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Texas Chili Parlor

) #38 of 3,125 Restaurants in Austin $ American,
1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1634
+1 512-472-2828
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chilli” (284 reviews)
“texas chili” (24 reviews)
“frito pie” (23 reviews)
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American, Southwestern
1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1634
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I went here expecting hole in the wall quality eats. Alas, what we found was that this wasn't really even that good. Now, I'm willing to forgive dive bar aesthetics when there is good food being served, but that wasn't the case...More

Thank MeghanAnnRose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed nearby at the Hampton Inn, also excellent, and asked for a recommendation. They immediately said I'd love this place and I did. I was traveling alone and the place was crowded but it had that old honky-tonk feel, a couple TVs playing sports,...More

Thank leegL878WL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of family members spent a few hours over at the Bullock Museum & was looking for a bite to eat. We popped up Google Maps to find places within walking distance and Texas Chili Parlor was only a few blocks away. We walked...More

Thank wavtamer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for dinner and had a few beers and a great bowl of chill. Staff were great and place had a really great feel. Very laid back, it is worth a good.

Thank yil08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, Better drinks , Great prices! enough said It's a great little hidden jem P.S. try the brsikets chili it's to die for!

Thank Isaac J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit, the margaritas are just awesome, fresh lime juice being 'squozen' right behind the bar! I had the combination with a habanero chili and gumbo tasters and a chicken taco. All very nice, but the atmosphere and the friendly service make this place.

Thank ggtirevite
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped by on a recent visit to Austin. Great texas red chili in a low key environment.

Thank MDTraveller75
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We loved this place! Close to the state capitol it does not look like much from the outside. The inside has more of a bar look. We ordered the texas chili and the chili sampler. Texas chili made without beans and chunks of brisket was...More

Thank Dansker58
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

My husband had a great time and awesome chili. Ladt week here. Feelt at home with Russell and his staff right away, we enjoyed a great afternoon of day drinking and frito pies. Highly suggest this casual chili paradise!

Thank Jackie A
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great chili. So many options. You can even get a flight (sampler) of different chilis. Close to the Capitol and during legislative sessions you can even run into congressmen.

Thank flyerfam
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Where do you find parking?
21 February 2015|
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Response from HecMen | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking meters very close by. You shouldn't have any trouble at all finding a spot. I was there during a UT football game and found a spot with no trouble.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1634
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-472-2828
  • E-mail
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