South Congress Cafe
1600 S. Congress, Austin, 78704, 512/447-3905
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm, 5-10pm; Sat.-Sun., 9am-4pm, 5-10pm
The inspired Southwestern fare at this relaxed, upscale eatery features beef milanesa, a traditional dish with an inventive, spicy spin. Other distinctive dishes include wild boar chile pozole and the lamb lollipop trio.
Located on the second level of the Hyatt's atrium, this place draws raves. Maybe it's SWB's commitment to local produce and meats that makes it a local favorite.
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