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El Borrego de Oro

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2414 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-5449
+1 512-441-4878
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you live in Austin, you've probably seen Borrego but didn't think much of it; it's an old Chinese restaurant on South Congress, right before Ben White/Hwy 71 (north side). But don't let the looks deceive you, the food is great. Tortilla soup, mole, enchiladas, and I had their cabrito for the first time earlier this year.

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2014

I was not expecting much as the place is kind of a dive. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the cozy interior and friendly staff. The chips were warm and salty and readily replenished. The hot sauce was good. I was excited to see mole on the menu as it is one of my fav Mexican sauces. I ordered the... More 

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Austin, TX
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218 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2013

This is one of those places that you drive by and always see surrounded by pick up trucks in the morning. It certainly doesn't have charm or sophistication, but they have pretty good Mexican food and the best tortilla soup in town. It comes in a huge bowl, but they will split it so two can share. The broth is... More 

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Houston, Texas
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2013

We were in Austin for a family reunion, and several members of our party hadn't arrived yet. We had just finished driving four hours to get to Austin. We checked into our hotel and wanted to find some good, local food. Everyone in the party at this time, wanted Mexican, and I have GPS on my phone and used it... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2012 via mobile

Went on coworkers recommendation....it was filthy, roaches in bathroom, no soap at the sink and food was terrible!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2414 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-5449
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-441-4878

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