El Rey

4109 S. Capital of Texas Hwy.
Austin, 78704-7919
Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday, 11an-9pm; Thursday, 11am-9:30pm; Friday, 11am-10:30pm; Saturday, 9am-10:30pm; Sunday, 9am-9pm.

Restaurant Poll Awards

  • 1996: Critics Best Posole

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