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Tex-Mex Restaurants in Austin, $10-$25

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A Chili's Grill & Bar

Tex-MexWest Austin and Lakeway$10-$25

3480 RR 620 S., 512/402-9977

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B Chili's Grill & Bar

Tex-MexWest Austin and Lakeway$10-$25

3600 N. Capital of TX Hwy., 512/330-0953

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C Chupacabra Cantina

Tex-MexDowntown$10-$25

400 E. Sixth, 512/703-4628

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D Chuy's

Tex-MexNorth$10-$25

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.

10520 N. Lamar, 512/836-3218

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E Chuy's

Tex-MexNorth$10-$25

Prepare for sensory overload from both the fresh salsas and the Elvis-by-way-of-Oaxaca decor. Go early; it's almost always packed.

11680 Research, 512/342-0011

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F Chuy's

Tex-MexSouth$10-$25

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.

4301 W. William Cannon, 512/899-2489

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G Chuy's

Tex-MexSouth Lamar and Barton Springs$10-$25 First Plates 

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.

1728 Barton Springs Rd., 512/474-4452

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H Don Dario's Cantina

Tex-MexSouth$10-$25

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!

8801 S. I-35, 512/280-1131

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I Dos Batos

Tex-MexMidtown$10-$25

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.

2525 West Anderson, 512/452-0001

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J El Arroyo

Sports Bar, Tex-MexOld West Austin$10-$25

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.

1624 W. Fifth, 512/474-1222

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K El Caribe

Interior Mexican, Tex-MexMidtown$10-$25

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.

5610-A N. Lamar, 512/452-6207

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L El Mercado

Tex-MexCampus$10-$25

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.

1702 Lavaca, 512/477-7689

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M El Mercado

Tex-MexMidtown$10-$25

Dinner at this location of the popular Tex-Mex happy-hour haven doesn't disappoint, especially after a few of the reliable Mexican martinis.

7414 Burnet Rd., 512/454-2500

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N 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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O Fresa's Chicken al Carbon

Tex-MexOld West Austin$10-$25

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.

915 N. Lamar, 512/428-5077

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