From the outside, Comedor is all business: steel doors and a slate-gray color scheme. Step inside though, and you’ll find a chic interior with a long bar and courtyard area packed with well-dressed people drinking interesting cocktails. It’s likely that every table around you ordered the DIY bone marrow tacos to start, which is exactly what you should be doing as well. The bones are topped with a pecan gremolata and come on a bed of salty greens that you use to build your mini taco in a fresh tortilla. The entrees are on the pricey side, so share one or two if you’re here with a group - our favorites are the pork belly memela or strip loin in mole - otherwise, stick with the starters.
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Kalimotxo is the downtown Spanish-inspired bar serving pintxos from the people behind Emmer & Rye.
Patika Luncheonette is tucked away on the ground floor of the 100 Congress building downtown, serving very good coffee and lunch.
Buford’s is a big bar downtown that’s indoor and outdoor, and has a rooftop. Start your night here with a group.
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The Mexican food truck Paprika ATX in the Highland neighborhood serves great tacos and tortas.
Taqueria Mi Trailita
In a gas station parking lot in Windsor Park, the trailer Taqueria Mi Trailita serves consistently outstanding tacos, especially breakfast tacos.
Joe's Bakery & Coffee Shop
The family-run Joe's Bakery & Coffee Shop is an East Side staple serving Tex-Mex/Mexican diner food that’s been around since 1962.
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Guero’s Taco Bar
The rare tourist destination that locals love too. This is one of the more fun Tex-Mex hangs in town.
Veracruz All Natural
Veracruz in East Austin makes the hands-down the greatest migas taco we’ve ever tasted. You won’t be mad at the quesadillas, either.
Suerte is an upscale Mexican spot on East Sixth that makes their own masa and is one of the most exciting spots in Austin.
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