Matt's El Rancho
2613 S. Lamar, 512/462-9333
photo by John Anderson
Serving Austin since 1952, this immensely popular Tex-Mex icon is a food-happy dispenser of giant margaritas, excellent enchiladas, and craving-curbing quesadillas. Expect a wait – it'll be worth it. Want to order like an old-timer? Get the addictive Bob Armstrong dip.
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Offers both Tex-Mex dishes and Interior specialties such as albondigas en chipotle and enchiladas de pipian. Go with a crowd, listen to the music, and have some fun.
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Breakfast tacos and fresh flour tortillas are coming out the kitchen all day, and the daily lunch specials are terrific.
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