If you've got Mexican fare on the brain, you're in luck: we've found the freshest Austin eateries to quell your cravings. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Mexican food.
501 Colorado St., Downtown
Comedor is a New Mexican and Mexican spot.
It serves authentic and exotic cuisine, such as Spanish octopus in a black garlic mole, pork belly and Texas quail milanesa with red mole. Wash it all down with a cocktail, craft beer or glass of wine. (Click here to view the full menu.)
Comedor currently holds five stars out of eight reviews on Yelp, indicating good reviews.
Yelper Rome S., who reviewed Comedor on April 20, wrote, "Comedor is incredible across the board — great ambiance, cocktails and food. We ordered nearly everything on the menu and it was nothing short of amazing. Especially a big fan of the bone marrow tacos."
And Scott M. said, "The drinks were refreshing and creative, the food was excellent and the service could not have been better."
Comedor is open from 5–10 p.m. on Monday-Wednesday and 5–11 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday.)
4807 Airport Blvd., North Loop
Vamonos is a Tex-Mex spot.
On the menu, expect traditional fare such as quesadillas, queso, tacos and enchilada plates, as well as entrees grilled on Texas Oak, including skirt steak, Texas gulf shrimp and the adobo-marinated chicken. The drink menu features Mexican and domestic beer. (See the full menu here.)
Vamonos currently holds four stars out of 11 reviews on Yelp, indicating a strong start.
Shawn C., who reviewed Vamonos on April 19, said, "I went with the Power Bowl (arroz, charro beans, jack & Oaxaca cheese, super greens, pico de gallo, shredded carrot, radish, avocado and shrimp) for my meal and it looked and tasted great. My kids all loved their selections, too."
Yelper Fernando B. wrote, "We absolutely loved the food. The Queso Blanco is amazing. We loved the carnitas and skirt steak — excellent service."
The new restaurant has yet to post its hours online.
Kerbey Lane Cafe
2200 Aldrich St., Suite 100, RMMA
Kerbey Lane Cafe is a bar and traditional American and Tex-Mex spot.
The new spot offers a 24-hour menu that includes breakfast options like chicken and pancakes, migas and breakfast tacos. For lunch and dinner, there are sandwiches and burgers, salads and favorites such as the chicken fried platter, bacon-wrapped meatloaf and green chile mac. The Tex-Mex menu has spicy shrimp enchiladas and fried avocado tacos.
Kerbey Lane Cafe's current rating of three stars out of 69 reviews on Yelp indicates the newcomer is finding its way, but it's still early days.
Yelper Dawn H., who was one of the first users to visit it on March 4, wrote, "You can get their great pancakes and famous queso, but with dishes like Moroccan beef and braised short ribs on the menu it can easily be described as upscale casual. Don't pass up on that Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf either."
Elsa J. noted, "Kerbey Lane has a great diner feel and serves all of the best comfort food. Its menu crosses from classic breakfast to true American to flavorful Tex-Mex. They've also got an assortment of salads and desserts. As the patrons range from toddlers to grandmas, almost anyone finds something they like here."
Kerbey Lane Cafe is open from 6:30 a.m.–midnight on weekdays and Sunday, and 6:30 a.m.–1 a.m. on Saturday.