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Polvo's Mexican Restaurant

2004 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-5142
+1 512-441-5446
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (25 reviews)
“guacamole” (14 reviews)
“polvo” (3 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2004 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-5142
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sort of up and down at this place. One had a very good dish with beef, mushrooms and corn in a spicy gravy, the other a more traditional plate. The mushrooms came through nice and earthy. The tortillas are made on-site. The sauces are not...More

Thank Brad B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this restaurant while cruising thru Downtown Austin and I must say the food is excellent. Loved the salsa bar and the atmosphere there! Our server was very friendly and recommended some yummy food! Highly satisfied with the service and the food

Thank Bery A
Reviewed 17 March 2018

We found this one on our last night in Austin and it was the best we had. We had to wait a bit but it was totally worth it. Finally, there were some nice veggies in the dish and it was also hot/ spicy. At...More

Thank Valina C
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Got this recommendation from a server in a bar and it was spot on! We wanted real Mexican and we got it at Polvo. It's a 10 min cab ride from town but worth it. You will likely have to wait but their bar makes...More

Thank Nick P
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend the shrimp fajitas- yummy! The vegetables were amazing - Great Austin vibe and awesome margaritas! Just one more thing I can add to the list of things I love about Austin !

Thank amycV4481JC
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Was in Austen with friends for weekend trip definitely recommend this restaurant . The chori-queso is phonomenal especially with the hand made tortilla baked live in front of you. Everything has great flavors my favorite dish is the carne guisado or puerco. Traditional dishes are...More

Thank Christian G
Reviewed 22 January 2018

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 1 January 2018

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 31 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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