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Trudy's Texas Star Restaurant & Bar

#174 of 3,054 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
University of Texas
Mexican, Southwestern, American
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409 W 30th St, Austin, TX 78705-2803
+1 512-477-2935
09:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 14:00 - 02:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here a couple of times and every time it has been solid TexMex food. And the Mexican Martini is excellent. I'll be back I'm sure.

Thank Bret C
Dawsonville, Georgia
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! Great house margaritas- on the rocks with salt- and the jalapeño poppers appetizer and stuffed avocado are fresh and very filling. Been coming here when in town for many years and never disappointed.

Thank 587TaraH
Madison, Wisconsin
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241 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is UT-area favorite. The bar seemed very busy but the restaurant less so at first. Admittedly I ordered something that did not have the spicy symbol in the menu but the food was exceedingly bland. Even the chips and salsa lacked flavor and kick. Service was flaky, forgetting and confusing the food and drink orders. Nothing special in any... More 

Thank Loki_and_Odin
Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here one night after a long day of work. I was in Austin on business for a few days. A co-worker suggested Trudy’s. Food was awesome, staff is friendly and drinks were strong. The stuffed avocado are a MUST!! I hear this place gets crowded on the weekends. We arrived after midnight and were able to get seating right... More 

Thank Chris236D
Bozeman, Montana
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Went to Trudy's by myself for a late lunch and the crowd was small. The host told me if I ate at the bar I would get a 20% discount off the food entree. I had the chicken taco salad and had several choices of chicken preparations, which is great. However, although the rest of the salad was excellent the... More 

Thank MontanaHorn
Seattle, Washington
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157 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

A student in UT recommended this place. It is apparently very popular place, especially on a Friday night. Good thing is that the place is big so we got a table easily. They have some unique dish like fried avocado with stuffed chicken. The appetizer dish shrimp diablo is also very good, huge prawns wrapped with bacon. Portion is big... More 

Thank bobster30
Fletcher, North Carolina
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We were not sure what we wanted, so we asked our server what she thought was good. She asked us what we liked and then made recommendations. Wow! She got it right. I had the Stuffed Avocado, my husband had the Large Q Especial with beef, and my son had the Tinga Beef Enchilada. Before our meals came we had... More 

Thank Catlover027
Colchester, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I would recommend that you make sure you are very hungry before coming here as the portions seemed huge to my English eyes and stomach. Skip the starter and launch straight into the main course. Prawn fajitas were a big hit with our party, as were the frozen margaritas.

Thank kinwafu
Magnolia, Texas, United States
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Went with a group of 8 people so there was a wait for seating. Not uncommon for the evening. It was a bit crowded and a fairly small space. The staff were friendly and attentive. Sangria margarita was perfect! The food arrive quickly & correctly. The salsa is spicy. Others were not able to enjoy the food due to the... More 

Thank Netters68
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47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Dropped by for their well known martinis. Does not disappoint, very generous portion for the price and tastes good to boot!

Thank kai hong y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Mexican, Southwestern, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 W 30th St, Austin, TX 78705-2803
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > University of Texas
  • Neighbourhood: University of Texas
  • Phone Number: +1 512-477-2935

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?