Santa Catarina Restaurant
310 RR 620 S. Ste. A-4, Lakeway, 78734, 512/300-0946
This happy marriage of quality and affordability boasts a menu that will challenge you to choose from exceptionally good entrées, like red-chile mole and Oaxacan-style tortilla soup.
Santa Catarina is without a doubt this critic's pick for best lake-area dining
Rachel Feit, June 30, 2011
Try this Lubbock-based chain for both traditional Tex-Mex and adventurous Interior Mexican offerings.
2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy, 512/306-0857
The menu boasts appealing items clearly influenced by Central Mexico, the specialty cocktail selections include signature margaritas (including one made with tepache, a fermented pineapple drink that's popular in Jalisco), and the sauces here were all extraordinary, but the precooked meats and chaotic service disappointed.
6001 W. William Cannon, 512/301-0060
This restaurant, opened for business for over 30 years, is still serving up delicious Interior Mexican in a lovely setting. The empanadas, frijoles a la charra, beef tenderloin, and anything with the mole sauce is not to be missed. Also check out the extensive gluten-free menu.
3201 Bee Caves Rd. #122, 512/327-9889