This beloved villa-style North Loop spot combines sophisticated ambience with a solid menu of authentic Mexican classics. Start with the ceviche Veracruzano (with chiles, onion, tomato, and spices). And continue with a multilayered dish like the ancho relleno San Miguel—a roasted pepper stuffed with chicken, capers, raisins, and cilantro cream—or try the pollo pibil, chicken baked in a banana leaf. Yes, it’s pricier than other Mexican hotspots, but we feel the lovely, romantic atmosphere makes up for it. The brunch buffet ($38.95) includes varied options that skew more toward lunch offerings, but reservations are required as it’s a hot local ticket.
Jan 14, 2015
I lived in Austin for 4 years and whenever I had a special occassion to celebrate, I found myself at Fonda San Miguel. The interior is absolutely stunning and the food is amazing. Get the suiza enchiladas!