If you are looking for incredible food, local wine & craft beer, and great ambience, look no further than Los Olivos Market in the heart of Buda, TX. From their menu to their retail shop, they offer a unique experience for each person that walks through their door.
I visited with my wife and our 2-year-old son. We all sincerely enjoyed our time and were amazed by the wonderful food and friendly people.
Note: Thanks to Los Olivos Market for gifting our food. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
What’s the Story Behind Los Olivos Market?
Los Olivos Market is located in the Buda Mill & Grain, and first opened on Memorial Day 2020. They define themselves as a marketplace where Old World tradition meets Texas charm.
My dad and I first started in Wimberley, March 2018, when we bought Taste Buds and rebranded to Los Olivos Market that same year. The name came from my grandfather, who was originally from Madrid, Spain, and was gifted two olive trees from one of our aunts. At the time, he was living on our family ranch in Dripping Springs, and offered to name the ranch, Los Olivos. Since then we’ve loved the name and as an honor to him we ended up naming our business Los Olivos Market.Owner Rebecca Varela
Unique and Delicious Food
Let’s start with the food. Wow. I rarely see such a unique menu that delivers consistently good flavor. I was extremely happy with both the presentation and taste of each dish that came to our table. Their menu contains Shareables, Entrees, and Sides, but we mostly ordered Shareables so we all could try a little of everything.
Upon looking at the menu, I was most intrigued by the Barbacoa Doughnuts. Trying them was a must, and they did not disappoint. Picture mini sweet corn-jalapeño doughnuts topped with barbacoa, chipotle glaze, and cotija cheese. Yum.
I’m a sucker for all things avocado (there’s never enough guacamole on my tacos), and so the Charred Avocado was also a must. Los Olivos Market delivered perfectly ripe avocados, charred and topped with chipotle crema, red chili, cilantro, and crunchy peanuts.
My wife and I love Japanese food and had to try their Chicken Karaage. Although the style was a bit different than what you might find at an authentic Japanese restaurant, it was no less delicious. The fried chicken was covered in sweet chili, cilantro, local pickles, and funky aioli.
Since our 2-year-old son was dining with us, of course we had to order the Truffle Mac n’ Cheese. Served with jamon and baby kale, this was extremely rich and flavorful. Not only was it my son’s favorite, but it might have been my favorite as well! I admit I have soft spot for mac n’ cheese, though, so I might be a bit biased.
Though I personally don’t like chocolate (*gasp* – I know, it’s weird), my wife and son, of course, do. Also, now that my son has a recent obsession with roasting marshmallows, we decided to try their Campfire dessert. Served in a jar, this tasty treat contained smoked rice krispies, butterscotch, vanilla ice cream, and salted dark chocolate. This was such a unique sweet that was well-loved by my family.
Local Beer & Wine
Los Olivos Market had an impressive list of beers and wines on tap, almost all from local breweries and wineries. We ordered a flight of 4 local beers for $9 (which is pretty dang good for a craft beer flight).
Out of curiosity I ordered the Cosmic Butterfly from Thirsty Planet Brewery. A Berliner Weisse-style kettle sour, it was the first purple colored beer I’ve ever had. Cosmic Butterfly is brewed with blue butterfly pea flowers to give its purple hue, and tasted as good as it looked.
Though we’ve had it many times before, the Pinneapple Cider from Austin Eastciders is a reoccurring go-to for my wife and me. We love ciders, and that is one of our all-time favorites. I’m also a big fan of Belgian-style Witbier, so we included Celis White (another of my go-to’s) from Celis Brewery in our flight
To round off our 4th beer in the flight, we picked the Konverter Kolsch. As Kolsch’s usually are, this one from Whitestone Brewery was very easy to drink and paired well with all the food we ordered.
In addition to the flight, we ordered a glass of sweet cherry wine, which was incredible! We have never tried cherry wine before, but it might be our new favorite.
Don’t Forget About the Market
Before you leave, make sure you take a look through their retail market. They have a great selection of local salsas, pickles, jams, olive oils, etc., many of which were made in-house.
My wife and I both love salsa, and loved the unique salsa selections in the market. We bought a jar of garlic & sea salt pickles (among other products) which we throughouly enjoyed snacking on later in the day.
If that’s not enough, Los Olivos Market also offers several products sourced from Spain. Each product that enters the market is personally tasted and carefully chosen by the owner and operations director.
From my family to yours, we definitely recommend stopping by Los Olivos Market next time you find yourself in Buda, TX.
13904 Ranch Rd 12, Wimberley, TX 78676—Website
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