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El Alma Cafe y Cantina

The multi-tiered patio, brightly colored decor, and rock waterfall would be reason enough to come to El Alma, if it weren't for the fact that the food is even more spectacular. Chef Alma Alcocer-Thomas brings her Mexico City roots and personal style into play, transforming classic dishes into a bold, fresh take on Mexican cuisine. – Kate Thornberry

1025 Barton Springs Rd.

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