SXSW: Where to Eat on South Lamar/Barton Springs

A culinary guide for navigating your way through the city, from a famous live music joint to a frozen banana food cart.

Artz Rib House
Live music; barbecue
2330 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-442-8283
artzribhouse.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Tried & True

Aussie’s
Sandwiches, burgers; casual spot with volleyball court
306 Barton Springs Rd, 512-480-0952
aussiesbar.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Comfy Cafes

Austin Java
Local spot for coffee, breakfast, and American
1608 Barton Springs Rd, 512-482-9450
austinjava.com
Follow @AustinJava
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Tried & True

Bananarchy
Frozen banana food cart
600 S. Lamar
bananarchy.net
Follow @Bananarchy_ATX
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Barley Swine
Tiny, communal tables; cutting edge, award-winning chef
2024 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-394-8150
barleyswine.com
Follow @BarleySwine
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trendy, Comfy Cafes

Bella Cucina
Italian street food
3600 S. Lamar, 512-965-8197
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Black Sheep Lodge
Relaxed neighborhood bar and grill; lots of beer on tap
2108 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-707-2744
blacksheeplodge.com
Follow @BlackSheepLodge
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Comfy Cafes

Casa de Luz
Funky organic, vegan, and macrobiotic cafe; daily menu
1701 Toomey Rd, 512-476-2535
casadeluz.org
Follow @CasaDeLuz
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Veggie Delight

Chuy’s S. Lamar
Loud, quirky, Elvis-inspired Tex-Mex spot
1728 Barton Springs Rd, 512-474-4452
chuys.com
Follow @ChuysRestaurant
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Tried & True

El Alma
Ambitious Mexican food (not your average Tex-Mex spot)
1025 Barton Springs Rd, 512-609-8923
elalmacafe.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Cheap Eats

El Chile South
Hip, interior Mexican fare; bright and comfortable with outdoor deck
1025 Barton Springs Rd, 512-609-8923
elchilecafe.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Trendy

Flip Happy Crepes
Trailer with hearty, sweet, and savory choices
400 Josephine, 512-552-9034
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Trailers, Sweet Tooth, Cheap Eats

Flipnotics
Hip local coffeehouse; light food
1601 Barton Springs Rd, 512-480-8646
flipnotics.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Categories: Comfy Cafes, Late Night

Kerbey Lane Cafe (South Lamar)

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