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Suggestions - Best Mexican Food in Austin

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by VooDooPope, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. VooDooPope

    VooDooPope Contributing Member
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    Today is my wife's birthday. We have someone to watch the kids and she wants Mexican Food. We're fairly new to Austin and we've been eating a lot of Maudies lately (which we like but she wants to go some place different).

    Who has the best Mexican Food in Austin? Great Rita's and Salsa are a must. Location is unimportant but central is preferred.

    Thanks.
    VooDoo
     
  2. leroy

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    The best place I've eaten is a hole-in-the-wall place in Round Rock called Restaurant El Chef. I don't know about their ritas, but the food is fantastic. Probably not the type of place you're looking for, though...
     
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    I'll second that.

    Also, Polvos is a spinoff of Curra's (a bunch of employees left Curra's and started Polvos), so that's another recommendation.

    I'm also a fan of Casa Garcias on South Lamar @ Lamar Square - the atmosphere's a bit boring, but the food is good.
     
  5. DaDakota

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    Fonde San Miguel is the nicest place with the best Mexican food in Austin, and it is very classy to boot, perfect for a Birthday dinner.

    Fonde San Miguel Website

    DD
     
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    Fonda San Miguel
    La Condesa
     
  7. Harrisment

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    DO NOT go to Matt's El Rancho. We went there when in Austin last year and it was terrible. I mean just awful.

    I think that Z-Tejas is pretty good, but it's a little more Southwest than Mexican.
     
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    polvos is a good choice.

    enchiladas y mas is another good one at anderson/burnet

    fonda is more upscale interior mexican not tex-mex if that matters
     
  9. rockbox

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    For a birthday, take her to Fonda. Its not tex mex though.

    Trudies is fun. The food is average but their Mexican martinis are ridiculously good.
     
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    Funny you say that considering last night someone told me that Matt's El Rancho was a great place.

    I'm on a budget so I suggest Taco C...jk I wouldn't want the poor to eat that sht
     
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    After hearing rave reviews about Polvo's, I decided to try it and was very disappointed. It's just like Chuy's, except with worse chips and fajitas.
     
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    He ain't lying. But it's very noisy and it being Friday......I wouldn't.
     
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    It's Trudy's :eek:

    Voodoo....if you go there get the stuffed avacado. It's almost as good as sex.
     
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    Taking the wife out?
    http://www.vivo-austin.com/
     
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    Yeah. What he said. We go to these places often. :grin:
     
  16. H-townhero

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    I like Jorge's (like 7 blocks down from UT) and Maudi's. I guess you could consider them tex-mex places though.
     
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    Best Korean-Mexi food is chilantros :cool:
     
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    Is Rosie's Tamale house still out on 71? Its a drive, but the tamales were great & it was fun to look at all the old pictures of the different famous people who had been there.
     
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    +1 for Vivo on the eastside. romantical without being stuffy.
     
  20. VooDooPope

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    Thanks for all the great suggestions. Looks like I've got a lot of Mexican places to try.

    This can't be good for the diet.
     

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