I’ve heard good reports on Hudson’s on the Bend but no personal experience.
Berryhill’s has wonderful fish tacos and tamales.
Thank you for the info. We are really looking forward to this trip. We have recently moved to the Rio Grande Valley from Oklahoma and the kids are going back to spend the summer with Grandparents. Austin is just about 1/2 way between and makes a great place to meet and have a mini-vacation.
We have eaten at sol y la luna and gueros, both have good breakfast but i prefer the ambience at Guero’s… and the salsa bar is pretty good. We also like to get a chance to stop by Central Market and Whole Foods, not many choices in the Valley.
Let me know if you head down to S. Padre There is some great food in the Valley and I would be happy to return the favor.
I haven’t tried some of these, particularly some of the new places, but here are ones I like from your list:
Ciola’s is excellent Italian.
Hudson’s on the Bend is known for their creative, great food. Haven’t been there in years, but it still has a great reputation.
Paggi House is an OLD, old Austin institution. A little pricey, but I’m told it still has good food. I don’t hear much about it "on the street" anymore, but everyone seems to talk about the new trendy places for the most part, so Paggi may still be good.
Mezzaluna is really good, and it’s downtown in the trendy "warehouse" district.
Johnny Fins and Shoreline Grill are supposed to have great fish, but I haven’t been to either.
Main Street Grill (if it’s the one in Round Rock) is EXCELLENT. My favorite place for an expensive meal (of course, I live in Round Rock, so it’s a short crawl home).
BerryHill Baja Grill is part of a small Texas chain based in Houston. I’ve had their fish tacos, and they were great.
One that is not on your list, but is in the same "class" as most of them, is a local place called ZTejas. Excellent, creative food.
Headed to Austin for the long weekend. We picked up an Entertainment Book and wondered if anyone has used it in Austin. Any hidden gems in this book?
And Yes I have read the other Austin threads extensively.
Here are some of the Restuarants.
Old San Francisco
Hudson’s on the bend
River City Grille
Bee Cave Bistro
Main Street Grill
Hill Country Pasta House
The Emerald Restaurant
Mesa Hills Cafe
15th St Cafe
BerryHill Baja Grill
2005 Entertainment Book in Austin
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