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Former Tacodeli Chef’s Mexican Comfort Food Spot Opens Soon

Eldorado is yet another addition to West Anderson Lane

Food from Eldorado Cafe
Food from Eldorado Cafe
Eldorado Cafe/Official
Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

Chef Joel Fried has ventured out on his own with Eldorado Cafe, after spending more than ten years at Tacodeli. His new project, the Mexican-inspired comfort food restaurant on West Anderson Lane, will open on Tuesday, August 8.

Fried envisions Eldorado as a neighborhood spot, where people will gather over breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Expect to see dishes like Cuban-style carnitas, short rib machacado, signature salsas, fresh limeade margaritas, and shiny ribs glazed with a sweet adobo sauce. Despite the abundant selections of braised meat, the restaurant also promises vegetarian and vegan options. The dessert menu continues the comfort-food theme, with sopapilla cheesecake, skillet cherry pie, and homemade cookies.

Along with Tacodeli, Fried works for Vespaio, Whole Foods, and old-school Austin classic Jean Pierre's Upstairs.

North Shoal Creek is home to a lot of openings these days. The fourth location of Jack Allen’s Kitchen, OneTaco, and brunch spot First Watch have joined the neighborhood, to name a few.

Eldorado Cafe

3300 West Anderson Lane, , TX 78757 (512) 420-2222 Visit Website