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Polvo's Mexican Restaurant

#225 of 3,058 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South Austin
Mexican, Southwestern
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2004 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-5142
+1 512-441-5446
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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New Braunfels, Texas
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving through Austin, and decided we wanted some Ceviche and so checked online and found Polvos. The atmosphere was fun, the music was good, and the service was fine. The ceviche was delicious, all the light on the fish. The chips were good and the dollar 99 salsa bar had a good variety and was enjoyable with the... More 

Thank Trent H
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything here is solid, they have a nice fresh house made salsa bar, great Mexican martinis, enchiladas, fajitas, just great food. Try the Mojo De Ajo !! Or Fish a la plancha

Thank Keith M
Peoria, Arizona
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place to enjoy some Mexican food. Several varieties of fresh salsas are available and nicely complement the crispy and not-too-salty tortilla chips. The house Margaritas pair nicely with the tasty main dishes. The server was pleasingly attentive and did and excellent job of anticipating our need without hovering. This is a busy and lively restaurant and... More 

Thank jmenasco
San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent breakfast. Ranchero sauce was great. The salsa bar with FRESH carrot,cabbage, onion jalapeño ESCABECHE WAS AMAZING. !! For those who like to pick out the carrots from your home jar of jalapeños, THIS is a treat. .!!!

Thank SaNative15
Deerfield, IL
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233 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met with a friend here for brunch-lunch We all had something egg-based. I had an egg dish with bananas. The eggs were done correctly. The bananas were very good The chips were nice, they serve a creamy green salsa that must have avocado in it that is really good. The other two folks at breakfast seemed to enjoy what... More 

Thank irisarbor
Kilgore, Texas
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105 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We went for breakfast and the food was ok. The potatoes were more of a stew than a side. They charge for salsa!!! I couldn't believe it when I saw it on the bill but it's 1.99 for salsa. I won't be back there is much better mexican food out there with free salsa.

Thank mel19802016
Austin, Texas
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163 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

If you love fresh salsa, tortillas, and margaritas then you. Need to get on over here soon. The menu has a wide variety of interior mexican dishes and it took a while to decide. The server reccomended pescado a la plancha (grilled fish) or chili relleno. I had the fish (see photo). It is grilled on a 500 degree grill... More 

Thank Hank512
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Breakfast was delicious! My friends love the trash can plate. I tried a pastor and fajita taco. The tacos were great. They serve large portions, large enough to share plates. They make fresh tortillas on site. My favorite was the hotchata! It's sweet, delicious, and has the perfect flavor. They also have a salsa bar that has something for everyone.... More 

Houston, United States
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We had to wait over an hour for a table. There were 10 of us and they were busy but no real effort was made to seat us. Finally we got a table of 6 and another of 4. When the table next to the 6 became available we were moved to that one. We then had to wait for... More 

Thank Virginia H
Boca Raton, Florida
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The food was excellent and hot, we order a picture of Margaritas that you can tell was water down. Fast service and they have a salsa bar inside to pick your own salsa.

Thank 922Bill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?