Restaurants near South Congress and South First in Austin, $10-$25

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A Copper Restaurant & Bar

Steak HouseSouth Congress and South First$10-$25

This underappreciated gem serves well-prepared, reasonably priced steaks and generous, tasty sides in a casual atmosphere.

300 S. Congress, 512/469-9000

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B Curra's Grill

Interior MexicanSouth Congress and South First$10-$25 First Plates 

The kitchen whips up handmade corn tortillas while you sip avocado margaritas. Don't miss the chile rellenos with pecan cream sauce, or for breakfast, the huevos machacado.

614 E. Oltorf, 512/444-0012

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C Doc's Bar & Grill

Pub Grub, Sports BarSouth Congress and South First$10-$25

Thirty-one beers on tap may remind us of a certain drinking game, but don't get distracted from exploring the eclectic, affordable menu. Several flat-screens add to the jovial patio feel.

1123 S. Congress, 512/448-9181

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D El Mercado South

Tex-MexSouth Congress and South First$10-$25

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

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E Fresa's Chicken al Carbon

Tex-MexSouth Congress and South First$10-$25

Dine in or grab a delicious whole chicken to go from the walk-up window at this Bouldin Creek outpost. There's a full bar, plus agua frescas.

1703 S. First, 512/992-2946

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F Guero's Taco Bar

Tex-MexSouth Congress and South First$10-$25

Located in the old Austin Seed & Feed building, Güero's has moved into the top tier of Austin institutions without compromising the food. Have your breakfast in the oak garden.

1412 S. Congress, 512/447-7688

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G Habana Restaurant

CaribbeanSouth Congress and South First$10-$25

Rising from the ashes of a fire, Habana SoCo has returned bigger and stronger. The lechon asado is a must, as is the Cuban sandwich with its lighter bite, and there are lots of appetizers to go with the drinks.

2728 S. Congress, 512/443-4253

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H Hea Cafe

Chinese, VietnameseSouth Congress and South First$10-$25

Tasty, generous portions and good service turn newcomers into regulars.

500 E. Ben White, 512/804-2310

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I Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Burger JointSouth Congress and South First$10-$25 First Plates 

Hopdoddy celebrates the “perfect union of burgers and beer.” All we care about is that the menu offers an exemplary burger lineup, with an emphasis on quality ingredients: buns freshly baked in-house; hand-crafted patties of freshly ground beef (or bison, tuna, or veggies); hickory-smoked bacon; and homemade condiments.

1400 S. Congress Ste. A-190, 512/243-7505

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J Little Mexico Restaurant

Tex-MexSouth Congress and South First$10-$25

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.

2304-A S. First, 512/462-2188

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K Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen

JapaneseSouth Congress and South First$10-$25

Sustainable sushi.

1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081

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L Lucy's Fried Chicken South

Southern/Down-HomeSouth Congress and South First$10-$25 First Plates 

The chicken is tender and juicy, the breading perfectly crisp, and it washes down well with a Juicy Lucy frozen watermelon margarita or the spicy Bee Sting. Like being at an impeccably curated picnic.

2218 College Ave., 512/297-2423

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M New Mandarin Chinese Restaurant

ChineseSouth Congress and South First$10-$25

Beer and wine served with quick and flavorful entrées lend a relaxed vibe to the Asian decor.

212 E. Oltorf, 512/445-2225

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N Phoebe's Diner

American CafeSouth Congress and South First$10-$25

South Austin haunt dishes out classic American diner food, revved up and modernized.

533 W. Oltorf, 512/643-3218

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O Polvos

Interior Mexican, Tex-MexSouth Congress and South First$10-$25

If you're out early, swing by for breakfast tacos starting at 7am. It's either the solid Tex-Mex complemented by the bottomless salsa bar or the pitchers of frozen margaritas that draw them in for lunch and dinner.

2004 S. First, 512/441-5446

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