Two Hot Mamas Grill
2418 RR 620 S., Lakeway, 78738, 512/992-2136
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 7am-9pm; Fri., 7am-11pm; Sat., 8am-11pm; Sun., 8am-9pm
was started by a pair of longtime Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival winners. The concept at lunch and dinner is "build-your-own" – choose a base item (burrito, tacos, tostadas, torta) plus a meaty filling, add toppings, and finish with a salsa or dip.
Try this Lubbock-based chain for both traditional Tex-Mex and adventurous Interior Mexican offerings.
2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy, 512/306-0857
The menu here features old-fashioned combination plates, but also offers interior specialties such as carnitas and carne guisada tacos.
12506 Shops Pkwy., 512/263-1116
In this "Tex-Mex Heaven," they serve breakfast every day and make their margaritas with fresh-squeezed juices.
3801 Capital of TX Hwy. N., 512/306-8080