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The 38 Essential Austin Restaurants, April '11

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And now for our quarterly update of the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant..." This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs, save for those occasions when you absolutely must spend half a paycheck (i.e. no fine dining). Every couple of months, we'll be adding pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), or have stepped up their game.

We added FoodHeads because — while we still prefer Fricano's, which remains on the list — we do recognize a damn good sandwich when we see one. Tacodeli got added because, really, it was a travesty that they weren't on the list before now.

For those of you readying the pitchforks because your favorite restaurant isn't on the list, wouldn't it just be more productive to nominate it for inclusion? State your cases for (or against) restaurants in the comments or in the tipline.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Noble Pig

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11815 Ranch Road 620 N #4
Austin, TX 78750
(512) 382-6248
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2. Asia Cafe

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8650 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 331-5780‬
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3. Tomo Dachi

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4101 W Parmer Ln
Austin, TX 78727
(512) 821-9472
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4. Andiamo Ristorante

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2521 Rutland Dr
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 719-3377

5. T & S Chinese Restaurant

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10014 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78758
‪(512) 339-8434‬

6. Le Soleil Restaurant

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9616 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 821-0396

7. Tam Deli & Cafe

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8222 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 834-6458

8. Cover 3

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2700 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 374-1121
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9. Arpeggio Grill

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6619 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 419-0110‬
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10. Quality Seafood Market

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5621 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-5827
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11. Burger Tex

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5420 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
‪(512) 453-8772‬
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12. House Pizzeria

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5111 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 600-4999‬
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13. Vino Vino

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4119 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78751
‪(512) 465-9282‬
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14. ASTI Trattoria

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408 E 43rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 451-1218
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15. East Side Cafe

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2113 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 476-5858
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16. Julio's Cafe

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4230 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751
‪(512) 452-1040‬
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17. Fricano's Deli

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104 E 31st St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 482-9980
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18. Cipollina West Austin Bistro

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1213 W Lynn St
Austin, TX 78703
‪(512) 477-5211‬
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19. Sam's BBQ

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2000 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 478-0378

20. Counter Cafe

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626 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 708-8800‬
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21. East Side Pies

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1401 Rosewood Ave
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-0933
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22. Nubian Queen Lola Cajun

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1815 Rosewood Ave
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 474-5652‬
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23. Blue Dahlia Bistro

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1115 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 542-9542‬
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24. Casino El Camino Bar & Grill

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517 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 469-9330‬
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25. Buenos Aires Cafe

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1201 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
‪(512) 382-1189‬

26. East Side Showroom

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1100 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

27. East Side King

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1618 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

28. Odd Duck Farm to Trailer

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1219 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
 (512) 695-6922‬
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29. Torchy's Tacos

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1311 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
‪(512) 445-6599‬
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30. Home Slice Pizza

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1415 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 444-7437‬
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31. Curra's Grill

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614 E Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-0012‬
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32. Enoteca Vespaio

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1610 S Congress Ave, Austin
TX 78704, United States
(512) 441-7672

33. Whip In Convenience Store

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(512) 442-5337
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34. Habanero Mexican Cafe

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501 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 416-0443
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35. Jack Allen's Kitchen

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7720 W Hwy 71
Austin, TX 78735
(512) 852-8558
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36. Franklin Barbecue

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900 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
‪(512) 653-1187‬
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37. FoodHeads

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616 W 34th St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 420-8400

38. Tacodeli

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1500 Spyglass Dr
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 732-0303

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1. Noble Pig

11815 Ranch Road 620 N #4, Austin, TX 78750

11815 Ranch Road 620 N #4
Austin, TX 78750

2. Asia Cafe

8650 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759

8650 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78759

3. Tomo Dachi

4101 W Parmer Ln, Austin, TX 78727

4101 W Parmer Ln
Austin, TX 78727

4. Andiamo Ristorante

2521 Rutland Dr, Austin, TX 78758

2521 Rutland Dr
Austin, TX 78758

5. T & S Chinese Restaurant

10014 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

10014 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78758

6. Le Soleil Restaurant

9616 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753

9616 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

7. Tam Deli & Cafe

8222 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753

8222 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

8. Cover 3

2700 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757

2700 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757

9. Arpeggio Grill

6619 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752

6619 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78752

10. Quality Seafood Market

5621 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

5621 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

11. Burger Tex

5420 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

5420 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

12. House Pizzeria

5111 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

5111 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

13. Vino Vino

4119 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78751

4119 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78751

14. ASTI Trattoria

408 E 43rd St, Austin, TX 78751

408 E 43rd St
Austin, TX 78751

15. East Side Cafe

2113 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

2113 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

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16. Julio's Cafe

4230 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751

4230 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751

17. Fricano's Deli

104 E 31st St, Austin, TX 78705

104 E 31st St
Austin, TX 78705

18. Cipollina West Austin Bistro

1213 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703

1213 W Lynn St
Austin, TX 78703

19. Sam's BBQ

2000 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702

2000 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702

20. Counter Cafe

626 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

626 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

21. East Side Pies

1401 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702

1401 Rosewood Ave
Austin, TX 78702

22. Nubian Queen Lola Cajun

1815 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702

1815 Rosewood Ave
Austin, TX 78702

23. Blue Dahlia Bistro

1115 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

1115 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

24. Casino El Camino Bar & Grill

517 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

517 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

25. Buenos Aires Cafe

1201 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

1201 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

26. East Side Showroom

1100 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

1100 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

27. East Side King

1618 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

1618 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

28. Odd Duck Farm to Trailer

1219 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

1219 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

29. Torchy's Tacos

1311 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

1311 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

30. Home Slice Pizza

1415 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

1415 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

31. Curra's Grill

614 E Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704

614 E Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704

32. Enoteca Vespaio

1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, United States

1610 S Congress Ave, Austin
TX 78704, United States

33. Whip In Convenience Store

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34. Habanero Mexican Cafe

501 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704

501 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704

35. Jack Allen's Kitchen

7720 W Hwy 71, Austin, TX 78735

7720 W Hwy 71
Austin, TX 78735

36. Franklin Barbecue

900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

900 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

37. FoodHeads

616 W 34th St, Austin, TX 78705

616 W 34th St
Austin, TX 78705

38. Tacodeli

1500 Spyglass Dr, Austin, TX 78746

1500 Spyglass Dr
Austin, TX 78746

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