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The Best 5 Places to Eat in South Austin for Groups

South Austin is known for it's lively restaurants, including some of the best Tex-Mex places and local hangouts to grab a drink and delicious food with friends after work. With all the choices, you're sure to find an upbeat restaurant that has something on the menu for each of your friends. See some of the best restaurants to grab dinner with a group near Ocotillo’s apartments in South Austin!

  • Uchi
  • Uchi is highly regarded as one of the best sushi restaurants in Austin and has been featured by Thrillist and Zagat. The atmosphere is sophisticated and the dishes are a great conversation starter for group dinners. Their sushi plates are an eclectic mix of fresh seafood, fruits, and even nuts. They also have a special "Sake Social" menu with discounted rolls and sake. Perfect for an after work happy hour with friends.
  • Botticelli's
  • With an extensive wine list and an outdoor beer garden with live music, Botticelli's is sure to get the group conversation flowing. They have happy hour 5-7 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday and all day Sunday and Monday. The happy hour menu boasts $5 and under drink specials and discounted appetizers perfect for sharing.
  • Polvo's Mexican Restaurant
  • "Great food, good atmosphere. Great hangover cure." said a Polvo's reviewer. That pretty much sums up the Mexican joint that offers a salsa bar, delicious Mexican food, and tasty margaritas. Polvo's is a local favorite and great central meeting place near apartments in South Austin for their Monday - Friday happy hour. Did we mention margaritas are only $4.50 during happy hour?
  • Habana SoCo
  • Get a little slice of Cuba in South Austin at Habana SoCo. Known for their mojitos and sangria, Habana SoCo was one of the original Cuban restaurants in Austin. Your friends will love the brightly decorated outdoor cabanas and special "palapa" bungalow tables for groups. This is the place in South Austin to get Cuban sandwiches for a great price.
  • Sway
  • Sway brought Thai food to South Austin like no other. Imagine gathering around a long table with coworkers or friends and enjoying a Thai family style feast. Sway offers special menus for groups of 10 or more including their Moo Sway traditional Thai feast with a Thai pork shoulder and shucked oysters for the whole group. If your group is a bit smaller, you'll still enjoy their extensive menu of traditional Thai dishes including curry and satay. They also have an extensive list of international beer and wine, kombucha, and house made sodas.