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Corazon at Castle Hill
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Corazon at Castle Hill

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1101 West 5th Street Austin, TX 78703, United States
1101 West 5th StreetUSTexasAustin78703
$$RestaurantToday 5:00 – 9:30 pm, 9:30 – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 9:30 pm, 9:30 – 10:00 pmSunday Closed

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."
"The peanut butter pie was plentiful (we shared) and divine."
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M Valentine
a month ago
Food was very good. I ordered the fish tacos for lunch and the fish was warm and tasty. The combination of toppings was also very good, though I couldn't really taste the mango that supposedly came on the tacos. The service was lacking though. We hardly saw our waiter, and instead of splitting the check for a group of 5 or even asking, he put everyone one one bill and included an 18% gratuity for a group of 5 (we thought we were going to have 6, but the last person didn't show up, but how can you charge for 6???). Prices were fair, but kind of pricey for what you get. The salad that came with the fish tacos was not that good because the lettuce was strange and more like eating leaves than lettuce. All in all, it was good, but just okay. It's not a place I would pick to go back to. There are better restaurants in the area.
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Angelica Cesar Gonzalez
a year 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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Brian Vattiat
a year 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
a year 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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Alok Jha
9 months 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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Dan Alpert
a year ago
A higher end menu for sure, but the food is great. The steak, lamb, and salmon salad are all simply delicious. The chips and salsa are superior to other places. The chocolate tort adds just the right ending.
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Jillian Newman
a year 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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Natasha Rogers
a year ago
Small portions and not very good service for a high-end restaurant. The tacos didn't even come with tortillas. How can you have a taco without a wrapper? When I asked the waiter for some, he just brought 1. I recently returned for lunch and had the mushroom sopes. They were creamy and delicious with a sour and sweet tamarind sauce. I only wish it had more of a kick to balance the sweet. The bread pudding has bananas and pecans in it for bit different flavor. Quite good but the pecans tasted too raw. Perhaps they need to roast them beforehand.
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