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Texas Chili Parlor

1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1634
+1 512-472-2828
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chilli” (280 reviews)
“texas chili” (23 reviews)
“frito pie” (22 reviews)
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American, Southwestern
1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1634
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Second visit, the margaritas are just awesome, fresh lime juice being 'squozen' right behind the bar! I had the combination with a habanero chili and gumbo tasters and a chicken taco. All very nice, but the atmosphere and the friendly service make this place.

Thank ggtirevite
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped by on a recent visit to Austin. Great texas red chili in a low key environment.

Thank MDTraveller75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place! Close to the state capitol it does not look like much from the outside. The inside has more of a bar look. We ordered the texas chili and the chili sampler. Texas chili made without beans and chunks of brisket was...More

Thank Dansker58
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband had a great time and awesome chili. Ladt week here. Feelt at home with Russell and his staff right away, we enjoyed a great afternoon of day drinking and frito pies. Highly suggest this casual chili paradise!

Thank Jackie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great chili. So many options. You can even get a flight (sampler) of different chilis. Close to the Capitol and during legislative sessions you can even run into congressmen.

Thank flyerfam
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I came here for an early dinner before catching a flight home. I ordered the combo plate with mac and cheese, taster chili (I ordered xxx) and a tamale with queso. Tamale was blah, chili had chunks of brisket in it. I...More

Thank StepOy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's hard to get a table when the legislature is in session, because all the law makers in the State love this place, and it's just around the corner from the Capitol building. But, it's worth the wait. They have three different "temp" of Chili....More

Thank David L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It took them forever to get us our drinks. The waitress acted as if she was doing us a favor to wait on us. The food was decent for the price. They put cheese on our chili after being told five times not to (food...More

Thank Holly V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice interior. Good Chili. Server was not so friendly. Had the sampler with the red, venison and a standard bean Chili washed down with a couple of Coors beers. We were a party of four. Parked across the road (free after six). The server seemed...More

Thank Griso_man
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love to hang out after a hit and tiring day running around COTA. Staff is friendly and so patient with us... just wish they wouldn't run out of Dos XX!

Thank VSMarq
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Where do you find parking?
21 February 2015|
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Response from HecMen | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking meters very close by. You shouldn't have any trouble at all finding a spot. I was there during a UT football game and found a spot with no trouble.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1634
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-472-2828
  • E-mail