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29 Comforting Soups in Austin

Ramen to menudo to chicken noodle to gumbo to French onion

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Fall, cold weather, and/or rain means it’s time for warming bowls of comforting soup. Nothing beats the liquidy concoction filled with vegetables, meats, noodles, and whatever else of your choosing. There are plentiful options and styles found in the city, from ramen to pho to caldos to tortilla to bisque to good ol' chicken soup.

Austin’s best bowls of soups include the therapeutic broths of Ramen Tatsu-Ya, weekend menudo at Tacorrido, pho from Pho Saigon, caldos from Joe’s Bakery, French onion soup at Epicerie, borscht from Russian House, and many others.

For similar dishes, check out Eater’s guide to the best ramen and the best birria.

As with all businesses, be sure to call ahead to make sure each shop is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Wear a mask, tip well, and if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the shop themselves.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Chen's Noodle House

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8650 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 336-8888
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The hand-cut noodles in the Barrington Oaks Chinese restaurant’s soups amplify the bowls to the next level. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

2. Garbo's

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12709 N Mopac Expy
Austin, TX 78727
(512) 520-8004
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The seafood restaurant has three stellar sups available: the clam chowder, lobster bisque, and roasted tomato. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

3. Balkan Cafe & Grill

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11800 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753
(737) 703-5990
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The Balkan restaurant's beef and vegetable stews, the gulaš and djuveč, are the perfect warming comfort dish. Don’t want to pick between the fillings? Opt for the combo gudju. It comes with bread and white rice too. Pickup orders can be placed over the phone or in person. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

4. Pho Saigon

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10901 N Lamar Blvd, #108
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 821-1022
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For some of the best pho in Austin, check out Pho Saigon. The Houston-based mini-chain serves up consistent giant bowls of beef and chicken pho. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

5. Seoulju Korean Kitchen and Bar

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9515 N Lamar Blvd Suite 230
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 382-1858
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The soup offerings from the Korean restaurant are very warming, from the loaded spicy rice cake hot pot (add the cheese) to the spicy ramen to the dumpling soup. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

6. Tan My Restaurant

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1601 Ohlen Rd # E
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 832-9585

Tan My is all about Vietnamese noodle soups, like pho and hu tieu mi (clear noodle soup with chicken broth). Orders can be placed in person; there is dine-in available.

7. House of Three Gorges

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8557 Research Blvd Suite 144
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 953-8666
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The soups — hot and sour, egg drop, and spicy wonton — are highly recommended from this Sichuan restaurant. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online.

8. Ramen Tatsu-ya

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8557 Research Blvd, #126
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 834-8810
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The ramen is so good at Ramen Tatsu-ya that people still crave the slurpable bowls during the depths of summer. To-go orders for all locations (the others on South Lamar and East Sixth) can be placed online. The restaurants are open for dine-in service with outdoor areas.

Ramen Tatsu-ya’s ramen
Ramen Tatsu-ya’s ramen
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9. Biderman's Deli

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3742 Far W Blvd #101
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 340-1404
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The Jewish-style deli offers up a giant matzo ball as part of its matzo ball soup. Pickup orders can be placed online or in person, the restaurant is open for dine-in service.

Matzo ball soup from Biderman’s
Matzo ball soup from Biderman’s
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10. épicerie café & grocery

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2307 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 371-6840
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The French-New Orleans restaurant’s soup offerings include French onion. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

11. Mongers

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4119 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 215-8972

Of course, the market and restaurant would dish out a rich and worthy seafood chowder, made with potatoes and bacon. Plus there’s gumbo. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

12. Julio's Cafe

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4230 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 452-1040
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The Hyde Park Mexican restaurant's chicken soup is chock-full of vegetables. Remember it's cash-only. Pickup orders can be placed in person. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

13. Xian Sushi & Noodle

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1801 E 51st St #C370
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 469-7878
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Xian dishes up noodle soups with choices of kinds of pasta. A sure-fire bet is the red braised beef noodles. Pickup orders can be placed online for all locations. All restaurants are open for dine-in services.

14. FoodHeads

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616 W 34th St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 420-8400
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The sandwich shop’s soup game is very strong, offering everything from a vegan tomato-coconut to a Tuscan white bean to green chile chicken pozole. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for dine-in service with outdoor areas.

15. Russian House

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307 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 428-5442
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For comforting borscht, the downtown Russian restaurant is the answer. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online. The restaurant is opened for dine-in service.

16. Salt Traders Coastal Cooking

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1101 S MoPac Expy
Austin, TX 78746
(737) 484-0095
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Bth locations of the seafood restaurant offers several takeout soups. The kettle versions include a cioppino is made with a rotating market offering. Then there’s clam chowder and seafood gumbo. Pickup orders for both locations (the other in Round Rock) can be placed online. The restaurants have reopened for dine-in services.

17. Gourmands Neighborhood Pub

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2316 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 610-2031
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Enjoy some serious cold-weather comfort food at Gourmands: broccoli beer cheese soup, made with Shiner Bock, in a bread bowl. Pickup orders can be placed online; deliveries are available. The pub is open for dine-in service with a patio.

18. Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop

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2305 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 472-0017
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The Mexican restaurant serves both menudo and beef caldo, with options to add additional meat as well as hominy. Pickup orders can be placed over the phone or in person. The restaurant is open for dine-in service with outdoor tables available.

19. El Alma Cafe y Cantina

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1025 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 609-8923
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The South Austin Mexican restaurant’s soup option is the soothing crema de elote, made with a corn and poblano pepper chowder and queso panela, available in a larger family-style size as well as cups and bowls. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

The corn soup at El Alma
The corn soup at El Alma
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20. Justine's

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4710 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 385-2900
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French-loving Justine’s offers a classic gooey French onion soup. The restaurant is open for dine-in service with outdoor areas.

21. Bouldin Creek Cafe

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1900 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 416-1601
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Really great vegan soups can be found at the South Austin vegetarian restaurant, such as the chickpea tortilla. Place pickup and DoorDash delivery orders online. The restaurant is open for dine-in service with an outdoor area.

22. June's

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1722 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

June’s meshes Jewish and Mexican fare with the matzo ball caldo, which comes loaded with chicken, vegetables, avocado, and the dumpling. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for dine-in service and there is a patio.

June’s matzo ball caldo
June’s matzo ball caldo
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23. Soup Peddler

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2801 S Lamar Blvd Ste A
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-7687
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As is the name, Soup Peddler offers many soups from the vegan- and gluten-free-friendly tomato basil to daily specials. Pickup orders for all locations can be placed online; there are Favor deliveries too. There are typically outdoor areas for dine-in service.

Soup from Soup Peddler
Soup from Soup Peddler
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24. El Tacorrido

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2316 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 912-1939
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While the drive-thru menudo soup is only available on weekends from all of its locations, the tripe-filled dish is worth the wait. Place to-go orders through the drive-thrus.

25. Sap's Fine Thai Cuisine

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4514 W Gate Blvd
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 899-8525
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The soup options from Sap's are wide-ranging, from the various fillings (duck, beef, chicken, shrimp) to spiciness levels. Pickup orders for both locations (the other on Burnet Road) can be placed online. Both are open for dine-in services.

26. 888 Vietnamese Restaurant

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2400 E Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 448-4722

The East Riverside restaurant has giant bowls of soup, from tom kha to pho. Pickup orders can be placed over the phone. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

27. Hecho en Mexico

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6001 Willam Cannon Dr
Austin, TX 78749
(512) 301-0060
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The sopa Azteca is made with an ancho chile-based broth for a hotter kick. Spicy chicken soup lovers should try calda tlalpeno. Pickup orders can be placed online, in person, or over the phone. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

28. El Borrego De Oro

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3900 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 383-0031

The South Austin Mexican restaurant’s soup lineup includes birria, caldo de macaron, and menudo. Pickup orders can be placed over the phone or in person. The restaurant is reopen for dine-in service.

29. Evangeline Café

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8106 Brodie Ln
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 282-2586
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For Cajun gumbo, look to Evangeline Cafe, where it comes with Gulf Coast oysters, shrimp, and crab, served with white rice. Pickup orders can be placed over the phone. The restaurant is open for indoor dine-in service.

1. Chen's Noodle House

8650 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759

The hand-cut noodles in the Barrington Oaks Chinese restaurant’s soups amplify the bowls to the next level. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

8650 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78759

2. Garbo's

12709 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78727

The seafood restaurant has three stellar sups available: the clam chowder, lobster bisque, and roasted tomato. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

12709 N Mopac Expy
Austin, TX 78727

3. Balkan Cafe & Grill

11800 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753

The Balkan restaurant's beef and vegetable stews, the gulaš and djuveč, are the perfect warming comfort dish. Don’t want to pick between the fillings? Opt for the combo gudju. It comes with bread and white rice too. Pickup orders can be placed over the phone or in person. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

11800 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

4. Pho Saigon

10901 N Lamar Blvd, #108, Austin, TX 78753

For some of the best pho in Austin, check out Pho Saigon. The Houston-based mini-chain serves up consistent giant bowls of beef and chicken pho. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

10901 N Lamar Blvd, #108
Austin, TX 78753

5. Seoulju Korean Kitchen and Bar

9515 N Lamar Blvd Suite 230, Austin, TX 78753

The soup offerings from the Korean restaurant are very warming, from the loaded spicy rice cake hot pot (add the cheese) to the spicy ramen to the dumpling soup. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

9515 N Lamar Blvd Suite 230
Austin, TX 78753

6. Tan My Restaurant

1601 Ohlen Rd # E, Austin, TX 78758

Tan My is all about Vietnamese noodle soups, like pho and hu tieu mi (clear noodle soup with chicken broth). Orders can be placed in person; there is dine-in available.

1601 Ohlen Rd # E
Austin, TX 78758

7. House of Three Gorges

8557 Research Blvd Suite 144, Austin, TX 78758

The soups — hot and sour, egg drop, and spicy wonton — are highly recommended from this Sichuan restaurant. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online.

8557 Research Blvd Suite 144
Austin, TX 78758

8. Ramen Tatsu-ya

8557 Research Blvd, #126, Austin, TX 78758
Ramen Tatsu-ya’s ramen
Ramen Tatsu-ya’s ramen
Ramen Tatsu-Ya/Facebook

The ramen is so good at Ramen Tatsu-ya that people still crave the slurpable bowls during the depths of summer. To-go orders for all locations (the others on South Lamar and East Sixth) can be placed online. The restaurants are open for dine-in service with outdoor areas.

8557 Research Blvd, #126
Austin, TX 78758

9. Biderman's Deli

3742 Far W Blvd #101, Austin, TX 78731
Matzo ball soup from Biderman’s
Matzo ball soup from Biderman’s
Biderman’s Deli/Facebook

The Jewish-style deli offers up a giant matzo ball as part of its matzo ball soup. Pickup orders can be placed online or in person, the restaurant is open for dine-in service.

3742 Far W Blvd #101
Austin, TX 78731

10. épicerie café & grocery

2307 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78756

The French-New Orleans restaurant’s soup offerings include French onion. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

2307 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX 78756

11. Mongers

4119 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78751

Of course, the market and restaurant would dish out a rich and worthy seafood chowder, made with potatoes and bacon. Plus there’s gumbo. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

4119 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78751

12. Julio's Cafe

4230 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751

The Hyde Park Mexican restaurant's chicken soup is chock-full of vegetables. Remember it's cash-only. Pickup orders can be placed in person. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

4230 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751

13. Xian Sushi & Noodle

1801 E 51st St #C370, Austin, TX 78723

Xian dishes up noodle soups with choices of kinds of pasta. A sure-fire bet is the red braised beef noodles. Pickup orders can be placed online for all locations. All restaurants are open for dine-in services.

1801 E 51st St #C370
Austin, TX 78723

14. FoodHeads

616 W 34th St, Austin, TX 78705

The sandwich shop’s soup game is very strong, offering everything from a vegan tomato-coconut to a Tuscan white bean to green chile chicken pozole. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for dine-in service with outdoor areas.

616 W 34th St
Austin, TX 78705

15. Russian House

307 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

For comforting borscht, the downtown Russian restaurant is the answer. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online. The restaurant is opened for dine-in service.

307 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

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16. Salt Traders Coastal Cooking

1101 S MoPac Expy, Austin, TX 78746

Bth locations of the seafood restaurant offers several takeout soups. The kettle versions include a cioppino is made with a rotating market offering. Then there’s clam chowder and seafood gumbo. Pickup orders for both locations (the other in Round Rock) can be placed online. The restaurants have reopened for dine-in services.

1101 S MoPac Expy
Austin, TX 78746

17. Gourmands Neighborhood Pub

2316 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702

Enjoy some serious cold-weather comfort food at Gourmands: broccoli beer cheese soup, made with Shiner Bock, in a bread bowl. Pickup orders can be placed online; deliveries are available. The pub is open for dine-in service with a patio.

2316 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78702

18. Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop

2305 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

The Mexican restaurant serves both menudo and beef caldo, with options to add additional meat as well as hominy. Pickup orders can be placed over the phone or in person. The restaurant is open for dine-in service with outdoor tables available.

2305 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

19. El Alma Cafe y Cantina

1025 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The corn soup at El Alma
The corn soup at El Alma
El Alma/Facebook

The South Austin Mexican restaurant’s soup option is the soothing crema de elote, made with a corn and poblano pepper chowder and queso panela, available in a larger family-style size as well as cups and bowls. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

1025 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

20. Justine's

4710 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702

French-loving Justine’s offers a classic gooey French onion soup. The restaurant is open for dine-in service with outdoor areas.

4710 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702

21. Bouldin Creek Cafe

1900 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Really great vegan soups can be found at the South Austin vegetarian restaurant, such as the chickpea tortilla. Place pickup and DoorDash delivery orders online. The restaurant is open for dine-in service with an outdoor area.

1900 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

22. June's

1722 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
June’s matzo ball caldo
June’s matzo ball caldo
Nadia Chaudhury/EATX

June’s meshes Jewish and Mexican fare with the matzo ball caldo, which comes loaded with chicken, vegetables, avocado, and the dumpling. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for dine-in service and there is a patio.

1722 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

23. Soup Peddler

2801 S Lamar Blvd Ste A, Austin, TX 78704
Soup from Soup Peddler
Soup from Soup Peddler
Soup Peddler/Facebook

As is the name, Soup Peddler offers many soups from the vegan- and gluten-free-friendly tomato basil to daily specials. Pickup orders for all locations can be placed online; there are Favor deliveries too. There are typically outdoor areas for dine-in service.

2801 S Lamar Blvd Ste A
Austin, TX 78704

24. El Tacorrido

2316 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

While the drive-thru menudo soup is only available on weekends from all of its locations, the tripe-filled dish is worth the wait. Place to-go orders through the drive-thrus.

2316 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

25. Sap's Fine Thai Cuisine

4514 W Gate Blvd, Austin, TX 78745

The soup options from Sap's are wide-ranging, from the various fillings (duck, beef, chicken, shrimp) to spiciness levels. Pickup orders for both locations (the other on Burnet Road) can be placed online. Both are open for dine-in services.

4514 W Gate Blvd
Austin, TX 78745

26. 888 Vietnamese Restaurant

2400 E Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78741

The East Riverside restaurant has giant bowls of soup, from tom kha to pho. Pickup orders can be placed over the phone. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

2400 E Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78741

27. Hecho en Mexico

6001 Willam Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78749

The sopa Azteca is made with an ancho chile-based broth for a hotter kick. Spicy chicken soup lovers should try calda tlalpeno. Pickup orders can be placed online, in person, or over the phone. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

6001 Willam Cannon Dr
Austin, TX 78749

28. El Borrego De Oro

3900 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

The South Austin Mexican restaurant’s soup lineup includes birria, caldo de macaron, and menudo. Pickup orders can be placed over the phone or in person. The restaurant is reopen for dine-in service.

3900 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

29. Evangeline Café

8106 Brodie Ln, Austin, TX 78745

For Cajun gumbo, look to Evangeline Cafe, where it comes with Gulf Coast oysters, shrimp, and crab, served with white rice. Pickup orders can be placed over the phone. The restaurant is open for indoor dine-in service.

8106 Brodie Ln
Austin, TX 78745

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