Get acquainted with the 4 top destinations in Austin's Riverside neighborhood

Get acquainted with the 4 top destinations in Austin's Riverside neighborhood
Al Pastor. | Photo: Dulce B./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 17, 2020.

Looking to uncover all that Riverside has to offer? Get to know this Austin neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an Asian fusion eatery to a Mexican food truck.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Riverside, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Phở Please

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Topping the list is Vietnamese restaurant Phở Please, which offers noodles, soups and more. Located at 1920 E. Riverside Drive, Suite D140, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 881 reviews on Yelp. 

Notable dishes to try here include the brisket phở, grilled shrimp rice paper rolls, vermicelli bowl with pork belly, bao buns with lemongrass beef, crab rangoons and the tofu bánh mì sandwich.

2. 888 Pan Asian Restaurant

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Next up is Asian fusion diner 888 Pan Asian Restaurant, situated at 2400 E. Oltorf St., Suite 1. With four stars out of 1,644 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

This well-loved establishment specializes in Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese cuisines, with menu items ranging from papaya salad with shrimp, chicken satay, phở with flank steak and pineapple fried rice to yellow curry with roast duck, egg noodle soup with wontons, seafood lo mein and tofu pad thai.

3. El Taquito

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Mexican joint El Taquito is another superior choice. Yelpers give the business, settled at 1713 E. Riverside Drive, four stars out of 440 reviews. 

Menu items to look for include nachos with a choice of meat, queso fundido, tortilla soup, mini tostadas, enchiladas and a list of taco options, such as al pastor, carnitas and barbacoa.

4. Al Pastor

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Finally, there's Al Pastor, a food truck and Mexican eatery, with four stars out of 419 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1911 E. Riverside Drive to give it a go for yourself. 

On the menu, anticipate dishes like chicken flautas, a chile relleno plate, fajitas, beef enchiladas, Mexican-style shrimp cocktail, seafood quesadilla, huevos rancheros, nachos and tacos.

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