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Fonda San Miguel

texaspeppers Jun 20, 2011 05:04 AM

Born and raised Texan now living in Canada. I will be in Fort Worth next week but was wanting to try Fonda San Miguel one day. How hard is it to get a table. Reservations necessary?? Dress?? One vegetarian with us so wondering if they have a chili rellenos without meat or something like that? Any suggestions welcome.

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

  1. agoodbite Jun 20, 2011 06:19 AM

    Well, since you posted on the Austin board rather than the DFW one, I figure you know that FSM is in Austin, not Fort Worth. If indeed you are speaking of the FSM in Austin (rather than the nonexistent FW location), you need not worry about dress code. You'll be in Austin and it'll be a bazillion degrees outside. There's vegetarian options on the menu.

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    1. re: agoodbite
      texaspeppers Jun 20, 2011 10:23 AM

      Thanks for the info everyone. And yes, I wasn't clear that I was looking forward to a day in Austin. By the way, was looking at the BBQ blog toward Kerrville and saw Taylor and the Davis Grocery Store or Schoepf's question. Wouldn't mind showing these guys real old time pit barbeque. Are there other places that would be better between Fort Worth and Austin??

      1. re: texaspeppers
        gilintx Jun 20, 2011 10:59 AM

        If you happen to be making this trip on a Saturday morning, you would enjoy Snow's in Lexington (only a little bit out of your way). Otherwise, you're probably best served going to Taylor and eating at Louie Mueller. I don't know if you've mapped this out yet, but a drive from Ft. Worth to Austin will probably take you about four hours.

        1. re: gilintx
          Defman Jul 26, 2011 02:02 PM

          Probably too late, but it might help someone else... Yes, Snow's in Lexington if it's a Saturday..... morning. If you're in Taylor go to Davis Grocery, it's the only Q in Taylor worth eating.

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      High_Boost Jun 20, 2011 06:53 AM

      to answer your other question, I have never needed a reservation, I wouldnt bother unless it is a large group

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        qbdave Jun 20, 2011 07:11 AM

        Agree with agoodbite. I have dined at FSM in Austin three times in the past two months. Never needed a reservation; Monday night, Wed. night, and one Sat. night. Three people twice, four once.

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          gilintx Jun 20, 2011 08:02 PM

          Just to add, it is generally a good idea to get a reservation for the Sunday brunch. That gets pretty crowded, and they only do two seatings.

          1. re: gilintx
            HookEm Jul 3, 2011 06:10 AM

            There is only the two-seatings limitation on holiday Sundays such as Easter and Mother's Day.

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          taliesin15 Jun 25, 2011 11:19 AM

          I've never made (or had to) a reservation at Fonda San Miguel--though one time it did take a while to get seated...they usually have veggie options...the best time to go is definitely Sunday Brunch in my not so humble opinion

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            paternite Jun 26, 2011 04:20 PM

            My take is that the brunch is overpriced for what you get. If I'm going to spend that kind of money I'd like to be drinking. Have a few cocktails (all thoughtfully constructed) and cruise the appetizers. Cordero is great. (4 grilled baby lamb chops served with chile pasilla salsa. 13.50).

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            1. re: paternite
              taliesin15 Jun 26, 2011 04:49 PM

              I can certainly understand that as FSM is rather out of my price range these days--but so is Uchi, and they have some things in common--plenty of people will pay for high quality

              Uchi Restaurant
              801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

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              gntlmn6464 Aug 1, 2011 11:41 AM

              If you are coming on a Saturday as someone else mention, you have to try Snow's. Get there at 8 or 8:30 and enjoy the best brisket in Texas, hence the world! It is really, really good, from there you can either go back to Ft. Worth and take a nap or come on in to Austin, visit the LBJ library, go to Barton Springs, find your hotel room for that nap, then head over to Fonda San Miguel. That would be a great way to spend a day....unless you want something really good for dinner, then go to Sun Flower at 183 and Ohlen. What it lacks in ambiance it more than makes up for in fantastic food and free corkage!

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

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