La Cocina de Consuelo Keeps Austin Weird with A Psychedelic Flan

This traditional Mexican restaurant serves an innovative dessert mashup

You know you want a piece of this triple threat dessert: tres leches flan.

Three words: TRES. LECHES. FLAN. This dessert of a wonder is a genius fusion between the world famous “Three Milks” extra moist Mexican cake and vanilla custard. Creamy, not too sweet, and torched on top like Crème Brûlée! Nestled away north from all the hustle and bustle of downtown Congress Avenue, and the live music concerts on Sixth Street, lies La Cocina de Consuelo on Burnet Road.

Check out how to make delicious flan at home.

This street has been gaining plenty of attention, and repeatedly called Austin’s new restaurant row for its diversity and local variety. Chef and restaurant owner Consuelo Arroyo Martinez is a proud native from Zacatecas, Mexico. She brings generations of traditional family recipes to her kitchen where you can enjoy handmade tortillas.

She has perfected this delectable combination of two very traditional Mexican desserts. It's safe to say that chef/owner Martinez' tres leches flan quickly became one of her signature dishes, and has stayed an indulgent, unique specialty for over a decade. I walked in expecting to review her enchiladas, but instead walked out with a new local favorite.

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