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El Chilito

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University of Texas
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
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2255 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722-2133
+1 512-382-3797
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08:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Convenient local taco shop for breakfast/lunch crowd. They even have happy hours for later. Seating is outside on plain bench/tables, half in front by the cars, with cover offered by table umbrellas, the other half in a covered patio with fans -- that's important if you want to minimize insect engagement when eating. I stop by for breakfast tacos every... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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147 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This place is just up the road from a family members apartment. As a result, we went here as the default eating place. Truly outstanding Agua Frescas! Watermelon my favorite, had it each and every time. Always fantastic. The tacos were pretty good and very inexpensive. Outside seating on picnic tables. As a result we went at night for the... More 

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Lebanon, Oregon
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

My wife and I stayed in the area and went to El Chilito's on a whim while walking one day. It's a kind of a stand- you order food at one window and pick it up at another and then sit at the park-style tables and benches. They have some covered for those particularly hot days. We both got tacos,... More 

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Thank JosephAndBrown
Austin, Texas
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579 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Back in the day El Chilito's was one of the few places in town to get an interesting taco fairly cheaply and sit outside to enjoy the good weather. Now it seems there is a taco place on every street corner. I still like to come here though. The taco's are fresh and there is still an interesting variety. I... More 

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Thank Jen78703
Austin, TX
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219 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

El Chilito is the child of El Chile, one of my favorite Mexican restaurants located a block or so down the street. A sister restaurant El Alma is really great. A third, Alcomar, is pretty good in the food department, but the menu confuses me. El Chilito is a sort of an elaborate bricks and mortar food truck. It is... More 

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Austin, Texas
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331 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

This was my first visit to El Chilito. I ordered a Tex-Mex Guisada taco, Carne Asada taco, and a Barbacoa taco all with corn tortillas. All 3 were very tasty. There was quite a bit of meat in each one. The meats were tender and delicious. The prices are reasonable and the service was fast & friendly. This was a... More 

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Thank Steve D
Irvine, CA
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614 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

El Chilito offers a good option for a quick breakfast. The options include standard American filings as well as several more authentic to Mexico. For Austin, the price is on the high side.

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Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

This should be among your stops. Its worth the drive! Had the puffy tacos and the Tex-Mex Guisada. Whoa! Who needs BBQ when you could be eating here! These are definitely the best tacos in east Austin!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

We go here every weekend! Love it. Really creative tacos and amazing sauces. Nice dog friendly patio. The tomatillo taco is a must have.

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Thank Colleen P
Austin, Tx.
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

I just happened to be lucky to be in the area at lunch time and could not pass on a taco at El Chilito. This is a very popular neighborhood spot any day of the week but on Sunday morning, you can see neighbors crossing the street in their pajamas to grab a breakfast taco and enjoy it the good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2255 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722-2133
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > University of Texas
  • Neighbourhood: University of Texas
  • Phone Number: +1 512-382-3797

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