La Condesa

400 W 2nd St AustinTX78701
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La Condesa is an award-winning modern Mexican restaurant, nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award for 'Best New Restaurant.' Helmed by Executive Chef Rick Lopez, La Condesa is located in Austin's vibrant 2nd Street District, across the street from the W Hotel Austin and the world-famous Austin City Limits.

La Condesa features the largest selection of 100% blue agave tequila and mezcal in...
by opentable on February 16, 2017 from opentable

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While it is true that La Condesa is large and airy, and that their outdoor patio is perfect for cat-calling at stuffy 2nd Streeters on a Friday night, there are also low-lit, cozy booths tucked inside this Mexican gem, perfect for huddling over a shared plate of elotes (their heavenly, cheesy street corn), and taking coy sips of alma blancas: Divine habanero-infused tequila cocktails lined with an hibiscus rose-infused rim, which you just can't help but licking off seductively.
by Citysearch on November 26, 2013 from Citysearch
La Condesa is like the Salma Hayek of Austin Mexican food restaurants: Gorgeous, rich, and classy. And like Salma, it's not afraid of aggressively strong classic margaritas, especially when they're topped off with a cactus lemongrass-infused salt rim -- all the better for licking off seductively.
by Citysearch on November 26, 2013 from Citysearch

Editorial Reviews

La Condesa Restaurant Review:
La Condesa’s vibrant mix of Mexican street food and jet-setting sophistication appears to have what it takes to keep the 45-minute weekend wait as much of a staple as the four inventive versions of ceviche. The atmosphere reverberates with energy, thanks to a design by architect Michael Hsu and interior designer Joel Mozersky. Executive chef Rick Lopez works to maintain that liveliness through...
by gayot on November 05, 2016 from gayot
"Fabulous, bold" takes on Mexican street food and "wonderful margaritas" await at this Second Street District destination set in "stunning", "sophisticated" digs with a patio; just know the "lively" atmosphere can be "a little too loud for conversation", and it's not exactly cheap, unless you "go at happy hour for deals on appetizers and drinks."
by zagat on January 21, 2014 from zagat
Excellent high end downtown Interior Mexican dining in a beautiful Michael Hsu designed space. The drinks are original and amazing (try the watermelon cocktail). In addition to being a hot spot for nightlife, La Condesa is a great restaurant for brunch.
by Peter Tsai on March 25, 2013 from Citysearch
While it is true that La Condesa is large and airy, and that their outdoor patio is perfect for cat-calling at stuffy 2nd Streeters on a Friday night, there are also low-lit, cozy booths tucked inside this Mexican gem, perfect for huddling over a shared plate of elotes (their heavenly, cheesy street corn), and taking coy sips of alma blancas: Divine habanero-infused tequila cocktails lined with an hibiscus rose-infused rim, which you just can't help but licking off seductively.
by Tolly Moseley on January 21, 2013 from Citysearch

Information from the business

Serving chef-prepared cuisine inspired by the La Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City, La Condesa offers upscale street food and tweaked home-style dishes in an energetic, airy atmosphere designed by acclaimed architect Michael Hsu. The menu contains street favorites like tacos and elotes , whole corn cobs served on a stick with cotija cheese and chili powder, as well as composed dishes like a...
by yahoolocal on August 13, 2015 from yahoolocal