You'll find the same big plates of gooey Tex-Mex goodness that lure you to the Barton Springs location, and quite a bit of the same atmosphere.
Prepare for sensory overload from both the fresh salsas and the Elvis-by-way-of-Oaxaca decor. Go early; it's almost always packed.
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.
With hubcaps, colored lights, and a velvet Elvis, this is Austin-style Tex-Mex at its tacky, funky best. It's almost always busy, but the creamy queso and chips is worth the wait.
Try the fajita omelet with grilled peppers and onions, but don't overlook the rest of the menu or you'll miss the fabulous enchiladas. ¡Que rico!
This taqueria with a goofy sense of humor turns out superior food from a mesquite-fired grill. Be sure to try the Pirata, with smoked Angus sirloin, sea salt, cheese, and avocado.
The extensive menu at this longtime Austin favorite offers everything from breakfast tacos to late-night entrées. Don't miss the rollicking happy hour or the big TVs on the deck.
A little-known jewel serves a mix of Interior Mexican and more conventional Mexican fare. The tastes are authentic, the prices are very reasonable, and the portions are huge.
Theoretically, you could have Tex-Mex for breakfast, lunch, and dinner here. It's likely you'd get pretty darn lubricated too, what with all the 'rita specials.
Dinner at this location of the popular Tex-Mex happy-hour haven doesn't disappoint, especially after a few of the reliable Mexican martinis.
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.
These family-style meals feature pasture-raised birds. Marinated in achiote and freshly squeezed citrus, or yucatan spice, the chicken is slow-grilled over hardwood charcoal and served with handmade tortillas, rice, beans, and fresh salsas.
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