Chuy’s is a Tex-Mex staple that started in Barton Hills. Lucky for you, they’re now all over the city.
Written byRaphael Brion
Jack Allen’s Kitchen serves comfort food including chicken fried things, Tex-Mex-style tacos, cheeseburgers, and enchiladas.
Written byAdele Hazan
Sam's Bar-B-Que is a long standing barbecue spot on East 12th serving up all the classics.
Written byNicolai McCrary
For a classic Tex-Mex breakfast or fajitas, go to Cisco’s in East Austin.
Most famous for the Don Juan—a small mountain of potatoes, bacon, eggs, and cheese—Juan In A Million is a classic East Austin institution serving up hearty Tex-Mex breakfasts and lunches.
Little Deli feels like a trip back to a simpler time, when the perfect Italian sandwich or slice of pizza was all you really needed.
Written byJordan Haro
One of the oldest burger spots in Austin, Sandy’s has a drive-thru, a walk-up window, and frozen custard.
Terry Black’s on Barton Springs has a big patio and serves some the best barbecue in Austin.
South AustinTravis Heights
Curra’s in South Austin serves Tex-Mex and interior Mexican. It is best known for its avocado margarita.
The single best overall BBQ experience in Austin (which isn’t actually in Austin) is The Salt Lick.
Written byKatherine Lewin
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.
The rare tourist destination that locals love too. This is one of the more fun Tex-Mex hangs in town.
ClarksvilleLake Austin Blvd
An Austin original: fresh, fast, tasty sandwiches with locations all over the city.
A classic Austin Tex-Mex establishment that's one of our favorite places for queso and margs.
South AustinSouth Congress
There is no better 24-hour restaurant than Magnolia Cafe.
The dive bar Lala's Little Nugget in Crestview has been continually and epically decorated for Christmas since the 1970s.
Halcyon is an all-day cafe downtown that opened in 2002 before the term “all-day cafe” even existed.
Billy’s On Burnet has lots of beer, plenty of TVs constantly playing sports, and a great burger. It’s a Packers bar.
This old-school spot sells donuts for under $1 and is open super late.
Kerbey Lane is a classic Austin spot for breakfast, brunch, and late night eats in Austin. The South Lamar location is open 24 hours.