Rosie's Tamale House
13436 Hwy. 71 W., Austin, 78738, 512/263-5245
Hours: Mon., 6:30am-10pm; Tue., 5-10pm; Wed.-Sat., 6:30am-10pm; Sun., 6:30-10pm
With a quarter-century in Austin dishing out tamales and fajitas, Rosie's also boasts homemade pralines.
Try this Lubbock-based chain for both traditional Tex-Mex and adventurous Interior Mexican offerings.
2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy, 512/306-0857
The menu here features old-fashioned combination plates, but also offers interior specialties such as carnitas and carne guisada tacos.
12506 Shops Pkwy., 512/263-1116
In this "Tex-Mex Heaven," they serve breakfast every day and make their margaritas with fresh-squeezed juices.
3801 Capital of TX Hwy. N., 512/306-8080