Polvos Mexicana & Bar

(512) 441-5446 | View Website

2004 S 1st St, Austin, TX | Directions   78704

30.245364 -97.757231

Open Hours

Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

 
Restaurants, Mexican, $  more

Tags: Bar Scene, Breakfast, Brunch, Cheap Eats, Family-Friendly Dining, Group Dining, Happy Hour, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot, Outdoor Dining, People Watching

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: Bouldin

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Polvos Mexicana & Bar
Polvos Mexicana & Bar
Polvos Mexicana & Bar
Polvos Mexicana & Bar
Menu
Ritas, Domestic Beers, Imported Beers, Nachos De Lujo, Choriquezo, Jalapeno Relleno, Chili Con Queso, Espaditas, Papas Coahuila, Papas Monterrey... more

Reviews for Polvos Mexicana & Bar

Recommends
over a year ago

Try the Entomatadas which Polvo's claims was Pancho Villa's favorite.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Drunk in Austin – $20 pitchers of Everclear-based margaritas? Can I get a hell yes? Totally worth the 20-minute wait. The parking lot gets crowded, but that's a good sign, to me.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Food OK, but charging me for chips when you bring them – Wow a Mexican restaurant in Texas chargign for chips and salsa that the bus boy brings. Not a good thing. and that is why I probably wont be back. Call me picky. The food was good.I ordered the Migas ( ehh) but the sides that came with it were MUCH better. Can I have an order of beans and potatoes?? I only went in becauase every place around them was crowded adn I was starving.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Authentic, generous portions – This place is authentic, fun and very tasty. Though the service leaves something to be desired, the salsa bar keeps your mouth busy while you wait for your food and drinks. They have a array of salsas to choose from, and the chile con queso is delicious.

There is an outdoor seating area, shaded from the sun but just as festive as the interior of the restaurant. The drinks are refreshing, the authentic food is served in generous portions for the price-tag, and the overall experience is enjoyable. I can easily see myself frequenting this place.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

I truly do not understand why this place is as popular – The place is dilapidated. Their service is the worst that I have ever experienced in a restaurant. The chips and salsa are watery. I only tried this place because my girlfriend insisted how great it was, but I would never eat here again….

So many better options for in Austin for this style food try – Vivo, Gueros, Baby A’s

Anything but this place!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Salsa Bar Heaven – All my Latin American friends and clients praise the authenticity of the food and enjoyed their drinks as well.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Got sick after eating at Polvos – Both my wife and I got sick after eating there. Several years ago we were regulars and enjoyed their food, but after hugging the toilet today we won't be returning.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Yummy roasted red pepper salsa – Read several reviews about the poor service, and couldn't disagree more. In a town where I've come to count on crappy to nonexistent service (yeah, pretty much everywhere), I feel pretty well cared for here. Water and Margarita refills were regular, more chips were offered, and meals showed fairly promptly considering how busy it was. One of the few places I've been where the appetizer showed up as an appetizer as opposed to with the meal.

The house margaritas are potent, and there are many flavors to choose from if the standard doesn't suit your taste. The queso is fair, and you can dress it up with the sides provided. So far, I've tried the Chilaquiles, chicken fajitas, Entomotades (sp?), and a shrimp/corn/mushroom fajita whose name I do not remember. All were excellent. The roasted pepper salsa (salsa bar is free, perhaps that has changed over time since a previous reviewer said otherwise) is excellent. Prices are reasonable as well.

Enjoy, just expect to have to walk a short distance since the lot is always full.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

not what it used to be :-{ – i have been a patron of polvo's since they opened but it seems they have compromised their quality with all the influx of business they have enjoyed. not horrible, not great, i still go occasionally for the dive atmosphere but have discovered sago and it's really amazing.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

If i could give it zero stars I would! – My boyfriend and i went to polvos for lunch today. We sat outside, took about 5 minutes to get two half empty glasses of water. Waited another 15 minutes, still no service we left. What made it worse was the we watched 3 waiters talk to each other and stand around the WHOLE time we were sitting. I called, they told me the manager was busy, to call back. I called back a waiter named Jackson got on the phone and told me too bad he had to go check on his tables. Judging from the lack of service when we were sitting i think it was MORE LIKELY HE WENT TO SMOKE than actually help a customer. I live in 78704 used to love polvos. I will never go back. I recommend you stay far far away. Try Torchy's tacos down the street. We did and it was much better! Polvos is the worst service in Austin.

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