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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
5.5
9.0
$20
Not a hidden treasure of traditional cooking, but a hidden treasure nonetheless

Dick Simcoe once asked us, “Who’s the nut who’ll put a Thai restaurant out in the middle of nowhere and play country music in it?” The “middle of nowhere” in this case is Del Valle, TX, a 20-minute drive east of Austin. We lost an icon when he passed away in 2009, leaving Little Thailand safely in the hands of his Thai wife and her sister. They and their family still make everyone feel exceedingly welcome, and this double-wide trailer… [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]