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Downtown Austin - Replacement for Las Manitas?

Dallas Alice Jun 16, 2010 07:25 AM

I am returning to Austin for the first time since Las Manitas closed. I work close to that location (Congress, near the lake). Where can I go downtown (preferably walking distance) for a great breakfast or lunch that is comparable?

Las Manitas
211 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

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    Steven Dilley RE: Dallas Alice Jun 16, 2010 07:53 AM

    Unfortunately, nothing is comparable. People mention El Sol Y Luna, but it's a pale shadow. I eat Mexican downtown on a regular basis, but nothing comes close to Manitas. Those migas...

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    1. re: Steven Dilley
      taliesin15 RE: Steven Dilley Jun 16, 2010 10:37 AM

      my home kitchen...just kidding, it's not open for business...forget about El Sol Y Luna, that place is no comparison whatsoever...if by downtown you mean between the river and Capitol & within a few blocks of Congress, yr going to be up a creek without a paddle, unless yr willing to settle for something that's a half-step towards Lad Manitas...yr best bet, IMHO, is going to involve a bus ride...probably the best bets, the closest places that are comparable to Las Manitas--Sazon on S. Lamar, Curra's on Oltorf, and any number of places in East Austin (too numerous to mention)

      1. re: taliesin15
        singlemalt RE: taliesin15 Jun 16, 2010 06:14 PM

        The hellofit is that there is no 'Manitas and there is no hotel either. We need to get O.down here to kick some real ass.

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