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Restaurants in East Austin, Under $10

36 results East Under $10
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Hoover's Chicken & Biscuits

Southern/Down-HomeEastUnder $10

Chicken, biscuits, and sides.

2021 Manor Rd., 512/800-3804

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Joe's Place

American CafeEastUnder $10

This restaurant is the weekday, lunchtime alter ego of the Joe Cooks! catering company. Expect sandwiches with everything from smoked salmon to Vietnamese pork, or try the Ask for It! special. No, we don't know either.

1814 E. MLK, 512/472-3105

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La Fruta Feliz

Interior MexicanEastUnder $10 First Plates 

The barbacoa is top notch, while the picadillo is mind-numbingly good, made from minced – not ground – beef. What sucked us in originally was the promise of chivo (goat barbacoa), which melts in your mouth with intensely good flavor and isn't too gamey. The carne guisada is tender and smothered in a rich, beefy, comino-kissed sauce, while the pork carnitas are tender and unctuous. When it all settles out, La Fruta has vaulted into rarified territory as one of the best taquerias in town.

3124 Manor Rd., 512/961-5013

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Mi Madre's

Tex-MexEastUnder $10

This restaurant is known for its giant breakfast tacos and excellent Mexican food in a homey diner atmosphere. Start with queso at an outdoor table before digging in.

2201 Manor Rd., 512/322-9721

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Micklethwait Craft Meats

BarbecueEastUnder $10 First Plates 

Tom Mickle­thwait's vintage 1960 Comet food trailer has a smoker on the back that produces terrific brisket, as well as moist chicken, baby back ribs, and pork loin. We want the sweet-spicy-garlicky sauce by the gallon, and while we're at it, we'll take as much mayo-mustard potato salad and sweet and sour slaw as we can fit in the car. Did we mention the housemade sausage?

1309 Rosewood, 512/791-5961

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Mmmpanadas

Tex-MexEastUnder $10

This locally-owned artisan purveyor of empanadas focuses on fresh ingredients and unexpected flavor combinations. Baked fresh and made from scratch with the highest quality unbleached American flour.

4209 Airport Blvd., 512/788-2228

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The Original New Orleans Po-Boy and Gumbo Shop

Cajun/CreoleEastUnder $10

A subtle kick from the red beans and rice, combined with the perfect breading on the fried shrimp and oyster po-boys, makes everyone a crazy Cajun.

1806 E. 12th, 512/406-9237

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Paco's Tacos

Tex-MexEastUnder $10

Mueller denizens can make it a dog-walk to this purveyor of breakfast tacos.

1304 E. 51st, 512/323-6206

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Pizzeria La Boca

PizzaEastUnder $10

Named for the Buenos Aires suburb of La Boca, this pizzeria serves gourmet calzones, pizzas, pastas, gnocchi, and homemade sausages.

5706-E Manor Rd., 512/933-9400

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Pollos Asados El Norteños

Taqueria, Tex-MexEastUnder $10

4925 Craigwood Dr, 512/921-4342

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Rio Rita

Coffeehouse, Deli/Sandwich ShopEastUnder $10

Go during the day for a full serving of your daily veggies in the Bloody Mary, which is really a salad in a glass. It’s a mild-mannered, daytime coffee shop that evolves into a comfortable bar after dark, offering fabulous drinks in a room filled with furniture worthy of any good thrift store score.

1203 Chicon, 512/524-0384

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Rockstar Bagels

Deli/Sandwich ShopEastUnder $10

Pick up some tasty sandwiches on fresh bagels here.

1900 Rosewood, 512/524-1401

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Sam's BBQ

BarbecueEastUnder $10

Stays open until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays, so if you hurry over you can still make it after the clubs close. Some say they have the best chicken in town.

2000 E. 12th, 512/478-0378

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Star Seeds Cafe

American CafeEastUnder $10

This institution has been around since the Armadillo days, when hungry cosmic cowboys restored themselves at its booths. Find breakfast selections galore.

3101 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, 512/478-7107

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Sugar Mama's Bakeshop East

DessertsEastUnder $10

The sister shop to the successful South side location has been an immediate hit in this East Austin neighborhood, offering everything from breakfast pastries and coffee drinks to house signature cupcakes and elegant plated desserts, paired with wine or craft beer.

2406-B Manor Rd., 512/220-7296

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