Pelóns Tex-Mex Restaurant

Pelóns Tex-Mex Restaurant



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The Quesoff Challenge is over and the winner is... El Chile! Congratulations 👏 👏🎉 El Chile will go head to head with past Quesoff champions this Saturday. Huge thanks to all the Quesoff Challenge participants who competed and helped raise funds for the Food Bank: The Cavalier ATX, Fairways Cantina, Independence Brewing Co., Pelóns Tex-Mex Restaurant, Buenos Aires Cafe, Este, The Cedar Door, Sala & Betty, Spread & Co. and Vamonos. You are all winners in the fight against hunger!
With Quesoff back this year, local restaurants are competing in the Quesoff Challenge for a chance to participate in Quesoff this month. Fairways Cantina, Pelóns Tex-Mex Restaurant, Independence Brewing Co. are just a few of the competing restaurants. They will donate $1 of every queso dish sold in May to the Food Bank. The highest contributor will go head to head with past Quesoff winners. Get your queso fix and fight hunger this month. Check out the list of all participating restaurants at
Quesoff is back! This year's queso celebration features past champions and special invitees for a special Champions League edition. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank. Although tickets are sold out, you can still fight hunger.

Leading up to the event is a Quesoff Challenge, where local restaurants — The Cavalier ATX, El Chile, Fairways Cantina, Independence Brewing Co., Pelóns Tex-Mex Restaurant and Vamonos — will compete for a spot in the Quesoff Champions League. Participating restaurants will donate $1 to the Food Bank for each queso dish sold in May. The restaurant with the highest queso sale donations will be invited to Quesoff.
Pelóns Tex-Mex Restaurant/Bar 508 is one of nearly 200 restaurants that received The Conferences for Women grant designed to assist women-owned businesses impacted by the pandemic. On Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, we are shining a light on their business. They told us “We used our grant money to remodel some areas of the restaurant that were in need of repair, specifically removing graffiti and replacing plants from areas that were damaged during the pandemic shutdown.”

They also share how best to support them and businesses like theirs in your own community, "Any support is greatly appreciated but especially when guests visit our restaurant/bar and/or purchase gift cards. Takeout orders help as well and we offer to go cocktails with any food purchase but these orders benefit the restaurant more when they are called in directly, or placed on Toast, and picked up at our location.”

For more information and a full list of recipients:
We ate at Pelons for our first visit to Austin, TX. They were short-staffed and the wait was long, but I’m glad we waited. (We just put our name in and walked around for a bit to kill time.) I think there was only one waiter, but he was amazing! He took care of everyone and did an amazing job! I had the fish tacos any my husband had the steak quesadilla, both recommended by our waiter. Both were delicious! Loved the outdoor patios! Thanks!
We're proud to be a member of the Red River Cultural District! In celebration of Amplify Austin Day RRCD has partnered with our neighbors Pelóns Tex-Mex Restaurant and Hoboken Pie - Austin to curate special menu items to raise funds!

You can also donate to RRCD on Amplify Austin Day, beginning tonight at 6pm through tomorrow at 6pm (March 4-5) at
In celebration of Amplify Austin Day, RRCD has partnered with locally-owned businesses within the district to curate special menu items to raise funds! From March 1st - March 5th, proceeds from Pelóns Tex-Mex Restaurant & Hoboken Pie will go on to further support our emergency relief fund, .
If you want to contribute and you're not hungry, you can also donate to us on Amplify Austin Day (March 4 6PM - March 5 6PM) here:
Our Tex-Mex restaurants are one of the brightest jewels in our crown, so please support them if you can. 🌮🌯👑 Most of these restaurants are offering take-out.

Eldorado Cafe ATX Guero's Taco Bar Habanero Mexican Cafe Joe's Bakery & Coffee Shop La Cocina De Consuelo La Mancha Tex Mex Tavern Las Lomas Tex-Mex Cantina Maria's Taco Xpress Matt's El Rancho Papa Joe's Tex-Mex Pelóns Tex-Mex Restaurant Polvos Austin Texican Cafe Tamale House East
The cancellation of SXSW due to global health crisis has and will adversely impact thousands of artists, hospitality and production workers, businesses and organizations that rely on that event to survive. Red River Cultural District, which represents live music venues Cheer Up Charlies, Barracuda Austin, Beerland, Texas, Empire Control Room & Garage, Elysium Austin, Mohawk Austin, Scratchouse, Stubb's Austin, Swan Dive and The Venue ATX along with promoters Heard Presents, Margin Walker Presents, Austin-based software startup, and a growing list of Austin-based businesses and individuals, are Banding Together to provide financial relief to artists, venues and events within the Red River Cultural district.

Our venues and staff are ready and willing to work to make ten glorious days of music, art, culture and technology happen across our city, and more folks around town are joining us every minute. Artists and workers have incurred expenses to get to and stay in the "Live Music Capitol of the World" during the next few weeks. Some may have been reimbursed or refunded but many folks are out thousands of dollars. Our goal is to keep as many artists as possible coming to Austin. We also want to assist re-homing events that are losing their venues or can’t afford to pay for equipment or staff.

We are actively working to put artists on replacement showcases. If you are an musician, sponsor, content creator, influencer, production worker, bartender, promoter, manager, agent or philanthropist whose life blood is subsidized by SXSW please fill out the form HERE ( and someone from our team will reach out to support however we can.

If your organization had to cancel an event due to health/ travel/ public relation concerns consider this your opportunity to still make something cool happen in Austin. We know you still believe in supporting the community in Austin and want to help. Know that this good-will donation goes towards the thousands of people here, performing, working, and trying to survive; as well as your corporate karma.

*Currently evaluating nonprofits to administer funds*


Participating Organizations:
Heard Presents
Red River Cultural District
Giant Noise
508 Tequila Bar Zorro
Arlo's Food Truck
Austin Symphony Orchestra
Bar B Que Heaven
Barbarella Austin
Barracuda Austin
Better Days
Brick Oven Austin
C3 Concerts
Cheer Up Charlies
Dirty Dog Bar
Easy Tiger
Elysium Austin
Empire Control Room & Garage
The Parish
Esther's Follies
First Baptist Church
German-Texan Heritage Society
Grub House
Hoboken Pie
Holiday Inn Express
Hotel Indigo
Hyatt House Austin Downtown
Koriente Restaurant
Mala Vida
Margin Walker Presents
Mohawk Austin
Pat's Sheetmetal
Pelóns Tex-Mex Restaurant
Plush ATX
Shawarma Point
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Stubb's Austin
Swan Dive
Taste of India
The Beverly - Apartments (Roscoe)
The Side Bar
True Blue Tattoo
The Venue ATX
Waller Creek Pubhouse
Our 2nd Anniversary weekend starts TOMORROW! 50% of ticket sales benefit RAICES, so get your tickets to one of our all-star comedy shows now:

We have to give a shout out to our amazing sponsors. We'll have raffle prizes from Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL), Austin Film Festival, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Waterloo Records, L'Oca D'Oro, Kim The Dog Trainer + more.

We are SO thankful to our local partners Torchy's Tacos, Southside Flying Pizza, Happy Chicks Austin - 6th Street, Shawarma Point, Pelóns Tex-Mex Restaurant, and Kebabalicious for feeding our performers, staff and volunteers.

Thanks to Waterloo Sparkling Water, Crema Bakery & Cafe, High Brew Coffee, Independence Brewing Co. and Tiff's Treats for their support as well!

We couldn't do this without these amazing sponsors, so please support them whenever you can.
Pelóns Tex-Mex Restaurant Thank you to the hostess who helped me get my lyft home for the lsu ut game. and this place is awesome with an even cooler mezcal lounge

One of the best Tex-Mex restaurants and atmospheres in Austin. Famous for our signature margaritas, Dog Friendly!

Nestled in the historic Red River Live Music District is Pelóns, one of the best Tex-Mex restaurant in Austin. Pelóns is famous for its homemade signature margaritas and authentic Southwestern Mexican food. The food is freshly prepared daily with bold and unique flavors that compliment our premium cocktails. Let us host your special event in either our intimate dining room areas or one of the spacious outdoor patios. Specialties:
Tex-Mex, Margaritas, Queso, Tacos, Patios


The answer is always YES when it comes to Queso!

Celebrate National Queso Day with us today for 50% off all regularly priced Queso.


We are so happy to be back at ACL this year.

If you are enjoying the festival, be sure to visit us for some amazing fajita tacos! We also have a surprise Mexican fruit dish that is sure to cool you off.

We will see you for both weekends- October 6th-8th and 13th-15th.


It's National Beer Lovers Day! We enjoy and ice cold brew, and we imagine you do too! We have some tasty local options on tap. Grab your buddies and come see us.


Did you know that we do private parties? We can customize an event of any size to suit your needs. For more information, feel free to message us or email [email protected]. We hope to see you soon!


Get ready for tomorrow!!!!
We will be a 21+ venue until 4 p.m. due to SB12 and the suppression of artistic expression.

We will reopen to the entire public at 4 p.m.

We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage everyone to vote ❤️


Join us at for Drag Brunch with and . Tickets are on sale now, link is in the bio!!


Austin Restaurant Weeks starts today, where Austin comes together to address the serious issue of hunger in our community. We will be donating to the Central Texas Food Bank for every taco and margarita sold. Come see us!


Drag Brunch is this Sunday! Come see us, have a mimosa or two, and enjoy some fantastic performances by these lovely ladies... We'll see you then!


We serve margarita flights every day of the week. Whether you enjoy the house or top shelf, we've got you covered! Why choose one flavor when you can have them all?


Austin Restaurant Week starts September 1st. Come see us and support a great cause! We will be donating to the Central Texas Food Bank for every taco and margarita sold.

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Austin Restaurant Weeks is an annual fundraiser for the Central Texas Food Bank, the largest hunger relief organization serving Central Texas. ARW is a two-week-long dining attraction featuring specially-priced lunches and dinners at restaurants throughout the greater Austin area.


Our September Drag Brunch is just around the corner! We have been selling out quickly, so be sure to buy your tickets soon!


Still trying to beat the heat? Come see us and enjoy a tasty, ice-cold margarita!


Come join us for Happy Hour this week! Monday-Friday, 3pm-6pm

$6 Guacamole, Queso, Nachos, Flautas, and Quesadillas, $4 Modelo Especial, $6 Margaritas or Shot & a Beer, $7 La Paloma


This is definitely one of our favorite holidays... No matter your Fajita preference, they all pair nicely with an ice-cold Margarita. Come see us!


This past Drag Brunch was so much fun! Don't forget to buy tickets early for next month's event!


Have you tried our new cocktail, El Oceano? It features a Texas favorite, Tito's Vodka. It's quite refreshing and perfect for a warm Sunday afternoon. Come see us!


Tequila + Salt + Lime = What more could you need? Come see us for Margarita Monday, and enjoy one of our tasty beverages frozen or on the rocks.


Come by Bar 508 Mezcalerita every Sunday!

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It's Hot Summer Nights in the Red River Cultural District! We have $3 small margaritas all summer and $5 large margaritas this weekend. Come see us!


Come join us this weekend for Free Week and try our RRCD Kolsch

Get your one of a kind Red River Street Kolsch✨
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Stop on in and see us this weekend, or grab your friends and head to any of our distributors 🫶🏼
Cant wait to see y’all out!


Hot Summer Nights Festival starts tomorrow! We'll have $5 Large Margaritas to help beat the heat, and there will be live music and other awesome deals throughout town. Come see us and support Red River Cultural District!


Because of your fantastic support for our Winning Wednesdays in June, we were able to raise over $1,500 for Equality Texas. It takes a movement of people to create sustainable change in Texas, who have committed themselves to fighting to create a Texas for all Texans, and we truly appreciate you! So, thank you!

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July's charity is hyper-local, in support of the Red River Cultural District! Come see us and help them keep our neighborhood awesome!


Red River Cultural District's FREE district-wide music festival is next weekend! Come see us and enjoy $5 Large Margaritas for Hot Summer Nights in downtown Austin.


Tomorrow is Winning Wednesday! Come see us and support the Red River Cultural District. They do such a fantastic job supporting our community.


Check out what we got goin’ on during Hot Summer Nights Festival! Our business will be offering $5 Margaritas all weekend during Red River Cultural District's FREE district-wide music festival in next weekend.


$3 Margaritas, y'all! Come see us!


It's a new month for Winning Wednesdays! This month, 10% of all Wednesday sales will go to support Red River Cultural District. The RRCD is a board that improves and preserves the culture and history of our area, which includes keeping original buildings, live music, and an eclectic mix of businesses. They work hard to support our community, and we would love it if you would show up and support them!


Happy Independence Day, everyone!

We will be closed today. We will see you all again tomorrow!


It's that time again, y'all! Come see us this Sunday for some brunch, cocktails, and entertainment with the lovely Nadine Hughes!


Tomorrow is our last Winning Wednesday for June! 10% of all sales will be donated to Equality Texas, supporting all of our friends and family in their pursuit of equality and acceptance. Come see us!


Hot Summer Nights is just around the corner! We will be offering $5 Large Margaritas all weekend during Red River Cultural District's FREE district-wide music festival in July. Come see us!


Come join us for our second Drag Brunch with the one and only Nadine Hughes! It will be an unforgettable afternoon filled with delicious food, bottomless mimosas, and amazing performances by some of the best drag queens in town. We hope to see you there!


Don't forget, tomorrow is Taco Tuesday! $2 Classic Beef Tacos all day every Tuesday. We'll see you then!


Happy Father's Day to all of the amazing dads out there!


Did you know our sister bar, Bar 508 Mezcalerita, has Trivia Night every Sunday? They serve delicious cocktails and craft beer while also challenging your brain. Bring your friends and enjoy some healthy competition!


Come join us for our second Drag Brunch with the one and only Nadine Hughes! It will be an unforgettable afternoon filled with delicious food, bottomless mimosas, and amazing performances by some of the best drag queens in town. We hope to see you there!


There's only one way to celebrate triple digit heat, and that is with $3 Margaritas. We'll be slinging delicious, ice-cold margaritas all summer long. Come see us!


You know what triple digit heat means... $3 Margaritas for the summertime, frozen or on the rocks. Come see us!

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Nestled in the historic Red River Live Music District is Pelóns, one of the best Tex-Mex restaurants in Austin. Pelóns is famous for its homemade signature margaritas and authentic Southwestern Mexican food. The food is freshly prepared daily with bold and unique flavors that compliment our premium cocktails. Let us host your special event in either our intimate dining room areas or one of the spacious outdoor patios. Dog Friendly!

Tex-Mex, Margaritas, Queso, Tacos, Patios

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802 Red River Street
Austin, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 10pm
Tuesday 9am - 10pm
Wednesday 9am - 10pm
Thursday 9am - 11pm
Friday 9am - 11pm
Saturday 9am - 11pm
Sunday 9am - 9pm

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