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Tacos, Migas, and Tex-Mex: Help Me ID These Restaurants


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Tacos, Migas, and Tex-Mex: Help Me ID These Restaurants

Mark P | Apr 21, 2009 09:46 AM

I'm a SF hound who's going to be in Austin for a few days next weekend. After reading lots of posts on this board, I get the impression that you locals distinguish between restaurants that are good at tacos & migas and restaurants that are good at other types of Tex-Mex. As I only have a few meals in Austin and vicinity (and some are devoted to other cuisines such as BBQ), I'm trying to make sure I sample at least one restaurant of each type.

Hence, I have the following questions/requests:

* Is the distinction between tacos and migas vs. other Tex-Mex a good distinction to make?

* I've got a list of hound favorites from advice you've given other visitors. From my notes, I cannot easily tell which type a restaurant is. Please help me classify these restaurants so I can decide which few (likely two) I should try to get an idea of the type of foods in this broad Mexican-like category that Austin has to offer:
- Las Manitas
- Maria's
- Curra's
- El Chile
- Polvo's
- Manuel's
- Enchiladas y Mas
- Moonshine
(Yes, I know a restaurant like Fonda San Miguel is something else entirely.)

* Should I have a third category?


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