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Restaurants in Austin, $10-$25

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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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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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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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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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El Mesón

TaqueriaSouth Lamar and Barton Springs$10-$25 First Plates 

Casual lunches, dinners, and Sunday brunches feature traditional, regional Mexican dishes, with some of the best salsas around as well as an extensive tequila selection.

2038 S. Lamar, 512/442-4441

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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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Elaine's Pork and Pie

American CafeEast$10-$25 First Plates 

This tiny snuggery seems like it jumped out of a postage stamp. There is pulled pork, and there are pies. But there is also a terrific lentil soup. Bourbon buttermilk pie and ancho chocolate brownies are standouts.

2113 Manor Rd., 512/494-1464

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Enoteca Vespaio

ItalianSouth Congress and South First$10-$25 First Plates 

Customers have come away raving about the delicious house-cured meats, the imported cheeses, and the marvelous pastries: handmade artisanal food at its finest.

1610 S. Congress, 512/441-7672

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Épicerie

Bakery, Coffeehouse, Deli/Sandwich Shop, FrenchMidtown$10-$25 First Plates 

The vinaigrette-dressed beet and barley salad, tossed with mint and pumpkin seeds is inspired simplicity. Move on to luscious house-cured charcuterie.

2307 Hancock, 512/371-6840

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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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Evangeline Cafe

Cajun/CreoleSouth$10-$25 First Plates 

Casual lunch and dinner every day except Sunday, specializing in the traditional dishes of Southern Louisiana. Terrific food, friendly service, and live music most nights during dinner.

8106 Brodie, 512/282-2586

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ABIA: Fara Sky Bar

Burger Joint, Pub GrubSouth$10-$25

This friendly spot has great food and is located outside security, so if you find yourself at the airport without a boarding pass, you can still check out the game.

3600 Presidential, 512/530-2233

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Fixe

Southern/Down-HomeDowntown$10-$25 First Plates 

Southern food’s humble building blocks – buttermilk, black-eyed peas, grits, and salt pork – are refreshed through a combination of molecular gastronomy and just plain ingenuity.

500 W. Fifth, 512/888-9133

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Flower Child

American CafeNorth$10-$25

A restaurant with a “soul-satisfying mission,” their menu promotes overall wellness with a full complement of salads, wraps, and grain bowls.

11721 Rock Rose B100, 512/777-2493

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Fluff Meringues & More

Bakery, Bakery/Coffeehouse, DessertsMidtown$10-$25

Combining an Instagram-friendly, pastel-washed, black and white aesthetic with a menu your grandmother could love, Fluff is a modern patisserie that sources fine ingredients to produce unique, tasty treats perfect for celebrating special occasions, big and small.

4800 Burnet Rd. #450, 512/387-0605

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