Dining out might be an Austinite’s favorite pastime, but just because it’s easy and delicious doesn’t mean it has to break the bank. The capital city is full of incredible restaurants that keep both your wallet and your belly full. These 10 cheap restaurants in Austin offer scrumptious meals for less than $10.
1. Vera Cruz All Natural
Arguably the best taco trailer in town, Vera Cruz All Natural uses only fresh ingredients. No matter where you are, it's easy to get your taco fix. Vera Cruz All Natural has four different locations.
2. Chi'lantro BBQ
Korean barbecue dishes take on a southwest flair at Chi'lantro. From tacos to wings, the meals at this local favorite are like nothing you've ever had. Try their kimchi french fries for an intense explosion of flavor.
3. Burro Cheese Kitchen
All hail grilled cheese, comfort food in its purest form. Sure, you've probably made this meal in your college dorm room, but you've never had one like Burro's. Aioli, pesto, and balsamic apricot figs often adorn these culinary creations. Dig in!
Hot dogs and cold beer is a hard combination to beat. At Frank, you can get both for under $10. Their artisan sausages and wursts come coated in mac and cheese, jalapeños, and whatever your heart desires.
5. Sawyer & Co.
Brunch doesn't have to be a splurge. At Sawyer & Co., you can get Louisiana-style home cooking and still have money for a mimosa.
This downtown pan-Asian restaurant is dedicated to creating meals that are healthy and affordable. Try their spicy and delicious curry for only $7.50.
7. El Mercado
El Mercado has some well-priced entrees, but the real star of the show is their happy hour. Every Monday feels like a celebration when you can get a Mexican martini for under $5.
8. Flyrite Chicken
If you're in a hurry but need something quick and affordable, then Flyrite Chicken is the way to go. Their crunchy fried chicken sandwiches come with your choice of sauce and taste amazing alongside their crisp waffle fries. On a diet? They have several vegan and vegetarian options, too.
9. Toastie's Sub Shop
The sandwiches at Toastie's Sub Shop come on delicately toasted bread and have a symphony of flavors. Their smoothies are made with freshly-squeezed juice and perfectly sweet fruit.
10. Bouldin Creek Cafe
This vegetarian eatery has an earthy and creative vibe to it. Their sign reads, "Caffeine Dealer," but everything on their menu brings a smile. Their veggie burger could fool even the most devout carnivore.