Austin has no shortage of Mexican restaurants. But Mexican restaurants that combine excellent food and cocktails with an excellent environment are a little rarer. From the front lawn to the backyard patio, there isn’t a spot in this joint that isn’t great for a date, birthday celebration, or a pre-bar-hopping meal. If you’re here between 4 and 6pm Tuesday through Friday, they also have a good happy hour with $5 cocktails and food.
More spots in Downtown AustinSee more
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
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.
Olamaie is one of the most impressive upscale Southern restaurants we've ever experienced.
More Mexican spotsSee more
Rosita's Al Pastor
Rosita's is our favorite al pastor taco in Austin, and maybe the world. Hit it for breakfast, if you know what's good for you.
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.
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.
Suggested by our writers
Kemuri Tatsu-ya is serving Japanese/barbecue/Tex-Mex fusion in East Austin, and it’s one of the greatest meals you can have in the city right now.
Perla’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
Perla’s is the best upscale seafood experience you can have in Austin.
Justine’s in Govalle has a fun bar scene with attractive people and tasty French food.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more