El Naranjo

$ $
85 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
11:00am - 2:00pm



  • Acclaimed chef Iliana de la Vega serves up authentic Oaxacan cuisine at her El Naranjo mobile trailer in Austin, Texas. We suggest the Mole Rojo.
  • Food is only mediocre, especially for the price. Service could be better. "Specially" drinks are around $11.
  • Try the Pan Dulce. Amazing!!
  • Try "Chiles pasilla oaxaqueos relleno de quesillo". OMG is a very pleasent and spicy explosion in your mouth. The best traditional mexican restaurant in town.
  • Get the duck as your mole protein. It is perfectly cooked!!
  • El Naranja has impressive tequila and mescal collection; all can be shaken into margaritas (though choosing an ultra high-end one may make the bartender cringe). Start with the $7 house margarita.
  • Mix & match both the tacos and tacos dorados. The portion size is just right for trying them all.
  • Incredible food and margaritas. Get a coveted front patio table if you can.
  • 3 different types of mole and the tres leches is excellent!
  • Yum is an understatement!
  • Awesome ceviche and the Mexican style filet (I cant pronounce it, let alone spell it) is amazing!
  • Vegetarian options are meh
  • Mole was very good but Ive had better. Staff was nice and food ok. I like the Indian food down the street better and its cheaper than El Naranjo...
  • Huevos Rancheros, Chilaquiles con crema y queso, service, everything is great!
  • Must order the Mole Negro (we would recommend it paired with the duck)!!
  • The eggs Benedict are wonderful. Service is slow so have a drink and relax
  • The mole, the Angus beef steak is omg amazing. The queso and chips mmmmm and the quac us fantastic.
  • Good quality food and surprisingly huge portions. Do not overorder!
  • Pan dulce, cafe de olla, chilaquiles, huevos rancheros! Love this place!!
  • Huevos Benedictos, Tacos Dorados w/potato & Goat Cheese, Enfrijoladas, Enchiladas Granatizadas. Pan Dulce made daily! Everything is Delicious

Nearby places

83 Rainey St (btwn Davis & Driskill St)
79 & 81 Rainey St (btwn Davis & River St.)
609 Davis St (at Rainey St)