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112 Academy Dr, Austin, TX 78704, USA
A compound-like hideaway on a leafy street a block from trendy South Congress, Hotel Saint Cecilia is a retro-glam love letter to the 1960s and '70s rock music scene, named for the patron saint of music and poetry. But that doesn’t mean that...
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1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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It’s been many years since I was in Austin and decided to hit back the Hotel San Jose, one of the first DIY boutique hotels in the country, carved out of an old motel. It helped revitalize the whole South Congress hip strip of Austin into one of...
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110 The Cir, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Minimal and modern yet warm and inviting for the independent urban traveler. In the heart of the hip and vibrant SoCo district, tucked away by the shade of a few trees. It's a boutique hotel that takes pleasure in the details. It's beautiful...
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Rent a fully furnished and eco-friendly house in the South Congress (SoCo) area of Austin. A husband and wife team mindfully remodeled a few houses built in the early 1930′s and created a cozy, fun, beautiful place to welcome visitors to Austin.
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200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
W Austin Hotel is about luxury in the heart of downtown Austin - located in the Second Street District and next door to the famous ACL music venue. Wine and dine at Trace Austin Restaurant, pamper yourself with a spa treatment at AWAY Spa Austin,...
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1220 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
The site When she renovated this 1938 property in Austin’s happening South Congress neighborhood, local hotelier Liz Lambert riffed on three aesthetics: art deco, midcentury motel, and ’80s kitsch.

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1609 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
One of Austin's newest boutique hotels, the Heywood Hotel is located in the middle of the vibrant East Austin neighborhood and surrounded by local restaurants, lounges, and shops. It is a modern hotel with extreme style and comfort. The Heywood...
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3017 I-35, Austin, TX 78741, USA
For a romantic getaway or a business trip, Casulo will take care of you. It is conveniently located near downtown Austin and the airport, so you will never be too far from where you need to be. Have a drink at the spacious bar, take a bath in the...
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1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Since everything seems bigger in Texas, it's no surprise that the Texas State Capitol holds the title for largest state capitol building in the union (360,000 square feet of floor space in the main building!). The building is also quite...
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2131 William Barton Dr, Austin, TX 78746, USA
Texas summers are hot! When the heat hits, the people of Austin flock to the Barton Springs Pool to cool off and chill out. The $8 summer entrance fee (for nonresidents) buys you a whole day of fun. Get your hand stamped for reentry if...
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3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA
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There is nothing like a Texas sunset. One of my favorite places to catch the sunset is at the Hula Hut on Lake Austin Blvd, a spot that has a deck that overlooks the lake and the dam. The restaurant provides the perfect vista for the sunset while...
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1950 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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I think that the Whip In is my favorite place in all of Austin. Anyone who knows me can probably guess this. I am biased, as our house is only a few blocks away (and I often joke that the main reason we bought the house was its proximity to the...
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2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Every year thousands of fans flock to Austin for our amazing music scene. You would be hard pressed to find a weekend without some kind of concert or festival going on; however, you can't pass up the tried and true Austin City Limits. Embrace the...
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1100 Kingsbury St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
Eeyore's Birthday celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 and this crazy event that is probably best described as a massive drum circle and costume party that is also a kids event and fundraiser for local Austin not-for-profit organizations keeps...
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3001 Industrial Terrace, Austin, TX 78758, USA
Texas alcohol laws caused a lag in Texas and Austin breaking into the microbrew scene that is sweeping the nation, but Austin is rapidly catching up to other markets like Portland and Denver in their offerings of artisan beer. The breweries in...
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5300 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78730, USA
Okay, so I've never seen someone actually pull off the "hang ten" maneuver (when the surfer walks to the front of the board and hangs all ten toes over the nose of the board) while wake surfing, but surfing is still a popular pastime on Lake ...
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9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617, USA
This day was amazing... it was my first professional racing experience (at a Formula ONE event no less!). Pit-stops were only 2 - 3 sec. Louis Hamilton had an incredible race. The track was beautiful... and Austin is contracted to keep Formula One...
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9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Del Valle, TX 78617, USA
The Austin360 Amphitheater is Austin’s new destination to see the brightest stars in a world-class, open-air amphitheater. The venue, which is situated within Circuit of The Americas’ 1,300-acre sports and entertainment complex, has room for up to...
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2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
The Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival is an annual three-day music festival that takes place in Austin, Texas. Each year, the ACL Festival brings together more than 150 acts from all over the world to play rock, indie, country, folk,...
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319 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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Start your day in a modern Brasserie in the heart of downtown Austin. Inspired by the bustling bistros and great sidewalk cafés of Europe, owner Love Nance reinvigorated the legendary Day Building at 319 Congress and created a space not only for...
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Auditorium Shores, Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, Austin, TX 78704, USA
No trip to Austin is complete with a trip to Auditorium Shores along Ladybird Lake to see the memorial statue of Stevie Ray Vaughan (SRV). SRV dropped out of high-school at age 17 and moved to Austin to pursue his musical career. He continues to...
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1500 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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My favorite thing about my neighborhood (besides the Whip In - http://www.afar.com/highlights/a-south-austin-institution) is South Congress Avenue. It is home to my favorite coffee shop and several of my favorite restaurants (South Congress Cafe,...
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2110, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Texas football is an institution. The Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium is a sight to behold even if you're not lucky enough to score tickets to a Longhorn football game! The stadium has a seating capacity that tops that of the Dallas Cowboys...
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200 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
It might be a part of the Colorado River—a man-made reservoir carved out of the river in 1960—but everyone calls the body of water bisecting Austin Lady Bird Lake. On hot summer days, scores of walkers and joggers move...
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S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
If you haven't before seen 1.5 million bats flying out for their nightly feeding at once, now's your chance. The largest urban bat colony in North America, Austin's Congress Avenue Bridge is the home to hundreds of thousands of Mexican free-tail...
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1522 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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When you're hitting the food truck or restaurant scene on South Congress, be sure to head in to Allens (look for the big red boot) to be wowed by the craftsmanship and the selection. The minute you open the entrance door, the smell of leather hits...
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18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619, USA
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One of the best things about Texas is the BBQ and the best ones are an hour or so outside the city. I went to the Salt Lick at Driftwood, about an hour or so outside of Austin. They have the best smoked sausage! Make a day trip out of this and...
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6550 Comanche Trail, Austin, TX 78732, USA
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Seriously, almost every night, you can enjoy a perfect sunset here. This is one money-maker, an enormous restaurant on a hilltop overlooking Lake Travis, outside Austin. The Oasis. The drinks are cold, and there's lots of room; the drinks are...
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S Congress Ave, Austin, TX, USA
What began as a simple country road leading into the state capital is now Austin's most vibrant shopping district. Packed with small shops, popular restaurants, street musicians, and food trucks, South Congress Avenue is a cool neighborhood to...
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18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619, USA
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I have dreams about the family style BBQ from the Salt Lick, it's that good. Located beneath the oak trees in a sprawling space in Driftwood, Texas, it is the perfect place to gather with friends and family and celebrate all things Texan. On the...
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3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
This Texas Dancehall will have you two stepping the night away, in the the spirit of the musical history that dates back to Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys. There's traditional country music played by true country musicians and autographed photos...
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507 Calles St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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First and foremost, it's a beautiful space. Sit outside on a cool day and enjoy the warm sunlight on the deck, or enjoy the modern decor surrounded by windows that bring natural light into the dining area. The food is creative and delicious, and...
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2304 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Where to find amazing, Indian-homecooked style meals in Austin? New India! When I left India after spending many months there, my first worry was; where will I find these amazing dishes in Austin?! Well, I learned to cook most of them, but when I...
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1608 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Slow-smoked Barbecue and award-wining beer, what else could you ask for?! Opened in 2007, Uncle Billy’s Brew and Que is located on Barton Springs Road...just a walk away from Zilker Park and a few minutes from downtown. Whether you’re catching a...
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434 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
In the heart of the Second Street District, Violet Crown Cinema makes dinner and a movie an experience worth checking out, with four screens devoted to independent, documentary, and foreign films, great food and cocktails, and...
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507 Calles St #101, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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The tap room is open Thursdays & Fridays 2 to 8 and Saturdays & Sundays 12 to 6...come in, taste the beers, perhaps take a brewery tour at 1 & 3 on Saturdays. These guys are local and make the earth, sustainability and community a big part of...
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2918, 407 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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'Purveyors of artisan sausage' is an excellent description of this gourmet dog and beer spot in Austin's Warehouse District (4th and Colorado). The loft ceilings, large vintage murals, friendly neighborhood bar and funky table seating all create a...
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600 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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There's Mariachis on Fridays and an amazing selection of tropical drinks to enhance the experience of being in a truly authentic Mexican restaurant. Now in its 18th year of business in Austin, El Sol y La Luna Restaurant is a local, Latina and...
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1123 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Opened since 2005, Doc's is a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike. It is a neighborhood bar and grill that feels like home (if you were throwing a party). The menu is full of good food, and the full bar serves up one of the largest...
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626 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA
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Legendary food in a tiny locale. Counter cafe has what you are looking for in a Diner, creative-good-comfort food, interesting people, a great counter. Come with your newspaper or strike a conversation with the waiter. Recognized by Texas Monthly...
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507 Pressler St, Austin, TX 78703, USA
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Hands down, one of the best Happy Hour offerings I have seen in a long time! But visit anytime. Simple makes better; premium Tequilas, fresh and seasonal ingredients and creativity. Don't leave without trying the Guacamole; made to order in front...
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1313 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Southside Tattoo on South Congress is known most for the shop's incredible talent, and Noska is one of those tattoo artists that makes the experience that much more memorable (not lasering this one...ever!). He has been in Tattoo Conventions all...
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The Austonian, 200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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American cuisine or Comfort Food? Chef David Bull's creations have been called "sophisticated and complex." In a highrise in downtown Austin, Second is classy and upscale without being too much. Try the Brunch as well! Mi-Mimosa to start the day!!...
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303 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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Moonshine is a comfortable and easygoing restaurant in downtown Austin that serves some of the tastiest American comfort food in Austin. They are known for their "All You Care to Eat" Sunday Brunch starting at 9am, but their Dinner offerings are...
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1511 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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First, the Migas and the freshly baked biscuits, then the re-fried beans and refillable cup of hot coffee...Cisco's will take care of you! In the breakfast business for more than 55 years, Cisco's still serves delicious Migas, Huevos Rancheros,...
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9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Del Valle, TX 78617, USA
Though technically within Austin city limits, it takes a solid half hour to drive out to the Austin 360 Ampitheater. The trip, however, is worth it — out in the middle of nowhere, Texas, you have vast skies, wide-open plains, and an outdoor venue...
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4515 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745, USA
This live music venue, in the self-proclaimed capital of exactly that, is a great way to finish an evening in the South Congress area of Austin. I recommend staying across the street at the modern, cozy and cool Hotel San Jose so that you can...
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1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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UNPLUGGED 2013 Austin's longest running free concert series; 20 years of free, live music with the likes of Bob Schneider and Charlie Mars! For 24 consecutive weeks at Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road you will experience free music, amazing...
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4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756, USA
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You need something fun do with your family? Something that involves live music, plays-capes, amazing food and a great wine/beer selection?! The Cafe at Central Market has got you covered. From local acts that will entertain the entire family to a...
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214 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Located in the heart of downtown Austin in the historic district of 6th Street, The Parish is a great indoor live music venue. With a 450 capacity, The Parish has hosted musical legends such as Pete Townshend, Slash, and Perry Farrell as well as...
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305 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
The Belmont is a state-of-the-art music venue space in the Warehouse District. The new Belmont boasts a cutting edge sound and light system and hosts music ranging from indie rock and electronic dance music to what’s the next hottest band! You can...
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801 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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In the 1970′s, Stubb’s restaurant became the heart of an explosive music scene. Stubbs was ground zero for musicians like Joe Ely and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Now, it is home for some amazing live music. This no frills venue isn't trying to hard, it...
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912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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The Mohawk is home for a diverse creative culture. This beloved Bar and Live Music Venue, located on the corner of 10th and Red River in Austin, TX. Handmade in downtown Austin Texas, The Mohawk was built in 2006 as a one of a kind Bar & Venue....
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208 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
A live music venue in the Warehouse District, The Austin Music Hall has won awards for Best Acoustic Venue and Best Place to Rave. It hosts many ACL After Parties and bands during SXSW. Recent acts include: STEVE AOKI The Pixies Zedd Candyland My...
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310 W Willie Nelson Blvd Suite 1A, Austin, TX 78701, USA
In the heart of downtown Austin and nestled in the 2nd Street District, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater (ACL Live) is a state-of-the-art, 2,750-person capacity live music venue that hosts approximately 100 concerts a year. It serves...
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400 W 2nd St A, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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Tacos in Austin are like pizza slices in New York. They’re everywhere. I dined at La Condesa restaurant in buzzing downtown Austin to learn more about quintessential TexMex cuisine. Condesa is known for its hip Latin style and two-story bar...
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5520 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX 78756, USA
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Southern comfort food, with Asian spices on a taco—that kind of fusion perfectly represents Austin's mix-and-match personality, and also happens to be damn delicious. Highly recommended: -BBQ Brisket and Crunch Fish tacos -Seared pork belly bites,...
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2529 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Whether you roll out of bed at 6 a.m. or 2 p.m., start your day with Austin’s favorite Tex-Mex invention: the breakfast taco. A hometown institution, the Tamale House (5003 Airport Blvd.) serves eggs and bacon wrapped in a flour tortilla. At Maria...
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1411 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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Takoba has two full bars, in the dining room and one in the great patio, in addition to their bar at Cantina El Milamores. All three of the bars boast the largest Mezcal selection in Austin, as well as an extensive selection of Mexican and Latin...
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2809 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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This is a dream come true for Executive Chef Michael Rypka. It began with a maxed out business card, a food trailer and a scooter, and now it has became Austin's must go to Taco Joint. These Tacos are creative and delicious, give them a try for...
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1722 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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A restaurant with an eclectic Mexican/Brazilian/Asian menu and a Hawaiian north-shore vibe. This down to earth eatery, with a skate shop meets surf shop vibe will serve you the best Fish Tacos on South Congress. Also try their Rice Bowls, served...
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3023 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
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A Taqueria that never disappoints, Chango's makes delicious and healthy Tacos at a great price. Eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and bring the kids (if you have any), they will love them too! High quality food with the finest ingredients;...
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1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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There is nothing like chilling on a great patio with friends on a nice afternoon. When the weather is perfect I usually rally the troupes and head to Perla's to lounge under the huge oak trees, play shuffle board, snack on great appetizers, and...
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609 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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Sit back and enjoy live music and a great drink at Clive. Like a cabin carved out of the deep Colorado woods, Clive is cozy and non-pretentious, and it delivers a solid drink menu that will keep you happy. Must try: La Otra Palabra: Ilegal Joven...
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114 Linden St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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Lustre Pearl had me immediately upon entry, with the neon sign above the fireplace reading 'ici tout est bon' (here, all is good). The space is hugely appealing, especially the exterior with ping pong tables and rocking chairs galore. With bars...
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3508 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Come to Reds Porch for a drink at the balcony, overlooking the beautiful Greenbelt, or for Happy Hour in one of their awesome outdoor areas and soak in the fresh air, or to watch your favorite team and enjoy their Texas Draft beers and tasty...
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2219 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722, USA
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Fresh off the plane during my first visit to Austin, I went in search of the perfect burrito. El Chilito did not disappoint. They also had the best horchata I had the whole trip!
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915 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA
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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...
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602 W Annie St, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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This shop and bakery is known for it's Macarons and Chocolate Croissants, but stay for the coffee and quaint atmosphere. Soraiya Nagree is the owner and baker, and it was a Parisian infatuation that transformed this engineer into a brilliant...
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2209 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
River City Market has become one of South Austin's most popular neighborhood grocery stores. Travis Heights new gourmet grab 'n go, River City Market, is a very welcome addition to the South Austin neighborhood. In addition to a prepared foods...
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3755 S Capital of Texas Hwy B, Austin, TX 78704, USA
First things first, The Barton Creek Greenbelt is considered the seventh best hiking trail in Texas. My favorite trail is a 7.25-mile (11.67 km) stretch of public land that begins at Zilker Park and stretches South/Southwest to the final section...
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501 S Hwy 183, Austin, TX 78741, USA
Callahan’s General Store opened its doors for business in June of 1978 and stands today as a tribute to its founders, the late Earl and Lucy Callahan. Not only has it become an Austin Legend, but a central Texas destination with a national and...
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3110 Guadalupe St suite #400, Austin, TX 78705, USA
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A local bar that combines French-style recipes with a truly amazing beer selection, outdoor seating and a classy, laid back atmosphere to really show how a gastropub should be done. Don't leave without trying the Mushroom Leek Tarte,mushrooms,...
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2700 W Anderson Ln #501, Austin, TX 78757, USA
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Disclaimer: I lived in South Korea for 2 years. In those 2 years I developed a deep love for Korean food, and Korea House seems to be the only restaurant in Austin to be able to satisfy my cravings for this delicious cuisine. In a cold day, try...
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616 W 34th St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
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Let's face it, FoodHeads knows sandwiches. With freshly baked breads, delivered daily from local bakeries and the finest quality deli meats and cheeses how can they not create such masterpieces?! Tucked away on 34th street, this homegrown deli has...
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3300 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757, USA
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Start with an appetizer of smooth hummus, rich Baba Ghanooj, tasty Dolmeh, and tangy tabouli with a side of wine or beer, or dive into the buffet and taste an array of Persian specialties, including Lamb dishes. If you come for dinner either...
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There is no need to go South of the Border to have an authentic "panaderia" experience, just head to Mi Victoria and let your cravings be satisfied. The staff is super friendly, the portions are generous, and the food is tasty and cheap. Mi...
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5301 Airport Blvd #100, Austin, TX 78751, USA
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I have been to Japan three times, and every time I've discovered a new favorite dish. As a traveler, I will venture out of my comfort zone to experience the best a cuisine can give. At Kome, I felt like I was in Osaka or even Fukuoka experiencing...
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10025 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78758, USA
A new quick-service eatery in Austin, TX. Owned by Austinites who felt there weren't enough healthy options in Austin. This is delicious, healthy, organic, local...and FAST. GreenGos is about well-being and making it tasty amazing. Must try:...
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534 E Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704, USA
A unique marriage of Mediterranean and traditional Lebanese cuisine...with a side of Hookah. The atmosphere is laid back and the entire menu is made on site and from scratch. Must Try: Dolma: Grape leaves stuffed with vegetables and rice. Served...
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2110 South Lamar Blvd C, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Locally owned by a young couple and two adorable babies; travelers by nature, wine connoisseurs by hobby. Decor Walk into Aviary and be blown away by the beautiful pieces for sale; contemporary pieces from all over the world, handpicked by the...
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5207 Brodie Ln #120, Austin, TX 78745, USA
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From the makers of the famous Clay Pit; Tarka Indian Kitchen is about fresh, fast and flavorful Indian food. Affordable and healthy Indian cuisine, including a variety of Vegan & Gluten Free Menu Items. The entire menu is priced under $10. The...
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900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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"Franklin Barbecue in Austin may be the most popular barbecue joint in the world," says Daniel Vaughn, the barbecue editor for Texas Monthly. "It actually made the local news when the line was short due to crazy cold temperatures. They make my...
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206 W. Second Street, Taylor, TX 76574, USA
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"This would be where I eat my last BBQ meal," says Daniel Vaughn, barbecue editor of Texas Monthly. "It's a beautiful old building without heat or A/C, and they're known for giant peppery beef ribs. It's like going to meat mass at a barbecue...
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2402 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
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Tucked way in West Campus in an awesome converted home; Freedmen's is a laid-back lounge, beer garden, and smokehouse serving barbecue and retro-inspired cocktails. Happy Hour is from 4 to 7 pm, Tuesday through Friday, and includes $2 Lone Star,...
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516 Main St, Lexington, TX 78947, USA
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At this small-town barbecue joint in Lexington, Texas, 78-year-old pit master Tootsie Tomanetz turns out spectacular ribs, chicken, and, of course, brisket, says Daniel Vaughn, barbecue editor of Texas Monthly. Get there early—Snow's is only open...
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1618 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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The first of Top Chef Winner, Paul Qui's four East Side Kings food trucks, the Liberty Bar location remains the best food of the bunch and possibly the best food in town. Period. Don't be afraid to hop a pedicab and leave the confines of downtown...
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1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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If you think you know brats and sausages, think again. Wurst-Tex, a bright red food truck in Austin, serves a simple menu of innovative sausages. For inexpensive, no-frills eating, Wurst-Tex sandwiches will satisfy your hunger. Try the Buckwurst...
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5604 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745, USA
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This Sengalese food truck, which usually operates out of East Austin at 1102 E. Cesar Chavez, is part of this year's SXBites, SXSW's food truck court on the corner of Rainey & Driskill. And it may just be the best of the bunch. The presentation is...
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73 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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With an extensive yet cozy covered patio, this food trailer is a true taste of Mumbai. The Chana Masala arrives at the table steamy, huge and delicious with a complement of fresh Basmati Rice, their Chai tea is the best in town (keep your cup for...
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W 3rd St & Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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Simple, fast and delicious. These Kebabs are tasty and huge! Two buddies from Texas go on a snowboarding trip to the Swiss Alps and discover the Doner Kebab...Kebabalicious is here! Must try: beef/lamb kebab: mixed shawarma topped with lettuce,...
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1511 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Spongy cake, perfect icing...creative flavors. These cupcakes are one-of-a-kind treats that won’t just hit the spot, they will turn your sweet tooth up a few notches. Must try: Red Velvet and that Michael Jackson
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4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX 78723, USA
I almost missed my flight from Buenos Aires, Argentina back to Austin for stopping at an Empanada Bakery for my last fix of these amazing treats. Thinking that I would never find them back in Austin, I filled a paper bag with as many as I could...
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519 N Main St, Taylor, TX 76574, USA
As a Peruvian, I am very proud of the cuisine of Peru...complex, eclectic and very, very delicious. Now thanks to Victor, the chef and owner of Pachamama's, I can get my fix when my Peruvian taste buds require home-cooking. Pachamama's Peruvian...
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6555 Burnet Rd #400, Austin, TX 78757, USA
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From a metal trailer to a brick and mortar restaurant, Bryce Gilmore, owner and head chef at Barley Swine, has elevated food truck cuisine to not only compete with the best restaurants in Austin, but garner himself not one but two Beard Award...
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801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Uchi takes Japanese cuisine and dials it up a notch. Hama Chili, thinly sliced fresh tuna with chili, soy and grapefruit—who would have thought of such a combination? It's a party in your mouth, truly creative fresh Japanese dining. I'll be going...
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1807 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Lenoir is a very small pre-fixed menu establishment. They have four courses: Field, Land, Sea, & Dream and each course has three options. You can pick any three you want so if you want all Field then go for it, and of course you can add...
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1209 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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A restaurant and specialty grocery store located in the old Hillside Drugstore building beautifully restored using original pharmacy cabinetry. It's hip, it's cozy, it will challenge your taste buds and it's the perfect way to start your evening...
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2026 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Equal parts charcuterie, cheese and wine shop, Henri's offers a cozy space to explore new wines or take a bottle home. Offering over 85 cheeses from around the world and a few local favorites, this French cheese shop offers a simple lunch...
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1912 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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Salt & Time in Austin offers a variety of beautifully presented meats from Texas ranches, as well as fabulous baguettes. I was impressed with their proper Italian labeling of all the different parts of the pork, many of which aren't well known...
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1115 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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If you are craving something a little more European...a bistro with amazing food and great atmosphere, Blue Dahlia is your place. Beautifully simple food using local and organic ingredients. Happy Hour: Mon-Fri from 3-6:30pm Must try: The Boards...
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1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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It's quaint, it's local, it's delicious...what else could you ask for?! This laid back Bistro in South Congress will win you over with it's impressive cold cuts, desserts and pizzas. PS: It's a GREAT place for a date. Must Try: Zucchini Fritti:...
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1415 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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If you're driving or walking down South Congress Ave on an afternoon or evening you'll smell the scent of pizza dough. It is an unmistakable smell and my girlfriend and I are convinced that Home Slice Pizza is actually setup to push the smell out...
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4729 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756, USA
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Nothing accompanies a great pizza pie like a perfectly brewed pint of beer, and the folks over at Pinthouse Brewery have mastered this combo. The beer tanks lining the entrance will lure you in, while the smell of the perfect pizza, baked with...
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908 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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A great place to stumble upon on Congress Street. It's cozy, the staff is friendly, the food is tasty and the pizzas coming out of the brick oven are perfect with a glass of wine. It's a great place for a date...take a walk down Congress Street...
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6317 Bee Caves Rd #380, Austin, TX 78746, USA
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When a great wine selection, tasty pizza and a wonderful deck beckon you, escape to the hills of Westlake and visit The Grove. From an impressive wine list, including at least 10 Wine Flights to choose from (offering 3 and 6 ounce pours) to a...
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2206 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
This low key, locally owned south Austin restaurant is dedicated to serving fresh, artisan quality food in generous portions. Hand-tossed Neapolitan style pizza, fresh salads, other delicious options. The food is made from scratch – the dough,...
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1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Hands down... my favorite place for Sunday brunch in Austin is the South Congress Cafe (note that they serve brunch every day of the week). The restaurant is also a great place for lunch or dinner, but I love hitting the SoCo Cafe late Sunday...
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1010 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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Come for the famous bagels, great coffee and eclectic menu, and stay for the atmosphere. Built in 1887, this historic house is a treasure, and after many careful renovations, it stands strong as a remembrance of the old Austin. Sit inside and sip...
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1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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My boyfriend and I had noticed this place mid-June while in Austin with my family, but the line extended for a block outside the restaurant and we couldn't put my mother through the wait. A few weeks later, back in Austin, the line was even...
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1900 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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The Bouldin Creek Coffee House has become a South Austin staple. The entirely vegetarian menu is still diverse and the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Bouldin Creek is a big hangout for the "Keep Austin Weird" community and...
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9025 Research Blvd #100, Austin, TX 78758, USA
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Specializing in Southern Indian vegetarian food, this North Austin restaurant cooks incredibly vibrant and tasty options. The lunch buffet is a good bet if you want to try different dishes. Must try: SAG PANEER: Home-made cottage cheese cubes...
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1611 W 5th St #165, Austin, TX 78703, USA
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Beets Living Foods Café is an upscale raw-food dining experience. Come in and experience breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack or dessert, and take pleasure in discovering how delicious healthful cuisine can be. Chef Sylvia, a true Texas girl, helms...
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2113 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722, USA
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Eastside Cafe is a staple in Austin. It is known for it's fantastic garden, it's eclectic mix of food from the healthy to the decadent, and for its delicious brunch. Whether you're looking for a decadent dish or a healthy vegetarian entrée, we've...