Top 10 places to try this season
La Condesa is one of Top 10 places to try this season.

1. La Condesa

8.4
400 W 2nd St (Guadalupe St.), Austin, TX
Restaurante mexicano · Downtown Austin · 263 tips y reseñas
Lambert's Downtown BBQ is one of Top 10 places to try this season.

2. Lambert's Downtown BBQ

8.5
401 W 2nd St (at Guadalupe St), Austin, TX
Parrilla · Downtown Austin · 301 tips y reseñas

Motts D.Motts Demerl: Nothing here is Bad.....Hands Down Best Happy Hour in Austin! Get The Spicy Deviled Eggs w/ smoked Paprika & topped American Caviar!

Second Bar + Kitchen is one of Top 10 places to try this season.

3. Second Bar + Kitchen

200 Congress Ave (W 2nd St), Austin, TX
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · Downtown Austin · 199 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: Makes an art of bar food. See: the spicy fried pickles, the Bar Congress that you can add foie gras, an egg, avocado, pork belly, double meat & double cheese, should you so choose. [Eater 38 Member] Leer más.

Barley Swine is one of Top 10 places to try this season.

4. Barley Swine

2024 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · Zilker · 87 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: Food & Wine Best New Chef 2011 winner Bryce Gilmore's South Lamar restaurant lives up to the hype. Go with a group and order everything on the seasonal small plates menu. [Eater 38 Member]

Counter Cafe is one of Top 10 places to try this season.

5. Counter Cafe

7.7
626 N Lamar Blvd (btw 6th & 7th), Austin, TX
Cafetería · Old West Austin · 87 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: This tiny restaurant serves some of the best locally-sourced food we've had in a town wild for locally-sourced food. And, yes, their famous burgers are amazing. [Eater 38 Member]

Franklin Barbecue is one of Top 10 places to try this season.

6. Franklin Barbecue

9.0
900 E 11th St (at Branch St), Austin, TX
Parrilla · Central East Austin · 355 tips y reseñas

Kyle B.Kyle Bunch: The hype is absolutely for real: this is the best BBQ in the U.S. You can't go wrong regardless of what you choose, but the brisket is the MVP of the lineup. But get here early, they will sell out.

7. Habanero Mexican Cafe

7.7
501 W Oltorf St (Durwood), Austin, TX
Restaurante mexicano · 52 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: The kind of Mexican restaurant it seems like Austin should have more of: an unassuming but unerringly delicious neighborhood spot for breakfast and lunch. [Eater 38 Member] Leer más.

Nubian Queen Lola Cajun is one of Top 10 places to try this season.

8. Nubian Queen Lola Cajun

1815 Rosewood Ave (Chicon), Austin, TX
Restaurante de comida para el alma/sureña · Central East Austin · 15 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: Colorful and small, Nubian Queen Lola boasts great soul food with a conscience; owner Lola Stephens volunteers her time and cooking abilities to the homeless on a regular basis. [Eater 38 Member] Leer más.

Olivia is one of Top 10 places to try this season.

9. Olivia

2043 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · Zilker · 61 tips y reseñas

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: One of our Top 10 Best New Restaurants in America. Chef James Holmes gathers his culinary inspiration from (and in) his backyard vegetable garden. The lamb fries are a must-have.