LOCATIONS

El Gallo

2910 S. Congress, 512/444-6696
Hours: Tue.-Thu., 11am-10pm; Fri., 11am-11pm; Sat., 8am-11pm; Sun., 8am-9pm
This Austin-style Tex-Mex joint has been family-owned since the Fifties. Try the cabrito, and stay for the mariachi trio that plays Thursdays through Saturdays.
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