John Anderson


La Condesa

Gluten-Free, Interior Mexican | $$$

400 W. Second
Austin, 78701
Hours: Daily, 11am-3pm, 5-11pm; continuous bar service
Chef Rick Lopez whips up neo-Mexican cuisine as well as gluten-free options at this 2nd Street District anchor and winner of the 2011 Restaurant Poll. It was also nominated for a James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant in 2010. 2014 finds it still running on all cylinders.

chronicle reviews

  • Circling Back to La Condesa

    After so much tumult, is the perennial favorite still on point?

    Virginia B. Wood, 2014-01-23

  • La Condesa

    Neo-Mexicano has arrived in Austin via La Condesa

    Claudia Alarcón, 2009-04-30



  • 2012: Critics Pastry Chefs to Watch This Year
  • 2012: Critics Best Consistently Delicious Sip & Stroll Event Party Dishes
  • 2012: Readers Appetizer
  • 2012: Readers Dessert
  • 2012: Readers Service/Waitstaff
  • 2012: Readers Decor
  • 2012: Readers Mixologist
  • 2012: Readers Favorites
  • 2011: Readers Decor
  • 2011: Readers Mixologist
  • 2011: Readers Mexican (non-Tex-Mex)
  • 2011: Readers Favorites
  • 2010: Readers Decor
  • 2010: Readers Favorites
  • 2009: Readers New Restaurant
  • 2009: Readers Favorites
  • 2009: Critics Best Octopus Dish
  • 2009: Critics Best New Cocktails

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