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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I had la barbecue after john left in te interim it was fantastic @ La Barbecue, 2016-03-16 01:54:19
great sliced beef sandwich. fat rendered really well. could eat it all day.
oddsfoe @ La Barbecue, 2016-01-20 18:36:43
2nd visit, late at night. meat was great bit a ;little cold. beef rib was tdf
thehighepopt @ La Barbecue, 2015-12-21 02:27:44
For fellow meat lovers, note that the address changed in Sept 2015 - Google maps had it wrong. They are now located 10 blocks further east on Cesar Chavez. La Barbecue and Franklin are in a league by themselves. Don't be scared by the line up at La Barbecue - it moves quickly and is definitely not the 4 hour marathon at Franklin. Everything was great - brisket, beef rib, sausage, turkey, sides and the service. Stop by the smokers and chat with the staff -very friendly and knowledgable. But in the end, the brisket was the star
bbqmeatlover @ La Barbecue, 2015-12-13 20:10:02
Awesome BBQ. Brisket melts in your mouth.
bbqmeatlover @ La Barbecue, 2015-12-13 19:54:41
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
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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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