SXSW: The Top 10 Places to Eat on South Congress

The gotta-have-it list of restaurants you simply must hit.

Botticelli’s
Simple Italian; intimate and romantic
1321 S. Congress, 512-916-1315
botticellissouthcongress
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Location: S. Congress
Category: Romantic

Enoteca Vespaio
Italian cafe serving pasta and pizza; limited outdoor dining
1610 S. Congress, 512-441-6100
austinvespaio.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Trendy

Güero’s Taco Bar
Tex-Mex and tacos; popular watering hole
1412 S. Congress, 512-447-7688
guerostacobar.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Tried & True

Home Slice Pizza
Casual counter service; small, classic, and unusual pizza
1415 S. Congress, 512-444-7437
homeslicepizza.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Tried & True

Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Hip spot for designer burgers
1400 S. Congress, 512-243-7505
hopdoddy.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Trendy

Magnolia Cafe South
Eclectic 24-hour diner serving American, Tex-Mex, and breakfast; quirky local favorite
1920 S. Congress, 512-445-0000
themagnoliacafe.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Late Night, Tried & True, Cheap Eats

Perla’s
Seafood in an airy space with an aquarium; killer patio
1400 S. Congress, 512-291-7300
perlasaustin.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Trendy, Upscale

Snack Bar
Modern, quirky; tapas and the like
1224 S. Congress, 512-445-2626
snackbaraustin.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Trendy

South Congress Café
Casual, loud, crowded space; Southwestern fare
1600 S. Congress, 512-447-3905
southcongresscafe.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Trendy

Vespaio Ristorante
Cool space with a buzzing bar; Italian
1610 S. Congress, 512-441-6100
austinvespaio.com
Location: S. Congress
Categories: Upscale, Trendy, Romantic

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