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Polvo's Mexican Restaurant

2004 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-5142
+1 512-441-5446
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (21 reviews)
“guacamole” (15 reviews)
“escabeche” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2004 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-5142
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1 - 10 of 212 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is more interior Mexican than Tex-Mex. It is our go to place and have been going weekly for about 10 years. The food is consistently good (though there have been a few off nights). Servers are friendly. My only complaint would be for...More

Thank Guy B
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We came here for our final Austin meal before returning to the Great White North and very much enjoyed a taste of Mexico and a warm reception. Our enchiladas were flavourful (and filling) and appetizingly presented with traditional accompaniments. Server was attentive - considerate of...More

Thank EmsInk22
Reviewed 30 December 2017

I found this restaurant to have great "atmosphere" and a big crowd, but I wonder why. No guacamole arrived on my ordered entrée and no warning that they had none in the place this day. My beef and onions were way overdone to the point...More

Thank Appreciatetheday
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Yes. I'm a baby boomer. I'm not stupid, decrepit, or senile. I'm an out-of-town visitor asking about menu features. Describing a sauce by repeating the menu description or saying it tastes like a "red sauce" doesn't help me. I tip well for good service; I...More

Thank jonneh126
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

A+++ Interior Mexican food. Everything is great. The chicken enchiladas with tomatillo sauce are also the best in town. My personal favorite are the Tacos Dorados, which aren’t on the menu. The “make your own” guacamole is as good as it gets and you won’t...More

Thank jstanreid
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Food was plentiful and different from normal mexican fair. Very nice added touch was the complimentary hot cider offered with a shot of tequila if requested at the end of the meal! Need to add simple tacos to the menu for those that are looking...More

Thank Dana M
Reviewed 24 November 2017

This was my second visit to this restaurant. The first time was about 5 years ago, and I thought it was OK, nothing special. This visit was worse, especially due to some terrible service. One of the problems with this restaurant is that it doesn't...More

Thank Li C
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Stopped in to take home food and after ordering and getting a margarita I noticed there was a salsa bar in the middle of the dining room. Everyone was coming up with bowls to get one of four different kinds of salsas in large bowls....More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is a nice Mexican Restaurant with salsa bar and freshly made tortilla's, good food and an outdoor patio area.

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Food was tasty, service was excellent and margaritas were excellent. Great value as well. Highly recommend.

Thank Alohababy2626
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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