Restaurants in Central East Austin

Mexican Cuisine for Two or Four at El Sol y La Luna Restaurant (45% Off)

El Sol y La Luna Restaurant

Downtown

Iconic Mexican restaurant serves traditional and modern takes on the classics; occasional live entertainment

$20 $11

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$10 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Juan in a Million

Juan in a Million

Holly

Owner Juan greets customers with a smile as they order huge breakfast tacos, sizzling fajitas & migas before eating on covered outdoor patio

$20 $10

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Italian Fare or Large Takeout Specialty Pizza at Roppolo's Pizza (Up to 68% Off)

Roppolo's Pizza

Downtown

In honor of his Sicilian mother, Marc Hill serves up pastas & 6-pound, 22-inch pizzas at eatery with second-story Mediterranean patio.

$20 $8

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Dine-In Australian Meat Pies at Boomerang's Pies (45% Off)

Boomerang's Pies

University of Texas

Traditional Australian meat pies made with a preservative-free crust and hearty fillings such as Guinness steak or curry vegetables

$40 $22

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Ethiopian Cuisine for Dinner at Aster's Ethiopian Restaurant (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Aster's Ethiopian Restaurant

St. Edwards

Sumptuous portions of traditional stews and vegetarian dishes fill one of Texas Monthly’s Top 10 Places to Eat in Central Austin

$25 $12

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Vietnamese and Thai Cuisine at Mekong River Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Mekong River Restaurant

Downtown

Vietnamese and Thai specialties abound, including pho, noodle soup, vermicelli bowls, and banh mi stuffed with shrimp, pork, or tofu

$20 $12

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$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine and Drinks or Wine for Two at Due Forni

Due Forni

Downtown

Neapolitan and Roman pizzas, roasted chicken with bacon brussel sprouts, and short rib lasagna

$20 $11

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Eclectic, Locally-Sourced Cuisine at Crave

Crave

Austin

Diverse menus offer diners a plethora of dining options, from tacos to sushi and weekend brunch; 20+ gluten-free options available

$30 $15

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$13 for a Three-Punch Card for Breakfast or Lunch at Murphy's Deli on Congress Avenue ($21 Value)

Murphy's Deli on Congress Avenue

Downtown

Breakfast tacos and freshly baked pastries; housemade gyros, salads, and panini

$21 $13

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Southern Comfort Food at TenOak (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

TenOak

Downtown

Crispy chicken and waffles, pulled-pork sliders, and small-batch bourbon served amid polished wood tables and sturdy metal chandeliers

$20 $11

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Sushi and Pan-Asian Fare or Date Night Dinner for Two at Imperia (60% Off)

Imperia

Warehouse District

Acclaimed sushi chef rolls creative seafood in colorful combinations and assembles Pan-Asian dim sum inside an upscale restaurant

$30 $12

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Slow-Cooked, Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Customizable Toppings and Optional Drinks at Jamba Juice (Up to 44% Off)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

Kick-start your day with 100% organic, whole-grain oats slow-cooked with soymilk and topped with your choice of 36 topping combinations

$3.49 $2

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Prix Fixe Dinner for Two, Four, or Six at 219 West (Up to 46% Off)

219 West

Downtown

Appetizers such as fried calamari or tilapia nachos, entrees such as peppercorn steak, and desserts such as peanut-butter-and-banana pie

$83.75 $48

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$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $14 Worth of Mexican Food at Fuzzy's Taco Shop ($28 Value)

Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Austin

Menu of Baja-style Mexican food includes grilled fish and veggie tacos and enchiladas; art from local artists and TVs adorn the walls

$14 $9

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Japanese Cuisine and Sushi at Oishi Japanese Fusion (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Oishi Japanese Fusion

Dobie Mall, 1st Floor

Sushi rolls with prawn, spicy crab, mango sauce, and shrimp tempura alongside dishes of spicy chicken and teriyaki beef

$20 $12

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In Italy, a "sagra" is a festival where a community comes together in celebration of a local ingredient or dish?a tradition that fits Gabriel Pellegrini's enoteca and trattoria in both spirit and practice. Classic, bistro-style Italian cuisine joins local, Texan ingredients to create an entire menu worthy of commemoration. But that isn't to say all the ingredients are local?house-cured meats accent plates of handmade pasta, and imported Mediterranean cheeses join house-made mozzarella atop hand-stretched neapolitan pizzas bubbling gold in a wood-burning stove.

Shaking up Italian Tradition

Pellegrini's dedication to craft and quality carries over into the bar at Sagra. Shelves brim with liqueurs, grappas, and wines imported from Italy, but the bartenders grow their own herbs, make their own bitters, and infuse syrups and spirits in-house for cocktails such as the La Roma, a rye Manhattan infused with orange-flower peel.

1050 E 11th St.
Austin,
TX
US

Within the kitchen of Zandunga's trendy 11th Street location, Chef Edgar Torres integrates his experiences growing up around his parents' taqueria with his culinary training under a French chef to introduce a menu of Mexican morsels with European structure. The mojarra al mojo de ajo sears tilapia and a light garlic sauce with kisses from the sun before plating it with a scoop of huitlacoche risotto and watercress ($16). Meal makers inject enchiladas callejeras with fresh cheese and roasted corn before blanketing them in a spicy chili sauce ($12), and lobster curls up in homemade flour tortillas for baja tacos flanked by rice and black beans ($18). While today's Groupon is not valid for alcohol, Zandunga's guava margarita was named best frozen margarita in the Austin Chronicle's 2011 Critics Restaurant Poll.

1000 E 11th St
Austin,
TX
US

El Chato means "the plain one", but there is absolutely nothing simple about the restaurant El Chato. The eatery is house in a 1958 Greyhound bus that has been converted into a bustaurant. Colorful Mexican murals grace the exterior of the vehicle, while inside a compact stainless steel kitchen cooks up platters of authentic interior Mexican cuisine. And El Chato's chefs are certain to let patrons know that these particular interior Mexican entrees are nothing like their Americanized counterparts oozing with Velveeta cheese and ground meat. The chefs instead boil and shred the meat they pack into their tacos, empanadas, and tamales; use only white cheese including asadero; and handcraft enchiladas by dipping them in chili sauce before frying them in oil.

The restaurant's hefty entrees are served up for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and can be enjoyed amid the interior's cozy booths or on the outdoor patio illuminated by string lights and the moon, which they lasso in each night. Designed to be family-friendly, they also feature an outdoor playground set for children.

1617 East 7th Street Austin Tx
Austin,
TX
US

Rachel Davila has been combining personal hospitality with a menu of home-style Tex-Mex cuisine at Nuevo León since 1982. The super chile con queso ($8.49) adds a cape of taco meat and x-ray vision guacamole to the original chile con queso (small, $3.99). In the shrimp saltillo ($17.99), grilled shrimp rest in a special sauce flanked by two cheese and bean flautas, a cheese enchilada, and guacamole salad. Dent into the Nuevo León burrito ($8.69, $9.89 with carne guisada), a giant flour tortilla stuffed with beef and beans and smothered in chili con carne with a scoop of guacamole salad, so big even modern-day Paul Bunyan feels intimidated.

1501 E 6th St
Austin,
TX
US

Moxie clothes torsos of all ages with unique custom tees imprinted with customer-selected images such as childhood drawings or childhood expense reports. Moxie manufactures buyer-illustrated shirts in infant's, women's, men's, and fashionably preripped Hulk sizes—and also sells a panoply of items not included in this Groupon, such as pillows, necklaces, and trinkets designed by Austin artists.

1601 E 5th St
Austin,
TX
US

The story of Lucky J’s Chicken & Waffles begins with transformation. The eatery started as a food truck before rolling into its culinary cocoon, soon emerging as a brick-and-mortar location propelled by wings of fried, fluffy batter. Today, homestyle sides such as collard greens and fried pickle chips accompany a menu that mostly proceeds as follows: fried chicken, waffles, fried chicken with waffles, and waffles folded into tacos stuffed with fried chicken. It’s a simple concept, but it has earned the spot attention from the Atlantic, CBS News, and FOXBusiness. The Austin Chronicle called the chicken “both greasy and salty; this is not a criticism,” adding that, combined with waffles, which “have a luscious buttery flavor with a hint of sugar to them … the whole ensemble is sinfully delicious.”

In addition to classic, bone-in fried chicken served with waffles, waffle tacos come in combinations that are more surprising than a jack-in-the-box filled with firecrackers. The Brady’s bacon waffle conceals swiss cheese, hot sauce, and honey, whereas the Grandma Andy is stuffed with banana, Nutella, peanut butter, and honey. Surrounding feasters, the shop’s bright murals all originate from the hand of local artist Federico Archuleta, and include dueling guitars played by chickens and a woman eating chicken next to a chicken eating a waffle.

1112 East 6th Street
Austin,
TX
US

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