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Matt's El Rancho

#58 of 3,096 Restaurants in Austin}
££ - £££Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
2613 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-4732
+1 512-462-9333
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (44 reviews)
“queso” (65 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2613 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-4732
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1 - 10 of 457 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food at very reasonable prices. Eddie was our waiter and he made the evening very enjoyable. He didn’t mind substituting some things and gave excellent suggestions, very friendly and attentive but not pushy.

Thank Susan W
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Susan, Eddie is a wonderful person and had been waiting tables in Austin forever. So glad you enjoyed. See you back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was crowded, not sure why. The fajitas tasted like pieces of meat from a stir fry. The chips were huge, like a fourth of a tortilla. The enchilada was like a frozen one. The tamales were tasty and spicy. The salsa was not...More

Thank maxe1lab
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Max, We are the busiest restaurant in Austin so sometimes it gets a little crazy. Please know there is always at least two managers walking the floor to fix any issue on the spot. We need to get you the right dish. Did you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with friends for dinner and can’t say anything but good about the experience. There is plenty of parking. The place was crowded on a Saturday night, but we didn’t have to wait on a table. The chips and salsa were good, but order...More

Thank SharonB2
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Sharon for the very thoughtful review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We needed a place for an important business lunch and I suggested Matt’s Famous El Rancho. It is a place with great Tex-Mex and capable to handle large groups. Located right on South Lamar in middle of other excellent food options in the area. A...More

Thank Homestyle68
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awesome Review! Thanks and please introduce yourself on your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wait (Sunday night) was fairly quick - maybe 25 minutes. The restaurant was very crowded and wait staff a little slow. We had to chase down our server a few times. The food was ok. Nothing outstanding. But, will probably go back next time...More

Thank KJC1261
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditional Austin restaurant, so a must-visit if you're in town (or live here). Food is GREAT! Large patio is very festive with hanging lights and fountain. Chips and queso are great, and our entrees were super. We sat on the patio and I swear this...More

Thank Bon B
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Bon, EVERYONE loves our Queso!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full at all hours of the day, spaces for waiting and dining are large and comfortable, food is really tasty and prices are reasonable. The staff is very nice and some of them speak Spanish too!

Thank pmuena
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review and see you back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visitors from out of state and our friend suggested we meet here. Always fun to be at a crowded place. The margaritas were very good. Interesting menu as well. Great decor and meals were nice.

Thank RPassion
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review and see you on your next trip!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time back here in a long time! Our service was amazing, one of the best waitresses ever! Drinks and outdoor patio great, food good, prices high.

Thank Hurstfamily5
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for bringing the family out. Look forward to seeing y’all next time!

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped to eat at my son’s Mexican food restaurant in Austin. Haven’t been back in years after son graduated from UT a and moved to Ca. Son and his family are back in Austin area so my father and I decided to eat here today...More

Thank AttyVette
Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Thanks for the great review and we look forward to seeing y'all back soon!

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Please call the restaurant and ask for the manager on duty, Paul
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Response from Bulldog1965 | Reviewed this property |
at I saw- they only use the freshest foods,vegetables and meats...all top notch value in price and portions.I didn't see anybody get sick or ever heard of anybody dying after eating there-it's all good food I really don't... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2613 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-4732
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighbourhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-462-9333
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