400 W. Second
Hours: Daily, 11am-3pm, 5-11pm; continuous bar service
Chef Rick Lopez whips up neo-Mexican cuisine as well as gluten-free options at this 2nd Street District anchor and winner of the 2011 Restaurant Poll. It was also nominated for a James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant in 2010. 2014 finds it still running on all cylinders.
After so much tumult, is the perennial favorite still on point?
Virginia B. Wood, 2014-01-23
Neo-Mexicano has arrived in Austin via La Condesa
Claudia Alarcón, 2009-04-30
Boasts simple surf and turf in a bistro setting with a full oyster and raw bar, amazing mac and cheese, local ingredients, as well as great desserts. Stop by for dinner and the late-night scene or a quick prowl through the half-price bar menu at happy hour.
301 E. Sixth, 512/474-9898
Depend on this popular chain for upscale Chinese favorites, a dedicated gluten-free menu, and enthusiastic service in a pleasant atmosphere.
201 San Jacinto, 512/457-8300
Look out over Lady Bird Lake and transcend the usual hotel-dining scene. The focus is on unusual and creative preparations of appetizers, side dishes, terrific steaks, and seafood, with an extensive gluten-free menu. Dinner charms with romantic lighting and efficient service.
98 San Jacinto, 512/685-8300