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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Le Politique in Downtown Austin is a place to see, be seen, and eat some great French food.
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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Fonda San Miguel
If you’re looking for an awesome dining experience that’s not outwardly trendy, and you don’t mind dropping money for it, Fonda San Miguel is the place.
Rosita's Al Pastor
Rosita's is our favorite al pastor taco in Austin, and maybe the world. Hit it for breakfast, if you know what's good for you.
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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.
Yuyo is a great spot on Manor to eat Peruvian cebiche and drink some pisco sours on their large patio.
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