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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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2. Azul Tequila

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4211 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 416-9667
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3. El Borrego de Oro

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3900 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
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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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6. The Jackalope

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404 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 469-5801
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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
[Photo: Rebekah L./Yelp]
2600 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

2. Azul Tequila

4211 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
[Photo: Azul Tequila/Facebook]
4211 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

3. El Borrego de Oro

3900 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
[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
[Photo: Jesse D./Yelp]
11940 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78748

6. The Jackalope

404 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
[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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