1801 E. 51st, 512/322-2411
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.
Korean barbecue offered in five kinds of protein, spicy noodle bowls, chicken wings glazed with sweet and spicy Gangnam sauce, and those addictive kimchi fries are some of the menu's highlights. Located at Mueller.
1201 Barbara Jordan Blvd., 512/900-7648
Fresh, fast, and portable is what you can expect from this festive corner taqueria. Don't miss the cochinita in fresh corn tortillas or the great paleta selection. Wash it all down with a frozen sangria or two.
2219 Manor Rd., 512/382-3797
The melting pot of grocery stores, Fiesta boasts several aisles of international foods in addition to the bilingual signs, pastries, produce, and brand names of Mexico. The additional indoor and outdoor markets (including yummy roasted corn and Hawaiian Shaved Ice stands) keep the crowds happy.
3909 N. I-35, 512/406-3900