East Side Spots
Handpicked the best eateries, bars and chill spots on the East Side of Austin

Hillside Farmacy - American

Originally a drug store, the interiors here are charming and retro. The classic, American menu is foolproof for any occasion but their brunch is best.

Cenote - Mexican

The owners converted a historic house on the east side into a Mexican-inspired restaurant. The menu is locally-sourced and delicious.

Whislers - East Austin

It is easy to get lost in the chandeliers, candles, mirrors, and stone walls. Yet, the craft cocktails are as cool as the space.

Kemuri Tatsu-ya - Japanese Fusion

Arguably the coolest interiors in Austin. Discover brisket hot pockets, smoked meats, and other unique flavors at this Texas, Japanese fusion spot.

Suerte - Mexican

The homemade "masa" tortillas are the star of the show here. The rest of the menu is authentic and bursting with flavor.

Lazarus Brewing Co. - Brewery

A lively brewery, serving coffee and breakfast foods throughout the day, and beer and tacos in the evening.

La Barbecue - Barbecue

This is one of Austin's only female owned barbecue restaurants. They specialize in salty, savory rubs and are famous for their beef ribs.

Licha's Cantina - Mexican

Meals here feel like dining in the chef's kitchen. The fajita skillets, chorizo queso, and mezcal cocktails are authentic and crave worthy. The environment is warm and inviting.

Bufalina - East Austin

Not only does Bufalina serve delicious Neapolitan pizza, they also have one of the most extensive wine lists in the city.

Buenos Aires Cafe - East Austin

This authentic Argentinian restaurant is famous for their empanadas. Their tapas, grilled entrees, and seasonal specialties are worthy of a visit too.

Ah Sing Den - Asian Fusion

Inspired by an English opium den, the atmosphere is eccentric. Their focus is on craft cocktails but leave room for family style dishes, such as poke nachos, shishito peppers, and bao buns.

Juniper - Italian

Juniper's menu takes a Texas spin on flavors from Northern Italy. They serve traditional pastas, as well as small, plant-based plates. The space is modern and swanky.

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