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The 15 Dishes Austinites Can't Stop Ordering

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On last Friday's open thread, Eater asked readers which dishes they just can't quit at their favorite restaurants, menu favorites that exert such a powerful sway you accidentally never order anything else. Many of Austin's most popular restaurants - Uchi, Ramen Tatsu-Ya, Contigo - offer crave-able delights beyond the dishes that made them famous. Also, no matter where Austinites go, they cannot resist a good enchilada.

Eater now presents a map of The 15 Dishes Austinites Can't Stop Ordering. These fifteen were chosen either because they were named by numerous readers, one fan made an especially passionate argument, or they were unexpected or surprising in some way. If your favorite isn't listed below, hit the comments or the tipline and make the case. Hat tip to sister site Eater PDX, whose map inspired this one.


· The 15 PDX Restaurant Dishes That Keep You in a Rut [Eater PDX]
· All Previous Friday Open Threads [EATX]

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Ramen Tatsu-ya

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They may be famous for their take on tonkatsu (just ask Vogue), but three different readers can't stop ordering their miso ramen.

El Caribe

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Kerbey Lane Cafe

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[Photo: Michael C.]

Contigo Austin

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Contigo has long been known for serving up one of Austin's best burgers, which several readers list as a favorite. Another reader can't stop ordering their beef tongue hash at brunch.

Hillside Farmacy

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Casa Colombia

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East Side King

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24 Diner

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24 Diner is known for its upscale takes on comfort food, and several readers are helpless to resist their chicken and waffles.

Via 313

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In addition to their addictive, double-crusted pies, Via 313 has an impressive array of signature toppings. Several readers cite the Cadillac, with its addictive blend of sweet fig preserves, prosciutto and blue cheese, as the one that keeps them from branching out.

There's a reason Uchi is still one of Austin's top restaurants after over a decade in business. Readers cited half their menu as must-order. The foie negiri, Walu Walu, the pork jowl, and the shag roll are keeping readers in a rut.

Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

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Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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John Mueller Meat Company

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Conversations about Texas barbecue always revolve around brisket, but at least one reader can't get enough of Mueller's beef ribs.

Barlata

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Barlata has only been open a few months, with a huge menu of tapas, tortillas, and paella. One reader already has a regular order: the arroz negre.

Curra's Grill

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Enchiladas in general are difficult for Austinites to resist. The verde enchiladas with vegetables sing their siren song at Curra's.

Ramen Tatsu-ya

They may be famous for their take on tonkatsu (just ask Vogue), but three different readers can't stop ordering their miso ramen.

El Caribe

[Photo: Kevin B./Yelp]

Kerbey Lane Cafe

[Photo: Michael C.]

Contigo Austin

Contigo has long been known for serving up one of Austin's best burgers, which several readers list as a favorite. Another reader can't stop ordering their beef tongue hash at brunch.

Hillside Farmacy

[Photo: Darla A.]

Casa Colombia

[Photo: Phillip B./Yelp]

East Side King

[Photo: Enoch L./Yelp]

24 Diner

24 Diner is known for its upscale takes on comfort food, and several readers are helpless to resist their chicken and waffles.

Via 313

In addition to their addictive, double-crusted pies, Via 313 has an impressive array of signature toppings. Several readers cite the Cadillac, with its addictive blend of sweet fig preserves, prosciutto and blue cheese, as the one that keeps them from branching out.

Uchi

There's a reason Uchi is still one of Austin's top restaurants after over a decade in business. Readers cited half their menu as must-order. The foie negiri, Walu Walu, the pork jowl, and the shag roll are keeping readers in a rut.

Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

[Photo: Maria L.]

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

[Photo: Steven N./Yelp]

John Mueller Meat Company

Conversations about Texas barbecue always revolve around brisket, but at least one reader can't get enough of Mueller's beef ribs.

Barlata

Barlata has only been open a few months, with a huge menu of tapas, tortillas, and paella. One reader already has a regular order: the arroz negre.

Curra's Grill

Enchiladas in general are difficult for Austinites to resist. The verde enchiladas with vegetables sing their siren song at Curra's.

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