315 Reviews
Tell people what you think
Jaclyn Green Donnellan
· November 25, 2017
Went here for dinner before the UT vs TECH game because it is very close to the Stadium. Great place, awesome drinks, delicious food and wonderful staff. Definately going again !
Crystal Gable
· March 1, 2018
Authentic East Austin eatery with a fresh spin on Mexican food. The colorful art will pull you in and the flavors will ensure you return.
John Gage
· August 4, 2017
Undeniably my favorite mole enchiladas in town. Deep, dark, spiced and spicy, and stains the napkin like iodine. Perfect. Thanks to our server, Matt, and the manager, Katie, for making our dinner yest...erday extra special. Keep doing what you're doing, and we'll keep coming! See More
Nick Sanchez
· February 23, 2018
Awesome atmosphere. Wonderful food. Friendly staff. Great experience. Will definitely come back.
Stefannie Cundiff
· December 29, 2017
My favorite restaurant, hands down! Home of the best salsa in Austin!
Lynese Marchica
· July 24, 2017
Fantastic service from our most wonderful waiter, I am so sorry I forgot his name, may be because of there most excellent cocktails. Appetizer to dinner all was truly delicious. I wish I would have be...en able to enjoy the desserts, however I was way to full. I can hardly wait to return. See More
Tara Gray Burkholder
· March 15, 2017
We stumbled upon this restaurant before a baseball game. We were seated quickly & the service was excellent. The waiter suggested a salad when I asked for no beans or rice. The food was so good. I had... the guacamole, chile relleno with red mole sauce and a side salad. My partner had queso and steak fajitas. The waiter also made sure we were out in time for the game. See More
Bret Walton
· July 18, 2017
My New Favorite Mexican Restaurant, HANDS DOWN! The food was amazing and the staff is incredible. Our daughter-in-law had been there before and suggested that we try it. I'm glad our son married such ...a smart woman! Our server, Manuel (pronounced "Manwell"), is just AWESOME and so likeable.

Our family rarely gets the chance to get together, due to our son and daughter-in-law living in San Francisco. We chose El Chile as our last meal together as a family, and it was everything we could have hoped for and more. Great laid back atmosphere, the BEST food, friendliest staff.

El Chile is THE Mexican restaurant you have searched for but never found. Try the queso! OH.MY.GOD. You will LOVE the place!
See More
Veronica Rodriguez
· April 23, 2017
This was recommendation from a family relative. We ventured there Saturday afternoon and we loved it so much that we returned for brunch the following day. We enjoyed the big ass mimosa and the empan...ada dish was very tasty. We will definitely return when we visit Austin again. See More
Gabriela Hope
· August 20, 2017
Get the chorizo queso flameado and ceviche!!! Everything I've ordered has been great but these two are by far my favorite appetizers
Rick Patrick
· December 16, 2016
I love the Chicken Mole enchiladas at El Chile--always perfectly done with their tangy, savory-sweet Mole generously covering the enchiladas. The waitperson couldn't have been nicer or more attentive... to our needs. A little noisy inside when the place is full, but I just go a little early to beat the crowd. See More
Stuart Blackwell
· August 15, 2015
Stopped by on Saturday killing time waiting for a tow truck. There is inside seating and a we'll-shaded, well-ventilated (multiple strong fans) outdoor patio. Both the interior and patio are accessi...ble. I was greeted outside even before completely entering..

I had only a margarita and chips with carrot puree/poblano and roasted tomatoe puree/habanero dips. The $5 happy-hour house frozen margarita was good-sized, flavorful, slightly sweet and noticeably strong using a good tequila. (I'm an admitted tequila snob.) Very nice. The dips were excellent and obviously house made. Service was friendly and efficient. So, my ranking is based on limited experience... I'd return without hesitation to sample the menu.
See More
Danny Léger
· October 16, 2017
Still the best ever !! Food and drinks are excellent
Michael Richey
· July 14, 2017
Excellent jalapeno watermelon margaritas! The food was wonderful too. Best restaurant so far on out trip!!
Nicholas Ruggiero
· July 12, 2017
The mole was fantastic! The staff was very friendly and the prickly pear margarita hit the spot!
Jose A. Garcia
· July 6, 2017
Always a great experience. The staff is great, food is great and the margaritas are great! Nothing bad that I can say about El Chile. It gets 👍🏽👍🏽
Jax Roehling
· July 22, 2017
Kyjah is amazing if you are lucky to get her. Can't beat the flameado and cantaloupe margaritas���
Annamaria Sergi
· March 26, 2016
Exquisite food! Quality, fresh ingredients crafted into a blend of traditional dishes, crafted with skill and creativity, yielding elegant presentation and palate-pleasing yumminess beyond expectation...! Each visit is met with kind, friendly, and helpful staff, making it an easy place to return to with family, friends, and even sneaking away by myself! See More
Sandra Chandler Hanna
· June 4, 2017
The place was really hopping. The servers were moving st the speed of light. Can't imagine how crazy it gets in the kitchen. Food was excellent.
Chris Scharff
· August 5, 2016
Great food. Love the habanero salsa and the chilango margarita on a hot summer day. Occasionally a bit of a wait, but so worth it.
13 year anniversary party
🚨Snap, sip win!🚨 Prize? $100 El Chile gift card . Rules? . 1️⃣Snap a pic of you holding your favorite El Chile Margarita . 2️⃣Include El Chile as your location, hashtags #NationalMargaritaDay & #ElChileGroup, and extra friends for bonus points! Post by 5:00pm Friday, Feb 23. . 3️⃣We will judge based on creativity and fun! . 🥇$100 El Chile Gift Card 🥈 $75 El Chile Gift Card 🥉 $50 El Chile Gift Card . MUST BE 21 OR OVER TO ENTER . Start snapping! Salud! . 🍹❤️🌮🌶🍹❤️🌮🌶🍹
Alex and the crew are shakin’ up Margaritas De La Casa all day! Rocks or Frozen: $5. . . . #NationalMargaritaDay #ElChile #ElChileGroup (ask for our #ElChileGroupSignatureRim!) . 🍹❤️🌮🌶🌮🍹❤️🍹

The drink special this weekend is the Pepino Picoso - avion silver tequila, cointreau, cucumber-jalapeno purée, splash of lime! 🥒🌶
Available Friday-Sunday!
#elchilcafe #elchilegroup #eastaustin #elespecial

Image may contain: people sitting, drink, table, indoor and food

The special this weekend is Parrillada de Mariscos Al Ajillo - grilled corvina and shrimp marinated in ajillo mojo, topped with tomatillo crab salad and served with roasted plantains and spicy mole verde. 🍤🦀🌶

Available Friday-Sunday!

#elchilcafe #elchilegroup #eastaustin #elespecial

Image may contain: food