Restaurants in Austin

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Located in the quiet Clarksville neighborhood, this upscale New American restaurant is a longtime favorite of visiting celebrities and dignitaries, with... Read More

The Jo's on South Congress Avenue is a hub of that popular area, and it’s also home to the Instagram-able "I love you so much" graffiti. The downtown... Read More

Turkey isn't the marquee meat of Texas barbecue, but John Mueller Meat Co. proves that's an injustice with its peppery-crusted version. (Mueller is... Read More

The coffee house is adjacent to the Hotel San José and is perfect for iced coffees and people watching. Read More

JuiceLand is your Austin go-to for green juices, protein smoothies and juice shots. Its Hyde Park location is the best one, because it’s also home to... Read More

Located in Austin’s up-and-coming East Side, Justine’s is a fantastic French bistro that attracts a stylish hipster crew, eager for expertly... Read More

Because you can't live on tacos alone (listen, I've tried), Kebabalicious has been serving up tasty food including meat and falafel kebabs since they... Read More

This high-end downtown sushi spot in the warehouse district is marked by blue neon lighting that runs along the edge of the building. Inside, the dark,... Read More

If you're in town for a convention, or just staying downtown, it's easy to stumble into overpriced, so-so food. Koriente, though, will feed you well and... Read More

Just east of Interstate 35, the La Barbecue truck serves up obsession-inspiring brisket (and I'm not even really a brisket fan), tender turkey, sausage,... Read More

With La Condesa in Austin's trendy Warehouse District, chef Rene Ortiz brings traditional flavors of the interior of Mexico to Texas. Don't expect Tex... Read More

It's not technically a margarita, but El Cubico—a cocktail that blends flavors including tobacco, vanilla, pineapple, lemon and saffron—is perhaps the... Read More

Dinner at the contemporary Mexican restaurant La Condesa feels like a visit to a beautiful, tropical-modern resort—but you’re really in the middle of... Read More

This little Tex-Mex restaurant is little ways southwest of Central Austin, so set your GPS. Order a couple of the a la carte tacos for under $2 each: I... Read More

I had never heard of tres leches cake—a sponge cake soaked in different kinds of milk—before I moved to Austin in 1999, but with the first bite, I... Read More

Family-owned La Mexicana isn't fancy, but it is delicious — and essential if you want to experience the real flavor of Austin. You'll be drawn to the... Read More

All of the new, artfully designed bars in Austin, with their artisanal cocktails and such, are well and good, but there's just something about a dark,... Read More

The postmodern barbecue joint, housed among mid-construction condo buildings in an airy, historic brick warehouse, delivers outstanding barbecued... Read More

The restaurant looks and feels like a farmer's market and supports local farmers and business. It uses only biodegradable, compostable, or recycled... Read More

How romantic is this? Lenoir was opened in 2012 by husband-and-wife team Todd Duplechan and Jessica Maher. Enjoy a fresh, seasonal prix-fixe menu amid... Read More

You won't see flavors like Goat Cheese, Thyme and Honey, or Dark Chocolate with Olive Oil & Sea Salt on the flavor list at just any ice cream shop —... Read More

Don’t let the pedestrian name fool you: Maria's Taco Xpress is not a fast-food joint. Rather, it is a characteristically offbeat South Austin... Read More

The Pete's Tantalizing Taco, with egg, sausage, potato, serrano peppers and onions, is one of my favorite breakfast tacos in town, but don't go for it... Read More

Chefs who try to fancify lowbrow food warrant suspicion but not immediate dismissal. Max’s Wine Dive in Austin is a perfect example of why... Read More

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