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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
7.9
6.5
$10
Good tacos at good prices, and look at that—it’s not even a dive

The locations of El Taquito are all brightly colored, clean, and totally accessible to non-Spanish speakers. The Round Rock one is swanky, even, with a full bar, live music, and a giant flatscreen TV. Quite the change from the little cart in the dodgy part of Riverside that we once frequented.

The menu has myriad offerings, but tacos are a big focus here. For under two bucks, the taco world is your proverbial oyster. Lately, we’ve found dryness to be a… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Austin
Food
Feel
Price
8.9
6.5
$15
At its best, this barbecue granddaddy turns out the best naked brisket around

Kreuz Market (pronounced “krites”) opened, like its contemporaries, as a grocery, smoking meat to preserve it in the days before refrigeration—that’s how the Texas barbecue tradition started.

Almost 100 years later, in 1999, it moved up the road from its original spot to a huge barn-like structure that could probably seat the entire town. Antique scales and cash registers, photos, and signs line the hall where you wait in line to order. A dozen pits fill the back walls, emitting heat… [More]