3825 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin, 78703, 512/476-4852
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 11am-10pm; Fri., 11am-11pm; Sat., 10:30am-11pm; Sun., 10:30am-10pm
Seating on the shore of Lake Austin notwithstanding, the best view at this Polynesian-styled paradise is of the other patrons. Try the Tubular Tacos.
The extensive menu at this longtime Austin favorite offers everything from breakfast tacos to late-night entrées. Don't miss the rollicking happy hour or the big TVs on the deck.
1624 W. Fifth, 512/474-1222
This is but one of several locations because it's a locals favorite. Get your Tex-Mex on.
2608 W. Seventh, 512/473-3740
This casual eatery serves a small menu with an emphasis on marinated grilled meats with a variety of sauces and sides by chef Alma Alcocer-Thomas. The bar, serving more than 100 tequilas, is a great happy-hour spot.
507 Pressler, 512/436-8226