Helmed by Executive Chef Rene Ortiz and Pastry Chef Laura Sawicki, La Condesa was recently nominated for a 2010 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant in the country. Inspired by the hip, bohemian Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City, La Condesa serves contemporary Mexican cuisine with traditional regional influences. La Condesa also features Austin’s largest premium tequila selection with over 100 varieties of 100% blue agave tequila as well as a host of innovative specialty cocktails.
The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.