Opened by the Martinez family in 1952, this South Austin landmark does old-school Tex-Mex extremely well, and you'll hear few complaints from diners. Combination dinners are many and varied, with all the usual standbys: enchiladas, tamales, crispy tacos, and more. Diehards swear by the chiles rellenos and old-fashioned tacos. The expansive dining room can get noisy at peak hours, but the large outdoor patio is pleasant in good weather. Be sure to strike up a conversation
with the staff—some employees have worked here for decades.