3825 Lake Austin Blvd., 512/476-4852
photo by John Anderson
Seating on the shore of Lake Austin notwithstanding, the best view at this Polynesian-styled paradise is of the other patrons. Try the Tubular Tacos.
The extensive menu at this longtime Austin favorite offers everything from breakfast tacos to late-night entrées. Don't miss the rollicking happy hour or the big TVs on the deck.
1624 W. Fifth, 512/474-1222
These family-style meals feature pasture-raised birds. Marinated in achiote and freshly squeezed citrus, or yucatan spice, the chicken is slow-grilled over hardwood charcoal and served with handmade tortillas, rice, beans, and fresh salsas.
915 N. Lamar, 512/428-5077
This is but one of several locations because it's a locals favorite. Get your Tex-Mex on.
2608 W. Seventh, 512/473-3740