Trudy's North Star |8820 Burnet RdAustinTX78757 | (512) 454-1474

Our Story

An Austin Legacy

While our signature cocktails and scratch-made Tex-Mex food are impressive, our story doesn’t start with food. If you want to know Trudy’s, you have to meet our people. Like Esperanza, who ran the restaurant when we opened our doors in 1977. Or Trudy, who took over the restaurant after Esperanza and inspired our name. You’d have to meet every member of our outstanding staff, the people we call family, who carry Trudy’s legacy today.

From the moment you step into Trudy’s, you’re part of our family too. Our place is the kind where everyone knows your name, your drink order, and your favorite item on the menu. Trudy’s is the place where you bring your family and friends time and time again. It’s the place where you celebrate a big milestone with a dish of loaded queso or a stuffed avocado. It’s the place where you wind down after a long day or ramp up for a long night. It’s where you come to simply enjoy a delicious, fresh-made meal and visit with our people.

The spirit of Trudy’s is our loyal team and customers.

Homemade, authentic Tex-Mex put Trudy’s on the map. But it’s the people, customers and staff alike, who make Trudy’s the true star it is today.


What Makes Trudy’s Different?

TRUDY'S IS AUTHENTICTrudy’s has been a fixture of Austin, TX, since 1977, serving authentic Tex-Mex recipes and fresh, inventive cocktails from day one. We’re not a chain restaurant with overdone wings and cheesy promos — we’re a local treasure, offering you genuinely good food and a genuinely good time.
TRUDY'S IS DEPENDABLEHere at Trudy’s, you can always count on a satisfying meal and a memorable night. We make all our authentic Tex-Mex recipes from scratch, and we don’t skimp on the portions! When you visit us, you can count on getting recipes you love at reasonable prices.
TRUDY'S IS MEMORABLETrudy’s is the place to go to celebrate your 21st birthday with a cocktail (or two). This is where your team comes when you win your home game. This is where you toast a friend tying the knot, cheers to Friday night, and soak in all of life’s moments, both big and small. Any night spent at Trudy’s is one to remember.
TRUDY'S IS A GOOD TIMEOur Tex-Mex food is incredible, but that’s not the only reason people love Trudy’s. People love the spirit of the place — music, cocktails, people who care, lifelong memories. Trudy’s is your neighborhood spot where you can always count on a good time, no matter the day or the company.
TRUDY'S IS FOR EVERYONEYoung, old, families, college students, overtime workers, and party people — we have something for everyone. We even welcome pets in our outdoor dining areas! No matter who you are or what mood you’re in, you are always welcome at Trudy’s.

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Get to know some of the Trudys of Town! These incredible women all over central Texas are clear examples of what a strong, empowered Trudy looks like in today’s world. Learn more about our inspiring Trudys of Town.


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