Top Restaurants in Austin, TX

Of all the things to experience in Austin, eating great tasting food tops the list. The city has many great places to eat, but there are a few that stand out from the rest. Italian, seafood, Chinese, American Casual, Barbecue or whatever your taste buds desire, Austin has something to offer everyone. Spend hours per day trying to decide or what to eat or try one of the top restaurants in the city.

Here are a few of the top restaurants in Austin:

  • Veracruz All Natural – Austin’s best taco truck opened its first Austin-proper restaurant up in North Burnet. Along with the beloved and new tacos (migas, chicken milanesa), the restaurant dishes up chilaquiles, enchiladas, and open-face tacos, along with coffee from Machine Head Coffee.


  • Bao’d Up – It’s all about the bao at Xian Sushi and Noodle’s fast casual restaurant in Mueller. The steamed buns, freshly made each day, come stuffed with juicy pork, egg cream, a vegetable assortment that includes tofu, or just plain. Or opt for sandwich versions with the gua bao, with pork belly, fried tofu, or crispy chicken.


  • Holy Roller – Enjoy a brunch-obsessed diner with punk rock vibes is here, serving her takes on comfort food all day long in downtown Austin. This means expected diner fare with twists, like migas kolache, a burger topped with shaved ham and hash browns, and pie filling served with crust chips, plus pastries from chef Britt Castro.


  • Le Politique Austin – The giant downtown French brasserie is the place to hunker down with perfectly executed comforting fare from the half-roasted chicken served with gooey cheese potatoes to the layered crepe cake. The bright restaurant works well for a quick lunchtime meal or a leisurely dinner.


  • ATX Cocina – Upscale modern Mexican comes to downtown Austin with ATX Cocina, where fresh masa is made daily for tortillas, alongside crudo and sharable dishes like queso fundido, and barbacoa short ribs.