Austin >Food & Dining > Amaya's Taco Village
5405 N Ih 35, Austin, TX | Directions 7872330.313433 -97.705928
Mon. - Sun. 7am - 9pm
Neighborhoods: Windsor Park, University Hills and Windsor Park
What happened to Amay's? Too bad. – Mr. Amaya, What happened? I've been dining with you and your families since you were on Berkman Drive. I patronized your Bastrop location while it was open, as well as your Oak Hill location while it was open. After dining with you 3 or 4 times a month, many times more than that, my love affair with Amaya's has come to an end. I visited your new location on Reinli and I35 this morning. Turns out it was only a visit as we left without ever being seated. We were offered seats at the bar, but a big guy like me doesn't perch like a tweety bird. We agreed to wait for a table and were given a pager. After 3 (THREE) parties who entered and were seated, 2 without even signing in, just greeted and walked to a table we left. Your hostess is not very hospitable. Instead we went and spent our $$$ with a competitor. I called from the car to speak to a manager. After holding for 12+ minutes I finally spoke to a girl who said she was in charge today. From her attitude and condescending tone of voice I can understand why the help is acting the way they do to your customers. They have a lousy example to follow. So this afternoon I'm spending my time posting this review on as many sites as I can find. If you don't want your customers, I will do all in my power to save them a bad experience and send them to your competitors. Too bad, you've always had the best food and good help. I guess you just let it get away from you. Hope you find the resources to address and correct the problems that are destroying your good name.
New location's nice but the food isn't – Wow imagine being excited waiting for the new location to open, imagine missing one of my office's favorite lunch spots, imagine FINALLY getting to go yesterday for lunch and discovering while the new locations nice the food ISN'T! Amaya's changed the chips & cheese, the salsa wasn't even spicy and the food was so bland I couldn't believe it. It was extremely disappointing. I don't know if the owners have changed or the cooks have but unless they get back to what made Amaya's a local favorite I don't see their customer's returning. The waitress was new and pretty but she got our order wrong, refilled our tea with the wrong type AND our to go teas tasted like soap. I wrote this on Facebook and they deleted it, bet you won't here because it's still the truth!
Amaya's Taco Village – randy o
I was there on sat 1-8-11. when the waiter ask what we wanted to drink i ask for a glass of water with lots of ice and i got a glass with very litter ice. he took our order it took 30 mins to get our food and when we got out food he just walk away and we were just sitting there waiting for him to come back cause we did not have any silverware. i had to get up and ask another waiter for some silverware. then our waiter came back about 10 mins later and ask if we needed anything else we told him that we had to ask another watier for silverware . so then we ask for more water and it took him 15mins to give us water. we saw him just talking to other worker there. its been awhile since we been there and i had famliy that came in for out of town and there were Disappointed with the service,,
oh by the time we got out sliverware the food was cool.
Very good local mexican food! – We all know that the chain Mexican food places are good..but when you want to eat local and contribute local this is one of the best places to go...they have the best chips & salsa, and to die for homemade corn tortillas ever!! I have had the taco plate and cheese enchiladas and they were pretty good...from what I've read, i will order the beef fajitas next time because they say it's really good!
Best fajitas in town! – Since 2000, we've come to Amaya's for the fajitas and the fajitas only. We get the fajitas plate for two, which is enough food for four people, then take home whatever is left. The homemade chips and salsa are great, the service is acceptable (depending on who you get), and the prices are reasonable for the amount of food you get. I used to say that the fajitas were the only good thing on the menu, but this year the day after Thanksgiving we came here for breakfast and were pleasantly surprised to find it quite delicious. Everytime a visitor comes from outside Texas, we bring them here for some tex-mex, then to The Spaceship (Los Jaliscienses) for some mex-tex. No complaints so far!
Completely and utterly disgusting. – This is by far the worst plate of cheese enchilada's I have ever had. The tomatillo sauce was basically cheap, green-colored corn oil. ZERO flavor. Cheap cheese and thick, chewy tortillas. Aside from this, it was highly overpriced even though the menu said the enchiladas were the special for Monday at $5.99 (and it was actually Monday), my bill was over $10 after tip.
First and absolutely the last trip! If you appreciate AUTHENTIC Mexican cuisine, this is NOT the place for it!
Best cheese enchilladas – Great cheese enchilladas and home made corn tortillas. This place is busy on the weekdays for lunch so get it to go. Make sure you get an order of the chips and hot sauce....it's fantastic.
LOVE IT – I absolutely love this restaurant. They have got great customer service and their menu is easy to look over. Their cheese enchiladas are the best. But if you are a meat kind of person, I would certainly get the ribs. It is so delicious. I usually share that plate with another person. I would totally recommend Amaya's to someone else.
TV Dinner – The service was great. However, I did not quite like the food. The cheese is low grade, the homemade taco shells tasted stale which makes me wonder if they are made ahead and then re-heated. The tamales were mushy and the meat in all of the dishes didn't have any flavor whatsoever.
I didn't hate the experience but it was comparable to eating a TV dinner.
Chicken Tort. soup – The chicken tort. soup and chicken tacos are soooo good. I've tried the chicken tort. soup at other places and no one seasons it just right like Amayas. The salsa and chips are also great. The salsa is not to spicy, just right. I go here whenever I can get over to that side of town. It's always pretty crowded which goes to show what a great austin establishment it is.
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