Aug 212010
 

**This is a Mini Review while working in Austin, TX this summer**

Cuisine: American, Mexican,

Address: 3825 Lake Austin Blvd Austin, TX 78703  (512) 476-4852

Links: Hula Hut Website

Atmosphere: Hula Hut is located on Lake Austin, just west of downtown.  Great views of the lake and the dam!  Very fun outdoor seating as well as seating indoors.

Neon Sign @ Hula Hut ~ Austin, TX

Neon Sign @ Hula Hut ~ Austin, TX

Pier @ Hula Hut ~ Austin, TX
Pier @ Hula Hut ~ Austin, TX

Hula Hut Deck ~ Austin, TX
Hula Hut Deck ~ Austin, TXKristi Sauer

Outside Seating @ Hula Hut ~ Austin, TX
Outside Seating @ Hula Hut ~ Austin, TX

What we ordered: My companion and I helped ourself to the complimentary Chips & Salsa bar.  Hula Hut (owned by Chuy’s) has fresh homemade salsa that is so good! Chunky, fresh and definitely spicy.  They also have the same wonderful Jalapeno ranch dip that Chuy’s has.  I love it!

Chips & Salsa @ Hula Hut ~ Austin, TXpsd
Chips & Salsa @ Hula Hut ~ Austin, TX

It was a very hot night and we could only get immediate seating at the back outdoor bar, so I ordered a frozen margarita to help me keep cool ;)   My selection tonight was a combo of frozen lime/frozen mango.  I don’t know if there was even any tequila in this drink, but it sure was a sweet treat!

Mango & Lime Frozen Margarita @ Hula Hut ~ Austin, TX
Mango & Lime Frozen Margarita @ Hula Hut ~ Austin, TX

My companion ordered a Bloody Mary which also looked very refreshing.

Bloody Mary @ Hula Hut ~ Austin, TX
Bloody Mary @ Hula Hut ~ Austin, TX

I had such a great experience with the fish tacos when I visited the Hula Hut last summer, so I ordered the same thing again.  The fish was still a grilled white fish (tilapia?) and just as good as last year, however there was only half a fillet in each taco, rather than a full fillet like it used to be.  Extra delicious and flavorful with creamy jalapeno dip and fresh salsa

Fish Tacos @ Hula Hut ~ Austin, TX
Fish Tacos @ Hula Hut ~ Austin, TX

My companion ordered the Fried Mahi Mahi, served with salad and Mango Salsa.  I thought the plate looked wonderful.  My companion said the fish was good but had obviously been frozen, instead of fresh.

Mahi Mahi @ Hula Hut ~ Austin, TX
Mahi Mahi @ Hula Hut ~ Austin, TX

Overall Impression: Hula Hut is such a fun place to visit! Great place for a family dinner, get together with friends, or a place to hang by yourself.  Be prepared to wait awhile, Hula Hut is always busy! Yummy frozen margaritas!
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