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Texas Chili Parlor

1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1634
+1 512-472-2828
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chili” (289 reviews)
“frito pie” (24 reviews)
“sampler” (22 reviews)
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American, Southwestern
1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1634
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a selection of differ t Tex-Mex dishes and hamburgers. They may even have a salad hidden in the menu. But they have the best chili that you can basically order at your heat preferences, with or without beans, etc. Add margaritas and...More

1  Thank rhpatt29
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I don't know where to start!! I journeyed here to have my own personal experience based off QuentinTarantino's movie, Death Proof. The restaurant was much smaller due to wide lense cameras & other techniques used to film, but the service was good. I started w/...More

1  Thank J B
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Another Austin institution to check off my list. We went there for lunch. Please arrive early if you go in a big group. Parking is only available street side & can also be hard to find. So plan for that. We were seated promptly. The...More

1  Thank Nakstrani
Reviewed 10 September 2017

It's a dive bar that serves decent Chili, served with saltine crackers. The service was friendly and efficient, They have a nice selection of bottled beers.

Thank davegowell
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great place. The chili is "old school," no beans in it. Spicy up to 5 stars (!) and I particularly like their hot dogs and chili dogs. They also have great entrees, like huge plates of enchiladas. Staff is professional, a bit...More

Thank Troubdrgrl
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Located near the State Capital and museums so a good time to take a break, kind of small but never had a bad bowl of chili, this is one of my top favs and recommend it for those who want that taste of Texas heat....More

Thank Edward Z
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Lots of chili variety which is not what I expected. The white chili was great! JUst the right level of heaat and savory. If youu like white cchili this is not to be missed. The Frito pie needed more Fritos which is a pretty good...More

Thank Emily1225
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the iconic places to eat in Austin and when the Senate and house are in session is know to have some bigwig patrons. The menu is quite extensive and as I wasn't sure what to get, went with the chili sampler....More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for chili and beer. The chili was plentiful and tasted great. I had the habanero and beef chili and a couple shiners. Was def worth the visit. Their mild chili would be too spicy if you are from the north and don't like...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you crave good Tex-Mex, a steak, or a great burger, this is a great place for you (if you can stand the noise)! People are always having a good time at the Chili Parlor, and many are somewhat boisterous about it! There's lots to...More

Thank Judy C
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21 February 2015|
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Response from HecMen | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking meters very close by. You shouldn't have any trouble at all finding a spot. I was there during a UT football game and found a spot with no trouble.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1634
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-472-2828
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