The 5 Most Instagrammable Restaurants in Austin

Okay, I’ll admit it: I do a lot of things purely for the aesthetic. It’s fun! At any given time, I like to know that a snapshot taken of my life could be used in a coming-of-age movie (at least in the background, I’d hope). So when I see an Instagram post of an aesthetic restaurant on my feed, it immediately sparks my curiosity.

After all, who doesn’t love to share the food they enjoy with the people they know? If you’re the same, check out this list and come back in the gorgeous, instagrammable cute restaurants in Austin.

List of Austin’s 5 Most Instagrammable Restaurants

Here you can read about these worthy instagrammable food spots in Austin in detail to decide which one you want to visit:

  1. Aba Restaurant
  2. Taquero Mucho
  3. Joann’s Fine Foods
  4. Sixth and Waller
  5. Gabrielas Downtown

1. Aba

Address: 1011 S Congress Avenue Building 2, Suite 180 Austin, TX, 78704

Aba Restaurant

When I stumbled upon Aba Restaurant in Austin while wandering around South Congress, I half expected to see pixies flitting around the plants. With the dark wood, light furniture, lush plant life (including a whole tree!), and all that down-to-earth warm lighting, Aba has a seriously mystical vibe.

They serve Mediterranean food, and their chef, CJ Jakobson, incorporates influences from Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, and Greece into his beautiful, delectable dishes. If your profile has an earthy, slightly wood nymph-esque aesthetic, you should definitely spend an evening at Aba–for the menu and the pics. 

2. Taquero Mucho

Address: 11101 Burnet Rd Suite #A-170, Austin, TX 78758

Taquero Mucho Restaurant

If monochrome is your thing and you haven’t heard of Taquero Mucho. Well, I might be a bit disappointed in you. It’s okay, though! Now you’re here, and I’m ready to tell you all about the flawlessly feminine and perfectly pink concept of one of Austin’s most beloved taquerias.

Gabriela Bucio, who you may know as the founder of Gabriela’s downtown, opened Taquero Mucho to create a space for women to feel welcomed, empowered, and loved. In addition, she serves amazing food paying homage to her status as the only Latina owner on West Sixth Street. The result: a magnificent Tex-Mex favorite that can definitely add some feminist flair to your Instagram. 

3. Joann’s Fine Foods

Address: 1224 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704

joann's fine foods in Austin

I first visited Joann’s while doing some preliminary research for this post on secret patios. However, I quickly learned that this South Congress must-stop is truly the gift that keeps on giving. There honestly really is no bad place for a picture here.

Whether you prefer the retro, diner-style interior, the colorful front patio, or the mosaic-adorned back patio is really up to you. And like the other restaurants on this list, Joann’s Fine Foods isn’t just for looking at and definitely lives up to its name.

Everything tastes fresh, and though I’m loyal to their Avocado Tacos, I doubt anything on the menu isn’t worth eating. So next time you’re around SoCo, stop by for some colorful pics to spice up your profile. Oh, and be sure to come with an empty stomach. 

4. Sixth and Waller

Address: 1108 East Sixth St Austin, TX 78702

Sixth and Waller Restaurant

Whether you’re a food blogger, an insta-model, or just like to share your day with your friends over social media, Sixth and Waller have got you covered. This place is floor-to-ceiling beautiful. Funky lighting fixtures, eclectic decor, and gorgeously tiled tables can barely even begin to cover this place.

However, I think you’d have trouble snapping a pic that doesn’t look colorful and unique. Their menu features a variety of dishes from all over the world–everything from tater tots to jackfruit bàhn mí! You can count on finding something you like and pictures your friends will love. 

5. Gabriela’s Downtown

Address: 900 E 7th St Austin, TX 78702

Gabriela’s Downtown Restaurant

Remember Gabriela from Taquero Mucho? Yeah, she’s really got her brand down. Her OG restaurant is Gabriela’s downtown, which she owns with her brother Arturo. The restaurant features tacos and margaritas from their family’s Michoacán family recipes.

It also has a gorgeous aesthetic, curated by stunning drinks, delicious-looking food (which their colorful tables make an amazing backdrop for), and picture-perfect murals and neon signs. However you choose to curate your profile, Gabriela’s is ready to help you out with it.

Megan Aune

Megan is a former TexasTasty intern who is now graduating from UT to pursue a career in publishing. She still loves Austin patios.