Güero's Taco Bar
1412 S. Congress, Austin, 78704, 512/447-7688
Hours: Mon.-Wed., 11am-10pm; Thu.-Fri., 11am-11pm; Sat., 8am-11pm; Sun., 8am-10pm
Located in the old Austin Seed & Feed building, Güero's has moved into the top tier of Austin institutions without compromising the food. Have your breakfast in the oak garden.
Sun., Sept. 24, 12pm
Chicken Strut (3:00), El Trio Musical
Texas Radio Live presented by Sun Radio
Thu., Sept. 28, 6:30pm
Sat., Sept. 30, 2:30pm
Glen Collins (6:30), Three Cord Rodeo
Sun., Oct. 1, 12pm
The Recuperators (3:00), McLemore Avenue
Thu., Oct. 5, 4pm
First Thursday of every month, 6:30pm
Fresh seafood from Gulf Coast and West Coast waters appears in a variety of enticing forms. Plump Gulf shrimp, arranged on a luxurious pool of silken atole corn sauce, are topped with a crunchy crown of Manchego cheese and herbed bread crumbs, and enlivened by a piquant chile arbol aioli and flavor bombs of grilled cherry tomatoes. But be warned, the dessert menu will leave you wanting more.
1816 S. First, 512/401-3161
Chef Alma Alcocer-Thomas' take on casual Mexico City cuisine is approachable, affordable, and delicious. Brunch includes Huevos Franceses, made with eggs and spinach resting on corn pudding; or Thomas' version of migas, called Huevos Revueltos. Throw down a Mimosa Feliz and don't miss the gorgeous views from the upstairs patio.
1025 Barton Springs Rd., 512/609-8923
This Austin-style Tex-Mex joint has been family-owned since the Fifties. Try the cabrito, and stay for the mariachi trio that plays Thursdays through Saturdays.
2910 S. Congress, 512/444-6696