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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
7.5
7.0
$25
Reliable and superior Mexican in otherwise neutral South Lamar digs

Sazón’s totally authentic food has lost a little of its depth lately, but it continues to perform right up there with the more expensive and glamorous Mexican restaurants. It’s most certainly a friendly place, and the outdoor patio is festive, but hardly big on atmosphere, given the view of South Lamar traffic. Still, it beats the depressing, dark inside.

The menu leans surprisingly toward real, regional Mexican, with starters like empanadas de huitlacoche, the delicious corn fungus that is often… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
9.4
8.0
$15
Come for the heavenly beef ribs at this well-worn family tradition

We love being in this family-run establishment, which first opened as a grocery in 1946. It makes its home in an old basketball court, the high ceilings and once-green walls having long ago turned varying shades of greasy brown and black from all the smoke. Dim lighting and the tap of feet shuffling against hardwood floors almost give Louie’s the feeling of a chapel.

And a typically Texas Hill Country religious experience this is. Definitely go with moist and fatty… [More]