Cielito Lindo Mexican Cuisine
1540 Cypress Creek Rd., Cedar Park, 78613, 512/709-2220
Cedar Park eatery's large menu offers a couple of nods to Tex-Mex culinary traditions such as chips and salsa chile con queso, but the majority of the dishes are drawn from the Mexican interior. Weekday lunches offer specials under $10 and they'll pack food to go for guests who call in advance.
This may be a bar providing Alamo Drafthouse moviegoers with a new foraging alternative, but Chef John Bullington's snacky menu includes interpretations of classic Mexican street food, such as N.Y. Strip alambras and a giant Sonoran hot dog. Brunch is exciting as well, what with tangy avocado tomatilla sauces, and poblanos in the chichimigas.
5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7070
Try this Lubbock-based chain for both traditional Tex-Mex and adventurous Interior Mexican offerings.
2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy, 512/306-0857
Reasonably priced Mexican cuisine and a relaxed setting make this a great place for a quick, no-hassles meal.
1911-A E. Riverside, 512/442-8402