El Chile is one of the restaurants that we always use as a fallback for when we can’t think of anywhere else to go, and then just end up giving in and eating here instead. They have a big patio, serve great cocktails, and all of the food - from tacos to the chicken mole - are consistently good. Eating here isn’t going to blow your mind, but you’ll definitely be back the next time your friends ask where you want to grab dinner after work, and you don’t feel like putting much effort into the decision.
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If you want some excellent homemade pasta, but don’t feel like spending a fortune, go to Patrizi’s on Manor.
Abo Youssef is a food truck making excellent Mediterranean food out of a gas station parking lot off Manor Road.
Yuyo is a great spot on Manor to eat Peruvian cebiche and drink some pisco sours on their large patio.
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Birria tacos, quesabirria, birria quesadillas, tortas, and consomé out of a food trailer near 7th and Lamar.
Jamie’s Barbecue & Mini Tacos
Jamie’s Barbecue And Mini Tacos is a trailer in a dusty lot in South Austin, and as the name implies, they do in fact make mini tacos and barbecue.
La Fruta Feliz
La Fruta Feliz is a Mexican restaurant on the East Side, near Airport and Manor, with great tacos, tortas, and juices.
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Take a big group to La Condesa for a colorful space, light-ish Mexican food, and great margaritas.
The Peached Tortilla
The Peached Tortilla on North Burnet serves everything from tacos to burgers to pork buns, and has one of the best Happy Hours in North Austin.
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