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La Condesa Closed -- Alternate suggestions?

ahoskins Nov 25, 2013 10:21 AM

We will be in Austin over Thanksgiving weekend and were planning to go to La Condesa for dinner one evening. Just learned that it is closed temporarily due to a fire. Can anyone give us alternate suggestions for a Mexican dinner? We like both Mexican and Tex-Mex, and price is not really an option so long as the food/service warrant what we pay.

  1. malarkey Nov 26, 2013 12:45 PM

    El Naranjo, hands down.

    1. j
      jwynne2000 Nov 26, 2013 04:36 AM

      Check out El Alma on Barton Springs road. Never disappoints.

      1. c
        Carter B. Nov 25, 2013 05:47 PM

        El Naranjo has pleased us greatly. Parking is tough, but the food is worth it.

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        1. re: Carter B.
          chrisdds98 Nov 26, 2013 11:33 AM

          i love their mole but hate their store bought tortillas!

        2. slowcoooked Nov 25, 2013 02:59 PM

          I haven't seen other reviews for Hecho en Mexico (down on William Cannon), and it was my first time, but the lady and I were blown away by the three different mole sauces on the chicken enchiladas. I also loved the deeply dark red (ancho chili broth) Sopa Azteca. Chips and salsa were ho hum nothing special but that mole - it may be the best we've had anywhere. Fish tacos looked fantastic that were buzzing by everywhere.

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