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What to order at Parkside & Fonda San Miguel?

Coming to Austin and would like to try these 2 restaurants this time. What should I order for dinner? Thx.

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Fonda San Miguel Restaurant
2330 W North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78756

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  1. Memorable dishes and drinks, I've had at Parkside: ravioli with spring peas, pork jowls with polenta, broiled marrow bones, gin-rosemary-cucumber cocktail, fried okra, a dozen Kumamoto oysters, the ceviche,...

    There might be more but these are the ones that really come to mind.

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    1. re: uarent

      anything off the raw bar is always good. Fluke is great

    2. Their menu is constantly changing according to what's available and fresh. If they have the smoked paprika shrimp on the menu, get it!

      Really, you can't go wrong here. Order what sounds good and ask the server what they like as well. Have fun, you'll love it!

      ..oh oh oh... if you are an adventurous eater, consider having the sweetbreads & veal tongue. ;-)

      1. I agree there aren't many losers on the Parkside menu. Some of my favorites: the ceviche, the oysters (ask your waiter), and the jowl/cheek dish (they usually have pork or beef jowls or cheeks).

        1. The fries are parkside are great. The hamburger is great. Most of the raw bar dishes are great. Most of the entrees (always changing are great). The fried egg sandwich is only so-so. I've never been wowed by the soups.

          You probably won't get too much feedback on Fonda San Miguel--most of us don't like paying $20 for enchiladas.

          1. At Fonda San Miguel, I'd recommend the Cocinita Pibil, which is insanely tasty.

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            Fonda San Miguel Restaurant
            2330 W North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78756

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            1. re: ret3

              It is a good dish. As are the Chile Rellenos. I usually get the Tampiquena and a watermelon margarita.

              The consistency has begun to slide a bit in recent years, but I haven't been in at least 6 months.