1701 E. Riverside Dr., 512/916-9300
Hours: Daily, 10am-10pm
Here, start off with the sopa de mariscos – it's like the entire sea was pureed into your bowl – and then dig into the crab-nificent enchiladas.
This may be a bar providing Alamo Drafthouse moviegoers with a new foraging alternative, but Chef John Bullington's snacky menu includes interpretations of classic Mexican street food, such as N.Y. Strip alambras and a giant Sonoran hot dog. Brunch is exciting as well, what with tangy avocado tomatilla sauces, and poblanos in the chichimigas.
5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7070
Reasonably priced Mexican cuisine and a relaxed setting make this a great place for a quick, no-hassles meal.
1911-A E. Riverside, 512/442-8402
offers a wide selection of traditional Tex-Mex favorites as well as an enticing array of Interior Mexican dishes. The cabrito is worth a return visit.
1901 W. William Cannon, 512/441-9504