1468 E. Whitestone, Cedar Park, 78613, 512/337-0997
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 7am-10pm; Fri., 7am-11pm; Sat., 8am-11pm; Sun., 8am-10pm
The crowds gathering at all hours attest to the loyal following Torchy's has developed. Look for crowdpleasers like their fried avocado taco or inventive takes like the ahi-tuna-filled Mr. Pink. Make sure to try the breakfast menu too.
- 2017: Readers Best Cheap Date
- 2016: Readers Best Cheap Date
- 2015: Readers Best Tacos
- 2014: Readers Best Cheap Tacos
- 2014: Readers Best Cheap Date
- 2013: Readers Best Tacos (Torchy's)
- 2010: Readers Best Cheap Date
- 2008: Critics Most Seductive Queso
Try this Lubbock-based chain for both traditional Tex-Mex and adventurous Interior Mexican offerings.
2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy, 512/306-0857
This spacious, no-frills Austin institution serves classic Tex-Mex breakfasts, lunches, and dinners daily. Look for the fresh homemade tortillas, crispy tacos, and slow-roasted beef ribs.
5804 N I-35, 512/458-2531
This bustling restaurant serves up Tex-Mex breakfasts and huge $7 lunch specials. The incredible homemade El Paso-style corn tortillas are one of Angie's many claims to fame.
1307 E. Seventh, 512/476-5413