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La Barbecue
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Today 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
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902 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX 78702
902 East Cesar Chavez StreetUSTexasAustin78702
(512) 605-9696labarbecue.com
RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday ClosedWednesday 11:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 5:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 3:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Serving up the best brisket, ribs, turkey and house made sausage in South Austin. Free beer every day!
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BBQ fans line up early at this hip, lively spot with picnic tables known for free beer & live music.- Google
"I tried the brisket, pork ribs, sausage, and pulled pork and no sides."
"On Saturdays, I believe they offer free beer for people waiting in line."
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John Lee
a week ago
Got there 2.5 hours before open, was 3rd in line. Sliced, moist brisket is the best I've ever had (tied with franklin's). Sausage was delicious (firmly above average). Beef rib was best I ever had by far. Pulled pork was best I ever had. Pork ribs were below average, which surprised me because of how insanely good everything else was. I don't think there's anything else to say, so go get some moist brisket from here now!
Karen Reinsberg
2 months ago
My FAVE! This place is mind-blowing. The sliced brisket (ask for the fatty end) sandwich with pickled onions and pickles is life-changing. I also really enjoy the potato salad. In my opinion it is the best side dish that they offer. I have been known to order a pound so I have extra for breakfast in the morning. Don't judge me...
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Manuel Ibarra
a month ago
Can not begin to tell you how amazing the food is at this place. Ive been to Franklins and some other hot spots around austin but I must say the brisket and pork ribs are AMAZING!!! In my humble opinion the price is high but well worth it. Big thumbs up I will come back again. Now I think with all that said there are some draw backs to this place. The location is not ideal and not very car friendly it was difficult to find parking. But the FREE BEER made up for the parking issue. Beer was free as long as your in line (we were in line for around 1 hour) and we had plenty to drink. I would highly recomend this place.
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Derrick Mrozinski
3 months ago
Best Brisket I've ever eaten by far. And free beer in line. 2 and a half hour wait, and well worth it. I'd suggest getting there by 10AM, since we missed out on the Sausage and Ribs
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Wendi Beck
2 weeks ago
We're from Houston and used to visit La Barbecue at least 1x per month for the past 8-10 months. We've always had a pretty good experience until the 4th of July, which was our last visit. Food was good as usual, customer service was friendly as usual. Upon reconciliation of our account upon our return home, we discovered we had been overcharged by $125. We made numerous calls to LaBarbecue, only to be ignored by "Allison" the General Manager. I received 1 call back from a "Javier", who mentioned he was the manager and would make sure "Allison", the GM was made aware of what happened. He called me back to say he discovered how the error occurred and that "Allison" would make a credit to my account immediately. I have made 3-4 follow-up calls back to LaBarbecue and each time I've been told that "Allison" was too busy for this type of call and that "Javier" would be handling. I've spoken to "Javier" one additional time since my initial call to their establishment, only to be given the same excuse as I was given the 1st time. It has now been 11 days and I have yet to receive a refund for the $125 UN-authorized tip that was added to my account, NOR has "Allison" bothered returning my call to give any apology or explanation as to why this happened or when it will be resolved. I have given up on LaBarbecue's "management" and have filed a dispute with my bank. Bottom line: The food is really good, but NOT great and definitely NOT better than Franklins or Killens here in Pearland. If you decide to check it out for yourself, I only suggest you pay with cash and even so, be sure to check your receipt thoroughly before leaving.
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Kurt Donath
2 months ago
The brisket was amazing, best I've ever had. We got there around 10:30, they opened at 11:00 and we got our food around 12:00. We were pretty far up in the line. We ordered 1lb of brisket and 1lb of pork ribs, both were amazing. Got potato Salin (very good), side of beans (okay), and cole slaw (very spicy), all for 3 people. We couldn't finish it. Price was around $60. Setting is outside on picnic tables. Would have been really muddy if it had rained. This beats waiting at Franklin's. Overall, excellent food!
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Danny Gorman
2 months ago
After waiting in line for 1.5 hours at around 1pm, luckily they still had most things available (they often run out throughout the day). We tried the brisket, pulled pork, and chipotle coleslaw. The brisket was definitely some of the best I've had, but the pulled pork was fairly average. If you are a fan of very spicy sides, the chipotle coleslaw is for you! Prices aren't cheap considering the looks of the empty lot, but fairly priced for the amount of food. The free beer while you wait in the sun is definitely a bonus (and you can easily get tipsy without realizing it). I'm glad we tried La Barbecue to say we experienced Texas barbecue, but I wouldn't say it was the best barbecue (nor top 5) that I've had. They DO accept credit cards FYI.
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Raechel Schneider
a month ago
God bless the beef rib!! I felt like a caveman digging in to this giant rib and it just fell off the bone! Get one if they have them and the moist brisket. Skip the sausage (it was super dry and just not good....however, the other meats more than made up for it to get a 5 star rating). Love that they have beer for you while you wait! Bring chairs, bring games, and leave happy!