La Condesa serves light-ish Mexican food that won’t immobilize you. Their plates are small - but the colorful interior and excellent margaritas (they’re some of our favorite in the city) make up for it. It’s a big space that’s great for groups, and for impressing out-of-towners who don’t understand there’s more than one type of salsa. Be sure to make a reservation.
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24 Diner is a trendy 24-hour diner best saved for late night chicken & waffle runs. But the truth is, it’s not even the best 24 hour diner in Austin.
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
If every stereotypical oil magnate had a restaurant, they would all look like this. Come here to get deals done and eat lots of MEEEEEATS.
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A classic Austin Tex-Mex establishment that's one of our favorite places for queso and margs.
Tamale House East
We don't use the term 'legit' often, but there's no other way to describe Tamale House East. Hit it for the breakfast tacos and best migas in town.
Matt’s el Rancho
Matt’s El Rancho, home to the famous Bob Armstrong queso dip, is as classic Tex-Mex as it gets.
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Salty Sow is a creative American spot in Cherrywood with lots of meat-focused food, a great happy hour, and an excellent patio.
Suerte is an upscale Mexican spot on East Sixth that makes their own masa and is one of the most exciting new spots in Austin.
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