A standby for casual-but-vibey Mexican food on the East Side, Takoba is best utilized during happy hour (especially out on their big patio), but it’s also a good place for a low-key date night. The Mexican menu is fairly shareable, and throwing back a margarita (or two) will get the conversation juices flowing.
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Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile
Jacoby’s is the kind of place people outside of Texas dream about. The food isn’t life-changing, but the huge backyard and charm make up for it.
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.
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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.
A classic Austin Tex-Mex establishment that's one of our favorite places for queso and margs.
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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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.
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