33 "Classic Establishment" restaurants in Austin.
A classic Austin Tex-Mex establishment that's one of our favorite places for queso and margs.
Matt’s El Rancho, home to the famous Bob Armstrong queso dip, is as classic Tex-Mex as it gets.
An Austin original: fresh, fast, tasty sandwiches with locations all over the city.
Little Deli feels like a trip back to a simpler time, when the perfect Italian sandwich or slice of pizza was all you really needed.
Tamale House East on East 6th Street makes some of the breakfast tacos and migas in town.
Curra’s exists in a class with other local mainstays Maudie's and Gueros, operating on a platform of old Austin nostalgia, margaritas, and queso.
The best cheap Tex Mex breakfast in town. Fill up on a pile of eggs, bacon, potatoes, cheese, and tortillas for $5.
The single best overall BBQ experience in Austin (which isn’t actually in Austin) is The Salt Lick.
If you’re looking for an awesome dining experience that’s not outwardly trendy, and you don’t mind dropping money for it, Fonda San Miguel is the place.
The rare tourist destination that locals love too. This is one of the more fun Tex-Mex hangs in town.
The dive bar Lala's Little Nugget in Crestview has been continually and epically decorated for Christmas since the 1970s.
Halcyon is an all-day cafe downtown that opened in 2002 before the term “all-day cafe” even existed.
Billy’s On Burnet has lots of beer, plenty of TVs constantly playing sports, and a great burger. It’s a Packers bar.
One of the oldest burger spots in Austin, Sandy’s Barton Springs location has a drive-thru, a walk-up window, and some really solid, cheap burgers.