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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
7.6
6.5
$10
The al pastor’s best straight from the cart at this strip-mall Mexican dive

The new, cash-only taco stand that has opened in front of this restaurant’s permanent home has little charm aside from its hours (it’s open until 1am Monday and Tuesday, and 3am Wednesday through Saturday). But it’s in that cart where the eponymous al pastor is spit-roasted, even for orders going back to the restaurant behind it; the meat is transferred to the strip-mall kitchen for reheating. So, if you come for al pastor, expect it to be fresher, more tender,… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
9.3
7.0
$15
Austin’s best Indian food is—surprise, surprise—in a grocery

Fearless Critics have a Pavlovian response to the phrase “in the back of a grocery.” We begin to salivate: Fluorescent lights! Formica! Torn vinyl seats! But Teji’s has recently prettied itself up, expanding into the space next door and painting the walls a warm and inviting red. Fortunately, the food‘s as excellent as ever, as the lunchtime crowds will attest.

Heaps of food still come (just no longer come on Styrofoam plates) and if it’s a Friday, one of those heaps… [More]