Joy of Mex: Austin

Austin has its share of popular mainstream Tex-Mex places like Chuy’s, El Azteca, Matt’s El Rancho, and Maudie’s. But cafes and restaurants with interior-oriented menus are popping up too.


3023 Guadalupe, 512-480-8226.
This bright little taquería near the university is great for a quickie (meal). The menu is minuscule, with mostly tacos and burritos, and you stand in line to order, but the corn tortillas are handmade right on the spot—a mesmerizing operation—and the food is not only good but also a great value. Best of all: fabulous aguas frescas (fresh fruit juices) like cantaloupe-watermelon and mango.
Guacamole: 3.5. Chips: 5 (medium thick, hot, not

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