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Don Dario's Cantina

#647 of 3,095 Restaurants in Austin}
££ - £££Mexican, , Latin
8801 South IH 35, Austin, TX 78744-6713
+1 512-280-1139
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“tortillas” (2 reviews)
“shrimp” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
££ - £££
8801 South IH 35, Austin, TX 78744-6713
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Authentic mexican creations fresh to your table. Follows traditional preparation not found at chain tex-mex establishments. Flavorful homemade flare with fresh hot tortillas being made when you walk in the door. Knowledgeable wait staff, family owned operated. Patio or indoor dining. Locals pack the place...More

Thank Scott O
Reviewed 17 August 2017

On a Friday evening, there was a lot of business, but service was friendly and prompt. The food was acceptable, but I was disappointed in the stuffed chili -- which the menu said was roasted, but which was served battered and fried. It was generously...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I like coming here because the service is always on point. The food is great too. I haven't been a fan of their desserts. They have great happy hour drink specials and their michelada is delicious.

Thank Sylvia Z
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Had another great visit here for lunch. The food was served hot and fresh. Service was great and attentive. The margaritas are some of the best we ever drank. Can't wait to visit Austin again to go back.

Thank PNG81
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This place was recommended by someone at the Austin Visitor Center. We're very happy for this excellent recommendation as we don't like chain restaurants when we're visiting a new city. Dan Darios had an excellent menu & our server was also excellent.

Thank OurWanderingCasa
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Very welcoming, our server was funny and there when we needed him. The salsa and chips were very good, the corn chips were fresh. I really enjoyed my fish tacos, not greasy and all the necessary toppings were on the plate. I did not need...More

Thank frenchtravellers77
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been going to this restaurant for over 30 years. It used to be on East Sixth Street back in the day bc(before condos). It's the closest home cooking closest to my wife's cooking. My wife grew up eating and preparing...More

Thank Getowork
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here twice while we were in town. The margaritas were awesome. Some of the best we have had. Supper food was very good. Came back for breakfast again was very good. Service matched the food. Can't wait to visit Austin again to eat here...More

1  Thank PNG81
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Our waitress was there at the drop of a hat; she was on top of everything. We ordered the seafood botana and it was a lot of food. The seafood soup was outstanding, but the shrimp and fish were overdone. We were supposed to get...More

Thank Janice V
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoy our dinner, home made tortillas was the best, can't remember the name of the waitress but she was really nice and sweet she make us feel welcome and for me that's the way you do costumer service. And of course my mango...More

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  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8801 South IH 35, Austin, TX 78744-6713
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-280-1139
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