El Chilito Tacos y Cafe
2219 Manor Rd., 512/382-3797
Fresh, fast, and portable is what you can expect from this festive corner taqueria. Don't miss the cochinita in fresh corn tortillas or the great paleta selection. Wash it all down with a frozen sangria or two.
- 2015: Critics Best Hangover Cure (El Chilito)
- 2005: Critics Best New Kid on the Block (El Chilito)
Korean barbecue offered in five kinds of protein, spicy noodle bowls, chicken wings glazed with sweet and spicy Gangnam sauce, and those addictive kimchi fries are some of the menu's highlights. Located at Mueller.
1201 Barbara Jordan Blvd., 512/900-7648
The melting pot of grocery stores, Fiesta boasts several aisles of international foods in addition to the bilingual signs, pastries, produce, and brand names of Mexico. The additional indoor and outdoor markets (including yummy roasted corn and Hawaiian Shaved Ice stands) keep the crowds happy.
3909 N. I-35, 512/406-3900
This restaurant is known for its giant breakfast tacos and excellent Mexican food in a homey diner atmosphere. Start with queso at an outdoor table before digging in.
2201 Manor Rd., 512/322-9721