Fodor's Expert Review El Azteca

$$ East Austin Mexican

This old-school family restaurant has been around since 1963 in the heart of bustling, working-class East Austin, and draws local Latinos and downtown workers alike. The interior is a decades-old accretion of Mexican and American kitsch, with fabulously tacky posters and velvet hangings featuring half-naked Aztec warriors and swooning volcano goddesses. The servers speak predominately Spanish and you dine at red Naugahyde booths with wood-tone Formica tables with steel-frame chairs. The house specialty is cabrito, or goat kid, which, at $11.95, is the most expensive dish on the menu, served with guacamole salad and beans a la charra. There's a covered patio with tables as well.

Mexican Casual Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

2600 E. 7th St.
Austin, Texas  78702, USA

512-477–4701

www.elaztecaustin.com

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. No dinner Mon. and Tues.

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