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El Arroyo - Downtown

A friendly Mexican joint focused on hospitality and good times

El Arroyo is the perfect place to come with friends when you just want a big plate of cheesy Tex-Mex goodness served with a side of fried something-or-other. The inexpensive dishes are comically large, and most everything is covered in a sauce of some sort with a lettuce and tomato garnish on the side. Sports games and weekday happy hours bring folks out in droves to the outdoor patio to enjoy the Mexican martinis and top-shelf margaritas. Once the drinks start flowing, we dare you to resist the indulgent appetizers like chorizo-stuffed jalapenos or queso flameado. The focus is on casual hospitality, so everyone will feel comfortable hanging out here.

El Arroyo downtown is famous for the hilarious, apropos sign that change every week in front of the restaurant.

1624 West 5th Street
Austin, TX 78703
Sun: 11am - 10pm
Mon: 11am - 10pm
Tue: 11am - 10pm
Wed: 11am - 10pm
Thu: 11am - 10pm
Fri: 11am - 11pm
Sat: 11am - 11pm
Good to Know
  • Casual
  • $
  • Pets Allowed
  • Wi-Fi
  • Live Music
  • Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Takeout

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