Austin >Food & Dining > Trudy's South Star
901 Little Texas Ln, Austin, TX | Directions 7874530.197867 -97.767528
Mon-Thu: 4pm - 12 am
Fri: 9am - 2am
Neighborhoods: Sweetbriar, South Congress
In my opinion, best Tex-mex in Austin! Mex martinis a must, stuffed avocado you'll dream about. Tinga anything will blow you away! Always A+
Bad Experience over all – Come on people you got to be kidding me! I hadn’t been to Trudy’s in a while so we decided to go there this past Saturday, afternoon, Feb 26th 2011. I was so disappointed and disgusted in our experience....The waiter and drink sucked!
First; our waiter was horrible and disgusting, he was slow, didn’t listen when we asked for something. We had to ask for stuff a second time, such as, straws for our water, when he finally brought them he touched the straws all over with his hand/fingers and then inserted them into our water glasses, which grossed us out and we couldn’t drink our water or proceed to eat our food. Second, we ordered the Mexican martini and all you tasted was limeade and water mix. It tasted awful, but we didn’t return our drink, because we were grossed out and disgusted by our waiter. Very disappointing!
Not for family gatherings – We were told they would not push together tables so our combined families could eat together as that would upset the wait staff. This was both on the enclosed patio which was mostly empty and the interior as well. It is incredible that a supposedly family place has no provision for groups of that size or more.
-1 is my rating.. we went elsewhere
I have always had a great experience here. I wouldn't describe there food as anything fancy but the crunchy tacos and queso are what I recommend. Great service, great mexican martinis, great food. Will be back soon.
Should NOT have moved – Went to the new location on I-35, food is ok, the chicken enchilada sauce tasted like sterno, and the ambiance is great FOR A SINGLES BAR but not for a party of 13 with kids that want to sit together.
BAD MOVE MR. TRUDY!!!!!! Will not go back to this one.
This is probably the best Trudy's location if you want to minimize your wait. I highly recommend going here for happy hour or drinks, but I don't really recommend the food. I have never been impressed with my meals here, if you want Mexican Austin has far better places. If you want a good drink and fun atmosphere, go with Trudy's. Also really fun for getting birthday boys/girls drunk on Mexican Martinis!
Where young professionals find a surefire cure for those workweek blues. – In Short
Trudy's South Star has been serving up their award-winning migas, salsa and margaritas at this south location since 1997. A large Tex-Mex and Southern menu satisfies veggie lovers and carnivores, including spinach quesadillas and sizzling beef, chicken and portobello fajitas. Tables are packed under beamed ceilings to maximize the small space, so many get there early to save seats on the patio, where hip students and professionals linger over appetizers and drinks.
Good food if you can get in – Trudy's South is synonymous with waiting. However, the food is worth it. There beef fajita quesadillas are incredible. The salsa is good and they give you two kinds which is a bonus. The service is no joke.
I have never been let down by Trudy's, but I've not gone in because of the huge lines.
the central location is better – Yes, the ritas and menu are the same, but, the atmosphere at this location isn't nearly as charming as the Trudy's close to campus. The glass-enclosed smoking area around the bar is a little stiffling.
Gotta love the ritas – I like stepping up to the bar and ordering the food up there. The dining area is pretty cool, but I just like the bar more. It tends to get smoky in there (only smoking area), so it's not for everyone. Mexican martinis are yummy and should be limited to 2, trust me. The migas are good, but the fajitas are my favorite. The staff is very nice and always accommodating.
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