Austin >Arts & Entertainment > Trudy's Restaurant & Bar
409 W 30th St, Austin, TX | Directions 7870530.295976 -97.740995
Neighborhoods: North University, Central Austin
Trudy's claims to be the patron saint of many things -- the Mexican Martini, for example -- but while they are not the inventor of the stuffed avocado, they've certainly perfected the form. Theirs is totally beloved, to which I credit the chicken: moist and stringy (rather than chunky) it's the right texture when you're a little hungover and your motor skills aren't quite cutlery-ready.
Best Guacamole, I've EVER had in a resturant – Trudy's is great. A fun casual place, w/cold beer, good margaritas, and HOT salsa. Parking is difficult when crowded, however seating was prompt.
Breakfast is great here too.
Margarita deals on Mondays – $3.50 margarita's on mondays.... mexican food is ok, service really great.. my friend took her baby, and they easily made room for him
Worst Margaritas in Austin – I heard so much about this place and finally tried it last week. I was so dissappointed. The margaritas were watered down and not strong at all. That's a Tex-Mex staple! You've got to get that part right! My enchiladas were forgettable. What's up with the corn all over everything? Our service was ok, very Austin.
Don't think I'll ever go back unless a big group is headed there.
Best Margaritas! – i have been going to trudys since I moved to Austin in 99. They have the best Marguaritas anywhere! They also have amazing veggie burgers and great green chile chicken tacos. If you have not been here you have to go!
You must have the stuffed avocado! – I really haven't had much off the Trudy's menu because I ALWAYS order the stuffed avocado! I crave this if I go too long without having it! It's excellent! There is always a wait here but that is to be expected. Great drinks, they have a full bar. The patio is great in the summer.
local and delicious! – You must try the stuffed avocado with suiza sauce. It's delicious and I've never had anything even close to it anywhere. The beans and rice sides are average. The prices are reasonable. You and a friend can go and get stuffed on their delicious food and get a nice buzz for under $30. The waitstaff is nice, but sometimes there is a wait, the seating area gets cramped, and it does get loud at peak times. The drinks are pretty good, but not good enough for me to visit them only for the bar. Go to Trudy's! It's fun, it's local, it's yummy!
daycare center – I like Austin, but the children running around screaming about what Britney did and their reality tv shows make this place seem like a high school. The food is decent, nothing to rave about and surely would never be this popular in Houston or Dallas. Margaritas aren't very good, and service is.... well very Austin. The hostess was friendly and the restaurant tries, just doesn't accomplish anything more than a hangout for little kids.
My Favorite Margarita in the World!! – Is the frozen Mango!!! Or the Strawberry-Mango!! Soo insanely awsome! Trudy's is a little hard to find at first, it's tucked back off of Guadalupe Street, near the Spiderhouse...and It's always hard to find parking. Older college crowd mostly, really popular-- Even when the weather's bad Trudy's is usually packed. Can't say much about the general menu b/c as I said before---I just go for the Mango Margarita!! It's to die for!
good place for drinks, fun – A joint right north of campus. A real tradition - this location is the original. Mexican Martini's are the best in town. Other drinks are fine. Good place to have a good time with friends. Usually always crowded - but also always fun. Food is ok, really nothing special - just more typical Austin Tex-Mex stuff - a little above average. Go here for the drinks and fun.
The north location has a cool breakfast buffet - not sure about this one. One annoying thing is their irritating drink limits, and carding you *every* time you get a drink, please - I assume they have had some liability problems. Thank you lawyers, parents, and nothing better-to-do Austin police force.
Best Mexican Martini – Yummy, yummy, yummy! What else can I say?! Trudy's definitely has a great Mexican Martini! If you haven't had one yet...what are you waiting for? Highly recommended!
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