Austin Insider Blog

This blog, written and curated by Visit Austin staff, shares the things that visitors love and locals can't get enough of.

Top 15 Places for a Margarita in Austin

Nothing says Austin like an icy margarita enjoyed on an outdoor patio. But where should you go? The city offers countless great places that mix amazing margaritas. To help you navigate, we’ve compiled a list of the top 15 margaritas in Austin. Now get to sipping! La Condesa. Credit Jody Horton. La…

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Iconic Austin Tex-Mex

Austin is home to many global cuisines including Cuban, Mediterranean, Ethiopian and Moroccan (just to name a few). But for many locals, Tex-Mex takes the crown for the Austin favorite. This blend of…

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Best Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in Austin

In a city that’s known for its barbecue and carne asada tacos, it can seem as though Austin isn't so easy for the vegetarian or vegan visitor. But what most people may not realize about Austin is that it has some of the best options for those of us who are foodies, but also want to keep things…

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Austin Taco Round-Up: Breakfast

What bagels are to the northeast, what shrimp and grits are to the south, what donuts are to the rest of the nation breakfast tacos are the cuisine of choice for Austinites and Texans alike. Note…

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Cinco de Mayo in Austin

With Cinco de Mayo fast approaching, you may start wondering what to do to celebrate. Cinco de Mayo is now observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride and is also one…

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Old-School Austin Tex-Mex

Austin is loaded with regional Mexican restaurants, trendy Mexican restaurants, Mexican fusion restaurants; expensive weekend brunch Mexican restaurants (don't pretend you don't know the outfits I'm…

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Torchy's Tacos

Torchy's Tacos is an Austin, Texas institution. Loyal patrons line up throughout the day to grab tacos ranging from the Dirty Sanchez to the Trailer Park. Dishing up tacos with delicious toppings…

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