La Condesa serves light-ish Mexican food that won’t immobilize you. Their plates are small - but the colorful interior and excellent margaritas (they’re some of our favorite in the city) make up for it. It’s a big space that’s great for groups, and for impressing out-of-towners who don’t understand there’s more than one type of salsa. Be sure to make a reservation.
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Kalimotxo is the downtown Spanish-inspired bar serving pintxos from the people behind Emmer & Rye.
HandleBar is a Dirty Sixth bar with an inexplicable mustache theme, but the rooftop is great for a big group.
Ranch 616 is a Tex-Mex spot downtown where you go for a group dinner that might get a little rowdy.
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Tamale House East
Tamale House East on East 6th Street makes some of the breakfast tacos and migas in town.
Taqueria Mi Trailita
In a gas station parking lot in Windsor Park, the trailer Taqueria Mi Trailita serves consistently outstanding tacos, especially breakfast tacos.
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Salty Sow is a creative American spot in Cherrywood with lots of meat-focused food, a great happy hour, and an excellent patio.
El Chile Cafe y Cantina
El Chile has three things that no other spot on Manor has: strong margaritas, puffy tacos, and a big patio.
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