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What are some of the best Tex-Mex restaurants in Austin?

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  1. You understand that ANY specific names will prompt others to hurl epithets, diatribes, etc., accusing the poster of having the taste buds of a jackal. That said, I like Angie's and Amaya's for anything where the quality of corn tortillas shines through. I like Maudie's Too for the vibe and the enchiladas perfecto (basic cheese product enchiladas in a chili gravy). I like the enchiladas verde at Tres Amigos. I like the tortilla soup at Guerros. I like the total experience at Enchiladas y Mas and at Dario's. My favorite Mexican restaurant is Las Palomas but the Tex Mex items on their menu are the least interesting IMHO but I love their fajitas al chipotle.

    1. What and when are you coming and what are you looking for (are good margaritas a must? should the place have central mexican? if yes to both, I really like Azul Tequila)... note as previous poster said, this generic question will generate a lot of opinions... given more details, you'll get better responses.

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      1. re: cpencis

        I'm really looking for a place that has excellent enchiladas, chips & salsa, and quesadillas. It doesn't have to be "Tex-Mex" per se.

        1. re: El_Duderino

          My once to twice a fortnight workday Tex-Mex is Mesa Rosa way up North. my usuals are chicken enchiladas verdes or combinations. The salsa is good standard salsa. For family dinner, I like Azul Tequila as stated before. I'm not as rabid about finding the ultimate enchilada in town, but I've also enjoyed Amayas - great tacos!

          1. re: El_Duderino

            My picks would be El Chile on Manor rd. go for enchiladas verdes or my favorite, Enchiladas De Mole Rojo. Excellent chips and salsa, too.

            Other pick would be Habanero on Oltorf. Go for the enchiladas verdes or beef fajitas.

        2. La Condesa seems to be slipping further and further into the tex mex category sadly :(