LOCATIONS

Zandunga Mexican Bistro

CLOSED

Chronicle Reviews

Zandunga Mexican Bistro

Mi Madre's hermana is growing up

Claudia Alarcón, 2010-10-21

Restaurant Poll Awards

  • 2011: Critics Best Frozen Margarita

More: Interior Mexican restaurants, East

The Hightower

Sit in the main room at a tall communal table and enjoy myriad small plates. Standouts include the blistered green beans and brussels sprouts tossed with house peanut butter, golden raisins, sambal, and lemon.

1209 E. Seventh, 512/524-1448

La Fruta Feliz

The barbacoa is top notch, while the picadillo is mind-numbingly good, made from minced – not ground – beef. What sucked us in originally was the promise of chivo (goat barbacoa), which melts in your mouth with intensely good flavor and isn't too gamey. The carne guisada is tender and smothered in a rich, beefy, comino-kissed sauce, while the pork carnitas are tender and unctuous. When it all settles out, La Fruta has vaulted into rarified territory as one of the best taquerias in town.

3124 Manor Rd., 512/961-5013

Licha's Cantina

The small menu is packed with inventive cuisine, a combination of street-food staples and popular cantina dishes, with a quality that shows from the first bite of chips and salsa.

1306 E. Sixth, 512/480-5960

This content has not been formatted for this window size.
Please increase the size of your browser window, or revisit this page on a mobile device.
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)