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Keep Austin Local: Habanero Mexican Café

Try fajitas, fried burritos and popular dishes while supporting this locally-owned family business.

AUSTIN, Texas — KVUE wants to help “Keep Austin Local” by highlighting the local businesses, events and people that make Austin special.

On Wednesday, KVUE stopped by Habanero Mexican Café, a family-owned business that has been around since June of 1998.

The COVID-19 pandemic hit Habanero Mexican Café hard. The restaurant switched over to take-out and curbside from March of 2020 to June of 2021.

“We luckily have amazing customers who have supported us for decades and continued to do so," manager Nikki Ibarra said. "We can’t thank them enough for helping us."

Habanero Mexican Café is known for its fajitas made from fresh skirt steak and cooked over a mesquite grill. Ibarra said the recipe has been in the family for generations. The salsa, gorditas and enchiladas are also very popular, and its sauces are made from scratch with dried chiles and other spices.

Ibarra said she wants the community to know that Habanero Mexican Café is an underdog in Austin, even though they’ve been around for over 23 years. 

“We want to reach out to people who haven’t ventured out and tried the small old restaurant," Ibarra said.

If you’re looking for a deal, every Wednesday the restaurant has a special on its fajitas. Normally they are $15.95, but on Wednesdays they are $11.95.

You can find Habanero Mexican Café at 501 Oltorf St. in Austin, or online here.


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