Austin >Food & Dining > Freebirds
1000 E 41st St Ste 260, Austin, TX | Directions 7875130.301481 -97.720405
Neighborhoods: Hancock, Central Austin
Pricy, uninspired. – I have to say I didn't like the place. I'm from El Paso, and when we go to a burrito place we expect to see things like chile verde, chile colorado, carnitas, etc. Having the option to choose between beef or chicken just doesn't cut it. The sauces are not good either. I know that pico de gallo varies from region to region, but I do know that it should be spicy and tangy. For what we get, the price is quite high. I much prefer the two dollar burritos off the burrito truck at the local construction sites.
Yum... foooood! – One of the coolest things that you notice when first walking into any Freebirds, is the amount of local foil art that you see (you can be a foil artist too!). If you come to freebirds, you have to get a burrito. The burritos are pretty much customizable and the sizes can get to be HUGE. I had a friend that ordered the super monster, and he had to take a nap halfway through before he could finish it. I strongly recommend this place for non texans and for a great lunch.
BEST burrito in austin – Freebirds is the place to get it, no contest. The good people at the Hancock center Freebirds have been keeping college students well fed for years.
mmm – Freebirds is my Austin comfort food. White meat chicken with rice and black beans, with cilantro, tomatoes, lettuce, lime juice, death sauce, and a ton of their "bad *ss barbeque" sauce. Heck yeah. Great, fast service, too. You won't need to eat again for HOURS.
Burrito shop on the UT campus makes large wrap-style burritos for the lunch crowd and for those on study breaks. – In Short
The current incarnation of Freebirds began in College Station, catering to hungry students with its fresh food, good prices and fun atmosphere. The Austin location in the Hancock Center has successfully continued this tradition with a rock-and-roll burrito assembly line and a Statue of Liberty riding out of the far wall into midair. Tell the couterstaff your burrito size and type of tortilla, choose your beans, rice and/or meat, then load up on the veggies.
pretty good, but not awesome – First of all, the service has always been really great. Super friendly people. But I agree with another reviewer about the lack of creativity. I don't think the menu options are that special. Yeah, you have a choice between 4 types of tortillas, and it's cool that you don't have to wonder about whether the beans and rice are vegetarian (they are). But the fillings are nothing to brag about- e.g. the guacamole is made from a pre-mashed avocado mix, not fresh. Totally fresh guacamole is key. If anyone has ever been to a Burritoville in NYC, they'd probably agree that Freebirds doesn't even come close. But overall, it's a good place for vegans and carnivores alike. You definitely get a lot of food, and like I said, the servers have always been super nice. Also, if you go at off-peak hours, seating is no problem.
A solid burrito, but lacks style – Freebirds makes a solid burrito. The ingredients are mostly solid and fresh, but the main negative at Freebirds is that they don't have any real formula and resort to the assembly-line choose your own adventure burrito. This is nice every once in a while, but shows an overall lack of creativity. If they know how to make a good burrito, why can't they make one without forcing the customer to spend 5 minutes in line picking each and every ingredient.
With a little more style and a proper menu, Freebirds would be one of the better burritos in Austin.
Freebirds! – Although Austin is known for Tex/Mex there aren't many places where you can get just a burrito especially in the West Side of town. Freebirds is a smaller regional chain, unlike Chiptole, that serves big burritos. Although you won't find any exotic toppings or meats like Pork (Carnitas) that you would find at an authentic taqueria, you can order Chicken and Beef Steak burritos. On the down side, if your a carnivore, depending on your server, the server may decide to enforce his/her political views (especially if they're vegetarian) and you'll end up with a burrito with less meat than others.
Huge burritos – If you don't mind eating a burrito the size of your head, this is the place to go.
The burritos are good and are prepared uniquely and rapidly.
It's a good place to get full.
great cheap eats! – I typically eat at Freebird's at least once a month, sometimes more. Sure, not much a of a menu (a burrito or a quesadilla) but what they serve is good enough! The long lines kept me from trying it for years, but finally got dragged there one day and am glad I braved the line (don't worry, it moves fast).
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