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Arturo's Underground Cafe

#178 of 3,046 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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314 W 17th St, Austin, TX 78701-1205 (Formerly Arturo's Bakery & Cafe)
+1 512-469-0380
07:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This places offers tacos and other breakfast options. They have lunch also but we did not try that. Order at the counter, seating is downstairs. I had two tacos and my husband had a breakfast sandwich. Decor is quirky. We would definitely go back.

Thank JoPittsburgh
Level Contributor
68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every place in Austin is pretty much....interested. Arturo's is deceptively small when you first walk in the door. From the order counter you can see food being prepared, and a hall to the restrooms. But, the menu is fresh and interesting, the staff are nice and just a few steps away is a large basement dining area for you and... More 

Thank Troy S
Houston, Texas, United States
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday morning brunch was delicious. Many great choices on the menu. Texas eggs in a basket was so yummy on the jalapeño cheese bread. Small quaint restaurant with super friendly and welcoming employees! Would definitely come back the next time I'm in Austin.

Thank Keri S
Austin, Texas
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arturo's is a great little lunch place if you're downtown near the Capitol. They have great sandwiches, salads, and lots of other things at a reasonable price. Seating is very limited, though, and all the tables are located down a flight of stairs. There are a couple of picnic tables outside so, if the weather's nice, that's an option.

Thank Judy C
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220 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I only tried the coffee at Arturo's and it was great. My hotel was close by and only offered horrible drip coffee. The lattes I ordered were lovely and great value at $3. Service was very pleasant

Thank jaynic
Tampa, Florida, United States
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this place for breakfast tacos and it did not disappoint! Very much a locals hangout - they have a huge selection of tacos which were amazing. Fantastic coffee and friendly staff as well - great way to start a day of exploration.

Thank Kelly E
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Needless to say, we don't get Tex-Mex breakfast food on the east coast so we went looking for it. Based on reviews, we selected Arturo's. It's good. We ordered every combination of breakfast taco available. We ate 2-3 each and were so full we had to take some with us. It's fresh, it's tasty, it's not even expensive. Loved it!

Thank jammalot
Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you are looking for where locals find the best brunch value in the downtown/UT campus area, this is it! Friendly service, fun Texas-size meals and drinks (no liquor license, but their beer-and- clamato-based Bloody Larry is perfection!).

Thank ajpv10
Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great for coffee and some breakfast very early in the morning. Especially if you are staying at the At&t Conference Center.

Thank KC J
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

In Austin for a few days, got a recommendation for Arturo's and decided to check it out. (It was only 400 yds from where my husband was working.) Looks a little sketchy from the outside but don't let that fool you. The food is tasty. I had the chicken salad sandwich - yummy! They say it's a secret recipe and... More 

Thank Carol H 007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Mexican
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 W 17th St, Austin, TX 78701-1205 (Formerly Arturo's Bakery & Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-469-0380

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?