Traveling to Austin? Then you’ll need to check out this comprehensive guide to the city’s best Mexican martinis!
I’m so excited for my second post with the Austin Food Blogger’s City Guide. This year, in addition to providing a guide to the Whole30 approved restaurants in town, I’m also updated my guide to the Mexican martinis. There’s always room for more though, so I’d love to know if you have any suggestions to add in.
201 Brazos Street
Supposedly the birthplace of the Mexican martini. Cedar Door is located downtown and offers a variety of Tex/Mex and pub-fare options.
Chuy’s is a Texas-based chain with various locations around town. Honestly, not my favorite for Tex/Mex, but it’s a very popular restaurant among locals!
614 E. Oltorf Rd.
A Tex/Mex staple in south Austin! It’s not the fanciest of places, but the food is delicious. Not only do they offer Mexican martinis, but they also offer avocados margaritas. It may sound weird, but it totally works!
1101 S. Lamar, Suite 125 (Lamar Union)
A newcomer in town, El Burro has already been lauded as a fabulous restaurant by many. What’s even better is that they offer fantastic happy hour prices! Half off for a Mexican martini is sure to get you in trouble on a Friday night
85 Rainey St
El Naranjo focuses and prides itself on making as much of a dish in house as possible. And that’s no exception for the Mexican martini. Plus, they’re perfectly situated on Rainey Street!
310 Congress Ave or 10201 Jollyville Rd.
Manuel’s may have one of the more extensive lists of Mexican martinis in Austin. They also offer a “skinny” menu for some of their cocktails!
Matts’s El Rancho
2613 S. Lamar Blvd
One of the oldest restaurants in Austin…the food and the environment are super enjoyable. The Mexican martini is just one of many great drinks on the menu.
Maudie’s a great, affordable option for Tex/Mex in town. There are at least five locations throughout Austin. We’ve visited a couple of times during happy hour and we love it!
6550 Comanche Trail
While The Oasis is a little more touristy than other restaurants in town, the ambience is very fun. The view is unbeatable for sunsets. The Oasis is great to introduce guests to Tex/Mex and Mexican martinis!
2004 S. 1st Ave.
Polvo’s offers super traditional Tex/Mex and a fantastic serve yourself salsa bar. I love sitting out on their porch for a drink before dinner. The drinks are nice and strong here:)
1816 S. Lamar Blvd.
Sazon offers classic Mexican dishes in south Austin. The food and service is unbeatable!
I’ve never had the opportunity to visit Santa Rita, but it’s gotten wonderful reviews! Similar to Maudie’s, Santa Rita offers casual Tex/Mex at affordable prices in a fun ambience.
1411 E 7th St.
Takoba is my favorite Tex/Mex restaurant in town. The chips and salsa are irresistible. Happy hour prices are fantastic and it’s a great stop before dinner, a concert or a night on the town.
Trudy’s is most well-known in town for Mexican martinis and is one of my favorite go-to restaurants for classic Tex/Mex. Because they make their drinks so strong, you’re only allowed to order two during your meal. They’re that good!
Did I miss any restaurants that y’all wanted to see on the list? Send your suggestions my way if you have them!