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Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Try this Lubbock-based chain for both traditional Tex-Mex and adventurous Interior Mexican offerings.
2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy + 512/306-0857
Fresh seafood from Gulf Coast and West Coast waters appears in a variety of enticing forms. Plump Gulf shrimp, arranged on a luxurious pool of silken atole corn sauce, are topped with a crunchy crown of Manchego cheese and herbed bread crumbs, and enlivened by a piquant chile arbol aioli and flavor bombs of grilled cherry tomatoes. But be warned, the dessert menu will leave you wanting more. Read our review.
1816 S. First + 512/401-3161
This spacious, no-frills Austin institution serves classic Tex-Mex breakfasts, lunches, and dinners daily. Look for the fresh homemade tortillas, crispy tacos, and slow-roasted beef ribs.
5804 N I-35 + 512/458-2531
This bustling restaurant serves up Tex-Mex breakfasts and huge $7 lunch specials. The incredible homemade El Paso-style corn tortillas are one of Angie's many claims to fame.
1307 E. Seventh + 512/476-5413
Beyond the necessary hot cup o' joe, Austin Java offers an array of sustenance plus luscious desserts to get you back on the move on a cold day.
301 W. Second #100 + 512/481-9400
The menu is divided between traditional Tex-Mex dishes and interior Mexican specialties served in generous portions with colorful plate presentations. Read our review.
3815 Dry Creek + 512/334-9973
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
Try this place for great enchiladas and popular flavored margaritas that should come with warning stickers: "Muy bueno!"
5610 N. I-35 + 512/302-1366
Try this place for great enchiladas and popular flavored margaritas that should come with warning stickers: "Muy bueno!"
13609 N. I-35 + 512/670-9111
Try this place for great enchiladas and multiflavored margaritas that should come with warning stickers: "Muy bueno!"
9505-B Stonelake + 512/795-9000
Try this place for great enchiladas and multiflavored margaritas that should come with warning stickers: "Muy bueno!"
1705-A S. Lakeshore Blvd. + 512/447-1339
Pick up freshly prepared burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and tortas, as well as reasonably priced plate specials.
2025 Guadalupe (Dobie Mall, second floor) + 512/480-8680
All of your favorites are prepared fresh every day. Stick to the enchiladas and tacos.
9041 Research Blvd Ste 100 + 512/459-4242
Breakfast tacos and fresh flour tortillas are coming out the kitchen all day, and the daily lunch specials are terrific.
1000 S. Lamar + 512/851-8684
One of the best-kept secrets in town – who knew? It's been open for almost 20 years, serving succulent, tender pork; fabulous soup; and all of your other Tex-Mex favorites. Read our review.
4327 S. First #102 + 512/444-8861
This fusion of Middle Eastern and barbecue features dishes such as Boy Dakar lamb burger, and yassa chicken quesadilla.
1102 E. Cesar Chavez + 512/487-7222
Making fresh tortillas right before your eyes, Changos offers great mahi tacos, al pastor, and massive burritos.
3023 Guadalupe + 512/480-8226
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