Little Mexico Restaurant
2304-A S. First, 512/462-2188
One of our favorite things to do is enjoy a chile relleno or a plate of carne guisada and listen to the mariachi bands that play here weekly.
- 2006: Critics Best Mariachi
- 2005: Critics Best House Taco (Antonio's Taco at Little Mexico)
Austin-based mini-chain offers affordable burritos, tacos, nachos, and bowls.
500 E. Ben White Suite D- 100, 512/432-1111
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
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