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Ay Chiwawa! Mexican Cafe

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Best of Austin Awards

More: Interior Mexican restaurants, West Austin and Lakeway

Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

Try this Lubbock-based chain for both traditional Tex-Mex and adventurous Interior Mexican offerings.

2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy, 512/306-0857

Hecho en México

The menu boasts appealing items clearly influenced by Central Mexico, the specialty cocktail selections include signature margaritas (including one made with tepache, a fermented pineapple drink that's popular in Jalisco), and the sauces here were all extraordinary, but the precooked meats and chaotic service disappointed.

6001 W. William Cannon, 512/301-0060

Las Palomas

This restaurant, opened for business for over 30 years, is still serving up delicious Interior Mexican in a lovely setting. The empanadas, frijoles a la charra, beef tenderloin, and anything with the mole sauce is not to be missed. Also check out the extensive gluten-free menu.

3201 Bee Caves Rd. #122, 512/327-9889

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