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New Restaurant Review: Garrido's


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New Restaurant Review: Garrido's

travisleroy | Jun 9, 2009 08:16 PM

New and terrific. Located in the Austin 360 building at 3rd and Nueces. The atmosphere is lovely, with a gorgeous deck on Shoal Creek and a spacious, modern interior.

The food was delightful, plentiful, and reasonably priced. We had the mixed green salad ($4.25) which was large and tasty, with plantain chips, queso fresca, some chopped watermelon, etc. Really good.

Then an appetizer of shrimp tostaditos. Four large shrimp with a mango salsa, each on it's own little tostada. Very nice ($6-ish).

There is a limited selection of main courses. Mostly soft tacos ($7 to 10 or so) with chicken or beef or fish or pork or mushrooms. Served with black beans and green rice. All very, very flavorful.

Splendid chips and hot sauce ($1.50 with free refills).

I know this sounds like a puff piece, but I love Mexican Food and find most of what Austin has to offer to be pretty awful. This place wowed us with every mouthful. The chef (David Garrido) has given each dish his own spin (like anise in the black beans) to wonderful effect.

We finished with the squash cake. Just amazing. Do not miss it.

The menu is in transition, and more will be added soon. I suggest trying this place now, while you can still get a table. It was already nearly full tonight, and it has only been open 5 days.

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