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Matt's El Rancho

Matt's El Rancho

Tex-Mex Restaurant and Bar$$$$
South Lamar, Austin
  • Stars
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    The experts at Eater and Village Voice recommend this place
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    • Village Voice
  • Tips
    Perry N.
    "Bob Armstrong dip (aka delicious queso) is worth the trip."(10 Tips)
    Shane A.
    "You have to try the brisket tacos... Best meal in Austin."(7 Tips)
    "Order The Bob and brisket tacos or old fashion tacos"(3 Tips)
    Jenny B.
    "Bob Armstrong queso dip is a MUST... Sooo good!"(3 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon148 Tips and reviews
  • Mexican food
  • margaritas
  • tacos
  • Tex-Mex cuisine
  • large bob
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  • Aja H.
    Aja HabingreitherMay 12, 2012
    Skinny Margaritas are the deal. Mission accomplished!
  • Dolapo F.
    Dolapo FalolaDecember 21, 2010
    the tacos here are an affront to everything good in the world
  • Michael M.
    Michael MuelaDecember 27, 2010
    Everything is delicious! Get the fish tacos!
  • Beverly S.
    Beverly SwansonJuly 10, 2013
    fajitas are awesome.
  • Tarrah M.
    Tarrah MillerFebruary 17, 2013
    Ask for the sherbet!
  • James L.
    James LansberryNovember 15, 2012
    Try Matt's special. Great meal.
  • Will M.
    Will McKennaFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the chipotle ranch sauce!
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LairdMay 12, 2012
    Best guacamole I've ever had!!!!
  • jodi h.
    jodi hendersonOctober 8, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Beware of the enchiladas poblanitas. It's more like mushroom enchiladas w/poblanos and onions.
  • Daniel M.heart icon on user image
    Daniel MNovember 15, 2016
    Brisket tacos!!!
  • Miriam G.heart icon on user image
    Miriam GoldmanMay 17, 2015
    The guacamole is just sour cream and food colouring. Yuck!
  • Brian H.
    Brian HallJuly 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Bob's the perfect combination of queso, beef, and guac!
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher CollinsAugust 4, 2013
    Now I remember why I haven't been here in ten years. This place sux!!
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HarrisSeptember 3, 2010
    Smoked brisket tacos and tacos al pastor are both yummy.
  • Rudy E.heart icon on user image
    Rudy EnglandJune 1, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Beware the pigeons overhead on the patio!
  • ATX
    ATXJuly 21, 2012
    Animal balloon artist on site.
  • Weston Y.
    Weston YoungMay 27, 2012
    Get raspberry sherbert. It's delicious.
  • Marissa S.
    Marissa SolomonApril 29, 2012
    Queso and fish tacos rocked.
  • Green Label Sound
    Green Label SoundMarch 12, 2012
    RAC says, "Go to Matt's El Rancho for some more great tex mex..."
  • David K.
    David KottkeJune 8, 2012
    Tacos Carbon w/ charro beans.....hungry just thinking about it.
  • Ann T.
    Ann ThaxtonMarch 12, 2012
    Smoked chicken dillas r the best!
  • Allisen P.
    Allisen PMay 31, 2010
    The chicken in the tacos al cardon is amazing!
  • Jenny B.
    Jenny ButtlerJuly 10, 2010
    Bob Armstrong queso dip is a MUST... Sooo good!
  • Charles V.heart icon on user image
    Charles VestalAugust 11, 2014
    The QUESO.
  • Theodore K.heart icon on user image
    Theodore KSeptember 28, 2016
    Bob Armstrong dip.
  • Brandon H.heart icon on user image
    Brandon HaverlandDecember 5, 2015
    No idea why this is as popular as it is. Mediocre Mexican food at best.
  • Shelby G.
    Shelby GeenMay 23, 2013
    I'll take a large Bob!
  • Kristin F.
    Kristin FieldsOctober 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Looooove this place!
  • Kevin A.
    Kevin AdairOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Order everything
  • Scott L.heart icon on user image
    Scott LindsayJune 17, 2016
    Bob Andersons Queso
  • Gregheart icon on user image
    GregNovember 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Matt's = Love
  • Albert G.
    Albert GuilarteJune 5, 2011
    Espolon tequila margarita is awsome
  • Audra S.
    Audra SharpApril 25, 2012
    Eat brisket tacos!!
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MitchellAugust 12, 2012
    Rock hard chips and slow, slow service. Bummed. Never had problems here before...
  • Blair B.
    Blair BaxterNovember 13, 2010
    Bring a sweater, they crank down the AC in this joint.
  • Ryan
    RyanMarch 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget they are closed on Tuesdays. I have found myself driving to Matt's many times on the WRONG day of the week, only to find myself crying in the empty parking lot. Never again!
  • Patrick P.
    Get a shot of Cazadores.
  • Jen C S.
    Jen C SimpsonMarch 15, 2010
    Waitress Liz was super. No superficial ingredients in their magaritas.
  • mathew m.heart icon on user image
    mathew murphyNovember 25, 2015
    Decidedly mediocre food. You're there for the drinks.
  • Jeff N.
    Jeff NeelyDecember 27, 2009
    Get the Bob Armstrong dip. Soooo good.
  • Adrian H.
    Adrian HerschbergAugust 8, 2010
    Great place for kids....
  • Holly R.
    Holly RobertsonMay 31, 2011
  • Jason K.
    Jason KaplerMay 28, 2012
    Where the white unite over frozen margs and mediocre Mexican food.
  • Kelly K.
    Kelly KrauseJuly 16, 2012
    Don't do it. You're better off at Torchy's.
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan CainSeptember 27, 2009
    get your free sherbet or praline after any meal.
  • Berkah B.
    Berkah BernferdAugust 31, 2010
    Effing barf. Don't do it.
  • Jaffe L.
    Jaffe LoebAugust 28, 2011
    Rats and roaches. Fuck this dirty shithole
  • Park
    ParkAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Nachos, nachos, nachos!
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