El Mercado Restaurants

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Three restaurants serve up huevos carne, beef enchiladas, and traditional Mexican dishes

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Promotional value expires Mar 27, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Not valid until 12/27. Valid only for option and location purchased. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Not valid for alcohol. Dinner options not valid on Fridays. Not valid for happy hour specials. Must purchase 1 food item. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $5 for $10 worth of Mexican cuisine during lunch Monday–Friday or brunch Saturday–Sunday
  • $10 for $20 worth of Mexican cuisine for dinner Saturday–Thursday<p>

The menu includes breakfast options such as huevos carne with tex-mex brisket ($5.99) and breakfast tacos ($1.25 each), which pair eggs with beans, bacon, or sausage. Lunch plates include chicken fajita taco salad or beef enchiladas ($6.50). Dinner specialties include chicken flautas ($8.50), chili rellenos ($10.50), and the vegetarian black bean burrito ($8.50).<p>

Brunch is served 9 a.m.–3 p.m., lunch is 11 a.m.–3 p.m., and dinner is 5 p.m.–9 p.m.<p>

El Mercado Restaurants

Locally owned and operated since 1984, El Mercado came into being as a small operation selling breakfast tacos from a front porch on South First Street. Although the Mexican market they were once part of has disappeared, El Mercado has grown to three locations, with breakfast tacos remaining a staple of their menu. In the kitchen, cooks sauté onions for barbecue chicken enchiladas and rub beef with a secret spice mix before adding it to brisket tacos. Beans and sauces made without meat products can satisfy the cravings of vegetarians and giant carnivorous plants trying to change their ways.

Customer Reviews

Don't change! You have a great concept and great people that work there.
MICHAEL G. · April 12, 2013
Lauren was a great waitress!
Kim J. · March 28, 2013
Staff is always friendly; treat guests like family (in a good way).
Mary E. · March 27, 2013
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    7414 Burnet Road

    Austin, TX 78757


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  2. 2


    1702 Lavaca St

    Austin, TX 78701


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  3. 3


    1302 South 1st St

    Austin, TX 78704


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