Category Archives: Mexican

It Needs to be Said: Torchy’s Queso

What’s the point of naming a favorite queso? Can queso be bad? Unless you’re talking the shelf-stable stuff you find in jars at gas stations, queso is a safe bet (at least in Austin). Like pizza and french fries, even … Continue reading

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The Real Deal: El Naranjo

We finally made it to one of Austin’s most celebrated food trucks: El Naranjo. This is a truck with some serious bona fides. Chef Iliana de la Vega first made a name for herself in Oaxaca with a restaurant of the … Continue reading

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Brunch: La Condesa

Breakfast is not one of the more beautiful meals. But it is my favorite one. We recently enjoyed a brunch at La Condesa with our friend Amanda, who was visiting from London. Amanda introduced me and Eliza. There’s hardly a … Continue reading

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More Mexican, Please: Zandunga

I am obsessed with queso fundido. Zandunga, a hard-to-pronounce Mexican restaurant on the East side has some of the best in town. As befits a hard-to-pronounce restaurant, theirs features huitlacoche. Tiger Prawns “A La Diabla” are seriously spicy. Carnitas in … Continue reading

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Taqueria Arandas #3

Some days, you need some Taqueria Arandas. In our case, flautas and the torta milanesa.

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Another Look at those Octopus Tostadas

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Happy Hour: Fonda San Miguel

When I finally finished my month of work up in New York, I returned to Austin with Mexican on my mind. My craving for melty cheese took us to the place Texas Monthly deemed the “grand dame” of Texas Mexican restaurants: … Continue reading

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Taco More

When we walked into Taco More, the phrase “stranger in a strange land” popped into my head. Located in a nondescript stretch of North Austin, Taco More is just what it sounds like: a basic taco joint. But it’s also … Continue reading

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Surprise Tacos!

As if by magic, a taco truck appeared in front of our house yesterday. I’m not going to try to explain it. I’m just going to assume that I have magical powers and whenever I will it, I can make … Continue reading

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I Like Cheese: El Meson

Austin may be bursting at the seams with Mexican food, but for some reason we never get tired of the stuff. This coming from someone who didn’t even like Mexican food very much when I moved here. It seems odd … Continue reading

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