Citysearch Editorial Review.
This may be Austin's best-kept secret: an indoor bar that spills out onto a lake-view terrace with front-row seats to Austin's most scenic icon, Lady Bird Lake and the Hike and Bike Trail. At Marker 10, they sauce things up hourly with a spin of a wheel to select a new special to be added to the previous hours' deals.
Best Views in the City.
The Hyatt on town lake has great customer service and has the most beautiful views overlooking the city. The decor is very modern and stylish. The location is perfect, midway between the great shops on South Congress and the nightlife of downtown. I have been to Austin many times and this hotel is by far my favorite to stay at.
Great Location, Nice Updates..
The rooms have been updated and have more of a modern decor (as opposed to the previous Southwest theme) - which I liked. The rooms are pretty spacious and the location can't be beat. It's right next to the trail that takes you to Zilker Park, SoCo restaurants are within walking distance as are bars and such on 6th Street. My only complaint is that it took FOREVER for the water to heat up when you took a shower. We'd often have to start the shower and let it run for about 5 minutes or so before actually taking a shower.
Lovely hotel dining overlooking Town Lake.. In Short It's located at the Hyatt Regency on Town Lake, one of Austin's finest hotels. This second-floor atrium restaurant has a casual yet upscale vibe. It has a breakfast buffet in the morning and a full American and Mexican menu throughout the day and night. During good weather, many dine on the lakeside patio. It bills itself as the "Fajita Capital of Texas," so it's no surprise what ranks as the star menu item.
Fajitas aren't what they used to be..
Back to La Vista after many years. Fajitas we below avg. Chicken had no flavor. Beef was just OK. Meat was not cooked with bell peppers and onion. They were added on top. Pico was not fresh and guacamole was likely food service special. Tortillas were soft and mushy - needed a few secs on a grill. Stay home and buy the HEB ready to cook or pre-cooked. They are better.
La Vista's New Menu Rocks!.
Located across from downtown, the La Vista Restaurant showcases the city's best features and provides the perfect spot for gazing out on to Town Lake. The menu has recently been redone, offering amazing new dishes such as lobster ravioli and blackened catfish. They also have a low carb menu featuring a spicy asian chicken salad in a Thai Peanut dressing and hot smoked salmon quesadilla YUM!
As always, they serve "Austin's Best Fajitas" - a sizzling half pound of beef, chicken. To match, try one of their mega margaritas - frozen or on the rocks - but bring two straws or you'll be drinking for days.
If you have children, you can sit next to Camp Hyatt, a special play area just for them. Or for a more romantic evening, make reservations and snag a spot next to the window, right on the lake. You couldn't have a better atmosphere!
BEST KEPT SECRET!.
I have gone to La Vista numerous times over the years with clients as well as family. The fajitas are consistantly good and the rest of the menu has done nothing but get better and better. I think their quesadillas are the best in town as well as the margaritas. Actually the bar downstairs, Branchwater, has a great patio on the lake and serves martinis that literally glow different colors. I think this is one of the best kept secrets