Austin >Food & Dining > Jorge's
2203 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX | Directions 7875630.322795 -97.740550
Wed-Thu, Sat 11am-10pm;
Great food, prices, and margaritas – I tried Castillo Jorges a few years ago and was disappointed with both food and service. Recently though, I moved to the neighborhood and decided to re-try it in search of great tex mex. I coulnd't have been more pleasantly surprised.
First, the margaritas. Excellent. *Very* potent. Be careful too, the frozen have an extra dash of tequila, so they are even more intense than the rocks. This is definitely a one margarita will make ya happy kinda place.
Next, the food: Almost everything we've had has been great. The chile rellenos (with cheese) are large and their sauce well-spiced. The pollo avacado is also extremely good; the chicken is tender and juicy, as are the fajitas. Their guacamole is very fresh and good. Avoid the large combo plate though, (can't recal the name) with the $15 tag. All it's items are about half-size (enchiladas, tacos, and rellenos. boo).
The service can be a little spotty at times, but I usually notice its because the place is just slammed. We've found the staff more than accomodating if we have requests or complaints. All in all, a heckuva deal for the best Tex Mex in North Austin.
Killer Margaritas – This is the place to go in Austin for super strong and tasty Margaritas. The food is par for the course when it comes to Austin Tex-Mex: It's very good, but not phenenomenal, and not the reason to come here. The Margaritas are. There's also a crazy waitress here who is always dropping plates (after they have been used by customers-- not people's meals). This provides some good comic relief when you're drunk off of 2 Margs. I hope she hasn't been fired.
Great Tex-Mex – I'm probably here almost every Friday. Great food, EXCELLENT margaritas (you only need 2!). For vegetarians, I highly recommend the guacamole tacos!
Best Margs around – Have been going here once a week for months now. Obviously I've enjoyed it. Marg's are great, and have really aggressive HH specials which scale based on the hour. 5-6pm is the best. great patio. I mostly enjoy the true TexMex items here, as some of the meat dishes I've had here include meat that's not as 'lean as I'd like it". The El Gringo burritos are great, and make sure you have an available notch on your belt. service is good in general.
Unique Recipes and Awesome Ambiance – This Tex-Mex restaurant, with a spacious patio and inside dining area, uses unique recipes obtained from two regions in Texas the Permian Basin and Panhandle. From the Chili con Queso, to the enchiladas with two eggs on top, to their pumpkin flan -- the customer service and experience was incredible. They are open for Sunday Brunch using a different menu that amazed me and my family.
Austin's Best Tex-Mex – Most important, the food is GREAT! By far my favorite Tex-Mex in Austin. We had burritos, enchaladas, and queso, and it was all very good. The margaritas were very tasty (and pretty strong too)! Throw in some good happy hour specials and super friendly service, you have to check this place out. I'll be back for sure.
Former Midlander – As a student of UT and coming from Midland it is great to have a familiar taste around. I have been going to Jorges for years and I have never had a bad meal. The food is great and so is the atmosphere!
Gem of Austin – You haven't had Tex-Mex in Austin until you go to Jorge's. The freshest and tastiest in this area. Enchiladas the way they are supposed to be made and tortillas made by hand per order. Margritas are so tasty and smooth you don't realize thier potency until you stand up! Definately a true gem!!
Be careful ;-) – Best margaritas in town - bar none! Patron Silver in their "house" margaritas. They don't skimp on anything here. Be careful because these bad boys will sneak up on you in a hurry, two is about all you'll need for the night. Also try the nachos. They are excellent as well.
User review by smithme – Cheese Enchiladas are fantastic- they are served stacked style- first the beans, then the enchiladas and then covered in queso. sooo good. Great happy hour specials, too!
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