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Buenos Aires Cafe

There is a good reason why Argentina-born chef Reina Morris is well-regarded for her exemplary baked goods. Her empanadas are a bite of heaven with wonderful savory treasures encased in delicate, flaky crusts. Both the texture and flavor of the Lomito Beef sandwich is as good as it gets, with perfectly cooked tenderloin slathered with the house signature chimichurri sauce on a soft baguette. Meanwhile, the desserts for which regulars save room will be glowing in the pastry case in all of their glory, so before you get those alfajores for later, consider Quattro Leches cake, or Pionono roulade with fresh strawberries.
1201 E. Sixth, 512/382-1189

Café Este

has many loyal fans who stop in for excellent fare. The pork tenderloin is amazing, and so is the beef, but you have to try the daily special, too.
1201 E. Sixth, 512/382-1189

Casa Colombia

Just half a mile east of I-35, you'll find authentic Colombian flavors in freshly prepared beef, chicken, and tilapia dishes.
1614 E. Seventh, 512/495-9425