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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If every stereotypical oil magnate had a restaurant, they would all look like this. Come here to get deals done and eat lots of MEEEEEATS.
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Veracruz All Natural
Veracruz in East Austin makes the hands-down the greatest migas taco we’ve ever tasted. You won't be mad at the quesadillas, either.
A classic Austin Tex-Mex establishment that's one of our favorite places for queso and margs.
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