Austin’s Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are you open today? 1a. Why is there a For Sale sign in front? 2. Where are you located? 3. Do you deliver? 4. Do you serve breakfast? 5. What do you offer for vegetarians? 6. What is pulled pork? 7. Which is it — Austin’s or El Corral? 8. Can I reserve a private room for a party or meeting? 9. Will you barbecue at my office or backyard party? 9a. Even in Fremont? Belmont? Piedmont?
  2. Are you open today?
Yes, unless it’s Christmas or Thanksgiving Day. Austin’s is open today for Lunch and Dinner from 11:30am until 9:30pm » Noches La Vida Loca vienen al AUSTIN’S ! « 1a. Why is there a For Sale sign in front? The owners of the land and building are trying to turn it for a quick profit. Austin’s Restaurant has six years left on its lease, and we don’t plan on going anywhere before that’s finished.  [Top]
  1. Where are you located?
We’re on El Camino Real near Shoreline Blvd. in Mountain View, California. The exact address is 1616 West El Camino Real. Freeways 280, 101, 237 and 85 all bring you within five minutes of Austin’s. Please view our street map & driving directions page.  [Top]
  1. Do you deliver?
We’ll deliver buffet-style orders for 25 people or more, if you order at least a day ahead of time. We suggest you pick up small or last-minute orders yourself at the restaurant, or use a delivery service like Take Out Waiters (650 216-7077). Our complete takeout menu is online to help you prepare your order before calling it in.  [Top]
  1. Do you serve breakfast?
We serve breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays (except Christmas Day) beginning at 9am.  [Top]
  1. What do you offer for vegetarians?
Austin’s vegetarian selections include Grilled Eggplant Stack, Vegetarian Pasta or Quesadillas, Garden Burgers and an array of tasty salads.  [Top]
  1. What is pulled pork?
Pulled pork is slow-smoked pork shoulder. After it’s cooked, the meat is pulled by hand from the bone. It’s a leaner and spicier cut than pork ribs and makes an excellent sandwich.  [Top]
  1. Which is it — Austin’s or El Corral?
Both! The restaurant is Austin’s, a Silicon Valley legend since 1997. But on weekends, after dinner winds down, the party cranks up with dancing to the best banda and norteña music, beer by the bucket, and lots of gente (folks) to mingle with. ¡Bienvenidos al Club El Corral!  [Top]
  1. Can I reserve a private room for a party or meeting?
Absolutely. For groups up to fifty people, the Rio Grande Room includes a professional sound system, video players, and our legendary Austin’s hospitality. Larger groups up to 200 people can reserve the entire restaurant for an evening or an afternoon. Please call Richard Clark at 650 969-9191 to arrange your event.  [Top]
  1. Will you barbecue at my office or backyard party?
We sure will. We’ll bring our big charcoal grill, buffet tables, plates, flatware, beverages — everything except your friends. Take a look at the Catering section of this web site.  [Top] 9a. Even in Fremont? Belmont? Piedmont? Yes, anywhere within an hour’s drive from Mountain View.  [Top]