Austin >Food & Dining > Hecho En Mexico
6001 William Cannon Suite #301, Austin, TX | Directions 7874930.228830 -97.863196
Neighborhoods: Oak Hill, East Oak Hill
Good now, better as time goes by – Our large group of 17 would have been a heckuva challenge for any establishment, much less one that's been open less than two months, but Hecho En Mexico met the challenge for seating and service. We were split among three servers, but there was no confusion at all, even for our split checks. As for me, I had the Camarones Adobados, bacon-wrapped shrimp in adobado sauce ($14.95, one of two or there dishes at the top of the price range). There were twelve shrimp in my order on skewers, and they were done right, although they weren't quite as oven-hot as I might have liked. That was undoubtedly due to the staff's efforts to deliver as many meals as possible at the same time to our group. The shrimp themselves were a good size, about 25-30 count (meaning per pound), a good compromise between size and tastiness. The veggies were particularly tasty (no TexMex refried beans), and the side dish of veggie-enhanced rice was the perfect consistency for me - a bit sticky, but still fluffy. The people around me had tacos al pastor (six to an order), and looked exactly right, and mole tacos, which looked to be the proper richness in consistency and color.
Bear in mind that (a) this is a new restaurant; (b) they're NOT a TexMex restaurant (interior cuisine); (c) they don't have their alcohol license yet (BYOB, or buy beer/wine from the gas station at the end of the strip); and (d) they are proud to speak of their plans for more menu choices.
Oh, and the other reviewer who complained about the sauce and the chips? While I don't doubt that you may have had a bad experience, the sauce on our tables was richer and more robust, ingredient-wise, than most restaurants in Austin. The chips were fine, too.
A Hidden Gem – This is my new favorite restaurant! High-end Interior Mexican cuisine, and the prices are not much more than your typical Tex Mex place. Everyone in my group raved about the food. Another reviewer complained that the food was bland, but ours definitely was not. I had the stuffed poblano topped with pomegranite seeds. It was a beautiful presentation and very flavorful. My other favorite Mexican restaurants are Manuels and Las Palomas, but Hecho En Mexico has better food, and it's less expensive. The service was a little slow, but not too bad, and the waitress was so nice that it really didn't bother us. If you're looking for quick Tex Mex go someplace else. If you want great food, gracious service, and a comfortable atmosphere, this is it.
Bland food, slow service, not on a par with other Mexican restaurants in Austin – I'm surprised by the 5-star reviews this place has. I tried this place for lunch with a few friends recently, and although it looked very promising, it seriously underwhelmed. The main issue was the food, which was pretty bland overall, and the service, which was very slow even though there were only a few other people there. The salsa was the blandest I have ever had in Texas, and the chips were reminiscent of Tostitos. That was our first clue as to the quality of the food. I had a chicken taco and a beef taco, along with rice and beans. The chicken was OK, but the beef was tough, and both were not well seasoned. The guacamole that came with it was nice, though. The beans were bland (I added salt which helped a little) as was the rice. My friends' dishes were similarly lacking in flavor. In addition, we sat for about 5-10 minutes without so much as a menu, chips & salsa, or water. After we ordered, the food took a long time to arrive, and was borderline cold when it did. All this and the place was less than half full. I'm assuming this place is locally owned so I really wanted to like it and support it, but sadly I do not plan on returning.
Editorial Review – Hecho En Mexico is serving delicious and fresh Mexican food in Austin.
lo Mejor de lo mejor – Hola Chavos
quiero decirles que la verdad tienen que probar esta comida esta de pelos la neta que tex mex ni que nada bueno, si no les gusta la comida Mexicana ni modo de lo que se pierden
yo les recomiendo el Ceviche de Camaron, o que tal un pescado en mole Blanco MMMM
se escucha rico verdad?
EXCELLANT Mexican food on the southside – Tried this new place on the south side and its great. The food was excellant. I was so happy to find a Mexican resaurant on the southside. Excellent food, customer service and priced just right.
Authentic and Delicious – We just tried this new restaurant for the first time and are already hooked. The food is great and the people are friendly. There are plenty of choices for breakfast and everything taste fresh and homemade. Give this place a try, you will not be disappointed.
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