Austin, with its rapidly expanding dining scene, has evolved multiple dining districts, each with its own unique personality. In the last five years, the traditional Eastside of the city experienced a radical transformation from hip bar scene to modern dining enclave. Here is a list of the current best 10 restaurants to enjoy next time you visit East Austin.
On a side of town where Tex Mex and regional Mexican food of all types live comfortably near one another, Licha’s authentic take on Mexico City–style casual food has been received enthusiastically by East Austin. Try the huaraches tuetano with bone marrow or champinon (mushrooms). Plates of enmoladas (roasted duck with mole) and cochinita pibil will have you singing the praises of Licha’s fresh take on an old cuisine.