4608 West Gate Blvd., 512/892-1800
Hours: Mon-Thu, 11am-9:30pm; Fri, 11am-10pm; Sat, 11:30am-10pm; Sun, 11:30am-9:30pm
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, 512/861-7070
You'll find traditional dishes seldom seen elsewhere, as well as Asian fusion creations with Thai and Chinese influences. Delicious and inexpensive.
2400 E. Oltorf Ste. 1-A, 512/448-4722
Reasonably priced Mexican cuisine and a relaxed setting make this a great place for a quick, no-hassles meal.
1911-A E. Riverside, 512/442-8402