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Polvo's Mexican Restaurant

#237 of 3,027 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South Austin
Mexican, Southwestern
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2004 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-5142
+1 512-441-5446
07:00 - 23:00
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Houston, United States
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had to wait over an hour for a table. There were 10 of us and they were busy but no real effort was made to seat us. Finally we got a table of 6 and another of 4. When the table next to the 6 became available we were moved to that one. We then had to wait for... More 

Thank Virginia H
Boca Raton, Florida
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The food was excellent and hot, we order a picture of Margaritas that you can tell was water down. Fast service and they have a salsa bar inside to pick your own salsa.

Thank 922Bill
West Bloomfield
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We enjoy the outdoor dining at Polvo's every time that we visit Austin. The food is delicious, and the service is good.

Thank Nancy R
Aalborg, Denmark
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We dined at Polvo's one evening after a long drive in the Texan landscape. So it was great to sit outside under the roofed patio. The waiter was polite and friendly. The food was excellent and enjoyed sitting for a good while consuming as well the lovely meal as the day's adventures.

Thank Mikael S
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had a variety of food and it was all delicious. The service was very good. Servers were polite and knowledgeable. There is no bar. Drinks will be brought to your table. You have your choice of sitting inside or outside.

Thank McGillicuddy_12
Floral, ar
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

You would never expect the food that you get here by just walking in and looking around. WOW, just go. If you like TexMex and Authentic Mexican this is your stop. Don't order the large quacamole if you don't have a crowd.

Thank Wendy H
New York City, NY
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I just ended my short and very uncomfortably hot stay in Austin with a late dinner at Polvo's. Of the four Tex-Mex joints my gf and I ate at this place comes in dead-last place. Food: my enchiladas were dry and tasteless. My gf's beef fajitas were way overcooked and tasteless. Drinks: low alcohol margaritas. Service: nice helpful Russian-gal. Ambience:... More 

Thank MonkeyBoy57
Wilton Manors, Florida
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334 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The food is good, the salsa is good, the venue is decorated nicely, lots of colored lights but the music is too loud. Great service with a full menu to choose from. Nice seasoning. Toilets are one person at a time and parking can be a chore if the small lot is full. Fun place with good food.

Thank randy s
Trumbull, Connecticut
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Polvos is LOUD! I am not hard of hearing but my daughter and I could not hear each other from across the table. Our Server was very good amongst all the chaos. I suggest that if you are having a Margarita that you order top shelf because if you don't you will get and already mixed drink out of a... More 

Thank Catherine B
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

It is a crying shame that the wonderful food these guys make is served in the loudest restaurant in town. OK, it's a small place and it's popular with young folks that like to drink and expound upon their interesting lives. That's actually OK. But Polvos has loud music going all the time. Thus the patrons talk even louder to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2004 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-5142
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighbourhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-441-5446

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