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Takoba
Mexican Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
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1411 E 7th St Austin, TX 78702
1411 East 7th StreetUSTexasAustin78702
(512) 628-4466takobarestaurant.com
$$Mexican Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Cocktail Bar
Today 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Trendy storefront turning out modern takes on Mexican standards with a creative cocktail list.- Google
"Pastor Tacos are pretty dang good and happy hour can't be beat!"
"Ceviche and Mango Habanero Margarita to start."
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Sandra Pham
2 months ago
A friend who lives in Austin took us out here. I loved our experience here! The patio is spacious and has a random cat that roams around. I ordered the al pastor taco and white sangria. Yum yum! A really adorable date place or place for a group of friends. My friends tried the margarita and sung their praises. It's a New Mexican place so expect modern and fusion type dishes. All fresh, high quality options.
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Siri Sjoboen
a month ago
Really trendy, cute patio area. I went during lunch-- my tacos de verduras were DELICIOUS but I was a little disappointed that we had to ask for chips and salsa as we waited for our food (not sure if they're complimentary?) and there were a few flies flying around inside. But I'd definitely go again just for the tacos.
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Jeanette H
6 months ago
I came here for lunch on a Monday with coworkers. It was a large group of us about 10-12. We sat outside on the patio. While it was chilly outside the covered patio felt very nice and the sun was beaming down which warmed things up. The place was not busy at all. There is street parking and a lot behind the building. I could see it filling up pretty quickly during peak times but it was empty during lunch hour. So I sit down and shortly thereafter chips are placed in front of me. I could not stop stuffing my face with chips and salsa! They've got to be the best chips I've ever had. You can tell they are homemade and fried to perfection. I'm surprised I even had room for my entree. I tried a little bit of the guacamole and it was pretty good too. I could have just ate the chips alone. Who needs salsa when the chips are salty, fried, and delicious! For my entree, I had the de bistec tacos which consists of fajita-style beef, grilled onion, and cilantro. For the sides I opted for the rice and a salad. I didn't like the salad. There wasn't much to it. The rice wasn't too bad but not my favorite. The tacos were very good. Just the right portion and full of flavor. I never really venture to the east side but when I am there I always ask myself why don't I go more often.
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stevie cantu
10 months ago
Ahhh, Takoba. What to say about this place. I've had multiple birthday brunches here. The Bloody Mary's (or Maria's in my case) are always on point, and the Mimosas are cheap and delicious. $7 carafes? Yes, Please! Their food is delicious, and they have a wonderful tequila selection. The service is so so, but they make up for it with everything else. A wonderful patio to relax on with some good friends. Then there's the El Equinox. We're talking Horchata and a shot of espresso. I call it the elixir of life. It's safe to say it's one of the best creations .. ever. Thumbs up, Takoba. I be all up in you.
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Jeff Whitmer
2 months ago
Worst service we have had in quite a while. After an hour asked were our order was (4 tacos and guacamole); bartender said they were busy; 15 min later asked again and they lost our order then they tried to charge us twice for the food. Took another 20 min to get the bill resolved. Too many good choices in Austin to put up with that. We won't be going back.
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Kathryn Abbas
5 months ago
The only good thing here is the cheap mimosas. What else is cheap is their terrible and rude service. Hostess are rude and obnoxiously slow. Then the server decided to take everyone else's order that were sat after we were. It's not work it for the mediocre food. I ended up having to leave and get food while my friends were stuck waiting for another 30 mins.
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Patrick Dowty
5 months ago
Came here during SXSW, had the De Bistec tacos. Very tasty!
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Leila Rahil
9 months ago
I came here for the first time for my brother's girlfriend's birthday. I didn't know what to expect as I had never heard of this eastside restaurant, but found that what they did well, they did very well and what they did not could definitely use room for improvement. I will start with the parking. It is street parking for the most part, though they do offer lot parking behind the restaurant a block over and will validate your ticket, however, the lot was packed when I went and the attendant was not very helpful in recommending other good spots to park, so I was late meeting up due to hunting for a spot, which I found a couple of blocks away on the street. I liked the decor and ambiance; they have a misted outdoor patio seating area, which seemed bigger than the quaint indoor seating area. It actually reminded me of a little restaurant near my aunt's house in Guadalajara. The Guacamole here is absolutely delicious and I highly recommend! The margs were ok, the mojito my brother got (that I sampled) was not. However, the horchata agua fresca I got was well made, but just a tad too sweet. I ordered the Chicken Mole enchilada and instead of the rice and beans (which I am never a fan of, regardless of the restaurant) I was happily surprised that I was able to substitute the house salad (which was fresh and had a great house vinaigrette) and a bowl of their bleu cheese zucchini soup (which was very good and flavorful). I just wish my entree had followed suit. I will preface my review of my entree with I am very much a mole snob. Having toured much of Mexico with my Mexican family, I have had various types of mole and was spoiled with many of them being perfection: the magical balance between chocolate, spice, and texture that makes finding the perfect mole the exception rather than a rule. The shredded chicken was good, but the mole sauce was waaaay too spicy! I know some moles do tend toward the spicy side, but this bordered on ceasing to qualify as mole in my opinion. That being said, the service was fantastic and I was excited they had a nice selection of bottled beers (I was able to order a Xingu to calm my enflamed taste buds). I even took home my horchata and used it in my coffee the next morning and it was absolutely delicious! So, I think when I come back I will just have to try something else on the menu.
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