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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Delray Cafe is a food truck outside of Nickel City with a focused and straightforward menu of burgers, wings, tater tots, and other bars foods.
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The Mexican food truck Paprika ATX in the Highland neighborhood serves great tacos and tortas.
Ñoño’s Tacos in North Austin makes excellent breakfast tacos, tortas, and chicken al carbon.
El Primo is a trailer that serves great breakfast tacos and quesadillas on South First Street.
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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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