2529 S. Lamar
Hours: Mon., 7am-3pm; Tue.-Fri., 7am-9pm; Sat., 8am-9pm; Sun., 9am-4pm
This funky little joint with the brightly decorated patio is the heart and soul of South Austin. Arrive early for hundreds of breakfast taco variations, great migas, great hot sauce, and a full bar.
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
With a grade of "A" for the chile relleno, you should feel adventurous for the rest of the menu. For fans of dishes made with the corn fungus huitlacoche, this place is a must.
1816 S. Lamar, 512/326-4395