Licha's Cantina exterior
Photo: Licha's Cantina

From excellent burgers and food trucks to elegant dining in an indoor or outdoor setting, the restaurants in Austin offer vacationers a variety of options.

Dine at a casual Mexican eatery, sample farm-to-table cuisine in a historic building, taste great pizza, grilled meats, steaks or seafood. If you are looking for a quick bite to eat while sightseeing, stop by one of the local food trucks which serve delicious tacos, smoothies and other favorites. Here are the best Austin lunch spots.

»Licha's Cantina

Licha's Cantina


Licha’s Cantina is a Mexican restaurant located on East Sixth Street and named after owner Daniel Brook’s mother, a Mexico City native named Alicia “Licha” Rivera. With a casual ambience and fresh, innovative food, the catina promises an excellent dining experience. The extensive menu includes appetizers, salads, quesadillas, tacos, pambazos, tlacoyos, sopecitos, and a huge variety of main dishes, some of which are vegetarian or gluten free. The bar serves beer, wine, tequilas, mezcales, and cocktails made with freshly squeezed juices; happy hour features a variety of drinks and food. Licha’s Cantina is open for dinner Tuesday to Thursday, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.

1306 East Sixth Street, Austin, Texas, Phone: 512-480-5960

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»Swift's Attic

Swift's Attic


Swift’s Attic, located in downtown Austin on Congress Avenue, lies not far from the Colorado River and Republic Square. Opened a few years ago by C.K. Chin and Stuart Thomajan, the stylish retro-chic restaurant operates on the second floor of a historic 1905 downtown building, and sits above the well-known Elephant Room. Executive chef Zack Northcutt’s menu includes an eclectic blend of dishes with a focus on fresh ingredients - Cobia Crudo, Crispy Pig Ear Lettuce Wraps, Fried Lockhart Quail, and Smoked Trout Salad. With a well-stocked bar and a diverse menu of craft beers, Swift’s Attic is open for lunch and dinner and brunch on Sunday.

315 Congress Avenue, Suite 200, Austin, Texas, Phone: 512-482-8842

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»Via 313 Pizzeria

Via 313 Pizzeria


Via 313 Pizzeria’s main location on Highway 290 serves Detroit-style pizzas, appetizers, salads, deserts, and non-alcoholic drinks while its two trailer locations serve just exceptional pizza. Brothers Brandon and Uriah Hunt were born and raised in Detroit and brought their genuine Detroit-style pizzas to Austin. The atmosphere is casual and the pizzeria is open every day for lunch and dinner. Their extensive menu features square pizzas and unique toppings. The Cadillac is topped with gorgonzola cheese, fig preserves, prosciutto, parmesan, and a balsamic glaze. There are also vegetarian and vegan choices.

6705 Highway 290 No. 503, Austin, Texas, Phone: 512-584-8084

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»Casino el Camino Bar and Grill

Casino el Camino Bar and Grill


Located on Sixth Street in downtown Austin, Casino el Camino Bar and Grill is a neighborhood bar famous for its huge burgers. Opened in 1994, it remains a popular and casual hangout for people who work in the area. The burgers are made with three-quarters of a pound of Angus Beef. In addition to its burgers, the restaurant serves hot dogs, buffalo chicken wings, sandwiches, and a full selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Open from 11:30 am to 2:00 am, the restaurant is also famous for its unique jukebox.

517 East 6th Street, Austin, Texas, Phone: 512-469-9330

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»G'Raj Mahal Cafe and Lounge

G'Raj Mahal Cafe and Lounge

G’Raj Mahal Cafe and Lounge began as a family-run food truck in 2009 run by Sidney who was from Austin and Anthony from Goa, India. The owners renovated an old house as the new home of G’Raj Mahal. They offer a relaxed dining experience on the huge wooden deck in the back with a front yard for outdoor dining. The restaurant is known for the quality of its food; they serve everything fresh, locally sourced, and made to order. It is open for dinner Monday to Friday and lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.

73 Rainey Street, Austin, Texas, Phone: 512-480-2255 Photo: G'Raj Mahal Cafe and Lounge

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»Truluck's

Truluck's


Truluck’s is an upscale steak and seafood restaurant with two locations in Austin, famous for their fresh crabs from their own fisheries. The restaurant takes pride in its commitment to sustainability and its antibiotic- and hormone-free meats. The extensive menu includes many seafood appetizers, soups and salads, a chilled seafood platter, entrees such as beef, chicken, pork chops, surf and turf, crab, lobster, and fish. The bar offers wine and many tempting cocktails. Truluck’s is open for dinner every day. The restaurant is business casual with elegant decor.

400 Colorado Street, 512-482-9000; 10225 Research Blvd, Suite 4000, Austin, Texas, Phone: 512-794-8300

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»Eddie V's Prime Seafood

Eddie V's Prime Seafood


Located on East 5th Street in downtown Austin, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is an elegant fine dining restaurant with a cocktail lounge called the V Lounge that features live jazz music. The restaurant is known for its fresh seafood which arrives daily, and its hand cut steaks which are aged for nearly a month before being served. The restaurant also has an oyster bar with oysters, sashimi, crab, shrimp, tuna, and a combination of lobster, shrimp, oysters, and lump crab. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Steaks is open every day for dinner and offers private and semi-private dining rooms for special occasions.

301 East 5th Street, Austin, Texas, Phone: 512-472-1860

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»Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Hopdoddy Burger Bar


Hopdoddy Burger Bar is located on South Congress Avenue. This hip eco-minded restaurant serves all-natural food and great beers. The meat is freshly ground in the restaurant every day with buns homemade and freshly baked two times each day. In addition to the burgers, Hopdoddy serves other sandwiches like chicken, lamb, tuna, turkey, and a vegetarian black bean-corn patty. Beer, wine, and cocktails are also available. Hopdoddy Burger Bar is open every day for lunch and dinner.

1400 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas, Phone: 512-243-7505 Photo: Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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»Veracruz All Natural Food Trailer

Veracruz All Natural Food Trailer


Veracrus All Natural Food Trailer is a food truck with three locations in Austin. The original location has picnic tables located on East Cesar Chavez Street. Two sisters, Reyna and Maritza, who were born in Veracruz, Mexico, opened their first food trailer in 2008 selling natural drinks, smoothies, and cones. Today the menu has expanded to include very popular tacos which are known for their fresh ingredients. The menu also includes homemade tortillas and chips, quesadillas, tortas and salsa. Veracruz All Natural Food Trailer is open every day from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

1704 East Cesar Chavez, 512-981-1760; 4208 Manchaca Rd, 512-629-8238; 1108 E 6th St, 512-318-1830

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