Austin is a food destination for many types of cuisine, but one of its pride points is the crazy amount of great Mexican and Tex-Mex food you can find nearly anywhere in the city. Start narrowing down your search for the best Mexican restaurants in the Texas capital with this list.
There’s a constant debate about where to find the best breakfast tacos in Austin, but Pueblo Viejo’s no-frills trailer has yet to disappoint. For just $2.50 each, you can start your morning off right with one of their specialty offerings, like the Taco Don Chago, which comes with beans, cheese, bacon, and avocado. Or create a custom taco for around the same price. Pueblo Viejo is known for more than their breakfast, though; stop by for a quick lunch and grab the Taco Nes, made with steak, chorizo, grilled onion, and fresh cilantro and lime.
When you need your margarita fix but also want to impress on date night, check out the upscale La Condesa restaurant in downtown Austin. The space itself is enough to almost make you forget about the food; must-haves include the street corn, four types of guacamole sampler (one comes topped with crab meat!), and an el cúbico with a volcanic-saffron-infused salt rim to wash it all down. Be sure to make a reservation ahead of time as there is usually little room left for walk-ins.