The 13 Best Mexican Restaurants in Austin

Eva Lopez | September 15, 2022

You may think finding a good place to sit with your friends and have a good-old-fashioned Mexican meal or sharing a plate of tacos with an ice-cold beer is easy to find when you’re in Texas, but we’re here to tell you, it’s not as easy as you may think.

In the midst of this ever-growing city full of diverse gastronomy and fusion kitchens, it can be hard to find a restaurant that hits close to home. Call me biased for having a father that grew up in Baja California, but when I tried Austin’s best Mexican food truck Ensenada ATX, I was blown away. The Baja cooking style is rarely seen in the Austin area but this family-run business is changing that with their lightly battered fish and shrimp tacos, and don’t even get me started on their delicious tortillas… we’ll let you try it out for yourselves!

However, If you’re looking for something a little more sophisticated to escape the Texas outdoor heat, we recommend sitting down at East Austin’s trendy restaurant Suerte. Whether it’s for brunch on the weekend with the girls or for dinner with whoever and whenever, Suerte comes highly recommended for its cool and eclectic vibe, fun cocktails, and most importantly, authentic Mexican food made extra special by the chef’s own special twist.

If none of these spark your interest, say less. We’ll leave you with the full list of our specially curated 13 best Mexican restaurants in Austin, one of these is sure to grab your attention.

List of 13 Top Mexican Spots In Austin

Here is the list of top 13 Mexican restaurants in Austin to enjoy food whenever you dineout:

  1. Ensenada ATX
  2. Suerte
  3. Fonda San Miguel 
  4. ATX Cocina
  5. Marios Seafood 
  6. T-Loc’s Sonora Hot Dogs 
  7. El Patio 
  8. Seareinas  
  9. Hay Elotes 
  10. La Condesa
  11. Taco Pegaso
  12. La Piscina
  13. El Taquito 

1. Ensenada ATX

Address: 2701 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702

Food Truck Ensenada ATX

Specialty: Baja California style fish and shrimp tacos served in a classic-family run food truck, this dog-friendly area is perfect to show your friends what the Austin vibe is all about.

Delivery Times: Ensenada ATX offers delivery through DoorDash during their hours of operation.

Timings: Monday and Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday to Friday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Payment types: Ensenada ATX accepts credit/debit cards.

2. Suerte

Address: 1800 E 6th St Austin, TX 78702

Suerte Mexican Restaurant
Photo: Austin Eater

Specialty: Suerte’s main focus is dishes prepared with Masa, a famous Mexican ingredient found in some of Suerte’s best dishes such as their delicious Suadero Tacos and Pachucos. If you’re looking to share a couple of cocktails and tacos with your Pals, Suerte has that funky and eclectic vibe that never misses.

Delivery Times: No Delivery.

Timings:  Monday to Thursday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Friday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Payment Types: Suerte ATX accepts credit/debit cards.

3. Fonda San Miguel

Address: 2330 W N Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78756

Fonda San Miguel Mexican Restaurant
Photo: Goodtaste with Tanji

Specialty: Fonda San Miguel is known for sticking to its deep Mexican roots with savory drinks such as their classic Margarita as well as San Miguel de Allende classic, Cochinita Pibil. All delicious foods aside, La Fonda offers a unique Mexican-style vibe that makes you feel like you are right in the heart of Guanajuato.

Delivery Times: Fonda San Miguel offers delivery through Postmates at all hours of operation.

Timings: Monday to Thursday: 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Friday to Saturday: 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM, Sunday: Closed.

Payment Types: Fonda San Miguel accepts credit/debit cards.

4. ATX Cocina

Address: 110 San Antonio St Ste 170 Austin, TX 78701

ATX Cocina Restaurant
Photo: A Taste of Koko

Specialty: ATX Cocina specializes in traditional flavors from Mexico City such as Queso Fundido, Guacamole, and Carne Asada. Although these plates are traditional, ATX Cocina’s success comes from the modern take on these plates. Also, all their items are gluten-free!

Delivery Times: ATX Cocina offers call-to-order service during their hours of operation.

Timings:  Monday to Tuesday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Wednesday to Thursday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Friday to Saturday: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Sunday: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Payment Types: ATX Cocina offers credit/debit cards.

5. Marios Seafood

Address: 7522 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd Building C, Austin, TX 78752

Marios Seafood Restaurant
Photo: Texas Tasty

Specialty: Mario’s Seafood offers a great variety of Tex-Mex inspired seafood. Some of their best plates are the Oysters and Beef Fajitas. Mario’s is an experience from the beginning, offering great customer service as a sports-style bar to enjoy your favorite game.

Delivery Times: Mario’s Seafood offers delivery services through Uber Eats and Postmates.

Timings: Monday to Thursday: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Friday to Saturday: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Sunday: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Payment Types: Mario’s Seafood offers credit/debit card payments.

6. T-Loc’s Sonora Hot Dogs

Address: 5000 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

T-Loc’s Sonora Hot Dogs
Photo: Tucson Foodie

Specialty: T- Loc’s Sonora Hot Dogs are Austin’s “IT” spot for the best hot dogs ever! With their aesthetic recipes and buns imported from Tucson, this is as close as you’ll get to a real Mexican Hot dog. This yummy meal comes packed with nutrients and protein that come from fresh ingredients and fresh pinto beans cooked every morning.

Delivery Times: T-Loc’s Sonora Hot Dogs offer delivery with GrubHub during their hours of operation.

Timings: Monday: Closed, Tuesday to Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Thursday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM- 9:00 PM, Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Friday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM , 5:30 – 9:00 PM, Sunday: Closed.

Payment Types: T-Loc’s accepts credit/debit card payments.

7. El Patio

Address: 2938 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

El Patio Mexican Restaurant
Photo: Austin Eater

Specialty: El Patio is a family-run business with a loyal customer following that specializes in serving classic Tex-Mex dishes. It is a fan favorite and you can never go wrong ordering their delicious enchiladas.

Delivery Times: El Patio offers delivery through DoorDash during their hours of operation.

Timings: Monday to Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Thursday to Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM.

Payment Types: El Patio offers credit/debit card payments.

8. Seareinas

Address: 6607 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78752

Seareinas Restaurant 
Photo: Austin Eater

Specialty: Seareinas focuses on Sinaloa Style seafood and does so gracefully. They have a wide range on their menu and we definitely recommend their tostada trio as well as their exquisite sushi. We recommend going on Thursdays for the live music band and happy hour with your friends!

Delivery Times: Seareinas does not offer delivery.

Timings: Monday to Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Thursday to Sunday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM.

Payment Types: Seareinas offers credit/debit card payments.

9. Hay Elotes

Address: 2214 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Hay Elotes
Photo: The Nueva Latina

Specialty: Hay Elotes is your destination if you’re craving a traditional Mexican snack. Hay Elotes has everything from Mexican-style prepared corn on the cob to tasty Mexican-style frozen treats. This place transports you to a little Mexican shop with your favorite treats!

Delivery Times: Hay Elote offers delivery through GrubHub during their hours of service.

Timings: Monday to Sunday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Payment types: Hay Elotes offers credit/debit card payments.

10. La Condesa

Address: 400A W 2nd St Austin, TX 78701

La Condesa Mexican Restaurant
Photo: Open Table

Specialty: La Condesa uses seasonal products gathered by local farmers to deliver the best and freshest taste possible. La Condesa offers signature craft cocktails, traditional Mexican Huaraches, and many more traditional Mexican plates!

Delivery Times: La Condesa offers delivery through DoorDash and GrubHub during their hours of operation.

Timings: Monday to Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday to Thursday: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Friday: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Saturday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Sunday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Payment Types: La Condesa offers credit/debit card payments.

11. Taco Pegaso

Address: 111 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Taco Pegaso
Photo: Fareground Austin

Specialty: Taco Pegaso specializes in Mexican-Street style tacos, burritos, and bowls. Tacos Pegaso has a unique flavor that can only be found in their delicious Tacos, all thanks to the incredible Chef Richard Sandoval.

Delivery Times: Taco Pegaso offers delivery through DoorDash during their hours of operation.

Timings:  Monday to Sunday: 11:00 am – 8:30 pm.

Payment Types: Taco Pegaso offers credit/debit card payments.

12. La Piscina

Address: 600 W 2nd St 5th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

La Piscina
Photo: Austin Eater

Specialty: La Piscina is a poolside restaurant located in Austin Proper Hotel. This delicious restaurant offers everything you could ever crave while overlooking the gorgeous pool such as Ceviche, freshly grilled seafood, and refreshing drinks.

Delivery Times: La Piscina does not offer delivery services.

Timings: Monday to Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Payment Types: La Piscina offers credit/debit card payments.

13. El Taquito

Address: 1713 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741

El Taquito
Photo: El Taquito

Specialty: Austin’s El Taquito serves all your favorite Tex-Mex styles dishes such as loaded nachos and a wide variety of Tacos. We definitely recommend checking this spot out if you’re craving that homey Mexican feeling!

Delivery Times: El Taquito offers delivery through Caviar and Doordash during their hours of operation.

Timings: Monday: Closed, Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM, Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 11:00 PM, Thursday: 9:30 AM – 12:00 AM, Friday to Saturday: 9:30 AM – 1:00 AM, Sunday: 9:30 AM – 11:00 PM.

Payment Types: El Taquito accepts credit/debit card payments.

Conclusion

Here you have it, Texas Tasty’s carefully curated list of thirteen best Mexican Restaurants in Austin. Whether you’re looking for a traditional Mexican meal or a hot new Tex-Mex style restaurant look no further than Texas Tasty.