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komodo
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Best Restaurants in Austin
Need recs on best Mexican and other spots for lunch/brunch. Staying at Van Zandt. Thx bros


Winston Cup
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re: Best Restaurants in Austin
I hear sonic is having a good deal on corn dogs. 100% chance your food is made by a mexican.


Paul Allen
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re: Best Restaurants in Austin
Eddie V's is great


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Earthquake 88
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re: Best Restaurants in Austin
Franklin's


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benson32
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re: Best Restaurants in Austin
Emmer and Rye for brunch, make a reservation. It's walkable from VZ.

Also, Launderette on east side is great for lunch.


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SUB
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re: Best Restaurants in Austin
Curra's is one of my favorite Mexican places.

South Congress Cafe is a popular brunch spot.


Lawyers_Guns_Money
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re: Best Restaurants in Austin
Mexican: Curra's, Matt's El Rancho (Bob Armstrong Queso), El Alma.

Brunch: South Congress Cafe, Contigo, Moonshine.

Given you are staying on Rainey, you may want to try brunch at Bangers.
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komodo
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re: Best Restaurants in Austin
Thanks all


SUB
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re: Best Restaurants in Austin
If you want specialty Tacos, Torchy's is a must (they also have the best queso known to man). Tacodeli is also very good.


Zappas Stache
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re: Best Restaurants in Austin
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Curra's


Yes


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Matt's El Rancho (Bob Armstrong Queso)


Don't go to Matt's. Its really below average.

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If you want specialty Tacos, Torchy's is a must


Torchy's is good...Veracruz is my new fav. They have trailers at 2 locations but I go to the one at Radio Coffe & Beer. You can take your tacos into Radio and get a good craft beer and sit down.

Other good lunches:
HopDoddy....always a line but if you tell the guy at the door you want to sit at the bar and have a beer he will tell you when a spot at the bar opens up. Usually cuts your wait way down.

Easy Tiger- Good beer selection and food, nice outdoor court yard.

Dinner:
Whip In- Pub with great Indian food.
G'Raj Mahal-Indian Food on Rainey-Food truck with really nice outdoor seating area.
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tigersfirst
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re: Best Restaurants in Austin
Odd Duck is a must for brunch/lunch


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SUB
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Veracruz is my new fav.


Will try. I wish they had brick and mortar in austin. It looks like there's one in round rock.


Lawyers_Guns_Money
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re: Best Restaurants in Austin
Dude who doesn't like Matts doesn't like queso.

And Taco Deli > Torchy's. Torchy's might be the most overrated thing in Texas.


REG861
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tacodeli > Torchy's. Torchy's might be the most overrated thing in Texas.


Agreed


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AbitaFan08
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re: Best Restaurants in Austin
How's Odd Duck? Thinking of checking that out next month.


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SUB
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re: Best Restaurants in Austin
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Dude who doesn't like Matts doesn't like queso.


I've tried lots of good Mexican places in Austin. Matt's has good food, but there are far better places. I've had their queso too...it's good, but I don't get the hype.

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And Taco Deli > Torchy's

That's debatable. Tacodeli has more menu items, but it loses points for not being open after lunch. It's queso is also pretty weak. But taco for taco, I could go either way.

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Torchy's might be the most overrated thing in Texas.


Explain yourself. You like taco deli, which has similar types / styles of tacos, so your statement doesn't make sense.


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IL Duce
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re: Best Restaurants in Austin
I always liked Tacodeli and Maudie's. Ate at Eddie V's and I have no complaints there.

Kababalicious is great late night.


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Box Geauxrilla
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Given you are staying on Rainey, you may want to try brunch at Bangers.


Was coming to say this. Be sure to get the Manmosa. An entire bottle of champagne with a splash of OJ.


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Zappas Stache
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re: Best Restaurants in Austin
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I wish they had brick and mortar in austin. It looks like there's one in round rock.


Like I said, the one at Radio Cafe is essentially brick n mortar since you can take the tacos into Radio Cafe and grab a drink.

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And Taco Deli > Torchy's. Torchy's might be the most overrated thing in Texas.


You know how I know you have shitty taste? Torchy's Green Chile Queso>>>>>>>>Matts. Matts is for old white people that are afraid of mexican food.


Lawyers_Guns_Money
Member since Apr 2015
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re: Best Restaurants in Austin
I won't deny that Torchy's has great queso, but their tacos? Come on. They are average at best.

Taco Deli keeps things simple and uses high quality ingredients were as Torchy's dumps every ingredient known to man on a taco.


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