110 San Antonio St. #170, 512/263-2322
Photo by John Anderson
Modern Mexican with a corn-forward menu. 100% gluten-free kitchen.
Chef Rick Lopez whips up neo-Mexican cuisine at this Second Street District anchor and 2010 James Beard Award nominee for Best New Restaurant. It's still running on all cylinders.
400-A W. Second, 512/499-0300
Serves premium Black Angus Texas beef, all natural chicken and pork, and wild-caught fish, served in many ways with non-GMO corn meal. Consulting chef Juan Jose Gomez has created new soups, appetizers, and entrees on a revamped menu. You can't go wrong with shredded pork enchiladas in mole poblano, or Chile Relleno del Mar, which contains all manner of sea life in a creamy sauce.
310 Congress, 512/472-7555
The South Austin institution brings its killer margs and convivial take on interior Mexican cuisine to a new Downtown location.
360 Nueces #10, 512/494-4064