East Austin
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Austin has a population that is ever more diverse and its neighborhoods, both old and new, are impressively varied. In East Austin, the East Cesar Chávez Neighborhood is a long-established Mexican-American and Hispanic area, named for its principal thoroughfare. Here you’ll find Cisco’s, a no-nonsense, inexpensive spot for breakfast (locals swear by the huevos rancheros and migas), while others are partisans of the Texas-size breakfast taco at the cheekily-named Juan in a Million. Across Interstate 35 lies the handsome Mexican-American Cultural Center (MACC), seen here, one of the venues for Austin’s excellent Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, an annual showcase for some 100 movies from Spain and Latin America, as well as some US and Canadian contributions.
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