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 Best mexican food in Austin

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Trvler30

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Best mexican food in Austin Thu, 07/12/07 12:42 AM (permalink)
We are leaving for Austin for a week and would like some good mexican food preferably with homemade corn and flour tortillas.. Authentic would be nice because we live on tex mex constantly. I have already had a taste for the good stuff and its better.. Oh and homemade tamales. Where can I get a dozen? We will also be in San Marcos. Anything there? I found on in San Antonio. I believe it is called La Vina and it has big thick corn tortillas and they make awesome chalupas out of them. And there chilaques or excellent also. We will go here for sure but need more of your favorites as we want to try more gret places as we travel;

Thanks,
Rhonda
 
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    Twinwillow

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    RE: Best mexican food in Austin Thu, 07/12/07 1:05 AM (permalink)
    Forget Mexican. Eat BBQ!
     
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      Bushie

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      RE: Best mexican food in Austin Thu, 07/12/07 1:38 AM (permalink)
      Guero's on Congress south of the river make their own flour, corn, and whole wheat tortillas (I always get the whole wheat). They are great for lunch or dinner, and on weekends, they're open for breakfast. I always get the Huevos Montelenos or the Huevos Rancheros for breakfast, and they also serve fresh-squeezed orange and grapefruit juice. Marinated chicken is one of their specialties, shredded in a number of dishes. They also make a true margarita.

      Joe's Bakery east of I-35 on 7th is my favorite place in the world for breakfast. I totate between Huevos Rancheros, Migas, or Chorizo y Huevos. They make the best hot sauce on the planet, and they make their own flour tortillas.

      El Sol y La Luna on south Congress a few blocks north of Guero's is also very good, but I don't know if they make their own tortillas.

      For authentic interior Mexican, go to Fonda San Miguel. You will love that place.

      Curra's Grill on Oltorf also serves outstanding food. Try one of their Avocado Margaritas. Trust me.

      As for tamales, your best bet is to find a roadside stand. Especially on weekends, if you see a person of Mexican descent selling tamales out of a pickup, you'll be happy with them.
       
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        HollyDolly

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        • Location: Schertz, TX
        RE: Best mexican food in Austin Thu, 07/12/07 1:57 PM (permalink)
        Don't know anything about Austin as I don't go up there.Will have to check out La Vina in San Antonio.by the way,where is it located at?
         
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          Trvler30

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          RE: Best mexican food in Austin Thu, 07/12/07 5:34 PM (permalink)
          Wow thanks for the great list! I can't wait to try them. The La Vina is at 3451 Roosevelt Ave, San Antonio - (210) 923-3058
          and 319 S Ww White Rd, San Antonio - (210) 333-6653
           
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            Trvler30

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            RE: Best mexican food in Austin Fri, 07/13/07 1:10 AM (permalink)
            Bushie I also found this one online.http://www.loscomalesaustin.com/menu.htm Have you tried it?
             
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              Twinwillow

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              RE: Best mexican food in Austin Fri, 07/13/07 1:53 AM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by twinwillow

              Forget Mexican. Eat BBQ!


              Sorry, Bushie. I was out of line. I'm actually going to try some of your recommendations. They sound great. And I know, you know what's good.
               
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                Bushie

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                RE: Best mexican food in Austin Fri, 07/13/07 5:02 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by Trvler30

                Bushie I also found this one online.http://www.loscomalesaustin.com/menu.htm Have you tried it?


                No, I haven't, but I'm sure it's good. That's over near Joe's Bakery, and the whole area is primarily Hispanic.
                 
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                  Bushie

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                  RE: Best mexican food in Austin Fri, 07/13/07 5:04 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by twinwillow

                  quote:
                  Originally posted by twinwillow

                  Forget Mexican. Eat BBQ!


                  Sorry, Bushie. I was out of line. I'm actually going to try some of your recommendations. They sound great. And I know, you know what's good.

                  Next time you're down, let's hit a couple.
                   
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                    Twinwillow

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                    RE: Best mexican food in Austin Fri, 07/13/07 5:19 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by Bushie

                    quote:
                    Originally posted by twinwillow

                    quote:
                    Originally posted by twinwillow

                    Forget Mexican. Eat BBQ!


                    Sorry, Bushie. I was out of line. I'm actually going to try some of your recommendations. They sound great. And I know, you know what's good.

                    Next time you're down, let's hit a couple.



                    Your on! I want to try Joe's Bakery. You made it sound so good to me.
                     
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