Austin >Trudy's Restaurant & Bar
Ridiculously spicy chicken enchiladas. I've eaten at Trudy's before and for the most part have enjoyed it, but don't know if I'll be back after tonight. I had the chicken enchiladas, which I have had here before, but tonight they were so spicy my eyes spouted tears. When ordering, the waitress asked what type of chicken I wanted, and I replied that I would like whatever is the least spicy, so she suggested the fajita chicken. I ordered them with suiza sauce, which is typically a very mild sour cream sauce. Even the rice was very spicy, more so than usual. I managed to choke down the enchiladas while continuously wiping my eyes and nose and then devoured the remaining chips in the basket to try to cool my mouth off, but by this point even chewing was painful! I've had the same problem with chicken tacos here before, but not quite to this extent. If I go back, I guess I'll play it safe and order the burger! I do love their sangria margarita, and my boyfriend seems to enjoy their migas, which they serve all day. Their brunch is also very good.
Great vegetarian options and prices..
Friendly staff and reasonably priced food. Great, strong drinks. Vegetarian options are clearly marked.
It is a pretty casual place, so you'll have families and all sorts of patrons, so don't expect anything different.
Buffet is GOOD. The breakfast buffet at the North Star is freakin sweet. I love going to the North Star on the weekends. I also like how the North Star smells like 'gerts in the morning. I like the food during the day, but it is the breakfast buffet that makes it. Everything is good at the North Star breakfast buffet.
never again. Stunningly rude and unprofessional service from a bartender leading to NO TIP (and I always tip 20%) Sarcastic, obnoxious, patronizing, rude - those are just some adjectives that come to mind when describing this guy who works on SUNDAY NIGHTS. Trudy's needs to seriously change some of its policies. One, stop calling homeland security anytime someone from out of state wants a drink. Is it really necessary to have three managers spend ten minutes verifying a driver's license. Second, stop insulting your clientele by having your little college student bartenders treat their professional adult working customers like little children. I do NOT care to have some sarcastic kid tell me that he "thinks I've had enough." Newsflash Trudy's, you have a mature customer base that can handle their drinks and don't need the condescending treatment dished about by Mr. Sunday Night Bartender Guy. Perhaps if your staff would treat people like adults and stop acting like they feel like they have to nanny their customers they won't lose their tips from irate customers who do not go out to be told my some college student that "you've been here awhile" and then sarcastically stating "Yeah sure, that's a great story" when said customers basically tell you to lighten up and DO YOUR JOB. Horrendous business practices that need to be addressed because I know I am not the only ranting lunatic who has experienced this atrocious practice at the hands of the Trudy's staff. Just serve my drink, kid. If I need a mommy I'll call my own. Avoid avoid avoid.
Weekend Breakfast Buffets are amazing.
Just in case you've missed this treasure, the North Star location serves a breakfast buffet that will please everyone. We've gone multiple times since moving north, even with a larger group, and have never had a long wait or unfriendly service.
Not a breakfast lover? Still the best Mexican martinis in town, and the Ciro's special is amazing.
Only Trudy's Location I will go to. This is by far my favorite Trudy's location. Although my favorite days to go are Wednesday and Thursday... decent amount of people but still prompt seating. I definitely stay away during the weekends... the wait can be an hour and half+ My favorite there is the stuffed avacado and the chorizo chicken. The mexican martini is good.. they have a pretty good sangria margarita. Oh and on your birthday you get a free margarita if you have your ID
Worth the wait. This place gets busy! We've waited for a table for quite a while on weekends. While you're waiting, go to one of the bars and have a mexican martini....I promise you'll love it!
Where young professionals find a surefire cure for those workweek blues..
Trudy's has been serving up their award-winning migas, salsa and margaritas at this north location since 1988. A large Tex-Mex and Southern menu satisfies veggie lovers and carnivores, including spinach quesadillas and sizzling beef, chicken and portobello fajitas. Tables are packed under beamed ceilings to maximize the small space, so many get there early to save seats on the patio, where hip students and professionals linger over appetizers and drinks.
Been here many times for after hour drinks and food. Sometimes its a long wait, but not too bad. Thats to be expected with a popular mexican martini. Its the best!! Not too mention the service...that's great also.
Doesn't matter what other people say, I'll always be a regular here.
Trudy's North Star is a hit!. A few years ago I lived within walking distance of this establishment and I ate there with great frequency. As a matter of fact, whenever my budget didn't limit me to Tacasita for Fajitas; Trudy's was my first choice for Tex-Mex enjoyment. The Mexican Martini (served by the chilled shaker with a chilled, salted-rimmed Martini glass and olives) is the best top-shelf Margharita I have ever had. Sauza Commemritivo Tequila, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Rose's Lime Juice and a splash of Orange Juice! Never a sour gut because it contains no bar mix. The black beans, enchiladas and rice are also big winners in my book. Loads of fun for happy hour, too.
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