La Barbecue

1502 S. 1st
Austin, TX 78704

Phone: 512-605-9696
Hours: Wed–Sun 11 till meat runs out
Twitter: @la_barbecue

Opened 2012
Pitmaster John Lewis, Francisco Saucedo, and Chris McGhee
Method Post oak; indirect-heat pit
Pro Tip There's free beer Friday through Sunday.

TMBBQ Rating: 4.5

Texas Monthly BBQ Top 50


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Exceptional Q especially the beef spare rib
Jack Niland @ La Barbecue, 2014-04-20 10:02:08
Purdy dang tasty brisket.
Peter Einhorn @ La Barbecue, 2014-04-07 09:05:13
Can't beat this brisket in Texas!
Pan Delacruz @ La Barbecue, 2014-04-06 14:09:12
Sausage and ribs were great. The brisket was good with a nice crusted bark on it but it seemed to lack enough smoky flavor on this visit. Gotta love the free keg beer though and the atmosphere was nice with an open picnic feel to it. Will definitely be back.
shawn_riggs @ La Barbecue, 2014-02-05 13:24:28
A little cool in Austin today, but didn't stop us from heading over to La Barbecue! Brisket and pork ribs today were excellent (as usual). Had chipotle slaw and pintos for sides and they, too, were great. Really really love the chipotle cole slaw. The new east sixth location is good.... I think easier to get in and out of. I'll be back!!!
John Warren @ La Barbecue, 2014-01-30 21:29:17
We went to the S 1st address, but there was a large sign saying they moved to E 6th.
Jimmy Canning @ La Barbecue, 2014-01-23 08:25:19
Waitin in line! Was here last week...gotta come back! We are braving the weather! Gonna be great!
scott_moody @ La Barbecue, 2013-11-23 11:48:32
Waiting in line. Looking forward to it!!
scott_moody @ La Barbecue, 2013-11-16 11:34:17
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May 14, 2013

In this case, “La” is not a definite article referring to the “Cuisine Texicana” this relatively new joint says it serves; it’s an abbreviation referring to the first name of the co-owner LeAnn Mueller, granddaughter of the founder of Taylor’s famous Louie Mueller Barbecue (disclosure: LeAnn is a contributing photographer at Texas Monthly). Housed in a little trailer with a few picnic tables under old pecan and live oak trees, this eatery opened in 2011…

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