Who we are and what we do
We’ve been entertaining friends and family at Contigo Ranch for over 30 years. It is the countless hunting trips, weekend retreats, cattle roundups, barbecues, parties, horseshoe and washers tournaments, and pachangas that serve as inspiration for this restaurant. Since we can’t have everyone down to the ranch, we decided to do our best to bring the ranch to everyone in Austin.
At Contigo, we like to sit outside, we like to drink beer… and margaritas. We like to eat great food and appreciate friendly company and warm hospitality. We serve Fresh, Quality, Bar Food… which is basically how we like to eat. We make things that go well with beer and utilize the freshest ingredients we can find.
Our goal is to offer the community a place to relax, commune, and enjoy great food.
We hope you will join us.
Owner – General Manager
Ben hails from San Antonio, TX. After college he moved to New York City to work in advertising.
After 5 years he decided to move home… and open a restaurant. After years of mopping floors, washing dishes, pulling espresso shots, pouring wine, opening beers, delivering food, and managing restaurants, he partnered with Chef Andrew to open Contigo Austin.
Ben grew up working and hunting at Contigo Ranch in S. Texas. He has an extensive keychain collection. In his free time he is a soccer player, guitar picker, song writer, food appreciator, and one hell of a whistler.
Owner – Executive Chef
Andrew is a native of San Angelo, TX. He went to school to learn some things about cooking.
He also traveled a lot to learn some more things about cooking. In-between his schooling and traveling he took time to work in some Michelin recognized restaurants in Napa, CA (La Toque, Angele).
He knows his way around a kitchen and a ranch, and is skilled in both crafts. This unique combination is reflected in the menu at Contigo Austin.
In his free time he is a goat roper, beer maker, wine drinker, water tank builder, and all around good guy.