Some say it's got the best dim sum in town, with a full bar, wine, and sake. The choices include mostly Hong Kong and Cantonese classics.
Locally owned and family-operated, this place has a number of gluten-free options, and serves local whenever possible. The service is responsive and attentive. Try the chipotle BBQ baby back ribs with apple bacon slaw.
Located near Highland Mall, this neighborhood favorite serves up Korean barbecue as well as noodles, soups, and a good selection of vegetarian options. Try the Gal Bi Jjim.
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.
This tiny restaurant serves tasty Mexican home cooking in a cozy, no-frills atmosphere. Not to be missed are the tacos doblados and the fabulous homemade flan. No liquor, but you can BYOB.
Thick, cheesy Chicago deep-dish by the slice or pie. The lunch buffet will fill your stomach without emptying your wallet.
Thick, cheesy Chicago deep-dish by the slice or pie. The lunch buffet will satisfy your appetite without emptying your wallet.
A slice of the Hill Country near the Mueller development. Try the Dewberry Hills chicken or an individual skillet of rabbit and dumplings. Go early for brunch here, and try the beef tongue hash.
At this counter-service eatery located in the Austin Central Library, Chef Drew Curren of ELM Restaurant Group uses recipes from inspirational cookbooks, with a focus on the South and Mexico. The menus change seasonally and often incorporate local farm-to-table ingredients.
This underappreciated gem serves well-prepared, reasonably priced steaks and generous, tasty sides in a casual atmosphere.
Go here for wonderful Salvadoran cuisine, as well as Tex-Mex favorites. The tamales are lighter than air.
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