Joann’s Fine Foods is a new all-day spot from the people behind Perla’s and June’s All Day, and it’s great for brunch or drinks and a snack that somehow extends into dinner. It’s in the lobby of the Austin Motel, and from the straw awning and plants outside to the bright colored booths inside, it has a “vacation-meets-retro diner” feel. Which is also what we’d tell an interior designer to make our house look like if we could afford an interior designer. The menu is long and skews Mexican with tacos and huevos rancheros, but you can also get things like a spinach salad, french toast, or a turkey club.
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Pueblo Viejo is a taco trailer down south at Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden, with great breakfast tacos.
When you want a late-night karaoke spot with a crowd that stays high energy all night, head to Ego's on South Congress.
Autenticos Michoacana is a food truck with a wide menu of tacos, tortas, quesadillas, and machetes.
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The tacos coming out of Tacos Guerreros, a tiny, orange, one-woman trailer on the East Side, are spectacular.
Taco-Mex hits that sweet spot in the breakfast taco venn diagram of cheap, fast, and good. It’s commonly known as “Taco Window.”
Curra’s exists in a class with other local mainstays Maudie's and Gueros, operating on a platform of old Austin nostalgia, margaritas, and queso.
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Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum
Lin Asian Bar is a new spot from a Wu Chow chef in Clarksville - head here for the soup dumplings and other dim sum dishes in a bright space.
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