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El Meson

5808 Burleson Rd.
Austin, TX, 78744, United States
TEL: (512) 416-0744

El Meson, which serves traditional Mexican fare in a non-trendy location in Southeast Austin, has the look and feel of a century-old Southwestern outpost, with its dusty parking lot and dining room with exposed wooden rafters and wooden support columns. The earth-tone stone walls are decorated with hanging horseshoes and frying pans, with blue-tiled tables throughout. Menu highlights are mole (chicken soaked in a thick and smoky-sweet sauce) and the ancho relleno (a dried poblano pepper stuffed with cheese and fried), all made with fresh ingredients; no microwaves are to be found. 

Insider Tip:

To avoid getting “you’re not from around here” looks from regulars, be sure to order at the counter, stepping aside with a menu if you’re undecided.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Kids' Menu
  • Lunch
  • Parking Available
  • Sunday - Closed
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: Mexican


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