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Takoba
Mexican Restaurant$$
Today 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
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1411 E 7th St Austin, TX 78702
1411 East 7th StreetUSTexasAustin78702
(512) 628-4466takobarestaurant.com
$$Mexican Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Cocktail Bar
Today 10:00 am – 10:00 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
"I really like their Al Pastor tacos, which are pineapple marinaded pork."
"Ceviche and Mango Habanero Margarita to start."
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Kathryn Abbas
a month 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
3 weeks ago
Came here during SXSW, had the De Bistec tacos. Very tasty!
stevie cantu
6 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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David Crow
5 months ago
Food here is traditional and tasty. Tried the fundio cheese with chorizo, and it was alright though I've enjoyed better elsewhere. In the back their is a beach sand area with chairs and fire pits. It's a unique way to converse for a night on the east side.
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Jeanette H
2 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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Leila Rahil
4 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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Paul Zwicker
4 months ago
Good enough food, though definitely unspectacular tex mex. Also, they strangely refuse to split checks for large groups, leaving the difficulty to their guests. I'd add a star if the service was better and friendlier.
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Fernando Torres
6 months ago
Great place. Takoba is one of the two best mexican restaurants in austin. A great place for brunch. Order the chilaquiles. Frozen margaritas, very frozen and delicious. For mornings order a cubano, sugar brewed espresso. They also host dance lessons every now and then. A great place to bring friends.