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Matt's El Rancho

Some might argue that Matt’s El Rancho is the inception point of Austin-style Tex-Mex. Their most enduring contribution to the ubiquitous tipple in this part of Texas, the margarita, is an introduction of freshly squeezed lime juice. History is written by the victors. The House Frozen is the go-to, or if you want a complete attitude adjuster, Matt’s Knockout Martini.

Matt's El Rancho
2613 S. Lamar, 512/462-9333

Finalists: Curra’s Grill, De Nada Cantina, El Alma Cafe y Cantina, Polvos

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