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Nine Great Bets For Cabrito and Goat in Austin

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Goat is trending in many of Austin's local-sourcing obsessed restaurants, but the city's Tex Mex and Mexican restaurants mastered the meat long ago. Here are the finest places to find tender goat and cabrito, from the El Azteca classic, a simmering goat stew from Taco More, to the burger form at the Jackalope. If your favorite cabrito is missing from the list, hit up the tipline or comment below.
— Nadia Chaudhury


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. El Azteca

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2600 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 477-4701
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Two classic dishes can be found at El Azteca: the cabrito al horno, a plate served with guacamole salad, rice, beans, and both charra and ranchero sauces; and the cabrito flautas, for those that prefer their goat neater. [Photo: Rebekah L./Yelp]

2. Azul Tequila

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4211 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 416-9667
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The cabrito in the Cabrito al Maguey, found on the interior Mexican menu, is steeped with chile guajillo on top of maguey leaves (a plant in the agave family). [Photo: Azul Tequila/Facebook]

3. El Borrego de Oro

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3900 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
Anything with the cabrito is not to be missed at here. [Photo: Angel Q./Yelp]

4. Taco More

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9400 Parkfield Dr
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 845-3874
Though the name doesn’t seem like it’d be much, the cabrito consomme, what is essentially a spicy kid goat stew made with torn meat and chickpeas, is excellent.

5. Texican Cafe Manchaca

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11940 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78748
(512) 282-9094
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The self-proclaimed award-winning cabrito at the cafe is very well-known: a delicious mess of goat, herbs, spices, tomatoes, and everything else very good. [Photo: Jesse D./Yelp]

6. The Jackalope

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404 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 469-5801
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The burger-version of cabrito, named The Chupacabra, tops the goat patty with bacon and chipotle pimento cheese. [Photo: Christina A./Yelp]

7. La Casita

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The authentic cabrito tacos is so fresh off the bone that it comes with a warning of potential bone slivers, but that just makes it even better.

8. El Gallo Restaurant

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2910 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-6696
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Large portions are on the plate here, where the cabrito al horno is baked “El Gallo” style.

9. Live Oak Beer & Barbecue

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2713 E 2nd St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-1930
Luck out with the barbecue place’s daily specials, which in the past have included cabrito with jicama pico and smoked cabrito.

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1. El Azteca

2600 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702
Two classic dishes can be found at El Azteca: the cabrito al horno, a plate served with guacamole salad, rice, beans, and both charra and ranchero sauces; and the cabrito flautas, for those that prefer their goat neater. [Photo: Rebekah L./Yelp]
2600 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

2. Azul Tequila

4211 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
The cabrito in the Cabrito al Maguey, found on the interior Mexican menu, is steeped with chile guajillo on top of maguey leaves (a plant in the agave family). [Photo: Azul Tequila/Facebook]
4211 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

3. El Borrego de Oro

3900 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Anything with the cabrito is not to be missed at here. [Photo: Angel Q./Yelp]
3900 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

4. Taco More

9400 Parkfield Dr, Austin, TX 78758
Though the name doesn’t seem like it’d be much, the cabrito consomme, what is essentially a spicy kid goat stew made with torn meat and chickpeas, is excellent.
9400 Parkfield Dr
Austin, TX 78758

5. Texican Cafe Manchaca

11940 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78748
The self-proclaimed award-winning cabrito at the cafe is very well-known: a delicious mess of goat, herbs, spices, tomatoes, and everything else very good. [Photo: Jesse D./Yelp]
11940 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78748

6. The Jackalope

404 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
The burger-version of cabrito, named The Chupacabra, tops the goat patty with bacon and chipotle pimento cheese. [Photo: Christina A./Yelp]
404 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

7. La Casita

Austin, TX
The authentic cabrito tacos is so fresh off the bone that it comes with a warning of potential bone slivers, but that just makes it even better.

8. El Gallo Restaurant

2910 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Large portions are on the plate here, where the cabrito al horno is baked “El Gallo” style.
2910 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

9. Live Oak Beer & Barbecue

2713 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78702
Luck out with the barbecue place’s daily specials, which in the past have included cabrito with jicama pico and smoked cabrito.
2713 E 2nd St
Austin, TX 78702

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