1911-A E. Riverside, Austin, 78741, 512/442-8402
Hours: Tue.-Sun., 7am-10pm
Reasonably priced Mexican cuisine and a relaxed setting make this a great place for a quick, no-hassles meal.
This may be a bar providing Alamo Drafthouse moviegoers with a new foraging alternative, but Chef John Bullington's snacky menu includes interpretations of classic Mexican street food, such as N.Y. Strip alambras and a giant Sonoran hot dog. Brunch is exciting as well, what with tangy avocado tomatilla sauces, and poblanos in the chichimigas.
5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7069
offers a wide selection of traditional Tex-Mex favorites as well as an enticing array of Interior Mexican dishes. The cabrito is worth a return visit.
1901 W. William Cannon, 512/441-9504
This tiny restaurant serves tasty Mexican home cooking in a cozy, no-frills atmosphere. Not to be missed are the tacos doblados and the fabulous homemade flan. No liquor, but you can BYOB.
1025 W. Stassney #103, 512/707-1207