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Texas Chili Parlor

1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1634
+1 512-472-2828
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Southwestern
1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1634
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Austin for work and staying at a hotel across the street. I asked the vallett where to eat and he mentioned the chili parlor, I was not convinced. I ended up back at the Parlor after walking through the university district trying...More

Thank Jasper S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Strange little place. Seems to have been here forever. The front room where we had lunch appears to be lit only by neon beer signage. Steady lunch business of mostly regulars I suspect from the Capitol. Had Chili Filled Tamales with a topping of Venison...More

Thank bdrothschild
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Guy Clark's song Dublin Blues hit nail on the head. "Mad Dog Margaritas" are tasty and potent. Real Texas "no bean" chili is now the standard for flavor by which I will judge others. The XX chili was medium to mild heat. The XXX was...More

Thank BrotherDave2
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Several kinds of chili in a small, funky atmosphere; very popular with locals (close to the Capitol)

Thank clynnmcgill
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Came in here because we are tourist in search of Texas chili and we were not disappointed. First of all the service was attentive and prompt. Then the menu prices seemed too cheap to believe. Besides the famous chili they have a good variety of...More

Thank RexJoe
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

homemade fresh foods!!! It's all good, food and bar. Classic rock, sports. You will enjoy the atmosphere. If you're lucky Peoe, Brandon, or Zub will be here. So many regulars, it has to be good.

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a selection of differ t Tex-Mex dishes and hamburgers. They may even have a salad hidden in the menu. But they have the best chili that you can basically order at your heat preferences, with or without beans, etc. Add margaritas and...More

1  Thank rhpatt29
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I don't know where to start!! I journeyed here to have my own personal experience based off QuentinTarantino's movie, Death Proof. The restaurant was much smaller due to wide lense cameras & other techniques used to film, but the service was good. I started w/...More

1  Thank J B
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Another Austin institution to check off my list. We went there for lunch. Please arrive early if you go in a big group. Parking is only available street side & can also be hard to find. So plan for that. We were seated promptly. The...More

1  Thank Nakstrani
Reviewed 10 September 2017

It's a dive bar that serves decent Chili, served with saltine crackers. The service was friendly and efficient, They have a nice selection of bottled beers.

Thank davegowell
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
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