Do you love Tex-Mex food? We do too, and that's why we dedicate ourselves to finding the best places to enjoy Tex-Mex cuisine in Austin. We've diligently scouted out the top eateries, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of Austin restaurants. We share the places that get great buzz, like Chuy's, and we showcase the ones that have proven themselves over time, like The Oasis. We also point out good neighborhoods for Tex-Mex restaurants in Austin - East Austin, for instance. When the craving hits, we'll make sure you get your fix!

Barton Springs District


Chuy's is a real local favorite, and its colorful, whimsical decor features an Elvis shrine, lava lamps, and approximately 1,000 wooden fish dangling precariously from the ceiling. New Mexico chilis are grilled up front and served in many of the...  Read More

Barton Springs District
Baby Acapulco


Recognized for several years in a row by the "Austin Chronicle" for serving the best margaritas in town, you'll find this casual restaurant among the popular Barton Springs strip of eateries. Dozens of varieties of the famous cocktail are...  Read More



This restaurant, perched above Lake Travis, affords spectacular views. In fact, incredible vistas of the Hill Country are standard, and you'll definitely want to come in time to watch the stunning sunsets. The menu capitalizes on local tradition...  Read More



Although Trudy's regularly wins awards at Austin's annual Hot Sauce Festival, plenty of other factors make it one of the city's most consistently busy restaurants. In addition to a lively after-work bar scene, it has a casual atmosphere that's...  Read More



A small local chain, Maudie's is a quintessential Tex-Mex joint, relaxed and welcoming. It offers all the comfort foods Austinites crave: fajitas with fixings, cheese enchiladas, burritos galore, and nachos with beans, cheese, jalapenos, and...  Read More



More than once, Cisco's has been called the type of place that makes Austin the city it is. Family-owned, it opened in the '50s and quickly became the spot for breakfasting politicians. The crowd is a bit more diverse these days, but the food...  Read More

Cedar Park
Texican Café


Casual, fun Texican Cafe combines the best of Mexican and Texan cuisines to phenomenal effect. Begin your culinary adventure with trademark jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese and fried in a crispy potato crust. Main courses include Tex-Mex...  Read More

Habanero Mexican Cafe
Photo courtesy of Habanero Mexican Cafe


A satisfying kick in the taste buds awaits diners at this authentic Mexican cafe. In fact, it's safe to say that if you can't take the heat, you should probably stay out of Habanero, where even the fresh salsa packs quite a punch....  Read More