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South American Restaurants in Austin, $10-$25

12 results South American $10-$25

Al Sur

South AmericanMidtown$10-$25

8120 Research Blvd. Ste. 104B, 512/419-7554

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Antojitos Hondureanos

South AmericanNorth$10-$25

7901 Cameron Rd., Suite 5C, 512/719-5515

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Buenos Aires Café Este

South AmericanLower East$10-$25

There is a good reason why Argentina-born chef Reina Morris is well-regarded for her exemplary baked goods. Her empanadas are a bite of heaven with wonderful savory treasures encased in delicate, flaky crusts. Both the texture and flavor of the Lomito Beef sandwich is as good as it gets, with perfectly cooked tenderloin slathered with the house signature chimichurri sauce on a soft baguette. Meanwhile, the desserts for which regulars save room will be glowing in the pastry case in all of their glory, so before you get those alfajores for later, consider Quattro Leches cake, or Pionono roulade with fresh strawberries.

1201 E. Sixth, 512/382-1189

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Buenos Aires Café Galleria

South AmericanWest Austin and Lakeway$10-$25

This outpost of the popular Eastside spot serves the same great pastries, soups, and entrées that you love. Save room for dessert – the cakes are moist perfection.

13500 Galleria Cir., Bee Cave, 512/441-9000

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Casa Colombia

South AmericanLower East$10-$25

Just half a mile east of I-35, you'll find authentic Colombian flavors in freshly prepared beef, chicken, and tilapia dishes.

1614 E. Seventh, 512/495-9425

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Costa del Sol

South AmericanNorth$10-$25

Go here for wonderful Salvadoran cuisine, as well as Tex-Mex favorites. The tamales are lighter than air.

7901 Cameron #4, 512/832-5331

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El Sunzal

South AmericanLower East$10-$25 First Plates 

This cozy, comfortable place serves Mexican and Salvadoran specialties. We recommend the fried plantains, banana-leaf tamales, and pupusas.

642 Calles, 512/474-7749

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Estancía Churrascaría

South AmericanNorth$10-$25 First Plates 

This locally owned Brazilian steak house boasts a relaxed, fine-dining atmosphere and the only Brazilian wine list in town.

10000 Research, 512/345-5600

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Gloria's Restaurant

South AmericanNorth$10-$25

The large indoor and outdoor dining spaces dwarf this chain's menu, a middling mixture of Salvadoran and Tex-Mex dishes. The standouts are Gloria's Super Special and the Mar y Tierra. At least the drinks are cheap and pack a wallop, and the service is excellent.

3309 Esperanza Crossing #100, 512/833-6400

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Guantanamera Cuban Cuisine

Caribbean, Deli/Sandwich Shop, South AmericanSouth$10-$25

Armed with a wealth of cherished family recipes for fresh, home-style Cuban cuisine, the menu's opening salvo may be Masas fritas, or chunks of mojo criollo-marinated pork fried in lard, golden outside and succulent within. Lechon asado gets the same marinade and hours in a slow oven until it gets so tender it melts in your mouth. Pollo al horno is a marinated chicken leg quarter that is roasted with onion and red bell peppers, turning it moist and juicy.

6800 West Gate Blvd. #112, 512/382-1022

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São Paulo's Restaurante

South AmericanCampus$10-$25

offers Tex-Mex dishes as well as Brazilian cuisine, such as its version of the national dish, feijoada. The daily specials shouldn't be missed.

2809 San Jacinto, 512/473-9988

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Winebelly

South American, SpanishSouth Congress and South First$10-$25 First Plates 

This terrific tapas bar is truly a neighborhood spot. It's a good value, you can always get a table, and you can park. Menu items change with the seasons, but you can always count on a crudo of the day, as well as a few nightly specials.

519 W. Oltorf St., 512/487-1569

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