Austin is a big city, and that means there are plenty of restaurants to choose from. However, if you’re looking for something unique or delicious, sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect spot. After all, no one wants to eat at the same place every time they go out for dinner! To help you out with this problem (and because I’m a huge fan of food), here are my favorite places in town:
Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon
Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon
Address: 6558 N Lamar Blvd, Austin TX 78752
Type of food: Mexican food (fresca) and more
Cost: $5-10 per plate depending on what you order
Location: South Austin near the University of Texas at Austin campus and downtown Austin. The restaurant is open until 10pm on weekdays and midnight on weekends.
Justine’s Brasserie is a French restaurant in downtown Austin, Texas. The restaurant has been around for over 30 years and serves classic French fare. If you love to eat great food at reasonable prices, this place is for you!
Justine’s Brasserie has several locations throughout the city including one right on Congress Avenue (pictured above). They also have other locations on South Congress Street and East 5th Street near University of Texas at Austin.
The menu includes traditional French dishes like escargot and steak frites with frites (French fries), but they also offer American cuisine such as burgers or sandwiches if that’s what you prefer instead. You can order off their regular menu or try something new by ordering off their seasonal menu which changes every month so there are always new things to try each time! You will find all kinds of comfort foods here such as macaroni & cheese anyone would enjoy eating – especially if it comes topped with bacon bits yum! Their desserts include crepes filled with warm chocolate sauce that melts when eaten; don’t forget about those tasty little fruits too!!
Jinya Ramen Bar
Jinya Ramen Bar is a new location for this chain, which has three other Austin locations and one in Dallas. This means that you can get your favorite ramen (or curry) bowl here at a very reasonable price, especially if you’re looking to try something new.
The menu includes pork broth ramen, chicken soup ramen and vegan tofu miso ramen—all of which come in small or large sizes so that everyone can enjoy them. You’ll also find salads on the menu; they come with either shrimp or vegetable options depending on what else you’d like to eat with it.
If I’m craving something sweet after dinner but don’t want dessert yet then I always go back home because there’s nothing better than some ice cream with my cereal!
Juan in a Million
Juan in a Million is a food truck that serves breakfast tacos, lunch tacos, and dinner tacos. It’s located on South Congress between 6th and 7th Streets. They’re open from 8:30 am to 3 pm on weekdays and 10 am-4 pm on weekends; the menu changes daily but you’ll find some of their most popular items here—and if you’re lucky enough to catch them at 2:30 pm when they typically have just one person working behind the counter (because their chef went out of town), then consider yourself doubly fortunate!
Juan offers three types of breakfast tacos: crispy chicharrones (fried pork rinds), potato with green chile sauce or eggs over easy; all served with beans & rice; plus an array of toppings like cheese queso fresco or avocado slices. Lunchtime options include steak tips stuffed with poblano cream sauce; chicken breast stuffed with chipotle black bean salsa surrounded by grilled corn tortillas topped off with cilantro sprigs & lime wedges…and dinner entrees include shrimp fajitas drizzled over sautéed bell peppers & onions then finished off underneath my favorite addition yet: queso Blanco—creamy white cheese melted overtop shredded romaine lettuce leaves alongside red cabbage slaw salad greens tossed together with vinaigrette dressing/salsa verde/hot sauce mixture before being placed onto a plate alongside warm tortilla chips for dipping purposes!
Le Politique is a French restaurant that serves classic dishes like steak fries and coq au vin. It’s in the heart of downtown Austin, so it’s easy to get to on foot or by car. The price range is pretty high, but you’ll pay more if you order an appetizer as well—but don’t forget that there’s no tip required!
I recommend getting the foie gras torchon with fresh bread crumbs (it’s delicious), as well as any dish that comes with blue cheese dressing; this one goes especially well with red wine from France. You can also ask for extra sauce if your meal seemed dry or bland—the staff will happily oblige!
Hours: Monday through Thursday 5pm-10pm Friday 5pm-11pm Saturday 1pm -11pm Sunday Closed
Elizabeth Street Cafe
While there are plenty of great restaurants in Austin, Elizabeth Street Cafe stands out for its excellent food and service. The atmosphere is very nice and the location couldn’t be more perfect if you’re looking to explore downtown Austin.
The menu at Elizabeth Street Cafe is packed with delicious dishes that you won’t want to miss out on. The chicken fried steak sandwich is my favorite item on the menu—it’s served with crispy fries and ranch dressing! They also have a great selection of salads, sandwiches, soups and entrees like fish ’n’ chips or grilled chicken breast panini.
If you’re not into burgers or hot dogs (which we totally get), then try one of their daily specials like salmon fillet tacos or seared scallops over linguine pasta with sun-dried tomatoes & basil pesto sauce instead! You can also order sides such as garlic mashed potatoes topped off with truffle oil butter sauce; roasted Brussels sprouts sautéed in balsamic vinegar reduction then drizzled with golden raisins & pine nuts; roasted carrots tossed in brown butter & chives then topped off with white cheddar cheese crumbles all over again…the list goes on!
La Barbecue is a hole-in-the-wall joint that’s been around since the 1950s, and it’s still serving up some of the best barbecues in town. The secret to their success? They don’t use any sauce or marinade on their brisket or ribs; instead, they hand dip each piece into a richly flavorful sauce that has hints of vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. The meats themselves are outstanding; you’ll want to try them all (and order extra sides). You can also choose from four different types of hamburgers: beef brisket with smoked onion rings (the original), turkey burger with smoked cheddar cheese on top, either one-pound Angus beef burgers topped with garlic butter buns–or even fish tacos!
La Barbecue offers plenty of options for diners who like more traditional barbecue fare but still want something different than what else is available around town—and at reasonable prices too!
Hillside Farmacy is a great place to grab some lunch or dinner. It’s located on the corner of Red River and 31st Street, in the heart of downtown Austin.
The food is delicious and reasonably priced, so you can enjoy your meal while taking in the sights! When we came here for lunch one day, I ordered an avocado egg sandwich with bacon and tomato jam (you should too!). The sandwich was delicious—the avocado tasted fresh instead of smelly like other places where I’ve eaten before; it had just enough saltiness without being overpowering; and they used good quality bacon instead of those super fatty ones that have no taste at all!
Torchy’s Tacos is a well-known taco joint in Austin, TX. The restaurant has been around since the 1950s and it has become one of the most popular places to eat on Sixth Street.
The menu at Torchy’s Tacos includes tacos, burritos and quesadillas with different types of meats like carne asada (beef), chicken and pork carnitas (barbecued pork). Other options include their famous fish tacos made with tilapia instead of shrimp or lobster; there are also vegetarian options available if you don’t want meat in your meal.
There are so many different options when it comes to what kind of taco you want at Torchy’s Tacos—there’s something for everyone! The best part about this place is that even though it does take some time getting your food delivered after ordering online through Open Table because they only take cash payment here instead using credit card payments which can take up until 30 minutes before closing time depending on how busy they are during peak hours like lunchtime when everyone goes out together because they get hungry while waiting patiently outside Whole Foods Market building where there’s lots more space inside than outside where parking spaces aren’t plentiful either due too construction happening right now near North Lamar Boulevard along South Lamar Boulevard near Barton Springs Road intersection area next month until May 2020 sometime when construction will finish up completely before opening date set back again sometime later down road but definitely not anytime soon though maybe sometime early 2021 depending upon weather conditions changing rapidly over next few months…
Eat delicious food!
Eating delicious food is one of the best things you can do in Austin. Here are some of my favorite places to eat:
- Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon
This restaurant is a must-visit for anyone who loves Mexican food. It’s located in the parking lot of The Paramount Hotel, so if you’re visiting there it’s an easy walk from your hotel! If not, take advantage! The chicken wings are amazing and their margaritas will have you feeling like your life hasn’t been complete until now.
- Justine’s Brasserie
This place has everything—except maybe an appetite because they serve only small portions of everything on their menu (but don’t worry…we’ll make sure we order enough so that everyone gets theirs). You’ll find lots of great options here including steak frites and duck confit hash browns as well as fish tacos if those aren’t enough for ya! We promise these plates won’t leave room for dessert either because everything tastes better with ice cream anyway…and sometimes chocolate sauce mixed into whatever else happens to be sitting nearby at the time (chocolate chip cookies anyone?)
I hope this list of my favorite places to eat in Austin helps you get started on your quest for the perfect meal. There are so many delicious options, and I can’t wait to try them all.