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What I Love About Austin ~ Tex-Mex food

Friday, April 27th, 2018 at 11:40am Engel & Völkers Austin

What I Love About Austin ~ Tex-Mex Food!

Since the beginning of time...well since the beginning of Tejas (Texas), Mexican food has been a staple and is Texan as the Alamo.  Over the years Texas has branded its own Mexican food, known the world over as Tex-Mex.  If you are from Texas and you find a Mexican restaurant in Michigan, New York or California, just to name a few, it is a completely different meal than you will find at a restaurant, at home.  It's a way of life in Texas.

Tex-Mex is a tradition with simplicity in preparation and the way it's served.  Refried beans, Mexican rice, enchiladas, fajitas, guacamole, soft and hard tacos, chiles rellenos, and sopapilla are some of the staples served up, hundreds of times daily around Austin.  And of course cerveza and margaritas are the drinks of choice.

You can hardly drive a few blocks, in any business district in Austin without seeing several Tex-Mex restaurants.  If you're from here then you've been there.  If you're visiting or a new resident stop in to any of the restaurants listed below to become an instant convert. 

There's Tex-Mex for any meal or occasion, after all, it's our heritage.

In no particular order:

Matt's El Rancho

An Austin original.  You haven't eaten Tex-Mex until you've been to Matt's El Rancho.  A sprawling restaurant with great food.

2613 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

13233 Pond Springs Road. Suite 301, 
Austin, TX 78729

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Jardin Corona Mexican Restaurant

Another, Austin grown Tex-Mex, that is known as a really good local restaurant, with several locations around Austin and the burbs.

13233 Pond Springs Road. Suite 301,
Austin, TX 78729

600 South Bell Boulevard,
Cedar Park, Texas 78613

15395 W State Highway 29,
Liberty Hill , Texas 78642

703 South Highway 183 ,
Leander, Texas 78641

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On the map 2

Vazquez Taqueria

Known for their fajitas and gorditas, with several locations around Austin.

915 E Braker Ln,
Austin TX. 78753

9063 Research blvd.
Austin tx. 78758

13729 Research Blvd.
Austin TX, 7850

On the map

Habanero Mexican Cafe

This is a cash only restaurant that specializes in breakfast.

501 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704

On the map

La Casita

A large menu and soccer on the TV!

1519 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757

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Pelons Tex-Mex Restaurant

In the heart of the entertainment district, a great place to eat, just before the show.

802 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701

On the map

Fonda San Migule

Another Austin original with a great menu.  You might want to make reservations.

2330 W. North Loop
Austin, TX 78756

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Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop

The name doesn't sound Tex-Mex but the food definitely does and it's a family tradition.

2305 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

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Since 1950, Cisco's has been serving Tex-Mex in Austin.

1511 East 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78702
(512) 478-2420

On the map

Mi Madre’s

Another East Austin institution.

2201 Manor Road
Austin, Texas 78722

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