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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.3
5.5
$30
An overlooked strip-mall surprise: authentic Mexican and a tequila-lover’s dream

If it weren’t for its hideous location and unstylish concrete-and-asphalt exterior, Azul Tequila would be a terrific happy hour spot. It’s got one of the best tequila selections in town, avocado and chipotle margaritas to rival Curra’s, and live “world music.” The colorful but bland interior full of flatscreen TVs notwithstanding, crowds are better served by the food here than at the usual haunts. Most of the “Platos del Interior” are worth trying. Spicy enchiladas pipián in a rich pumpkin-seed… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.6
8.0
$15
Eat Bourdain-approved Asian street food in one of our all-time favorite dive bars

One of our favorite food carts, East Side King, sits behind one of our favorite dive-not-dive bars, The Liberty. It’s not-dive because it boasts a surprising selection, including about six changing taps of micros. In the bottle and can, there are dozens more, plus Brit and Mexican favorites. Although you can find better cocktails this side of IH-35, Liberty carries quality spirits, including digestifs. Best of all, you can have ESK’s food brought right to wherever you’re sitting.

The speck-sized trailer… [More]