When it comes to Mexican food, it's EVERYWHERE in Austin. you can't live here and not know that. And at Polvos, you get great food.
But, at Polvos, they have one secret: the pina coladas. In fact the pina coladas are so good, that this review is three stars for the actual restaurant and five stars for the bar tender and blender that mixes the pina coladas. Really, the pina coladas are great and have whipped cream. So the food is good. The wait staff is very patient and friendly and looks like they're big Morrisey fans. But the pina coladas? Amazing.
With whipped cream. That's all I'm gonna say. :)
They say that freezing fresh pineapple is the key to making an amazing pin colada because it impacts the flavor. If that's true, this is the process that Polvos must be following.
All in all, Polvo's has a great atmosphere with great food and drinks. A word of advice; go hungry, try the pina colada margarita and call in before you get there for them to hold you a table unless you like waiting 30-60 minutes. I just checked their website and I found a coupon in it. Now you have no excuse not to try it.
Polvos Mexican Restaurant
2004 S 1st St., Austin, TX 78704