3300 W. Anderson, 512/420-2222
Photo by John Anderson
In a nondescript strip mall on West Anderson and MoPac you’ll find this always-bustling neighborhood favorite. A menu of Mexico-inspired comfort food includes short rib salpicon, mojo pollo, mashed potato-filled enchiladas, and a five-salsa sampler (the creamy Salsa X is a real showstopper).
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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
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5222 Burnet Rd., 512/852-9970
This taqueria with a goofy sense of humor turns out superior food from a mesquite-fired grill. Be sure to try the Pirata, with smoked Angus sirloin, sea salt, cheese, and avocado.
2525 West Anderson, 512/452-0001