Best Interior Mexican Brunch Bargain

El Mesón

We've been fans of chef Marisela Godinez' cooking since Chronicle contributor Claudia Alarcón turned us on to the original El Mesón on Burleson Road way back in 2002. These days, we hit the S. Lamar location whenever possible, but our favorite meal there has to be the bountiful Sunday brunch buffet. Tables are laden with a culinary tour of perfectly executed dishes from Mexico's Interior: chilaquiles, carne guisado, and other breakfast items, handmade tortillas and tamales, appetizers, creative salads such as quinoa with sweet potato, sophisticated entrées such as duck crêpes in fiery pipian verde, decadent desserts, and refreshing aguas frescas – all-you-can-eat for a remarkably reasonable $18.

El Meson
El Mesón, 2038 S. Lamar, 512/442-4441

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