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Kinda Tropical

In the before times, this laid-back patio behind a former convenience store turned bar was a great place for day drinking (it opens at noon) and just hanging out. The food is kinda Mexican, kinda Jamaican, and kinda Asian, and it’s much more than just a sponge for the alcohol. Order this to go: Thick yuca fries are crisp and dusted with a generous amount of finely ground salt and pepper with perhaps a hint of secret spice. Spicy jackfruit, pulled like barbecued pork, makes for a tender and piquant vegetarian sandwich, and the sesame seed–strewn salad with pulled chicken, butter lettuce, avocado, and a peanut dressing was refreshing. Crispy coconut shrimp with Yucatán-style pickled red onions on creamy jasmine rice appeared to be topped with an Asian-style sweet chile sauce—kinda great. Pro tip: Creative cocktails, even from a plastic cup, help create the island vibe at home.

Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.

City: San Antonio

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $

Rating: ★★

Address: 3501 E. 7th, Austin, TX, 78702

Hours: L & D 7 days.

Phone: 512-373-8430

Website: kindatropical.com

Last updated: February 9, 2021