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Ronnie Jun 2, 2004 02:04 PM

Awhile back, I saw a post about a Mexican Restaurant in Austin that served a lamb dish. I think it was south of the Capitol. Can anyone help?


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    Greg Spence RE: Ronnie Jun 2, 2004 02:14 PM

    There have been several comments about Fonda San Miguel's dish made with Niman Ranch lamb. My personal assessment is delicious but overpriced.

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      rudeboy RE: Greg Spence Jun 2, 2004 03:43 PM

      This is a little off topic, but the best lamb that I've had recently was the tandoori rack of lamb at the Clay Pit (17th and Lavaca). Just a hint of indian spices, not too much, roasted to perfection - medium rare. Much better quality and better price than the Neiman lamb at FSM ($15.95 for a rack of lamb instead of $28 for two lamb chops).

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        Ronnie RE: rudeboy Jun 4, 2004 04:39 PM

        What about El Azteca?

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          rudeboy RE: Ronnie Jun 4, 2004 05:18 PM

          The cabrito there was pretty below average, to me, when I was there a month ago. My companion felt as if her meal wasn't all that, either. I think that this place used to be a lot better - sad, because it used to be a favorite of mine.

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            rudeboy RE: rudeboy Jun 4, 2004 05:31 PM

            Sorry for the double post - I did a search and found a good article from the Chronicle. I can't believe that I haven't seen this before!

            Link: http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues...

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              Greg Spence RE: rudeboy Jun 5, 2004 02:25 PM

              Beware the out of date article! The one you linked to from the Chronicle was 4 years old. For celebrating a 21st birthday, Fonda San Miguel would be a great choice. Be sure to make a reservation and be prepared for some wait time, anyway.

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      Ronnie RE: Ronnie Jun 5, 2004 08:53 AM

      Thanks to everyone for their help. My son is a student at UT and we want to celebrate his 21st. birthday. Mexican is his favorite.

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