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Polvos
Mexican Restaurant$$
Today 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
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2004 S 1st St Austin, TX 78704
2004 South 1st StreetUSTexasAustin78704
(512) 441-5446polvosaustin.com
$$Mexican Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Bar
Today 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am – 11:00 pmTuesday 7:00 am – 11:00 pmWednesday 7:00 am – 11:00 pmThursday 7:00 am – 11:00 pmFriday 7:00 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 7:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
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Bouldin outpost known for its margaritas, extensive salsa bar & large patio.- Google
"Decent Tex Mex, strong margaritas, great salsa and a cool porch."
"But then again, you can't have Mexican food without chips and salsa."
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Miranda Lemon
a week ago
Ok, I'll admit it--walking up to Polvo's for the first time was a bit unnerving. The bright pink patio sprinkled with plastic folding tables and lined with plastic bags filled with water (to ward off mosquitoes) doesn't exactly say, "this will be delicious." But once I settled back in that plastic folding chair, sipped that tasty margarita, and visited the salsa bar (hel-looo, escabeche), my tune changed. What Polvos lacks in atmosphere (which actually became charming after a bit), it makes up for in delicious meats wrapped in tortillas and covered with sauce and cheese. The Enchiladas de la Casa or Goliath Burrito are safe bets for a first-timer. For something a little more daring, try the Chili Relleno al Nogal--it has a pecan cream sauce that sounds a little strange on paper, but definitely works. Just be sure to save enough room for several trips to the salsa bar. You'll need it. EDIT FOR BREAKFAST: The pork chilaquiles with tomatillo sauce and eggs over easy are hands-down the greatest thing I've ever eaten at Polvos. Do yourself a favor and have breakfast there!
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Courtney Mcdougal
2 weeks ago
Our server was terrible. Wish I would've remembered his name. He wore a painter type hat. He was the rudest server I've ever had. The queso and fajitas were very tasty. They need better judgement when it comes to who they hire though...
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Kristy Barajas
2 weeks ago
If I could leave no stars I would. We went in with a large group of friends with a positive attitude due to the good reviews we read but got nothing but a bad experience. Two people out of our order group did not receive food at all because they were out and weren't told till the rest of the groups food was coming out. They placed a second order but by the time is was maybe about to come out the complete table was done so they ended up telling the server to take it back and got nothing. All the orders with rice didn't come with it because they were also out and yet again weren't told. The server told us that the checks couldn't be split but not that both tables would be put on one tab just so she could get her $45 tip which to us was not well deserved due to the poor service received. When asked to speak to a manager we were told they was no one there which is hard to believe on a busy Saturday. But come to find out she was there the whole time and didn't want to speak to us. Over all we were let down completely. If you want to be told every thing you just ordered is out and get ripped off then this is your place.
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Salvador Montenegro
5 months ago
This is not the best place in town for good Mexican food but it's not a dump either. The food is good and service is always top notch. It is a good blend of Tex-mex that hits the spot when you have a hankering for it. Their margaritas are very good and worth getting. Parking here can be an issue. Their lot if very small and with it's popularity you'll often find yourself parking in the neighborhood. It can be a bit loud inside so it's preferable to sit outside on good days. I think this place carries a certain nostalgia for a lot of people that raises it's popularity past where it should be but that's neither here or there. Check it out and you decide.
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Roxy Rocker
a month ago
Omg! This place is so good! This was my second visit and shared chips and queso and one Goliath burrito between 2 people, which was more than enough to fill us both, but the best was getting a pitcher full of strawberry margarita and blueberry margaritas! We had a pitcher of blueberry the first visit and tonight we had the real strawberry one. WONDERFUL! You get around 6 or 7 glasses full out of ine pitcher for $28. Damn good and totally recommend if your looking for a good time with friends. Also love being able to bring my dog along with! That was the cherry on top for us. Definitely come back more often!
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Befy Cruz
a month ago
This place is very delicious. The mexican food was the best authentic meal i ever had in Texas. Especially the margaritas, I guarantee you will be satified. The tortillas are freshly hand made infront of you and get to choose between original or corn . And they also have a salsa bar, of three different salsa you can choose from. Free Refill on salsa ! Even though I rated a 4 star, the downside of this place was the flies when eating your meal outside. I couldn't enjoy my meal without trying to swap the fly away.
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Dennis Cao
4 months ago
I finally made it here for a weekday lunch after hearing everyone rave about this place. Polvos does serve up some pretty decent Tex Mex - freshly made flour and corn tortillas, well seasoned sauces, and tasty drinks, but honestly it's nothing out of the ordinary for Central Texas. They do seem to do things a bit differently than the majority of other Tex Mex establishments out there. For instance, the biggest difference you'll see is that they don't offer complimentary salsa for the chips they serve you when you sit. They have a pretty large salsa bar, but it'll cost you a minimal fee to try them. Next they cook some established dishes a tad different from other joints. Like having their Al Pastor seasoning more liquid based then the more dry seasoning you'll mostly find elsewhere or how their Carne Guisada is covered in a red sauce rather than the typical meat gravy sauce. Their unique style will make it a tad bit more memorable, but I wouldn't say that it would make it tastier than the norm. All in all, a nice decent spot to get quality Tex Mex.
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Jocelyne Vince
a month ago
Bad servive. Server not knowing if corn is 100% corn. No gluten free menu. Or at least it is difficult to get information about what is in their food. Got food poisoning also a year ago.