Fonda San Miguel is a celebration of distinctive cuisine, colorful history and the transformative influence on Mexican restaurants across the country. As a pioneer of interior Mexican cuisine in the U.S., it was one of the first in the nation to introduce the full-flavored and more complex specialties from Mexico’s regional cuisine. A venerable restaurant, Fonda San Miguel has garnered national and international acclaim, and continues to stay true to Mexico’s great traditions and share the fundamentals of Mexican cuisine through its authentic flavors and ties to Mexico’s ever-changing food culture.


happy hour

Bar/Atrium only

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays 5-7pm

Half-price appetizers are Quesadillas and Tostada Compuestas.
$1 off tequila and tequila cocktails.


Sundays 11am–2pm

Our Hacienda Brunch features an array of interior Mexico dishes. From classic, authentic nopales and chilaquiles to mouth-watering desserts—it indulges every guest.

Coming soon

Private parties

Our private dining room is available to rent for large parties and meetings, with customized menus ranging from passed appetizer receptions to pre-fixed dinner menus. We look forward to helping you create a memorable experience.
Contact us at for more information.

Private Event Inquiries


“They opened Fonda San Miguel in 1975, gradually converting the space into a replica of a colonial-era hacienda, filled with artifacts, original artwork and blooming plants. Their timing was auspicious, coinciding with a period of culinary exploration. Fonda remains the grande dame of interior Mexican cuisine in Texas.”


2330 W. North Loop, Austin, Texas 78756
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Monday–Saturday 5:00–9:00pm




Fonda San Miguel: Forty Years of Food & Art is a full-color cookbook for the home cook that focuses on Mexico’s diverse regional cuisines. Compiled and written by restaurant founders Tom Gilliland and Miguel Ravago, with foreword by Robert Rodriguez, the cookbook features more than one hundred memorable recipes, the artwork of Fonda San Miguel and notes on the artists.

The perfect gift for birthdays and anniversaries, the cookbook is available at Amazon, your local bookstore or at Fonda San Miguel.


Finally, Fonda San Miguel will reopen on Tuesday, June 23.

Many procedures and improvements will be in place to provide a very safe place to work and to dine. During this too long time, we have been renovating bathrooms, our kitchen, the bar and anything that will make the restaurant safer.

Fortunately, all of our staff were recipients of the Paycheck Protection Program for which we qualified early. That program has now run out. The FSM family is now expecting a successful reopening. 45 years of experience should result on an even better Fonda San Miguel.

With COA, State of Texas and our own guidelines in place, we will be doing the following:
At first, reservations will be required for the dining rooms. Walk-ins will be accommodated in the atrium and bar only. We urge you not to gather at the front door and the hostess stand. Everyone must wear a mask upon entering. We may take temperatures. We are definitely taking temperatures of our staff. When you are seated, then you may remove your mask. Our servers will wear face protections. You may not see their handsome and beautiful faces but we have a clever way for you to “see” who is serving you.

Although not a perfect world, there are some new “normals” that all of us will be learning. We will be following the most positive, safe, even fun approach to welcome and serve you once again. Getting out of our houses is going to be great for everyone.

Please give us your suggestions in any way to make your experience of beginning to return to normal a very positive one.

MIL GRACIAS and welcome back…