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La Piscina -Trendy Rooftop Dining in Austin, TX

La Piscina, a bustling rooftop restaurant located on the fifth floor of the Austin Proper Hotel, offers a unique dining experience that feels more akin to a Mexican villa than a typical restaurant setting. The establishment is part of the McGuire Moorman Hospitality and is known for its Texas-inspired Mexican cuisine, served in a convivial poolside environment.

Frozen margarita at La Piscina

The interior of La Piscina is characterized by floor-to-ceiling windows and lush desert plants, creating a bright and airy dining room. The menu focuses on Mexican-leaning dishes such as sizzling fajitas, ceviches, and lobster quesadillas. Outside, the rooftop area offers a smaller, more poolside-friendly menu, emphasizing cocktails, small plates, and raw seafood.

Various small plates at La Piscina

While the setting and decor of La Piscina are undoubtedly impressive, the food in my opinion, is equally impressive. As soon as you are seated you are served fresh homemade tortillas with green and red house salsas. We don't typically go for a frozen margarita, but theirs is really good...especially if it is warm outside! We opted for the serrano tincture to give it a kick. The favorites that my husband and I enjoyed were the gulf snapper & aji amarillo aguachile, poached gulf shrimp ceviche, and quick salted & smashed cucumber. We split the prime steak arrachera al carbon tabletop sizzling fajitas which I deem as a must try.

Customer reviews generally praise the restaurant. Service is noted as excellent, and the ambiance is perfect for a relaxing experience. La Piscina is open for lunch and dinner daily, with brunch available on weekends. It's recommended to make reservations, which can be done via Open Table.

La Piscina offers a refreshing spot with a cool vibe, perfect for those looking to relax and enjoy good food and drinks in a stunning setting. Though it might be a bit pricey, the unique experience it offers, especially its rooftop dining, makes it worth a visit for those in downtown Austin​​​​​​​​.

La Piscina - Austin Proper Hotel

600 W 2nd St 5th Floor, Austin, TX 78701



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