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Rare chance to have dinner in Austin please help

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Rare chance to have dinner in Austin please help

have an opportunity to have dinner in Austin next Friday night.. we have enjoyed Salt Lick.. love Tex Mex and traditional Mexican as well as American basics .. would like to make a reservation.. we will have a car and be staying over night near the airport .. would welcome your suggestions and will thank you in advance for any and all help

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1. Re: Rare chance to have dinner in Austin please help

Not many Tex-Mex or Mexican places take reservations because they tend to more more casual dining places. Fonda San Miguel does though - http://www.fondasanmiguel.com/

For great farm-to-table and seasonal fare, I like Olivia in South Austin. Lots of options in this category. I'm sure others will chime in with suggestions.

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2. Re: Rare chance to have dinner in Austin please help

http://www.garridosaustin.com/food.html

http://www.cantinalaredo.com

https://lacondesa.com/austin

http://www.malagatapasbar.com

http://www.manuels.com

All of the above are in the downtown area of Austin

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3. Re: Rare chance to have dinner in Austin please help

I'm a big fan of Foreign and Domestic. http://fndaustin.com/

Edited: 8:39 am, August 30, 2013
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4. Re: Rare chance to have dinner in Austin please help

I like Vivo's on the east side, would be an easy trip from the airport. http://www.vivo-austin.com/#!untitled/mainPage

You would probably not need reservations and they have a wonderful outdoor patio and prickly pear margaritas.

Edited: 9:56 am, August 30, 2013
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5. Re: Rare chance to have dinner in Austin please help

I agree about Vivo's. Small very nice. Tropical plants all over patio cubby holes make for fun drinking, however, it's very, very hot this week.

Here is one more for downtown. Uncle Julio's is a brand new chain that just opened downtown. You probably don't want to do a chain, but I wanted to toss it into the mix for other Austin visitors that are reading this thread.

http://www.unclejulios.com

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6. Re: Rare chance to have dinner in Austin please help

Where did you end up going?

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