Cuisine: Interior Mexican
This may be a bar providing Alamo Drafthouse movie-goers with a new foraging alternative, but Chef John Bullington's snacky menu includes interpretations of classic Mexican street food, such as N.Y. Strip alambras and a giant Sonoran hot dog. Brunch is exciting as well, what with tangy avocado tomatilla sauces, and poblanos in the chichimigas.
5701 W. Slaughter 512/861-7069
Try this Lubbock-based chain for both traditional Tex-Mex and adventurous Interior Mexican offerings.
2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S., Bldg. 7 512/306-0857
Reasonably priced Mexican cuisine and a relaxed setting make this a great place for a quick, no-hassles meal.
1911-A E. Riverside 512/442-8402
Offers both Tex-Mex dishes and Interior specialties such as albondigas en chipotle and enchiladas de pipian. Go with a crowd, listen to the music, and have some fun.
4211 S. Lamar 512/416-9667
Here you'll find daily fish specials, enchiladas of every sort, and steaks complemented by signature sauces. Sunday brunch includes migas and chilaquiles.
201 W. Third 512/542-9670
Breakfast here starts at 9am, and you will find plates such as migas, as well as a variety of breakfast tacos. All of your other favorites are prepared fresh daily. We like the enchiladas.
Offers a wide selection of traditional Tex-Mex favorites as well as an enticing array of Interior Mexican dishes. The cabrito is worth a return visit.
1901 W. William Cannon 512/441-9504
This tiny restaurant serves tasty Mexican home cooking in a cozy, no-frills atmosphere. Not to be missed are the tacos doblados and the fabulous homemade flan. No liquor, but you can BYOB.
1025 W. Stassney #103 512/707-1207
The kitchen whips up handmade corn tortillas while you sip avocado margaritas. Don't miss the chile rellenos with pecan cream sauce, or for breakfast, the huevos machacado.
614 E. Oltorf 512/444-0012
Brings it with real Mexican food, real corn tortillas, and real Mexican Cokes at a reasonable price. Try the birria lamb and the perfect picadillo.
3900 S. Congress 866/609-1572
A little-known jewel serves a mix of Interior Mexican and more conventional Mexican fare. The tastes are authentic, the prices are very reasonable, and the portions are huge.
5610-A N. Lamar 512/452-6207
1617 E. Seventh St.
The bill of fare features some Tex-Mex dishes, several Interior specialties, and a number of good vegetarian options.
1809 Manor Rd. 512/457-9900
Each carefully crafted course is different from the others, offering contrasts in flavors, texture, and temperature. The tasting dinner will change your perspective on the cuisines of Mexico.
85 Rainey Street 512/474-2776
730 W. Stassney 512/423-3095
4109 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. 512/443-1911