This airy, elegant East Austin spot has made the most of these weird times with expanded outdoor seating and a takeout menu that includes tacos by the pint and a few of the bar’s legendary cocktails. Order this to go: For an appetizer (or even a small meal) the crisp-fried whole tortillas with smoky, chile-infused refried lentils are as addictive (and heartier) than chips and salsa. Meaty suadero tacos feature chunks of tender confit brisket ready to be tucked into tiny corn tortillas and dressed with a dollop of guacamole. Dinner specials, like a rustic half chicken bathed in a rich mole negro, change daily Pro tip: Fun “pantry” items include house-made hot sauce, masa by the pint, and a T-shirt that proclaims “Es Gonna Be Okay.”
Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.