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ATX Cocina and More Tex-Mex in Downtown Austin

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You’re not truly enjoying Texas if you’re not exploring all of the Tex-Mex options, and Austin has some of the best.  Check out our list of the best Tex-Mex spots in Downtown Austin. And don’t stop at ATX Cocina– we dare you to try them all! 

ATX Cocina has every day happy hour and the perfect food to accompany it! Seafood, traditional dishes, and elaborate cocktails for all. Enjoy on the large scale patio or inside the picturesque restaurant. 

🗓 FRI–SAT | 4PM–10PM

📍110 San Antonio St #170, Austin, TX 78701

Salvadorian food and award-winning margaritas only begin to describe Gloria’s! Go for appetizers and cocktails or a full course meal, either or anywhere in between will be the best choice of your night. Don’t forget to try a  gourmet dessert or come for a full-fledged brunch! 

🗓 FRI–SAT | 11AM–10PM

📍300 W 6th St #100, Austin, TX 78701 

For over 25 years, Iron Cactus has brought Mexican regional cuisine to Texas. With over 100 types of tequila and excellent appetizers or entrees to match, this is the perfect place to get the party started. Take your seat on one of the three levels overlooking downtown 6th street and let the evening begin! 

🗓 SUN–THUR | 11AM–10:30PM
🗓 FRI–SAT | 11AM–11PM

📍606 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701 

With a top-rated patio and incredible skyline views, you can’t go wrong with a night at Micheladas.  Their gourmet menu has a mouth-watering option for everyone and the perfects drinks to go with! 

🗓  MON–THUR | 11AM–9PM
🗓 FRI | 11AM–10PM
🗓 SAT | 9AM–10PM
🗓 SUN | 9AM–9PM

📍333 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701 

La Condesa serves modern Mexican food with a farm to table inspired menu as a partner of The Farm Project, co-founded by Zooey Deschanel! From tacos to cocktails all the way to Sunday brunch, La Condesa has you covered – and serves it in the cutest space. A perfect skyline view and photographable dining space makes for the perfect dining experience, any time of day. 

🗓 FRI & SAT | 1PM–20PM
🗓 SU  | 11AM–2:30PM

📍400 W 2nd St A, Austin, TX 78701

We hope you're still hungry!

We told you there was no way we could stop at just ATX Cocina for Tex-Mex must-haves in downtown Austin!

Pelon’s serves your favorite traditional meals, from enchiladas and quesadillas to tacos and fajitas, which is complemented by a drink menu that is out of this world. Choose from cocktails, crafts, sangrias and wines and enjoy on their luxurious outdoor patio. 

🗓 SUN–THU | 11AM–10PM
FRI & SAT | 11AM–11PM

📍802 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 

Manuels Mexican Restaurant brings local and seasonal ingredients to the table, right in the heart of Austin. Fresh farm and seafood paired with a grand selection of cocktails make for the perfect meal, at the perfect place for both family and friends. 

🗓 EVERY DAY | 11AM–8:30PM

📍310 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 

Polvo’s has won numerous awards for their take on traditional Mexican cuisine. The upscale downtown dining experience includes an extensive drink menu with almost every twist imaginable on your typical favorites. 

🗓 MON | 4PM–10PM
🗓 TUE–THU | 11AM–10PM
🗓 FRI & SAT | 11AM–12AM

📍360 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701 

Both innovative and authentic, Z’Tejas serves Southwestern cuisine with Mexican, Caribbean, and Asian inspired dishes. The ingredients are fresh, the atmosphere feels like family, and friends make the best company! 

🗓 FRI & SAT | 11AM–10PM

📍1110 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

Stay Connected!

We challenge you to create your own food tour! Start at ATX Cocina and continue on through our list trying out all the best Tex-Mex food and margaritas you can handle in Downtown Austin!  

When you’re done sampling Austin’s incredible array of Tex-Mex, be sure to download the UNATION app, and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram,  Facebook, and TikTok  @StuffToDoInAustin for all of the latest Austin updates!  

Christina Pennell

Christina Pennell

Christina is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe to our text and email, and follow us on social!

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