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Celebrate the spice of life with friends and family at Corazon at Castle Hill.
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1101 W 5th St Austin, TX 78703
1101 West 5th StreetUSTexasAustin78703
(512) 476-0728
$$RestaurantToday 11AM–2PM, 5–9PM
Thursday 11AM–2PM, 5–9PMFriday 11AM–2:30PM, 5–10PMSaturday 5–10PMSunday ClosedMonday 11AM–2PM, 5–9PMTuesday 11AM–2PM, 5–9PMWednesday 11AM–2PM, 5–9PM
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Corazon at Castle Hill serves creative Mexican cuisine on the western edge of downtown Austin.  We are an independent Austin owner operated restaurant and opened our doors in 1986, with a commitment to our fair city to be bring a type of creative, Mexican cuisine unique only to Corazon at Castle Hill.

The restaurant is owned and operated by the same people who brought affordable fine food and wine to Austin for 22. Owner Cathe Daily and chef Michael Taddeo are still at the helm and proudly serve a menu that features contemporary Interior Mexican cuisine and many longtime Castle Hill favorites.

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Locals come for innovative Mexican cooking served in a low-key setting that includes a bar/lounge.- Google
"We ordered the nopales salad, guacamole, and chicken enchiladas."
"I came here and sat at the bartop on a busy night during happy hour."
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Guitar Picker
9 months ago
We never patronized Corazon, being heartbroken to discover on our last trip there, that Castle Hill Café, our all time favorite Austin fine dining venue, had been unexpectedly mutated into just another Mexican restaurant! We never returned. Why the owners would make such a bad decision is beyond me. Castle Hill Café was the best, so they literally threw it away. And now, they're having to close their bad decision restaurant forever because the remake 'never quite caught on'. Tragic!!!
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Angelica Cesar Gonzalez
2 years ago
Their version of Mexican food was very unique to your typical Mexican food you find in Austin. I would recommend this for anyone who wants a nice quiet atmosphere to spend with a love one or friend. Food is moderately expensive but worth it!
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Jillian Newman
2 years ago
I have been wanting to check out Corazon (formerly Castle Hill Cafe) for a while and finally made it out. The food had a latin (specifically Mexican) flair as do the drinks (tequila-heavy) as does the decor of the establishment (I'm talking Frida Kahlo, Day of the Dead skeleton mariachi statues - the works). The prices for a dinner entree are in and around the $20 range which in consideration of everything I thought a tad steep, however the prices on the appetizers are much more considerate and the portions of those that I noted were generous. The waitstaff here are kind and efficient, and I especially appreciated the water-guy who kept my cup full (not an easy feat as I drink like a desert-entrenched fish). On the day that I went I ordered the lamb dish entree which was delicious (though I have had better lamb), the sauce was great too and the rehydrated fruit and nuts that accompanied the dish were inspired. Hands-down the star on the plate was the small corn tamale, and I highly recommend you order a dish that incorporates one of these. The drink was pretty good, and really spicy - I mean, clear-your-head-singe-your-tongue-spicy. The next time that I have a cold, I think that I will have a canteen of it shipped to my doorstep. All in all, the experience here was pleasant and I would be a more-than-happy-camper to return to Corazon if the occasion arrises.
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Marett Hanes
2 years ago
I went here for my husband's birthday and the food was excellent. I don't remember the name of what I got but it was a vegetarian item made with mushrooms and DRENCHED in hatch chile sauce, sour cream, and a sweet brown sauce. It was plated like a meal on the food network would have been! This restaurant is a bit more expensive than I would usually be able to afford, but they offer Groupon deals quite often. I really want to go back one day to try their Smores Martini!
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Alok Jha
a year ago
Food was decidedly delicious. Service was awesome also. I'd readily go back. We had a 3 course dinner, with appetizers, the Angus steak and pan-sauteed fish and bread pudding desert and everything was just fantastically tasty.
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Brian Vattiat
2 years ago
Corazon had an pleasantly unexpected menu and I look forward to eating there again to have all that I couldn't get my first time around. The ambience was also quite pleasing, with attention to the decor beyond what I typically see around here. Service was friendly, if not a bit overwhelmed from a late Friday rush.
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Leslie Castelan
2 years ago
Fancy mexican food thats really good. I came here and sat at the bartop on a busy night during happy hour. Expecting delays and mistakes, however there wasnt any. Everything came out as it shouldve all during a busy night.
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Alex T
3 years ago
A nice little place. Went here for a birthday party- the staff was very accomodating for our large group. This is a little more upscale Mexican style cuisine. I am a big fan of the enchiladas.