Popular Pflugerville Ethiopian restaurant Taste of Ethiopia is giving South Austin a chance to try its cuisine by officially opening its second location. Found on 3801 South Congress Avenue, the restaurant is run by chef Woinee Mariam and Solomon Hailu.
Taste on South Congress offers the same menu full of traditional dishes from the African country, like hearty stews, chicken drumsticks, and a strong array of vegetarian options. Everything is served with sharable injera, which is a spongy bread and happens to be gluten-free. For drinks, there is Ethiopian coffee, beer, wine, and other non-alcoholic options.
For midday meal-seekers, the South Congress location offers a weekday lunch buffet with vegetarian fare available 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Daily hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
This second Taste of Ethiopia was announced in 2014, and originally pegged to debut in 2015. Its neighbor at the mixed-use complex include Thundercloud Subs and Stompin’ Grounds.