Santa Rita Tex Mex Cantina
5900 W. Slaughter, 512/288-5100
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 11am-10pm; Fri., 11am-10:30pm; Sat., 10am-10:30pm; Sun., 10am-9:30pm
The southern outpost of this ritzy Tex-Mex spot is serious about its happy hour specials.
Try this place for great enchiladas and multiflavored margaritas that should come with warning stickers: "Muy bueno!"
1705-A S. Lakeshore Blvd., 512/447-1339
One of the best-kept secrets in town – who knew? It's been open for almost 20 years, serving succulent, tender pork; fabulous soup; and all of your other Tex-Mex favorites.
4327 S. First #102, 512/444-8861
This southernmost location serves all of your familiar favorites, including the ever-popular creamy jalapeño sauce, in a brightly painted space punctuated by velvet paintings and metal palm trees.
4301 W. William Cannon, 512/899-2489