaurants are either bland or they are over seasoned with chili powder or peppers. This wasn't the case. The flavors were a perfect blend and you could actually taste and appreciate everything in it. We left full and without the indigestion! Would definitely... More 

Thank rotherjoann
Rhode Island
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

When visiting Austin, I searched out a place that offered an interesting menu and a decent selection of tequilas. I was greeted warmly by my waiter, "D", who upgraded my margarita with a reposado tequila that tasted quite nice. A Native American and Marine vet, he was a blast to talk to and full of stories and insights. He strongly... More 

Thank Ray C
South Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

By chance we stopped here as parking lot was full Best salsa Verde ever! Fantastic service and great Mariachi several evenings and Sunday afternoon, Surprise praline treat at the end

Thank chuquirules
Real de Catorce, Mexico
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

El Gallo has been there forever and the food has been the same forever. It is neither great not bad. It is what it is. For a good Tex-Mex fix it serves the patrons well. I love the green enchiladas and the salsa. A good place with no frills.

Thank Stiglitz11
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The most deliciious Tex-Mex in Austin. Family owned. They know how to make chili gravy the right way, and have been using the same family receipes for years. We drive out of our way to go here, and it is ALWAYS a treat!

Thank teeth16
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Our waiter, Eddie was the best waiter we've had our entire visit to Austin! The service was outstanding. From Texas but living in Alabama, we were looking for something authentic. The environment seemed run down but had that "hole in the wall" feel we love to see when we go out of town and are looking for awesome food. The... More 

Thank Brooke D
Austin, Texas
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

I like Tex-Mex and so does my family, I could eat Queso, Chips & Salsa everyday...and some weeks my wife and I have. I judge Mexican restaurants on their Queso, Salsa, Cheese Enchilada's and if the food is hot when it hits the table, not just the plate, but the food on the plate, if those basic elements aren't stellar...I... More 

Thank MKF526

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2910 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-6424
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-444-6696

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?