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10 Great Mexican Restaurants in the Hill Country

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10 Best Mexican Restaurants in the Hill Country

If you crave a meal from south of the border, the Texas Hill Country has some of the best in the state. Your choices range from authentic, interior Mexican cuisine to a quick taco, chips and queso, and cold drink.

1. Fonda San Miguel – Austin

10 Best Mexican Restaurants in the Hill Country

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Fonda San Miguel opened in 1975 and continues on with the same head chef and owner at the helm. Their vision was to create truly authentic interior Mexican cuisine. Three decades later, it continues to impress. Try the chile relleno made with ancho peppers instead of poblano or the pork loin with pinapple and chayote. Try them both!

The dining room showcases art by Mexican masters, and the lush greenery of the covered patio invite guests to order one more margarita and hang out for a while.

2. Curra’s Grill – Austin

10 Best Mexican Restaurants in the Hill Country

Photo: Curra’s Grill’s Facebook

Ask any local for their go-to Tex Mex restaurant, and chances are he or she will recommend Curra’s. It offers the standard fare with a few hits and misses. The chicken mole enchiladas and enchiladas con chille colorado made with tender pork tips are definitely the favorites. Try the popular avocado margaritas and finish your meal with the awesomely sweet tres leches cake.

Curra’s has a super casual atmosphere with colorful art, wooden chairs and tiled tables. It gets packed during lunch, so skip the wait and opt for an early dinner.

3. Cascabel Mexican Patio – San Antonio

10 Best Mexican Restaurants in the Hill Country

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Cascabel differentiates itself from other Mexican food restaurants in San Antonio, because it features specialties from interior Mexico. You won’t find refried beans or flour tortillas here. Almost every dish is served with homemade corn tortillas and refried black beans. Try the Birria, which is a rustic goat stew, or a fresh nopalito salad made from cooked cactus and topped with chopped tomato, onion, and queso fresco. It’s open for breakfast too, serving up guava empanadas, Mexican hot chocolate and Café de Olla.

4. El Siete Mares – San Antonio

10 Best Mexican Restaurants in the Hill Country
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