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Chuy’s is a Tex-Mex staple that started in Barton Hills. Lucky for you, they’re now all over the city.

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Jack Allen’s Kitchen

Jack Allen’s Kitchen serves comfort food including chicken fried things, Tex-Mex-style tacos, cheeseburgers, and enchiladas.

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Sam's Bar-B-Que

Sam's Bar-B-Que is a long standing barbecue spot on East 12th serving up all the classics.

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Cisco's Restaurant Bakery & Bar

For a classic Tex-Mex breakfast or fajitas, go to Cisco’s in East Austin.

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Juan In A Million

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.

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Little Deli & Pizzeria

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.

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Sandy’s Hamburgers

One of the oldest burger spots in Austin, Sandy’s has a drive-thru, a walk-up window, and frozen custard.

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Terry Black’s Barbecue

Terry Black’s on Barton Springs has a big patio and serves some the best barbecue in Austin.

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Curra's Grill

Curra’s in South Austin serves Tex-Mex and interior Mexican. It is best known for its avocado margarita.

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The Salt Lick BBQ

The single best overall BBQ experience in Austin (which isn’t actually in Austin) is The Salt Lick.

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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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Guero’s Taco Bar

The rare tourist destination that locals love too. This is one of the more fun Tex-Mex hangs in town.

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Thundercloud Subs

An Austin original: fresh, fast, tasty sandwiches with locations all over the city.

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Maudie's Cafe

A classic Austin Tex-Mex establishment that's one of our favorite places for queso and margs.

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Magnolia Cafe

There is no better 24-hour restaurant than Magnolia Cafe.

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Lala's Little Nugget

The dive bar Lala's Little Nugget in Crestview has been continually and epically decorated for Christmas since the 1970s.

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Halcyon Coffee, Bar & Lounge

Halcyon is an all-day cafe downtown that opened in 2002 before the term “all-day cafe” even existed.

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Billy’s On Burnet

Billy’s On Burnet has lots of beer, plenty of TVs constantly playing sports, and a great burger. It’s a Packers bar.

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Mrs. Johnson's Bakery

This old-school spot sells donuts for under $1 and is open super late.

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Kerbey Lane Cafe South Lamar

Kerbey Lane is a classic Austin spot for breakfast, brunch, and late night eats in Austin. The South Lamar location is open 24 hours.