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austin eats


Polvo’s (best interior Mexican in town, great patio. Fajitas Al Guajillo haunt my dreams. Salsa bar is incredible)

Veracruz Tacos (food truck, get the migas tacos. Green salsa is superb)

El Primo (solid taco truck)

Rosita’s Al Pastor (best al pastor in town)

Comedor (fancy, upscale dinner place)

De Nada Cantina (gringo-ish Mexican, great vibes)

La Santa Barbacha (great barbacoa and horchata; note: it’s a food truck)

Juan In a Million (the Don Juan taco is an Austin food legend)

La Plancha (specialize in tortas, Mexican sandwiches which are amazing)


Desnudo Coffee (two Colombian guys in a truck with the best coffee in town)

Decent: Cuvee, Medici, Houndstooth


I don’t eat much bbq these days. My favorite places closed and the best stuff is in Lockhart. Go to Black’s or Cooper‘s if you need an Austin bbq fix.


Roosevelt Room (expensive, but worth it)

Firehouse Lounge (least pretentious speakeasy in town)


Lazarus Brewing (great beer, coffee, tacos, vibes)

East Side Pies (best pizza in town)

Kerlaches (great kolaches, a Texas sausage/pastry combo)

Paperboy (great brunch)

Quack’s (otherworldly chocolate chip scones)

Ramen Tatsuya (ramen)

Bird Bird Biscuit (biscuits)

Fixe Southern House (upscale southern, amazing biscuits)

True Food Kitchen (healthy)

Better Half (brunch)