El Borrego de Oro
3900 S. Congress, 512/383-0031
Hours: Daily, 7am-10pm
You'll find real Mexican food, real corn tortillas, and real Mexican Cokes, all at a reasonable price. Try the birria lamb and the perfect picadillo.
The kitchen whips up handmade corn tortillas while you sip avocado margaritas. Don't miss the chile rellenos with pecan cream sauce, or for breakfast, the huevos machacado.
614 E. Oltorf, 512/444-0012
The wide selection of inexpensive pan dulces, empanadas, and galletas is available 24/7, just like the taqueria menu. Get the tres leches cake on your way out.
1924 S. First, 512/443-6369
If you're out early, swing by for breakfast tacos starting at 7am. It's either the solid Tex-Mex complemented by the bottomless salsa bar or the pitchers of frozen margaritas that draw them in for lunch and dinner.
2004 S. First, 512/441-5446