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7.8

El Borrego de Oro

$$$$

3900 S Congress Ave, Austin
Earn 3X Points

The first thing you’ll notice about the Mexican spot El Borrego De Oro is the sign. It’s turquoise and pagoda-shaped, with a big sheep in the middle of it. It’s a remnant of the building’s former life as a Chinese restaurant, but you’d never know the space was anything else. The space feels lived in and cozy—the type of place that has its regulars who’ve been coming in every weekend for menudo for decades. Grab an order of the excellent birria tacos—made with slow-stewed lamb, and just the right around of gamey flavor—or lean fully into their Tex-Mex side with enchiladas, fajitas, and margaritas.

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