La Barbecue

1906 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78702

Phone: 512-605-9696
Hours: Tues-€“Sun 11 till meat runs out
Twitter: @la_barbecue

Opened 2012
Pitmaster Jack Zizzo, Esaul Ramos, Francisco Saucedo, and John Lewis
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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brisket like velvet, ribs you literally need no teeth to eat, and killer sausage. rub on brisket and ribs perfect, sauce spicy and delicious, homemade pickles spicy and crunchy.
thehighepopt @ La Barbecue, 2015-11-18 19:24:51
Troy Grimes @ La Barbecue, 2015-11-12 17:58:58
Fantastic brisket and pork ribs. Sides are ok but who cares. Just order meat.
bbq-kel @ La Barbecue, 2015-10-14 18:37:18
Brisket was outstanding. Almost as good as Franklin's. Pork ribs were very good and extremely tender. The beef rib is the king of ribs. A must have if you eat here. Chipotle coleslaw is a great compliment to the meat.
Roman @ La Barbecue, 2015-10-07 18:14:17
Stopped here on last day of ACL. No line an hour before opening so loved that. Got the brisket, beef ribs, and sausage links. Brisket was fantastic; nice peppery crust and moist meat. Beef ribs oh so melted on my mouth. Sausage was good with nice kick. Spicy chipotle coleslaw was nice surprise. Overall great Q.
Rahul Yaratha @ La Barbecue, 2015-10-05 14:58:41
As good as it gets
Bo Williamson @ La Barbecue, 2015-08-01 13:21:44
Stellar as usual
Brad Golub @ La Barbecue, 2015-07-10 14:54:32
Stopped in last week... Line moved rally slow for some reason. Knocked out the Holy Trimity... All good but the link - it was really dry. Sure love that chipotle slaw!
John Warren @ La Barbecue, 2015-05-12 15:47:02
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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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