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Santa Rita Tex-Mex Cantina

#577 of 3,233 Restaurants in Austin
$$ - $$$Mexican,
1206 W 38th St, Austin, TX 78705-1031
+1 512-419-7482
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“santa rita” (16 reviews)
“queso” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
1206 W 38th St, Austin, TX 78705-1031
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a buffet-style private party event dinner which exceeded expectations. Good service, great Tex-Mex food for a big party, and delicious veggie options for the tacos. Margaritas, guacamole and chips all good, too.

Thank ScottEP
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I met with about 30 others for a business meeting. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food. There were at least 2 staff members taking care of us at all time and they did a very efficient job considering all of the noise and people coming...More

Thank marycathyjoneslmp
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for good local Tex-mex, you could do much worse. The chips are tasty. The salsa is spicy but not overpowering. Most plates come with a little queso. I order the San Antonio with a hard beef taco, a beef enchilada and a...More

Thank ferrisdaveyjones
Reviewed 17 December 2016

My family was at the Seton Medical Center visiting a family member and needed to have dinner and directly across the street was Santa Rita Tex-Mex Cantina that was recommended by many of the staff at the hospital. So all 9 of us walked directly...More

Thank Marty1960_13
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Ok place but don't think I will be back. We were there for a rehearsal dinner with a party of 20 or so. The food was cool when it came out and just didn't stand out to me as exceptional, granted we only had three...More

Thank dpatterson20
Reviewed 4 October 2016

After close to three weeks out of the country, I was jonesing for some Mexican food, and so I headed for one of my go-to places, Santa Rita. Nothing fancy, just good food at a decent price, good 'Ritas, hot, thin chips with tasty salsa,...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We ate here as a work group and everyone got something different! Every really liked what they got! I got a chicken plate that was very good. The salsa was pretty spicy and the rancho beans had some heat to them too! I would eat...More

Thank txtrvlrs
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

First - my bonafides. I grew up in Austin, went to UT, and have lived all around the state. Our family went to a lot of different Austin Tex Mex places, but - for the last 20 years or so - Santa Rita has been...More

1  Thank Andaltex
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Some of work group met up at the Santa Rita on 38th St for Happy Hour. We were upset when we left because the service was terrible, the appetizers were cold and the (server/manager) were being discriminatory toward us. Yes we were laughing loud and...More

Thank Tali M
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Yesterday I visited this place with a bunch of friends. Friendly serves yet food was average at the most. Still would eat here

Thank Anderson P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1206 W 38th St, Austin, TX 78705-1031
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-419-7482
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