Austin June 24, 2018
Blink And You’ll Miss These 8 Tiny But Mighty Restaurants Hiding Around Austin
In Austin, scrumptious food is around every corner. But sometimes, the most delicious places are hard to spot. Don’t be fooled by their humble exterior and small seating areas. These local eateries are the real deal. Blink and you’ll miss these eight tiny but mighty restaurants hiding around Austin.
1. El Tacorrido
This tiny drive-through restaurant is packed with flavor. From their tangy guacamole to their spicy tortas, their menu can't be beat. Visit them at one of their three Austin locations and taste the magic. El Tacorrido is located at 2316 South 1st St , 5811 Berkman Drive, and 9320 North Lamar Blvd at Rundberg.
2. Sandy's Hamburgers
Sandy's Hamburgers has stood in the same spot for decades, and Austinites can't get enough of their juicy burgers and smooth ice cream. This little burger stand will take you back to a simpler time. You can find Sandy's Hamburgers at 603 Barton Springs Rd.
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3. El Caribe
This unassuming, family-owned restaurant is absolutely mouthwatering. If you're craving scrumptious Tex Mex that's made with love, look no further than El Caribe. You can chow down on their amazing burritos, quesadillas, and enchiladas at 5610 N Lamar Blvd.
4. Daruma Ramen
Stop by Daruma Ramen for a soul-soothing bowl of goodness. This tiny shop is usually packed with people peacefully slurping away at their bone broth soup. The delicious pork belly will get you hooked. Daruma Ramen is located at 3716 E 6th St.
5. G's Dynamite Deli
The marbled rye bread, melted cheese, and high-quality ingredients set these sandwiches apart. Come to G's Deli for a scrumptious treat. This cozy restaurant is tucked away on 2312 S 1st St.
6. El Primo
There's always a line outside El Primo, and it's for good reason. Their irresistible breakfast tacos, tortas, and burritos will ignite your food-loving heart. Remember to bring cash! This family-owned food truck doesn't accept cards. You can find El Primo at 2011 S 1st St.
7. Dan's Hamburgers
At Dan's, delicious hamburgers are only the beginning. They also create absolutely amazing chicken fried steak, omelets, and fried chicken. With several locations around the city, you can always get your comfort food fix. Visit Dan's at 4308 Manchaca Rd., 844 Airport Blvd., 5602 North Lamar Blvd, or 610 Old San Antonio Rd. in Buda, Texas.
8. Smokey J's Barbecue
Smokey J's Barbecue is worth going out of your way for. This BBQ stand has everything you crave. From brisket to BBQ potatoes, Smokey J's always delivers the flavor. Check them out at 7008 Ranch Rd 620 N.
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