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Reality Check. I happen to know Rick at Berryhill and know that this particular location has had problems like all restaurants. I think CookiemonsterIIIII posting a negative rant on a review page is petty and bad form in general. She sounds typically disgruntled and I can guarantee it will be a long road of disappointments in the biz...go visit an industry website and air your dirty laundry there! I have worked in the restaurant business for 20yrs off and on and have dealt with good and very, very bad managers! Rick is a hard working man, and an honest individual. By the way, the personal information is incorrect. This location has a breathtaking view and good food.
Great Party Place.
I recently had a birthday party for my daughter at Berryhill Austin. Wow, I cannot say enough about the service and the view. From the minute we walked in we were treated like regulars. Our table was near the back window and we had a great view of the famous Austin sunset.
The staff was professional and quick to respond to our (seems like) always empty margaritas. The party was a big sucess with the family and several are now going back regularly for fish tacos. I had the fajitas and they were about average for the price (I always want more meat, less onions)
Overall I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are visiting Austin and want to see pretty people, a great sunset and have a cold Texas margarita.
awesome view - overall good atmosphere. they have great food and relaxed atmosphere. I was there last saturday with some buddies after it rained and saw one of the most beautiful sunsets ive ever seen in austin not to mention they happened to have $3 margaritas . overall good experience i would definatly reccomend going to berryhill.
Worst Tacos in Town. Worst fish tacos in town. I can't tell you how bland they are. My whole office was complaining and had to somther them with salsa and hot sauce to get any flavor. $4 for one taco and it's not a big one either. This place wont' last too long. Don't waste your time or money.
WAY overpriced and completely unremarkable..
Allow me to say, if you received more food for the price, or BETTER food for the price, it wouldn't seem like such a rip off. The fact of the matter is this: The average meal price there, for a combo and a drink is like 11 or 12 dollars, even more if you get a "BIG" combo. The food wasn't horrible; it was definitely edible. But, it's definitely not worth 9.50-10 for a plate of food, and an extra 2 dollars for a soda. When we went, the guy that seated us acted like it was too much to ask to be seated. Then, he pranced us all over the restaurant, like he didn't know where he was going. When we were finally seated, we found out there was only one waiter and he had all the tables in the retaurant. So, needless to say, service was slow. I mean, it was lunch rush on a Sunday, after church, and they only had ONE waiter? Ridiculous. Also, of the 5 adults at the table, they messed up 2 orders. It was pretty sucky.
Overall, the food was edible, but not spectacular, and it was DEFINITELY not worth the money. Luckily for us, my fiance's parents were paying, so we didn't have to waste any of OUR money. Still, I felt bad that they were paying for an overpriced, unremarkable meal. The sentiments about the restaurant were shared by all but 2 that were there for the meal.
Brassy yet casual, this Tex-Mex place is a draw for real tamales..
From its humble beginnings as a tamale stand in Houston in 1928, Berryhill Baja Grill has graduated to a small Texas chain. The sun-drenched colors--yellow, azure blue, green and gold--are reminiscent of a taqueria south of the border. Take a seat at the bar, or next to big picture windows gazing out on an unspoiled Hill Country vista. A parrilla pescado burrito fills the plate and the chipotle-rubbed catfish is stuffed with rice and beans.
A ROOM WITH A VIEW.
I was looking for a new place to dine. A very good friend of mine told me about a place off of 360 and Westlake, with the Best Sunset view in Austin and incredible food, so I said I would check it out. We ordered at the bar and was cheerfully greeted by the friendliest waitstaff, who made us feel right at home. The Baja Burger was awesome. a fresh beef patty served on a fresh sweet jalopeno bun topped with grilled fajita vegatables, and french fried potatoes with a side of queso, unbelievable, I'm hooked!
After dinner we relaxed, enjoyed the view and talked over a couple of frozen margaritas, made with freshly squeezed lime juice, the best I ever had. I've been back several times and brought my friends. THEY LOVE IT Check it out, I promise you won't be disappointed!
It's the food that matters. We gave Berryhill's about a year before returning after many disappointments with service and cleanliness. So many restaurants in Austin and so little time. The place had changed very little physically in the past year. The view is still great and the customers are still noisy, inconsiderate and have little regard for their fellow diners with their cell phones and uncontrolled children. The good news is the food. Delicious fish entrees, sauces, and margaritas now overshadow the poor presentation and diner atmosphere. Better to try to blend in and relax with the situation to concentrate on the cuisine. We now even go with the takeout option to fill that Berryhill Original Fish Taco craving.
Super8. I love Berryhill!!! Their breakfast taco is absolutely addiciting. And their veggie breakfast taco has a huge mound of avacado which is absolutely fabulous. I definitely recommend. It's best just to eat up at the bar counter--you get service right away, and if you're looking for a quiet spot, this is not it. Kids everywhere, but the food is worth even the loudest screams. Go there and try it for your self.
I could have gone somewhere better....
I went to Berryhill for happy hour for my birthday. We sat on the patio to enjoy the view only to be surrounded by screaming children running around the tables. The waiter forgot about us but had no problem getting everyone else's orders out and checking on them repeatedly! The final straw was when a neighbouring table asked what kind of margarita I was drinking and he looked over at my EMPTY glass, told them what kind then ignored us for another 10 minutes to go get them one!
The food was boring and watered-down even by Americanized standards. When we got our bill, the waiter had charged us full cost for our drinks and appetizer which we would have received, eaten, and paid for before the 7P cutoff if he had remembered we existed. [We ended up leaving after 8:30 because of his incompetence]
I won't be going back.
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