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Entrées, main dishes and desserts - El Alma Cafe y Cantina, Austin, TX

El Alma Cafe y Cantina

4.6
4.6
948 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Patio seating is first come first serve. Reservations are for indoor dining room only.

El Alma Cafe y Cantina is vibrant, homespun take on the authentic flavors of Mexico. Chef Alma Alcocer prepares food as she would cook for you in her home.


"It"s fun, flavorful Mexican food that is very approachable. It's a casual, authentic representation of the food I grew up eating." - Chef Alma

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2 people

21:00


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 609-8923
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Alma Alcocer
  • Catering
    For caterings email us at info@elalmacafe.com.

What 948 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Austin

    Mexican

  • Austin

    Mexican

948 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of my favorite enchiladas in Austin! They’re drinks are great and they have good happy hour prices

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food outstanding, service fantastic, ambiance on point.

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  3. KimS

    Austin

    186 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    186 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous, fresh food. Great flavor! Great service!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken tinga tacos and Flaquita margarita are my favorites!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, exceptional food and margaritas; just a touch loud so we had to hunker done close to the table to hear each other. Will always go back!

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  6. wino4ever

    Austin

    84 reviews

    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy Hour 3-6 EVERY day! Love this place especially the patio other than of course the summer, AKA Hell. Great margaritas, lots of tasty small plates and of course the real food. For me this is place is certified "Austin Real". ;-)

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the food and the service were amazing. I can't wait to go back.

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  8. ChuckT

    Austin

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very consistent. Great food and servers are capable, bright, attentive and friendly.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great happy hour appetizer and drinks specials. The shrimp and crab relleno and redfish were outstanding dishes.

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  10. emma

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was amazing and so attentive! I came for a birthday and he went above and beyond with a free dessert and bringing an umbrella for the girls not in the shade. Best birthday lunch!!

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FAQs

El Alma Cafe y Cantina is rated 4.6 stars by 948 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

21:00


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for El Alma Cafe y Cantina

1025 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Dawson
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Alma Alcocer
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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