For casual cuisine that everyone will enjoy, stop by Ricardo's Tacos and More for a Mexican-style menu in Hutto's Hutto neighborhood.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
Perfect for an after-work outing, Ricardo's Tacos and More won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
Through their catering service, Ricardo's Tacos and More can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Sometimes you need food fast, and this restaurant totally gets it, offering both takeout and delivery.
Drivers will embrace the parking lot located next door to Ricardo's Tacos and More.
Travel by bike to Ricardo's Tacos and More and store your bike at a nearby rack.
With prices so great and food so delicious, you'll be coming back weekly, even nightly.
The breakfast dishes at the restaurant really bring the crowds in, though lunch and dinner are also served.
Pay Ricardo's Tacos and More a visit and enjoy a relaxing night filled with flavorful Mexican cuisine.
When you need a quick and tasty lunch or dinner, make your way over to the highly-rated Ricardo's Tacos and More for a tasty Mexican meal.
If you have a hankering for something extra tasty, sample the menu at Hutto's Snuffy's Bar and Grill.
Snuffy's Bar and Grill features a wide variety of flavorful low-fat and gluten-free eats.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on this restaurant's menu.
Snuffy's Bar and Grill offers discounted prices on food and drinks during happy hour.
The restaurant's background buzz is a bit loud, so those seeking low-key conversation are advised to dine elsewhere.
Weekends can get packed, so take advantage of the restaurant's reservations.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Snuffy's Bar and Grill is come-as-you-are.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Diners will appreciate the quick and easy parking options located near this dining establishment.
We've got news: Great taste doesn't always come with a hefty price tag. For astonishingly affordable prices (and delicious dishes), treat your taste buds to Snuffy's Bar and Grill.
Stop by Mario's Mexican Restaurant Mexican restaurant for a quick bite.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this restaurant — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
The dress code is strictly casual at Mario's Mexican Restaurant, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
Mario's Mexican Restaurant's patrons can find places to park in the area.
Mario's Mexican Restaurant offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
Everyone in Hutto knows the secret to a great place for Mexican takeout is Mario's Mexican Restaurant.
Mario's Mexican Restaurant serves up a variety of Mexican eats, so head on over today and indulge in some of your favorites.
If your lunch hour is limited, swing by McDonald's for a quick burger and fries.
Whether you are looking for food low in fat or gluten-free, this restaurant is the place you want to eat.
Families will feel right at home at this restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi.
This restaurant is very loud, so prepare for a wall of sound.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
Get in and out of the car quickly with no-hassle parking located all around the restaurant.
If breakfast isn't your thing, McDonald's also serves lunch and dinner, so you can be sure to swing by at some point during the day.
Remember McDonald's next time you're craving a hearty burger in seconds flat. A quick delicious meal is right around the corner.
McDonald's serves up quick and tasty eats, so make your way over to this fast food restaurant.
Don't settle for an inferior brew! The java at Texan Cafe will perk you right up.
Guess what? Texan Cafe serves food that's free of gluten and low in fat, so everyone can find something that tastes and feels great.
Bring your whole brood to this coffee shop, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this coffee shop.
Don't waste time on public transportation! Bring your own wheels to the coffee shop and easily park nearby.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the coffee shop.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Texan Cafe.
Texan Cafe offers a wide variety of payment options, including payment by major credit card.
When you need an energy boost, head on over to Texan Cafe and enjoy a delicious cup of Joe.
Rio Grande Tex Mex is a Tex-Mex favorite amongst locals and tourists.
This restaurant is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
Sit outside at Rio Grande Tex Mex and soak up the sun on those nice summer days.
At this restaurant, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
Rio Grande Tex Mex is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of.
Rio Grande Tex Mex offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
Eat your way through the day at Rio Grande Tex Mex — diners can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner here.
If chips and salsa is your jam, you can't go wrong with the platters at Rio Grande Tex Mex, so get your Tex-Mex on today.
So switch up your normal dining routine and head over to Rio Grande Tex Mex for some delicious Tex Mex.
Winter is officially over and we're now smack dab in the middle of prime patio season here in Austin. These are some of my favorite places to enjoy drinks outside.
Ables on the Lake | 3825 Lake Austin Blvd
You can’t beat the location, right on Lake Austin. Is it just me or do cocktails taste better when you're looking at a body of water? It’s a great spot to go for lunch as they offer a legendary Bloody Mary served with their signature garnish. They do a Bevo Tea that's super refreshing, and they also have happy hour Monday-Friday, 4-6 pm.
Easy Tiger | 709 E. 6th Street
They have a great location on 6th Street right along Waller Creek that creates a perfectly relaxing atmosphere. It feels like a Sunday Funday seven days a week here, with everyone mingling at their picnic tables or playing ping-pong. They also make some of the best baked goods in town, so I highly recommend their sandwiches and pretzels.
El Alma | 1025 Barton Springs Road
Mexican food and a killer patio. The patio is actually located on a deck above the restaurant, and it overlooks downtown and Butler Park. It would be criminal to go to a Mexican restaurant and not order a margarita, so I’d start with that, and then follow it up with some of their addicting sangria. Enjoy their happy hour daily from 3-6 pm.
Hotel San Jose | 1316 South Congress Ave
This seems to be one of those hidden gems that people often forget about. Their patio is located in their courtyard, next to their pool, and it’s a very chill atmosphere. Be advised that there's a limited food menu, so it’s not the place to go if you're hungry. However, if a cheese plate is what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place. I always get one of their House Specialties as they're some of my favorite cocktails in Austin. The Tropical Sangria is light, refreshing and made for easy drinking, as is the Champassion and Tinto de Verano. I always feel as if I am on vacation when sipping cocktails in their courtyard.
Elizabeth Street Café | 1501 South First Street
Go for lunch and continue sipping cocktails into the afternoon. Everything I’ve had from here has been delicious, both food and drink. The Green Mango & Cucumber Salad may be one of my favorite salads in Austin, and no meal here is complete without at least one carafe of punch. The punches change seasonally, but are always unique and delicious.
We are spoiled for choice when it comes to dining in Austin. From local restaurants to grocery stores, there are countless delectable options. Even our eclectic collection of food trailers are dishing up gourmet eats at a reasonable price!But, taking kids out for a meal can sometimes seem like a chore. Will they behave? Is it easier to just stay home and eat cereal for dinner?Fortunately, there are plenty of places around town where you can grab a bite to eat and let the children run free! Here are a few of my family’s favorites:Midway Food Park | 1905 S. Capitol of Texas Hwy., AustinMidway is an outdoor park with seven food trucks, ranging from Dock & Roll Diner (seafood) to CoolHaus (ice cream sandwiches). The park has a festive carnival atmosphere, with carousel horses hanging from a tree, Christmas lights, a stage for live music, and brightly colored picnic tables with umbrellas. Kids love the colorful playscape (pictured above), rocks to climb, and the large fenced-in field strewn with balls. In fact, Midway is so entertaining for children, you may have a hard time getting yours to eat at all.Two things to note: 1. Go early, as food does sell out and lines get long. Parking also becomes scarce and visitors have to park on the grass. 2. Each food truck sets their own hours, so not all of the trucks are open at the same time. Check their individual Facebook pages for hours.The Salt Lick Round Rock | 3350 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock | (512) 386-1044There is no disputing that the Driftwood location of The Salt Lick is worth the drive, but if you’re looking for quality barbecue a little further north, the Round Rock restaurant is a great alternative. Ribs and brisket and smoked turkey, oh my! Seating at picnic tables is casual and the outdoor playscape keeps antsy kids happy.Central Market | 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin | (512) 206-1000It may seem odd that one of our go-to dining destinations is a grocery store, but when it comes to relaxed family atmosphere, Central Market is tops. The cafe serves up delicious meals and dining on the patio with free live music Thursday to Sunday is always a treat. As a bonus, kids eat free on Tuesdays after 5 p.m. Children have a blast on the massive playscape, and can burn off a little steam in the neighboring field. Family walks to the duck pond after dinner are the icing on the cake.Whole Foods | 525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin | (512) 542-2200My kids can’t get enough of the flagship Whole Foods Market downtown. The awe-inspiring array of soup, salad, cookies and other miscellaneous food bars are something that you have to see to believe. My kids love crafting their own meals, one fresh roll or spoonful of lo mein at a time. The options are endless. With to-go meals in hand, we head up to tables on the rooftop plaza and let the kids enjoy the small wooden playscape.Southpark Meadows | 9300 S Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, AustinThis shopping center in South Austin has a large playscape flanked by several restaurants, so you have your choice of where to eat. Mama Fu’s, Jason’s Deli, Waterloo Ice House, and Amy’s Ice Creams - you can’t go wrong. Dine, play, let the kids get wet in the seasonal water bubblers, and delight in the occasional band playing on the stage in The Grove. It’s a great place to hang out as a family.Photo of Midway sign courtesy of Midway Food Park, photo of Coolhaus courtesy of Coolhaus, photo of Amy's Ice Creams courtesy of Brandon Bergara
I don’t know if Austinites like spending time in coffee shops or actually drinking coffee more. Whatever the case, we’re always thinking about the next place to go for a cup of jo. In many cases coffee shops serve as ‘offices’ for local small businesses. Even in the 105 degree summer heat we don’t miss a beat.
Mozarts |3825 Lake Austin Blvd.
This is probably one of the more iconic coffee shops in town as it sits overlooking Lake Austin. Thus, the atmosphere is calming, relaxing and easy on the eyes. The abundant seating on the deck is shaded by large trees and is the perfect place to work if you’re looking for an outdoor office for the day. They offer traditional coffee drinks as well as pastries. Dogs are also welcome on the deck.
Jo’s Coffee | 1300 South Congress Avenue
Jo’s on South Congress is probably most famous for their ‘i love you so much’ street art on the side of the building. It has become a bucket list photo op for tourists and locals alike. Aside from cool graffiti, they also serve a great cup of coffee, imagine that. The ‘iced turbo’ is a menu favorite, and they also offer sandwiches and baked goods. Outdoor seating only, so keep that in mind on rainy days or those 100+ degree summer days.
Flat Track Coffee | 913 E. Cesar Chavez Street
This is a hidden gem hidden just east of I-35. No bells and whistles, just a focus on great coffee. This is the type of place you grab a cup of joe and are on your way. The menu is limited but executed perfectly, and the crown jewel is probably their espresso. Don’t plan your next meeting here as they have very limited seating and no wi-fi. But for coffee connoisseurs, this place is a must try.
Café Medici | Various Locations
Really really great coffee. I like the downtown location as it has plenty of seating (two stories). It’s also fairly quiet, and the type of place you can go to to get stuff done. The Clarksville location is also great, slightly smaller, but located in one of my favorite little neighborhoods; it really has an awesome old Austin feel to it.
Curra’s | 614 East Oltorf Street
Curra’s (A Mexican restaurant famous for its avocado margaritas) might be the most odd ball selection on this list. However, if you're a fan of drip coffee, they have their own brew that pairs perfectly with their breakfast tacos. They also sell their coffee beans by the pound.
Houndstooth Coffee | Various Locations
This is one of those Austin coffee shops that has a cult-like following, and you can’t make a list of places to grab a cup in Austin without including Houndstooth. Maybe it’s the sleek, simple design, their friendly and knowledgeable baristas, or the simple fact that they just make fantastic coffee. You be the judge.