Guero's Taco Bar
1412 S. Congress, 512/447-7688
Hours: Mon.-Wed., 11am-10pm; Thu.-Fri., 11am-11pm; Sat., 8am-11pm; Sun., 8am-10pm
Located in the old Austin Seed & Feed building, Güero's has moved into the top tier of Austin institutions without compromising the food. Have your breakfast in the oak garden.
Local artisans bring the goods for your shopping needs and team with a different charity each month at this handcraft market. Sun., Nov. 26 - Sun., June 24, 11am, 11am, 11am, 11am, 11am, 11am, 11am, 11am, 11am, 11am, 11am, 11am, 11am, 11am, 11am, 11am, 11am, 11am, 11am. Free.
Chef Alma Alcocer-Thomas' take on casual Mexico City cuisine is approachable, affordable, and delicious. Brunch includes Huevos Franceses, made with eggs and spinach resting on corn pudding; or Thomas' version of migas, called Huevos Revueltos. Throw down a Mimosa Feliz and don't miss the gorgeous views from the upstairs patio.
1025 Barton Springs Rd., 512/609-8923
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.
2910 S. Congress, 512/444-6696
Mystery Mondays are the staple at this Tex-Mex restaurant – perfect for those avoiding nearby South Congress chaos. Every week, Christine Albert and Bill Kirchen join a surprise guest in what usually turns out to be an unrehearsed yet can’t-be-missed jam session loved by locals. During the rest of the week, the all-ages (and dog-friendly) patio stage is frequented by country, blues, and rock & roll staples in the Austin scene.
1302 S. First, 512/447-7445