Austin has no shortage of Mexican restaurants. But Mexican restaurants that combine excellent food and cocktails with an excellent environment are a little rarer. From the front lawn to the backyard patio, there isn’t a spot in this joint that isn’t great for a date, birthday celebration, or a pre-bar-hopping meal. If you’re here between 4 and 6pm Tuesday through Friday, they also have a good happy hour with $5 cocktails and food.
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ADP’s sandwiches, hush puppies, and tacos are great. But they’re even better over a beer at The Wheel next door.
East Side King
Located in the backyard of one of our favorite bars, The Liberty, is East Side Kings, an Asian fusion food truck open late.
Sour Duck Market
Sour Duck Market is an all-day spot in East Austin that’s great for a group with a large patio and a menu of shareable dishes.
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Autenticos Michoacana is a food truck with a wide menu of tacos, tortas, quesadillas, and machetes.
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Kemuri Tatsu-ya is serving Japanese/barbecue/Tex-Mex fusion in East Austin, and it’s one of the greatest meals you can have in the city right now.
Justine’s in Govalle has a fun bar scene with attractive people and tasty French food.
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