Fresa's Chicken al Carbon is an Austin-owned restaurant serving charcoal-grilled, locally raised chickens, freshly prepared tortas, salads, sides, homemade ice creams, aguas frescas, and a selection of beer and wine. The family-style meals feature the highest quality pasture-raised birds from Vital Farms. Either marinated in achiote and freshly squeezed citrus or rubbed with fresh oregano and cracked pepper, the chicken is grilled slowly over hardwood charcoal and served with house-made tortillas, rice, beans, and fresh salsas. Don't leave without ordering the cajeta churros for dessert!
Fresa's is a fantastic (and little-known) spot for a quick breakfast. You will know you've found the right place by the neon chicken sign out front. It's a design friendly and aesthetically pleasing drive-through, painted in bright turquoise and pink, with a walk up counter and a couple of stools out front. Serving Stumptown cold-brew coffee, breakfast tacos (try the Tricky or the one with Lambert's brisket) and warm churros with carmel dipping sauce. For lunch and dinner you can pick up a whole or half rotisserie chicken meal, making it a quick stop to grab food on the go, whether you are taking it home or to a picnic at Zilker Park.