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Matt's El Rancho

#61 of 3,153 Restaurants in Austin}
€€ - €€€Mexican, , Spanish
2613 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-4732
+1 512-462-9333
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“fajitas” (47 reviews)
“queso” (63 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
2613 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-4732
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We live Matt's and try to visit every time we are in Austin. The big bob's queso is a must and the house margaritas are very good. It's an old time Austin favorite!

Thank 3greens2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad we chose Matt's! The restaurant had ample parking, and yes, we had to park in the BACK lot on a Thursday night but were seated within a few minutes. Chips were lightly season and served with a nice hot sauce. The shrimp fajitas...More

Thank kimhod
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awesome review Kim! We hope you visit again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been going to El Rancho since I was a baby. Always enjoyed the place. Bob Armstrong dip, no. 1 dinner, tacos al carbon, are some of my favorites. Not as good a deal, financially speaking, as it used to be. However food has always...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went as suggested by our daughter for Margarita Monday. We had ours frozen and they were delicious. Had Bob Armstrong dip, brisket flautas, chicken enchiladas and chicken fajitas. Our server was Ed and he was great. Enjoyed everything. Would definitely return if we ever visit...More

Thank Denise F
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sounds like y'all had a fantastic time. See you back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made it into one of our favorite Austin establishments, #Mat'sElRancho. Waxing nostalgic with our waiter, I asked if any of the Martinez family remained active in the restaurant. He said, "I'm Mat's grandson, Roy." Roy Reyna beamed with pride and charm and provided us...More

Thank artsysstr
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Art! Glad you got to spend some time with Matt's grandson Roy. He is Awesome! Matt's daughter Gloria is here every Sunday night and would love to hear your memories!!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us were on an overnight stay waiting for a flight after hurricane Harvey We saw this place and it had a full parking lot at 3 PM, that's honestly why we ended up here. We certainly were not disappointed! We started with the...More

Thank lindasauls
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Linda! Glad you enjoyed it. Hope you made it home and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was suggested by our friends. They said it is a long standing Austin original. Overall, the food comes out quickly and it's pretty good. Thick chips with your salsa (not thin ones). The place is pretty big so it's definitely got room for...More

Thank fwcsportnut
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed dinner with your friends! See you back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here to meet friends during a recent visit. They said it was a local favorite. It was packed and very noisy. Service was spotty and our service got some of our order incorrect. Margaritas were bland even though we tried the house (terrible) and...More

Thank Susan K
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Susan! We are glad you came out but disappointed you did not have a better visit. Did you know that el Rancho was recently picked as being one of the top ten places in Texas for Margaritas? I can promise you if you order...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

My family and I have heard a lot about Matt's El Rancho from family members living in Austin. We swung by this past weekend while on a family visit to Austin. Upon approaching Matt's, we were all impressed by the beauty of the Spanish styled...More

Thank Joe W
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Hi Joe, thanks for stopping in! Our Margarita's are made from 100% fresh lime juice squeezed in house daily. Our Margaritas are not as sweet as some you find out there but that is your preference we can do that by adding more simple syrup...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

The bar staff were functional, all business, not friendly at all. Food was good,service was mediocre at best. Maybe they were ALL having a bad day. The bartender made it clear she did not have time for us.

Thank glutenfreewikaduke
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Response from Paul C | Property representative |
Please call the restaurant and ask for the manager on duty, Paul
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Response from Bulldog1965 | Reviewed this property |
at I saw- they only use the freshest foods,vegetables and meats...all top notch value in price and portions.I didn't see anybody get sick or ever heard of anybody dying after eating there-it's all good food I really don't... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2613 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-4732
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighbourhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-462-9333
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