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.
Try this place for great enchiladas and multiflavored margaritas that should come with warning stickers: "Muy bueno!"
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
Making fresh tortillas right before your eyes, Changos offers great mahi tacos, al pastor, and massive burritos.
3023 Guadalupe 512/480-8226
The offerings from Jae Kim’s brick and mortar "Home of the Kimchi Fries" should be as yummy as that of the popular trucks. The menu is slightly different, sporting Kimchi fried rice balls containing rice, cheddar, Monterey Jack, nori, and gochujang
, but retains plenty of crowd favorites. Read our review.
1509 S. Lamar 512/428-5269