LOCATIONS

Takoba

1411 E. Seventh
Austin, 78702
512/600-4715
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11am-12mid; Sat., 9am-1am; Sun., 9am-12mid; Weekend Brunch: 9am-3pm
May possibly have the only dedicated sand futevôlei (a volleyball/soccer combo) court in town. After a rousing game, you can start with ceviche, then dig into the rest of the menu. The mango habanero margarita will put your lips into a happy pucker.

Chronicle Reviews

Takoba

Takoba looks the part, but the kitchen is still catching up

Virginia B. Wood, 2010-10-21

First Plates Awards

Restaurant Poll Awards

  • 2011: Critics Best Michelada

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