Located on the 5th floor of the Austin Proper Hotel, La Piscina is a convivial poolside restaurant and bar serving Texas-inspired Mexican cuisine. The vibrant, open space overlooks the downtown Austin bustle as groups convene over family-style platters, ceviches and table-top sizzling fajitas, with fresh seafood grilled over a wood fire and house-made tortillas from an open comal. The bar provides an accompanying selection of frozen margaritas, native Mexican spirits, small-batch tequila & mezcal as well as an assortment of outdoor-friendly snacks.

La Piscina Bar Seating

HOURS

Daily; 11am-10pm
Brunch; Sat-Sun, 11:00am–3:00pm

Heat lamps and cozy blankets available during evening hours

Restaurant Happenings

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CONTACT US

Reservations & General Inquiries
512-628-1415
lapiscina.reservations@properhotel.com

LOCATION

Austin Proper Hotel
5th Floor
600 W 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701

Valet Parking

Restaurant outlet guests – $25 for 3 hours ($5 discount with validation from outlet)

LARGE PARTIES

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All Day

fresh seafood

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baja oysters* 5 ea
serrano & cilantro mignonette, lime

oyster shooter* 10
mezcal, oaxacan bloody mix, clamato, aleppo salt

gulf snapper & aji amarillo aguachile* 20
toasted chia seed, shiso, corn chips

octopus aguachile negra 21
avocado, fried leeks

poached gulf shrimp ceviche 20
coconut leche de tigre, fresno, dried lemon

bigeye tuna crudo* 22
salsa borracho, cucumber, avocado

barnegat light scallop crudo 22
bay laurel aioli, pickled mushrooms

snacks & appetizers
§

quick salted & smashed cucumber 10
lime & tajin

proper guacamole 16
toasted pine nuts, cilantro

queso fundido 16
queso oaxaca, monterey and cabra cheese, rajas, salsa habanero & fresh flour tortillas
add chorizo verde 4

piscina nachos 16
queso mixto, refried beans, sour cream, shredded cabbage, jalapeno, pico de gallo
add beef picadillo & jalapeño 5
add achiote chicken breast 6
add steak arrachera* 7
add lobster 14

ensaladas
§
caesar salad* 18
classic with garlic croutons & white anchovy

crunchy greens 16
jicama, beets, baby lettuces, cumin-avocado dressing, tortilla crisps
add achiote chicken breast 12
add steak arrachera* 14
add grilled shrimp 14
add seared tuna 16

specialties de la picina

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lobster quesadilla 36
chipotle, fresh tomato, pineapple pico

green chorizo & huitlacoche quesadilla 26
queso mixto, green cabbage slaw

gulf red snapper tacos a la plancha 22
pickled onion, morita aioli, fresh corn tortillas

cochinita pibil 32
pork shoulder & belly in banana leaf with rice, beans & choice of tortillas

seared scallops 44
mojo de ajo, broiled corn salad

table top sizzling fajitas

§

served with fresh tortillas, garlic jalapeño butter, monterey jack cheese, sour cream, chunky avocado salsa, rice & beans

no.1 10 oz prime steak arrachera al carbon* 44
no.2 12 oz pineapple & soya marinated ribeye* 58
no.3 australian rack of lamb* 65
no.4 6 oz bacon-wrapped filet mignon* 48
no.5 achiote marinated chicken breast 32
no.6 pork al pastor 38
no.7 seasonal local vegetables & greens 28
no.8 whole maine lobster 65
no.9 jumbo gulf shrimp 38
no.10 steak arrachera* & achiote chicken 48
no.11 bacon-wrapped filet* & jumbo gulf shrimp 58

fajita additions
australian rack of lamb (1pc)* 10 ea
bacon-wrapped gulf shrimp 7 ea
scallop 9 ea
quail diablos 7 ea
jalapeño & oaxaca cheese rellenos 4 ea

la piscina margaritas

§

house margarita 18
on the rocks or frozen
blanco tequila, fresh lime, naranja orange,
& house citrus salt
make it with mezcal +2

spicy pepino with fresh cucumber, +2
jalapeño & aleppo chile salt

texas sandía with watermelon agua fresca +2
& spicy tajin salt

jamaica with hibiscus & tangy pink salt +2

cocktails
§
la fresa 75 18
london dry gin, strawberry & elderflower,
lime, alma negra brut rosé

watermelon burro 18
1876 vodka, watermelon agua fresca, lime, fever tree ginger beer

siesta 18
lalo blanco tequila, luxardo, grapefruit, lime, simple syrup

elote cobbler 18
nine banded bourbon, tequila, elote liquor, almond milk, lemon, orgeat

pancho villa 17
appleton estate rum, london dry gin, apricot liquor, fresh lime, pineapple

horchata con café 17
1876 vodka, piloncillo, café Fuego
& house made horchata

bloody maria 17
choice of vodka or tequila with oaxacan bloody mix, lime, escabeche, & aleppo chile salt

draft beers
 §
calidad mexican lager 9
modelo negra 9
pacifico 9
real ale ‘vamanos’ lime gose 9

cans
 §
modelo especial 9
corona premier 9
bell’s ipa 9
ranch rider 12

make any beer a michelada +1
spicy hibiscus sangrita, oaxacan bloody mix, aleppo chile salt

sparkling wine
 §
bosco del merlosprosecco 15/60
veneto, italy

alma negra brut rosé 17/68
mendoza, argentina

pierre gimmonet & filss1er cru ‘cuis’ 75
champagne, france s half-bottle

rosé
§
angels & cowboys 2020 15/60
sonoma, california

bichi rosas2018 98
tecate, mexico

château minuty rose et or 2019 130
côtes de provence, france

white
§
casa silva sauvignon gris 2019 14/56
valle de colchagua, chile

au bon climat chardonnay 2019 18/72
santa barbara county, california

lieu dit chenin blanc 2019 60
santa ynez valley, california

a los viñateros bravos ‘granitico’ 2020 75
itata, chile

kistler chardonnay ‘les noisetiers’ 2019 150
sonoma coast, california

red
§
casa magoni sangiovese/cabernet 2020 15/60
valle de guadalupe, mexico

maysara pinot noir ‘3 °’ 2018 18/72
mcminnville, oregon

garage wine co. país ‘215 bc ferment’ 2020 60
secano interior, chile

clos du val cabernet sauvignon 2016 100
napa valley, california

chacra pinot noir ‘cincuenta y cinco’ 2019 135
patagonia, argentina

non-alcoholic beverages
§
agua de piedra 10
sparkling or still

rambler sparkling water 5

giddy up cold brew 8

iced tea 5

berry hibiscus tea 5

sprite 5

coke 5

diet coke 5

dr pepper 5

house limonada 5

 

Brunch

fresh seafood
§
baja oysters* 5
ea serrano & cilantro mignonette, lime

oyster shooter* 10
mezcal, oaxacan bloody mix, clamato, aleppo salt

gulf snapper & aji amarillo aguachile* 20
toasted chia seed , shiso, corn chips

octopus aguachile negra 20
avocado, fried leeks

poached gulf shrimp aguachile 19
cucumber and jalapeño

yellowfin tuna crudo* 21
habanero, corn chips, red onion, horseradish

playa cóctel* 22
gulf shrimp, snapper, octopus, spicy tomato & limon

snacks & appetizers
§
quick salted & smashed cucumber, lime & tajine 8

proper guacamole 15
toasted pine nuts, cilantro

queso fundido 16
queso oaxaca, monterey and cabra cheese, rajas, salsa habanero & fresh flour tortillas
add chorizo verde 4

piscina nachos 16
queso mixto, refried beens, sour cream, shredded cabbage, jalapeño,
pico de gallo
add beef picadillo & fresh jalapeño 5
add achiote grilled chicken breast 6
add steak arrachera* 7
add lobster 14

specialties de la piscina
§

brunch fajita 32
arrachera*, achiote chicken, pastor, or shrimp scrambled eggs, hash browns, beans & tortillas

caesar salad* 18
classic with garlic croutons & white anchovy
add achiote chicken breast 12
add steak arrachera* 14
add grilled shrimp 14

seeded granola 16
greek yogurt, berries, agave, mint

sizzling crêpes flambées 16
bananas, orange, cointreau, vanilla whipped cream

chilaquiles verdes 17
sunny side ups, cilantro & crema

omelet in salsa verde 19
avocado, spinach, mushrooms, queso oaxaca

table top sizzling fajitas

§

served with fresh tortillas, garlic jalapeño butter, monterey jack cheese, sour cream chunky avocado salsa, rice & beans

no.1 10 oz prime steak arrachera al carbon* 40
no.2 12 oz pineapple & soya marinated ribeye* 56
no.3 australian rack of lamb* 65
no.4 6 oz bacon-wrapped filet mignon* 44
no.5 achiote marinated chicken breast 30
no.6 pork al pastor 32
no.7 seasonal local vegetables & greens 26
no.8 whole maine lobster 65
no.9 jumbo gulf shrimp 36
no.10 steak arrachera* & achiote chicken 44
no.11 bacon-wrapped filet* & jumbo gulf shrimp 52

fajita additions
Australian rack of lamb (1pc)* 10 ea

bacon wrapped gulf shrimp 7 ea
quail diablos 7 ea
jalapeño & oaxaca cheese rellenos 4 ea

fried eggs 6
hashbrowns 5

la piscina margaritas

§

house margarita 18
on the rocks or frozen
blanco tequila, fresh lime, naranja orange,
& house citrus salt
make it with mezcal +2

spicy pepino with fresh cucumber, +2
jalapeño & aleppo chile salt

texas sandía with watermelon agua fresca +2
& spicy tajin salt

jamaica with hibiscus & tangy pink salt +2

cocktails
§
la fresa 75 18
london dry gin, strawberry & elderflower,
lime, alma negra brut rosé

watermelon burro 18
1876 vodka, watermelon agua fresca, lime, fever tree ginger beer

siesta 18
lalo blanco tequila, luxardo, grapefruit, lime, simple syrup

elote cobbler 18
nine banded bourbon, tequila, elote liquor, almond milk, lemon, orgeat

pancho villa 17
appleton estate rum, london dry gin, apricot liquor, fresh lime, pineapple

horchata con café 17
1876 vodka, piloncillo, café Fuego
& house made horchata

bloody maria 17
choice of vodka or tequila with oaxacan bloody mix, lime, escabeche, & aleppo chile salt

draft beers
 §
calidad mexican lager 9
modelo negra 9
pacifico 9
real ale ‘vamanos’ lime gose 9

cans
 §
modelo especial 9
corona premier 9
bell’s ipa 9
ranch rider 12

make any beer a michelada +1
spicy hibiscus sangrita, oaxacan bloody mix, aleppo chile salt

sparkling wine
 §
bosco del merlosprosecco 15/60
veneto, italy

alma negra brut rosé 17/68
mendoza, argentina

pierre gimmonet & filss1er cru ‘cuis’ 75
champagne, france s half-bottle

rosé
§
angels & cowboys 2020 15/60
sonoma, california

bichi rosas2018 98
tecate, mexico

château minuty rose et or 2019 130
côtes de provence, france

white
§
casa silva sauvignon gris 2019 14/56
valle de colchagua, chile

au bon climat chardonnay 2019 18/72
santa barbara county, california

lieu dit chenin blanc 2019 60
santa ynez valley, california

a los viñateros bravos ‘granitico’ 2020 75
itata, chile

kistler chardonnay ‘les noisetiers’ 2019 150
sonoma coast, california

red
§
casa magoni sangiovese/cabernet 2020 15/60
valle de guadalupe, mexico

maysara pinot noir ‘3 °’ 2018 18/72
mcminnville, oregon

garage wine co. país ‘215 bc ferment’ 2020 60
secano interior, chile

clos du val cabernet sauvignon 2016 100
napa valley, california

chacra pinot noir ‘cincuenta y cinco’ 2019 135
patagonia, argentina

non-alcoholic beverages
§
agua de piedra 10
sparkling or still

rambler sparkling water 5

giddy up cold brew 8

iced tea 5

berry hibiscus tea 5

sprite 5

coke 5

diet coke 5

dr pepper 5

house limonada 5

 

Dessert

dessert

sizzling crepes flambé 24
bananas, orange, quantro, vanilla ice cream

tres leches 10
mascarpone cream, citrus

housemade churros 8
chocolate dulce de leche, candied orange zest

cocktail

la piscina carajillo 16
counter culture espresso with cuarenta y tres vanilla & texas vodka, shaken until frothy and seved up

wine

equipo navazos pedro ximénez sherry 16

coffee

counter culture coffee

‘big trouble’ drip coffee 4 ‘
forty six’ espresso 4
americano 4
cappuccino 6
latte 6

alternative milks available

tea

tea by tealeaves

hibiscus iced tea 4
black iced tea 4
selection of hot teas 5

english breakfast, long life green, imperial oolang, organic peppermint

Kids Menu

Quesadilla 10
flour tortilla with cheese
add chicken 5
add beef 7

Two Tacos 10
flour tortillas served with rice & beans (choice of chicken or beef)

Nachos 10
corn chips topped with beans & cheese
add chicken 5
add beef 7

Churros 5
two churros with chocolate sauce

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