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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.0
4.0
$5
Past the sides of beef and heaps of tripe, a hidden gem of authentic Mexican cooking

La Moreliana’s no ordinary store. First off, they sell giant slabs of carcass—every part of the cow but the moo—at crazy low prices (not for the locavores, however, and no one can answer for the ethics). More importantly, the kitchen, which is really just one or two squat ladies maneuvering behind the counter, turns out excellent tacos and daily specials to a few day laborers and local Mexican businessmen at breakfast and lunchtime.

An order of three tacos—a totally filling lunch—rings… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.7
6.0
$10
These authentic and intoxicating flavors are no joke

If you love Azul Tequila, get down to Papalote, their taquería in the slow-forming Austinville plaza on South Lamar. It’s a pretty typical strip-mall affair, with a couple tables inside and out, and beverages in coolers, but the gray-blue cinderblock room warmly pays homage to some of Mexico’s great comedians in framed movie posters and caricatures. The menu continues this with a section of street-food tacos named after Juan Camaney, their version of John Belushi. It’s at first a confusing… [More]