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Review of Fresa’s Chicken in Austin with Photos

May 16, 2020

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Fresa's in Austin

I use to eat at Fresa’s Chicken twice a week – that’s how obsessed I was with Fresa’s. The drive-thru on North Lamar is super convenient and Basil always gets a doggy treat at the window but I love dining on the big, colorful patio on South 1st.

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Fresa’s Chicken is known, obviously for their wood-grilled chicken but their location on South 1st (1703 S 1st St) has grilled steak and grilled prawns. The fried Brussel sprouts, Mexican street corn, and grilled beets were soo good too. But most importantly, Fresa’s serves cocktails AND frozen margaritas. You can choose from prickly pear, regular, and avocado. I can’t wait for the cooler weather to hang out on their dog-friendly patio!

WHAT TO ORDER: wood-grilled chicken, fried Brussels sprouts, grilled beets, Mexican street corn, ice cream, and frozen margaritas.

Fresa's Review
Fresa's in Austin Texas

Restaurant Name: Fresa's

Restaurant Description: Mexican restaurant with a big, colorful dog-friendly patio on South 1st with wood-grilled meals, frozen margaritas, and ice cream.

Price range: $10 - $30

Address: 1703 South First, Austin, TX 78704

Cuisine: Mexican

Telephone: (512) 992–2946


  • Patio
  • Dog-friendly
  • Food
  • Cocktails

Fresa's in Austin Texas

COVID-19 Update

Fresa’s has reopened their patio & dining room at their South First location with limited seating.



These are the new hours for Fresa’s:

  • Open Daily from 8am – 10pm



Reservations are required and can be made via OpenTable HERE.


Happy Hour

Happy hour at Fresa’s is Monday to Friday from 3pm – 6pm

  • $2 off all Aguas Frescas, Botanas, Beer, Wine & Margaritas
  • Applies to Dine-In, Drive-Thru, Walk-Up & Online orders
  • South First location offers Happy Hour prices all day, every day to guests seated at the bar.

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Menu + Photos

The items marked with ** are Koko Approved!


Queso at Fresa's in Austin


Choose from the classic queso or the totally loaded with black beans, guacamole, chorizo, pico de gallo, queso fresco, and salsa bruja.


Fresa's Chicken

Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Fried Brussel sprouts with pasilla aioli.


Chimichurri skirt steak at Fresa's in Austin

Wood-grilled meals

Fresa’s specializes in wood-grilled meals and this is why I consistently eat at Fresa’s aside from their frozen prickly pear margarita. 

  • Achiote & citrus chicken
  • Yucatan spice chicken
  • Aji-Glazed prawns
  • Chimichurri skirt steak

For all of these, you can choose from whole, half, or quarter. Served with charro beans, Mexican rice, grilled onion, marinated jalapeño, corn tortillas & salsas. Black beans & white rice also available.

I’ve had all of these and I like them all but I usually order the chimichurri skirt steak or the Achoite & citrus chicken.

While Fresa’s has breakfast tacos, tacos, and bowls, they’re just okay IMO. 

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Fresa's Austin Frozen Margarita

&& let’s talk about the margaritas at Fresa’s! The frozen prickly pear margarita is my absolute favorite margarita in Austin – it’s boozy so pace yourself!

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Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.