Escape to these 10 European-Influenced Austin Restaurants

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Everyone knows Austin is a city with incredible food, and this includes its influences from around the world! Whether you enjoy French, Italian, Spanish, Mediterranean, or Irish cuisine, Austin has you covered with delicious European restaurants when you’re in need of an escape to another place.

Use this guide to find some of our favorite European-influenced Austin restaurants the next time you’re heading out to eat!

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Arpeggio Grill

If you’re looking for a quiet, peaceful spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner, we recommend Arpeggio Grill! This Greek-centric Mediterranean spot offers guests hummus, falafel, salads, chicken shawarma, and other incredible dishes. Located near Highland Mall, you can stop in for a mid-shopping meal for the fuel you need to keep going!

🗓Every Day | 11AM–10PM

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Vixen's Wedding

Vixen’s Wedding serves food inspired by Goa, India, and Portugal in the heart of Texas. With such vibrant and decadent food, we always struggle with which entree we want whenever we visit. You can choose a package and experience a multi-course collection of their menu, or you can choose your meal a-la-carte!

🗓Sunday | 5PM-10PM
🗓Monday-Wednesday | CLOSED
🗓Thursday-Friday | 5PM-10PM
🗓Saturday | 6PM-11PM

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Start with French dining at Péché, a bar with pre-Prohibition style cocktails and a curated wine list. Pair incredible drinks with rich French fare made with the freshest ingredients, and enjoy it all in Austin’s first absinthe bar. Located on 4th Street, this downtown gem is perfect for a night out on the town!

🗓Sunday | 5PM-12AM
🗓Monday-Thursday | 4PM-12AM
🗓Friday | 4PM-1AM
🗓Saturday | 5PM-1AM



This hip South Congress restaurant features seafood and Mediterranean classics with influences from Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, and Greece. At Aba, you can choose from favorites like meat and seafood kebabs, house-made hummus, and falafel and pair these with rare Mediterranean-inspired wines and spirits. 

🗓Sunday | 10AM–9PM
🗓Monday-Thursday | 11AM–10PM
🗓Friday | 11AM–11PM
🗓Saturday | 10AM–11PM

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Le Politique

Le Politique is a very cute French-style restaurant located in the downtown area of Austin. They serve light and refreshing brunch and lunch options that are bursting with flavor, along with a mid-day and dinner menu. The aesthetic of the restaurant makes the meal that much more enjoyable. 

🗓Sunday | 10:30AM–10PM
🗓Monday-Thursday | 4PM-10PM
🗓Friday-Saturday | 10:30AM-10PM

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Barlata Tapas Bar

You can’t go wrong with an authentic Spanish restaurant dedicated to serving incredible tapas! Barlata Tapas Bar features tapas, paella, and more Spanish fare with options for vegetarians or less adventurous eaters. Sit around the bar in the industrial-chic space and watch your meal be prepared before digging in!

🗓Monday-Thursday | 5PM–10PM
🗓Friday-Saturday | 5PM–10:30PM


BD Riley's Irish Pub

Everyone needs a go-to neighborhood pub, and B. D. Riley’s is a great choice! This spot embodies Irish culture, as it was designed and built in Ireland before being shipped and assembled here in Austin. Find award-winning foods and incredible craft beer at this hotspot. 

🗓Sunday | 11AM–11PM
🗓Monday | 4PM–11PM
🗓Tuesday-Thursday | 11AM–11PM
🗓Friday-Saturday | 11AM–12AM

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The Pub ATX

When you merge old-world warmth with modern sports bar vibrance of a British pub, you get a beautiful combination that allows you to enjoy incredible drinks and food in great company. The Pub ATX does this perfectly and is a must-visit for Austinites!

🗓Sunday-Thursday | 11AM–12AM
🗓Friday-Saturday| 11AM–2AM

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Red Ash Italia

When you’re craving carbs, make your way to Red Ash, one of our favorite European-influenced Austin restaurants. This Italian restaurant features wood-fired, hand-crafted specialty dishes. Choose from pastas, fresh seafood, and prime steaks to pair with an international wine list, specialty craft cocktails, and local beered brews. 

🗓Every Day | 5PM–10PM

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Llama Kid

Llama Kid is a Peruvian restaurant located in Austin. They offer a variety of food options from their cebiche bar menu and large plate menu. Our favorite dish has to be the “pollo a la bars,” which is a Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken served with fried rustic potatoes, spring salas, and traditional Peruvian aji sauces. Trust us, you don’t want to skip out on this dish!

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Abby Hopkins

Abby Hopkins

Abby is a blogger for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.