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5 Hill Country Mexican Restaurants Serving Melt-In-Your-Mouth Authentic Cuisine

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If you’re craving a meal with Mexican appeal, some of the best authentic Mexican cuisines can be found here in the Texas Hill Country, just in case you need something to tide you over until you can make it south of the border. The selection here can range from traditional interior Mexican dining to a fast burrito, chips and salsa, and a cold drink. Here are a few to sample.

1. Fonda San Miguel, Austin

5 Hill Country Mexican Restaurants Serving Melt-In-Your-Mouth Authentic Cuisine

Photo: Facebook/Fonda San Miguel

Opening in 1975 with the very same head chef and owner ever since, Fonda San Miguel in Austin continues to impress with truly authentic interior Mexican cuisine. Their dining room setting also showcases art by exquisite Mexican masters, and their patio is covered with lush greenery, inviting guests to relax with their margaritas in hand.

2. El Siete Mares, San Antonio

5 Hill Country Mexican Restaurants Serving Melt-In-Your-Mouth Authentic Cuisine

Photo: Facebook/El Siete Mares Seafood Restaurant

Translating to “The Seven Seas,” El Siete Mares specializes in fresh seafood dishes, and for over 20 years, this family-run restaurant has served its traditional Mexican seafood cuisine made with the freshest ingredients. Having the look and feel of a casual seaside diner, with an occasional live conjunto band, this authentic Mexican restaurant is a great place to spend a meal with friends and family.

3. Casa Maria, San Marcos

5 Hill Country Mexican Restaurants Serving Melt-In-Your-Mouth Authentic Cuisine

Photo: Facebook/Casa Maria Mexican Restaurant/Bar San Marcos

Now in its 20th year of operation, Casa Maria serves traditional northern Mexican food fare and their bakery serves authentic Mexican desserts to complement your meal. Their extensive menu includes local favorites as well as house specialties. The atmosphere is casual and they give generous portions, so you’re not only comfortable, but you never leave hungry!

4. Hilda’s Tortillas, Fredericksburg

5 Hill Country Mexican Restaurants Serving Melt-In-Your-Mouth Authentic Cuisine
Photo: Flickr/Michael Stern

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