The Serranos Familia
Thoughtfully Prepared Scratch-Made Food
Merging family recipes with broader Mexican traditions, authenticity means a lot to us: we make our tortillas by hand like our abuelitas, prepare guacamole and salsa around the clock, and let the flavor slow-seep into the meat on our mesquite grill. Join us for homemade food, an energetic atmosphere, and fresh margaritas to write home about.
Part of the community for over 30 years
With a calling to return to their roots, David Quintanilla and family joined together to open their first Serranos restaurant in 1987. Featuring hand-shaken margaritas, mesquite grilled meats, and dishes that both honored and reinvented traditional Mexican recipes, Serranos became an instant standout in Austin.
Since the very beginning, we’ve been committed to changing the way people think about “Mexican food.” To us, authenticity means sourcing the freshest ingredients, treating guests like family, and always opting for “from scratch” over shortcuts.
Now with four family owned and operated locations—Mopac, Southpark Meadows, Lakeline, and Cedar Park—the growing Serranos family continues to serve guests our vision of Mexican food, drinks, and a good time.
While Mexican or Tex-Mex restaurants typically grill food on a gas grill or griddle, we only use mesquite wood. The result? A deep, smoky signature flavor that’s hard to beat. Oh—and we only use premium outside skirt steak. Taste it and you’ll know why.
Por el amor de margaritas
The two dirtiest words we’ve ever heard? Margarita mix. We make our margaritas with 100% blue agave tequila, triple sec, and fresh-squeezed lemon and lime.
The fabric of Serranos
Authenticity goes beyond flavor. We travel back to Mexico often and bring inspiration—along with art—back home with us. Visit any of our locations and you’ll see that our atmosphere is all about the food and feeling coming together.
We take our culture as seriously as our food. To us, the collective goal of bringing only the best to the table is the stuff of a fantastic team. Want to join the family? Fill out our application.