Fonda San Miguel

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Details
2330 W North Loop Blvd (at Hancock Dr.)
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 459-4121
Mexican, Breakfast
$ $ $
Hours
Mon–Sat: 5:00 PM–10:30 PM Sun: 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Fonda San Miguel has been serving some of the country’s finest Mexican food since first opening in 1975.

Located in Austin, the bright, colorful, and welcoming restaurant looks like none other in the country. Kitchen staff in traditional Mexican garb can be seen making fresh tortillas to order at all hours of the day, and just about everything else on the menu, from tortilla soup (which was, ahem, invented at this restaurant in 1975) to traditional mole Poblano, is also made from scratch.

Standouts include ceviche; rellenos (stuffed ancho chile, poblano chile, or zucchini); shredded duck enchiladas topped with a poblano-spinach sauce; carne asada a la tampiqueña (grilled beef tenderloin); cochinita pibil (slow-roasted pork in a banana leaf); camarones al mojo de ajo (Gulf shrimp in garlic butter); and tres leches cake for dessert.

Washed down with a couple margaritas, you’re unlikely to find a better Mexican meal outside of Mexico. 

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  • Treat yourself to authentic Mexican food in a city filled with Tex-Mex restaurants. Indulge in tender tacos "al pastor" to feel like you traveled south of the border.
  • Three decades serving Interior Mexican cuisine (cochinita pibil, pescado veracruzano) surrounded by vibrant art and an organic garden makes this fine dining spot one of the loveliest anywhere.
  • have sunday brunch
  • Try the crepes for dessert... Deliciously light, with caramel sauce and ice cream. It's the reason I go to Fonda!
  • Super cute atmosphere, great for groups, excellent salsas and tamales!
  • Go to Fonda San Miguel and
  • The Cochinita Pibil is incredible!!
  • Where to start? Best ceviche, best mole, and the Camarones Chipotle and Camarones Adobados are two of the best grilled shrimp dishes I've had anywhere.
  • An Austin original traditional Mexan Food Restaurant. One of the best dishes is the enchiladas de pato, which are shredded duck enchiladas dowsed in a poblano-spinach sauce.
  • If you are having the Cochinita Pibil, ask how old it is. If it's 2 to 3 days old, it is at its best. The pork has nicely marinated.
  • Voted one of the essential Texas restaurants to visit before you die, this Mexican paradise is known for its mole, Acapulco-style ceviche, lavish Sunday brunch, and killer margaritas.
  • Whether you order the tender tacos al pastor or the fall-off-the-bone cochinita pibil (pork baked in a banana leaf), you'll have a hard time believing you're not in Mexico.
  • For something lighter, the ensalada de espinacas combines spinach leaves, toasted almonds, chiles, & panela cheese, and there is the camarones Tikin Xik which has just the right amount of kick to it.
  • Tuesday is happy hour all night. Get the platter for a good variety & to share with another person for a full meal!
  • The most overpriced crap brunch buffet I've ever had. Go somewhere else.
  • This place is amazing and the food is awesome! Thumbs up!
  • Stunning hacienda-style restaurant with genuine Mexican food.
  • come for brunch on Sunday. Sit and graze for hours. get the silvercoin margarita. this is a pretty special place. the food is AMAZING!
  • fresh margs, ceviche & al pastor tacos. yum.
  • Top shelf food...much better than I expected