Trudy's Restaurant & Bar

★★★★★
  • 409 W 30th St

    Austin, TX 78705

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  • 512-477-2935

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Trudy's is quintessential Austin - great atmosphere, great Mexican/Tex-Mex, yummy and creative margaritas, the perfect shade tree to enjoy them under. Grab some friends and hit the picnic tables in the shade and order the Mexican Martini

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Trudy's is quintessential Austin - great atmosphere, great Mexican/Tex-Mex, yummy and creative margaritas, the perfect shade tree to enjoy them under. Grab some friends and hit the picnic tables in the shade and order the Mexican Martini

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Awesome

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Awesome

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Amazing drinks and best enchiladas I've ever had, Only had bad service once, and it was a large table. I think he knew that he was getting his 18% gratuity and was being an ass just b/c he didn't have to work for his money.

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★★★★★

Amazing drinks and best enchiladas I've ever had, Only had bad service once, and it was a large table. I think he knew that he was getting his 18% gratuity and was being an ass just b/c he didn't have to work for his money.

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Honestly, I cannot think of a time that I went to Trudy's without a Mexican Martini on my mind. The food and the customer service were definitely not the things that brought me inside. I haven't been back in about two years, as I have a

3
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Honestly, I cannot think of a time that I went to Trudy's without a Mexican Martini on my mind. The food and the customer service were definitely not the things that brought me inside. I haven't been back in about two years, as I have a

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Trudy's is absolutely NOT good for groups. On a Monday at 5 p.m. they would not seat our group of 10 (7 parents and 3 kids) unless we split into two tables. Management said it would be hard to serve us. There were only 10-15 people eating

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Trudy's is absolutely NOT good for groups. On a Monday at 5 p.m. they would not seat our group of 10 (7 parents and 3 kids) unless we split into two tables. Management said it would be hard to serve us. There were only 10-15 people eating

Pros: n/a

Cons: They do not serve groups larger than 8

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I WORK AT TRUDY'S SOUTH AT LITTLE TEXAS LANE AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH HORRIBLE CHEAP TIPPERS IN ALL MY LIFE.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION WAITERS IN TEXAS MAKE 2.13$ AN HOUR. WE RELY ON TIPS FOR EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING. AND WE ALSO

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I WORK AT TRUDY'S SOUTH AT LITTLE TEXAS LANE AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH HORRIBLE CHEAP TIPPERS IN ALL MY LIFE.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION WAITERS IN TEXAS MAKE 2.13$ AN HOUR. WE RELY ON TIPS FOR EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING. AND WE ALSO

Pros: cool people work there

Cons: the clientele are cheap ass scumbags

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I tried Trudy's for the first time last week for happy hour drinks and appetizers. I was impressed by the quality of their drinks and their food was delicious, I'll definitely be going back.

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I tried Trudy's for the first time last week for happy hour drinks and appetizers. I was impressed by the quality of their drinks and their food was delicious, I'll definitely be going back.

Pros: Tasty drinks

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This place is great for food and Mexican Martinis! Yummy chips and salsa and a great menu. Fun place to go with friends. Wait can get long, so plan ahead for that, but I'd say it's worth it. Great, convenient location, too.

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This place is great for food and Mexican Martinis! Yummy chips and salsa and a great menu. Fun place to go with friends. Wait can get long, so plan ahead for that, but I'd say it's worth it. Great, convenient location, too.

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My regional manager for All-Tex Exteriors and I went here and had a great lunch and business meeting. The food and service were both great and timing was perfect for a lunch time business meeting.

Robert Green
All-Tex Exteriors.

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My regional manager for All-Tex Exteriors and I went here and had a great lunch and business meeting. The food and service were both great and timing was perfect for a lunch time business meeting.

Robert Green
All-Tex Exteriors.

Pros: Great selection, very tastey

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I love their Mexican martinits - who doesn't?! But the average wait here is really long (they don't accept reservations) so it's not first on my list.

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I love their Mexican martinits - who doesn't?! But the average wait here is really long (they don't accept reservations) so it's not first on my list.

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For drinks, Trudy's is it, especially the mexican martini. For food, it is okay. Austin has way too many really good texmex resturants to be eating at Trudy's.

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For drinks, Trudy's is it, especially the mexican martini. For food, it is okay. Austin has way too many really good texmex resturants to be eating at Trudy's.

Pros: Top Shelf Tuesday

Cons: There are better TexMex places in Austin

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Trudy's have a good variety of Mexican food.. They also have great cocktails...I specially liked the Mexican martini here...Can sit outside in the open when the weather is good and enjoy a delicious dinner.

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Trudy's have a good variety of Mexican food.. They also have great cocktails...I specially liked the Mexican martini here...Can sit outside in the open when the weather is good and enjoy a delicious dinner.

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I had the Stuffed Avocado at Trudys and it was just out of this world. The waitress was very friendly offering generous quantities of chips and salsa. Their queso dip was good and my friend rated their margarita highly.

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I had the Stuffed Avocado at Trudys and it was just out of this world. The waitress was very friendly offering generous quantities of chips and salsa. Their queso dip was good and my friend rated their margarita highly.

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I find myself at Trudy's at least twice a week. Sometimes I crawl in there in the morning for a quick plate of much-needed breakfast tacos. Sometimes I stroll up in the afternoon after work for happy hour. Either way, I rarely leave

3
★★★★★

I find myself at Trudy's at least twice a week. Sometimes I crawl in there in the morning for a quick plate of much-needed breakfast tacos. Sometimes I stroll up in the afternoon after work for happy hour. Either way, I rarely leave

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Trudy's is great. A fun casual place, w/cold beer, good margaritas, and HOT salsa. Parking is difficult when crowded, however seating was prompt.\r
Breakfast is great here too.

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Trudy's is great. A fun casual place, w/cold beer, good margaritas, and HOT salsa. Parking is difficult when crowded, however seating was prompt.\r
Breakfast is great here too.

Pros: Guacamole, HOT salsa

Cons: parking

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$3.50 margarita's on mondays.... mexican food is ok, service really great.. my friend took her baby, and they easily made room for him

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$3.50 margarita's on mondays.... mexican food is ok, service really great.. my friend took her baby, and they easily made room for him

Pros: ambience, easy parking

Cons: get packed on the weekends

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I heard so much about this place and finally tried it last week. I was so dissappointed. The margaritas were watered down and not strong at all. That's a Tex-Mex staple! You've got to get that part right! My enchiladas were forgettable.

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★★★★★

I heard so much about this place and finally tried it last week. I was so dissappointed. The margaritas were watered down and not strong at all. That's a Tex-Mex staple! You've got to get that part right! My enchiladas were forgettable.

Pros: Longevity in Austin

Cons: Maybe the worst margarita I've ever had.

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i have been going to trudys since I moved to Austin in 99. They have the best Marguaritas anywhere! They also have amazing veggie burgers and great green chile chicken tacos. If you have not been here you have to go!

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★★★★★

i have been going to trudys since I moved to Austin in 99. They have the best Marguaritas anywhere! They also have amazing veggie burgers and great green chile chicken tacos. If you have not been here you have to go!

Pros: margaritas, chicken tacos, veggie burgers

Cons: a little loud

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I really haven't had much off the Trudy's menu because I ALWAYS order the stuffed avocado! I crave this if I go too long without having it! It's excellent! There is always a wait here but that is to be expected. Great drinks, they have a

3
★★★★★

I really haven't had much off the Trudy's menu because I ALWAYS order the stuffed avocado! I crave this if I go too long without having it! It's excellent! There is always a wait here but that is to be expected. Great drinks, they have a

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You must try the stuffed avocado with suiza sauce. It's delicious and I've never had anything even close to it anywhere. The beans and rice sides are average. The prices are reasonable. You and a friend can go and get stuffed on their

3
★★★★★

You must try the stuffed avocado with suiza sauce. It's delicious and I've never had anything even close to it anywhere. The beans and rice sides are average. The prices are reasonable. You and a friend can go and get stuffed on their

Pros: good food at a reasonable price

Cons: noisy and can get busy

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I like Austin, but the children running around screaming about what Britney did and their reality tv shows make this place seem like a high school. The food is decent, nothing to rave about and surely would never be this popular in Houston

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★★★★★

I like Austin, but the children running around screaming about what Britney did and their reality tv shows make this place seem like a high school. The food is decent, nothing to rave about and surely would never be this popular in Houston

Pros: hostess

Cons: food, crowd, margaritas, location

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Is the frozen Mango!!! Or the Strawberry-Mango!! Soo insanely awsome! Trudy's is a little hard to find at first, it's tucked back off of Guadalupe Street, near the Spiderhouse...and It's always hard to find parking. Older college crowd

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★★★★★

Is the frozen Mango!!! Or the Strawberry-Mango!! Soo insanely awsome! Trudy's is a little hard to find at first, it's tucked back off of Guadalupe Street, near the Spiderhouse...and It's always hard to find parking. Older college crowd

Pros: Different flavored 'rita's

Cons: not enough parking

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A joint right north of campus. A real tradition - this location is the original. Mexican Martini's are the best in town. Other drinks are fine. Good place to have a good time with friends. Usually always crowded - but also always fun. Food

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A joint right north of campus. A real tradition - this location is the original. Mexican Martini's are the best in town. Other drinks are fine. Good place to have a good time with friends. Usually always crowded - but also always fun. Food

Pros: drinks, college scene, breakfast buffet

Cons: drink limits

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Yummy, yummy, yummy! What else can I say?! Trudy's definitely has a great Mexican Martini! If you haven't had one yet...what are you waiting for? Highly recommended!

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Yummy, yummy, yummy! What else can I say?! Trudy's definitely has a great Mexican Martini! If you haven't had one yet...what are you waiting for? Highly recommended!

Pros: Great food and beverages

Cons: sometimes there can be a long wait

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This is definitely an Austin jewel that is located in close to campus, so expect a large UT student and alumni crowd. Trudy's offers a bar side for those that just want to order a few things, kick back, and enjoy some mexican martinis.

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This is definitely an Austin jewel that is located in close to campus, so expect a large UT student and alumni crowd. Trudy's offers a bar side for those that just want to order a few things, kick back, and enjoy some mexican martinis.

Pros: Great place to hang out and eat with some cool people

Cons: Parking can be limited and it can get crowded

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if you live in austin and are showing people around and they want something austiny, bring them here. mexi martinis are a must for some birthday dinner in your life. good student and alum crowd. downstairs bar, great ambience- the most

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if you live in austin and are showing people around and they want something austiny, bring them here. mexi martinis are a must for some birthday dinner in your life. good student and alum crowd. downstairs bar, great ambience- the most

Pros: mexican martinis

Cons: can get pretty crowded

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For years, this has been a favorite location for people watchin on campus, for Happy Hour and debatably the best Mexican Martinis in town. recently though, I learned they have breakfast and tried some other items on the menu. my fav is

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For years, this has been a favorite location for people watchin on campus, for Happy Hour and debatably the best Mexican Martinis in town. recently though, I learned they have breakfast and tried some other items on the menu. my fav is

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Great food! Great drinks!! The stuffed avacado and the mexican martini are a perfect combination. A popular among UT students.

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Great food! Great drinks!! The stuffed avacado and the mexican martini are a perfect combination. A popular among UT students.

Pros: Mexican Martini

Cons: Seating

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What's not to love?? Great college-crowd spot. Fried avocados stuffed with chicken..sooooo unbelievably yummy. My mojito was off the charts. The mexican martini was good, although not quite as exotic or exciting as I thought it might

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★★★★★

What's not to love?? Great college-crowd spot. Fried avocados stuffed with chicken..sooooo unbelievably yummy. My mojito was off the charts. The mexican martini was good, although not quite as exotic or exciting as I thought it might

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I'd just like to agree with the previous review about the Mexican Martini - bueno! The food is also very good and affordable. One tip - if you're interested in actually being able to talk, wait for a seat in the restaurant. Do not opt for

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I'd just like to agree with the previous review about the Mexican Martini - bueno! The food is also very good and affordable. One tip - if you're interested in actually being able to talk, wait for a seat in the restaurant. Do not opt for

Pros: Mexican Martini, Food, Service

Cons: Loud!

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Nothing can best describe this place other than "mexcian martini", it's best. I have never had anything like it before. It's an amazing drink which is really a margarita on the rocks, but they spice it up a bit and serve it in a martini

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Nothing can best describe this place other than "mexcian martini", it's best. I have never had anything like it before. It's an amazing drink which is really a margarita on the rocks, but they spice it up a bit and serve it in a martini

Pros: astmosphere, drinks, cheap

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I have two words for you...Fried Avocado!! Yes it sounds strange but let me tell you it is absolutely the best. If you are sensitive to heat this may not be the restaurant for you because most of their food is pretty spicy. I love spicy

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I have two words for you...Fried Avocado!! Yes it sounds strange but let me tell you it is absolutely the best. If you are sensitive to heat this may not be the restaurant for you because most of their food is pretty spicy. I love spicy

Pros: fried avocado

Cons: very spicy queso

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this is the best of all trudys locations .. has great food .. and a great atmosphere .. and the mexican martinis are to die for... if you like spicy food .. try the veggie flaquites .. they are really good .. the queso is good as well..

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★★★★★

this is the best of all trudys locations .. has great food .. and a great atmosphere .. and the mexican martinis are to die for... if you like spicy food .. try the veggie flaquites .. they are really good .. the queso is good as well..

Pros: inexpensive, ambience

Cons: crowded

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I've eaten here only once but the experience was so great that I just had to say something! Very rarely isn't it that you can come across a restaurant that has seriously good food and I must recommend their barbecue beef tacos and be sure

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I've eaten here only once but the experience was so great that I just had to say something! Very rarely isn't it that you can come across a restaurant that has seriously good food and I must recommend their barbecue beef tacos and be sure

Pros: Food, College Scene

Cons: Parking, Wait Time

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I have finally found a good breakfast spot!!! I like a good pancake and I don't want to pay a lot. What cool about this place is that m-f they have half portion breakfast entries. For less than four bucks i can have pancakes, egg, and

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★★★★★

I have finally found a good breakfast spot!!! I like a good pancake and I don't want to pay a lot. What cool about this place is that m-f they have half portion breakfast entries. For less than four bucks i can have pancakes, egg, and

Pros: prices, good salsa, friendly staff

Cons: parking on weekends

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A great location and nice atmosphere, but the food is instantly forgettable. Last time I was at Trudy's, it took an hour to be seated despite being told 30 mins.

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A great location and nice atmosphere, but the food is instantly forgettable. Last time I was at Trudy's, it took an hour to be seated despite being told 30 mins.

Pros: atmosphere, friendly service

Cons: , slow seating

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Very close to UT campus. Parking lot is very tiny, you may have to walk a bit. Food is good, and portions are large. Expect leftovers. Atmosphere and staff are slightly eccentric. Breakfast is also an option. Recommended.

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Very close to UT campus. Parking lot is very tiny, you may have to walk a bit. Food is good, and portions are large. Expect leftovers. Atmosphere and staff are slightly eccentric. Breakfast is also an option. Recommended.

Pros: Tasty, Big portions, Inexpensive

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I have had some nasty 'ritas in Austin, but NEVER at Trudy's. The quality of the drink and the great service, even while packed to the hilt makes Trudy's a MUST VISIT everytime I am in town.

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I have had some nasty 'ritas in Austin, but NEVER at Trudy's. The quality of the drink and the great service, even while packed to the hilt makes Trudy's a MUST VISIT everytime I am in town.

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I spent the last night of my Austin vacation at Trudy's. Did not eat dinner, but had a snack sampler and a "Mexican Martini"-- a margarita served in a martini glass accompanied by a shaker full of the concoction. Quite a large portion (no

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★★★★★

I spent the last night of my Austin vacation at Trudy's. Did not eat dinner, but had a snack sampler and a "Mexican Martini"-- a margarita served in a martini glass accompanied by a shaker full of the concoction. Quite a large portion (no

Pros: drinks, music, sofas

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Yes, the food is good, but the Mexican Martini - a margarita served in a cocktail shaker - is the best value in town. You can upgrade to "top shelf" but why bother when the house blend is smooth and refreshing?

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★★★★★

Yes, the food is good, but the Mexican Martini - a margarita served in a cocktail shaker - is the best value in town. You can upgrade to "top shelf" but why bother when the house blend is smooth and refreshing?

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Yeah, you have to try the margarita's! For Tex-Mex, this is one of the best! If you want the best Mexican food, why are you in a city 300 miles away from the border? Visit El Paso and taste the best you'll find anywhere in the world!

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★★★★★

Yeah, you have to try the margarita's! For Tex-Mex, this is one of the best! If you want the best Mexican food, why are you in a city 300 miles away from the border? Visit El Paso and taste the best you'll find anywhere in the world!

Pros: Food, Margaritas, Service

Cons: Parking, Not Mexican food

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My friend Carole and I regularly go to Trudy's for their Mexican Martinis! They are fabulous. Go ahead and get the house tequila and ask for extra olives... it's our favorite to the point I think we have become regulars!

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★★★★★

My friend Carole and I regularly go to Trudy's for their Mexican Martinis! They are fabulous. Go ahead and get the house tequila and ask for extra olives... it's our favorite to the point I think we have become regulars!

Pros: People watching, 30-something people, laid-back atmosphere

Cons: Parking, upstairs too smokey

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a few years I ate at Trudy's at least 10 times a week. Several of the wait staff and bartenders rented an apartment from me. Gary Truesdale is a good friend.

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a few years I ate at Trudy's at least 10 times a week. Several of the wait staff and bartenders rented an apartment from me. Gary Truesdale is a good friend.

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Trudy's use to have good Margarita's, but in the past year they have changed something in them, and it isn't for the better. Too bad they saw a reason to change the good thing they had going.

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Trudy's use to have good Margarita's, but in the past year they have changed something in them, and it isn't for the better. Too bad they saw a reason to change the good thing they had going.

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Went with a few friends who raved about the mango and raspberry margaritas. I loved the migas and fajitas combo. Salsas were PHENOMENAL and the service was even better.

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Went with a few friends who raved about the mango and raspberry margaritas. I loved the migas and fajitas combo. Salsas were PHENOMENAL and the service was even better.

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trudys north is a better location to meat people and drink there ritas

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trudys north is a better location to meat people and drink there ritas

Pros: bar st5aff, drink prices, hours

Cons: parking

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The top shelf margaritas are okay, but they are a little heavy on the mixer. Too much orange. The house margarits are nothing but sour mixer.

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★★★★★

The top shelf margaritas are okay, but they are a little heavy on the mixer. Too much orange. The house margarits are nothing but sour mixer.

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I was visting Austin and craving Mexican. So I hit this page and came up with Trudy's. I was pleasntly suprised by the food and quick serivce. This is an excellent restaurant with good fresh food, but it can get a little expensive, so

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★★★★★

I was visting Austin and craving Mexican. So I hit this page and came up with Trudy's. I was pleasntly suprised by the food and quick serivce. This is an excellent restaurant with good fresh food, but it can get a little expensive, so

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Service

Cons: Somewhat Crowded, Slightly Expensive

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For me, TexMex is all about the salsa, and Trudy's does it right. That, and the jalapeno poppers, and the fajitas! Parking can be a problem, service is hit and miss.

3
★★★★★

For me, TexMex is all about the salsa, and Trudy's does it right. That, and the jalapeno poppers, and the fajitas! Parking can be a problem, service is hit and miss.

Pros: Food

Cons: Parking

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a staple of austin...great prices and great service! there is a new poquito menu that is priced at $1.99...best deal in town!

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a staple of austin...great prices and great service! there is a new poquito menu that is priced at $1.99...best deal in town!

Pros: very inexpensive, good quality, great service

 

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