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14 Low-Key Awesome Spots to Eat and Drink in Westlake

From casual wine bars to Tex-Mex favorites

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For a neighborhood considered to be glitzy and upscale, Westlake’s dining options are surprisingly low-key. Alternately, maybe citizens of the city (technically separate from Austin) just know how to keep a good thing under wraps. Just don’t expect to find any bars or late-night dining (except for newcomer Sway).

Many Austin favorites have set up spacious outposts on the west side of town. Jack Allen’s Kitchen is a prime spot for people-watching over margaritas and pimiento cheese. The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen works as training grounds for more than one sommelier. Blenders & Bowls is a popular spot for a cold, sweet treat. Even Austin favorite Tacodeli has a location.

Some restaurants are Westlake originals, though. Marye’s Gourmet Pizza serves crispy, golden pizzas with a variety of toppings. Las Palomas shines with delicate, puffy empanadas and other interior Mexican dishes.

Everything below is listed in geographical order, from north to south. If there’s a favorite Westlake spot missing, let Eater know through the tipline, or in the comments.

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1. Maudie's Milagro

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3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 306-8080
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Maudie’s Milagro paved the way for restaurants in the Davenport Ranch area. After 15 years, the Tex-Mex standby is still celebrated for strong margaritas, a variety of enchiladas, and health-conscious options.

Maudie’s Milagro
Maudie’s Milagro
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2. Jade Restaurant

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3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy c200
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 956-8816
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This Chinese restaurant in Davenport Village has excellent dumplings and a full bar.

Steamed sea bass from Jade
Steamed sea bass from Jade
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3. Jack Allen’s Kitchen 360

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3600 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 351-9399
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Arguably the center hub of Westlake dining, Jack Allen’s Kitchen on 360 offers some of the best people-watching in town. The beef shortrib quesadilla is cheesy perfection (and discounted during happy hour, too), and the white chocolate blondie is a dessert everyone can agree on.

Jack Allen’s Kitchen white chocolate blondie
Jack Allen’s Kitchen’s white chocolate blondie
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4. The Grove

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6317 Bee Cave Rd #380
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 327-8822
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The popular wine bar and kitchen serves until 10 p.m., which is about as late-night as Westlake gets. Explore the substantial wine list with flights and snack on New American dishes. Word of warning: The Grove at Westlake has an abbreviated brunch menu compared to the other locations.

The Grove’s wine and bites
The Grove’s wine and bites
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5. Tacodeli

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701 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
(512) 347-8888
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The people of Westlake, like all Austinites, sure love their tacos. The Westlake location draws crowds during lunchtime and on weekends for the breakfast options, beefy Cowboy taco, and infamous Doña salsa.

Tacodeli’s breakfast tacos
Tacodeli’s breakfast tacos
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6. Blenders and Bowls

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3736 Bee Cave Rd #8
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
(512) 584-8800
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A popular hangout for students at nearby Westlake High School, Blenders & Bowls serves fruit-filled smoothies and acai bowls.

Acai bowls from Blenders & Bowls
Acai bowls from Blenders & Bowls
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7. Trianon Coffee

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3654 Bee Cave Rd suite a
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 328-4033
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There are few non-chain places to get coffee in Westlake, but Trianon is one of them. After moving to a new location in 2018, the coffee shop has a menu in the works, too.

Coffee at Trianon
Coffee at Trianon
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8. Blue Dahlia Bistro

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3663 Bee Cave Rd
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
(512) 306-1668
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This charming bistro has a lush patio and European-inspired menu. The all-day breakfast is great for satisfying cravings for waffles or blintzes, or stop by during weekday happy hour for $5 glasses of wine, a $10 cheese board, and other great deals.

Blue Dahlia salad
Blue Dahlia salad
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9. Marye's Gourmet Pizza

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3663 Bee Cave Rd #4g
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 327-5222
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Marye’s has accumulated a legion of die-hard fans during its 20+ years in business. The crispy, chewy crust is highly praised, as well as the freshness of the ingredients, which are often sourced locally. The small restaurant also offers sandwiches, salads, lasagne, and a decent selection of wine and beer.

Marye’s famous crust
Marye’s famous crust
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10. Sway

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3437 Bee Cave Rd
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
(512) 326-1999
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One of the few options for a late night in Westlake, this local Thai spot is open until 10 p.m. on weekdays. The tom kha brings the heat and the crispy whole fish is always a great option. Don’t miss the stellar view of downtown from the upstairs patio.

The moo sway at Sway
The moo sway at Sway
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11. Summer Moon Coffee

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3201 Bee Cave Rd #163
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 582-0103
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Austin-based chain Summer Moon Coffee is known for wood-fired coffee and sweet moon milk.

Summer Moon Coffee’s winter latte
Summer Moon Coffee’s winter latte
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12. Las Palomas

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3201 Bee Cave Rd #122
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 327-9889
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One of the best hidden gems in Austin, Las Palomas serves interior Mexican cuisine like flaky empanadas, chilaquilas, enchiladas mole, and tres leches. Though the parking lot is currently a construction nightmare, this only means a chance to snag a more intimate table (or, check out the private dining room).

Tres leches at Las Palomas
Tres leches at Las Palomas
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13. Chinatown

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2712 Bee Cave Rd
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 328-6588
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The original location that started Ronald Cheng’s empire, Chinatown Westlake features dishes from multiple regions of China. The lunch specials and weekend dim sum are popular.

Chinatown’s dumplings
Chinatown’s dumplings
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14. Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

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2451 S Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 329-5554
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Rudy’s seems to have dropped its former cheeky slogan of “The Worst BBQ in Texas” in favor of “Real Texas Bar-B-Q,” which is decidedly more accurate. The store, which is attached to a gas station, serves succulent, peppery brisket, meaty ribs, all the authentic sides, and some darn good breakfast tacos.

Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q
Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q
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1. Maudie's Milagro

3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746
Maudie’s Milagro
Maudie’s Milagro
Maudie’s Milagro/Facebook

Maudie’s Milagro paved the way for restaurants in the Davenport Ranch area. After 15 years, the Tex-Mex standby is still celebrated for strong margaritas, a variety of enchiladas, and health-conscious options.

3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78746

2. Jade Restaurant

3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy c200, Austin, TX 78746
Steamed sea bass from Jade
Steamed sea bass from Jade
Jade Restaurant/Facebook

This Chinese restaurant in Davenport Village has excellent dumplings and a full bar.

3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy c200
Austin, TX 78746

3. Jack Allen’s Kitchen 360

3600 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746
Jack Allen’s Kitchen white chocolate blondie
Jack Allen’s Kitchen’s white chocolate blondie
Matthew L./Yelp

Arguably the center hub of Westlake dining, Jack Allen’s Kitchen on 360 offers some of the best people-watching in town. The beef shortrib quesadilla is cheesy perfection (and discounted during happy hour, too), and the white chocolate blondie is a dessert everyone can agree on.

3600 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78746

4. The Grove

6317 Bee Cave Rd #380, Austin, TX 78746
The Grove’s wine and bites
The Grove’s wine and bites
Laura R./Yelp

The popular wine bar and kitchen serves until 10 p.m., which is about as late-night as Westlake gets. Explore the substantial wine list with flights and snack on New American dishes. Word of warning: The Grove at Westlake has an abbreviated brunch menu compared to the other locations.

6317 Bee Cave Rd #380
Austin, TX 78746

5. Tacodeli

701 S Capital of Texas Hwy, West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Tacodeli’s breakfast tacos
Tacodeli’s breakfast tacos
Tacodeli/Facebook

The people of Westlake, like all Austinites, sure love their tacos. The Westlake location draws crowds during lunchtime and on weekends for the breakfast options, beefy Cowboy taco, and infamous Doña salsa.

701 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

6. Blenders and Bowls

3736 Bee Cave Rd #8, West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Acai bowls from Blenders & Bowls
Acai bowls from Blenders & Bowls
Photo: Blenders & Bowls/Facebook

A popular hangout for students at nearby Westlake High School, Blenders & Bowls serves fruit-filled smoothies and acai bowls.

3736 Bee Cave Rd #8
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

7. Trianon Coffee

3654 Bee Cave Rd suite a, Austin, TX 78746
Coffee at Trianon
Coffee at Trianon
Trianon/Facebook

There are few non-chain places to get coffee in Westlake, but Trianon is one of them. After moving to a new location in 2018, the coffee shop has a menu in the works, too.

3654 Bee Cave Rd suite a
Austin, TX 78746

8. Blue Dahlia Bistro

3663 Bee Cave Rd, West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Blue Dahlia salad
Blue Dahlia salad
[Photo: Blue Dahlia Cafe/Facebook]

This charming bistro has a lush patio and European-inspired menu. The all-day breakfast is great for satisfying cravings for waffles or blintzes, or stop by during weekday happy hour for $5 glasses of wine, a $10 cheese board, and other great deals.

3663 Bee Cave Rd
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

9. Marye's Gourmet Pizza

3663 Bee Cave Rd #4g, Austin, TX 78746
Marye’s famous crust
Marye’s famous crust
Marye’s Gourmet Pizza/Facebook

Marye’s has accumulated a legion of die-hard fans during its 20+ years in business. The crispy, chewy crust is highly praised, as well as the freshness of the ingredients, which are often sourced locally. The small restaurant also offers sandwiches, salads, lasagne, and a decent selection of wine and beer.

3663 Bee Cave Rd #4g
Austin, TX 78746

10. Sway

3437 Bee Cave Rd, West Lake Hills, TX 78746
The moo sway at Sway
The moo sway at Sway
Courtney Pierce/EATX

One of the few options for a late night in Westlake, this local Thai spot is open until 10 p.m. on weekdays. The tom kha brings the heat and the crispy whole fish is always a great option. Don’t miss the stellar view of downtown from the upstairs patio.

3437 Bee Cave Rd
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

11. Summer Moon Coffee

3201 Bee Cave Rd #163, Austin, TX 78746
Summer Moon Coffee’s winter latte
Summer Moon Coffee’s winter latte
Jenny N./Yelp

Austin-based chain Summer Moon Coffee is known for wood-fired coffee and sweet moon milk.

3201 Bee Cave Rd #163
Austin, TX 78746

12. Las Palomas

3201 Bee Cave Rd #122, Austin, TX 78746
Tres leches at Las Palomas
Tres leches at Las Palomas
Las Palomas/Facebook

One of the best hidden gems in Austin, Las Palomas serves interior Mexican cuisine like flaky empanadas, chilaquilas, enchiladas mole, and tres leches. Though the parking lot is currently a construction nightmare, this only means a chance to snag a more intimate table (or, check out the private dining room).

3201 Bee Cave Rd #122
Austin, TX 78746

13. Chinatown

2712 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, TX 78746
Chinatown’s dumplings
Chinatown’s dumplings
Chinatown/Facebook

The original location that started Ronald Cheng’s empire, Chinatown Westlake features dishes from multiple regions of China. The lunch specials and weekend dim sum are popular.

2712 Bee Cave Rd
Austin, TX 78746

14. Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

2451 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746
Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q
Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q
Jon S./Yelp

Rudy’s seems to have dropped its former cheeky slogan of “The Worst BBQ in Texas” in favor of “Real Texas Bar-B-Q,” which is decidedly more accurate. The store, which is attached to a gas station, serves succulent, peppery brisket, meaty ribs, all the authentic sides, and some darn good breakfast tacos.

2451 S Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78746

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