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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
8.0
$15
The King continues to bring “bar food” a whole new meaning

ESK’s second trailer is just down the street, at The Grackle, a former Mexican dive bar that’s been commandeered by ’stached bartenders and their jukebox full of Serge Gainsbourg. It’s cozy and dark, with a decent selection of Bourbon and several taps of Brits and American micros. You can use cards in the bar, but the trailer’s cash only, with dishes averaging $7 a pop; at press time, there were only about eight of these, all served in paper baskets… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
9.3
6.0
$10
Achingly good, authentic Mexican street food that’s worth the drive from anywhere

This is our most often-visited, most reliably delicious, and—coincidentally—cheapest Mexican restaurant. We don’t even care that it’s wedged up north, inconvenient to any freeways, or that it’s bland and cramped inside (although the no-frills patio is protected from grackles by see-through plastic curtains, a nice touch). The service is unfailingly nice, and fumblings at Spanish are met with patience. Its consomé de cabrito is maybe the best deal in the city, a fantastic, spicy, deeply goaty experience that we have… [More]