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This page of Latin restaurants and opinions was compiled from
a thread several years ago in austin.general.
It seems odd that, given the vast array of Mexican, Chinese,
Italian, and Pizza eateries in this town, that there only seem to
be two Latin restaurants in all of Austin. Your comments,
opinions, and (hopefully) new restaurant recommendations are
Borinquen is a great little Puerto Rican restaurant just
South of Oltorf. They have empanadas, pernil asado,
tostones, arroz con gandules, etc. (Tostones are fried
green plantains served with a garlic sauce.) It is a
family-run restaurant where mom & dad cook and the
kids wait the tables. The atmosphere is similar to what
you might find in a small town on the island–ie., low
They are open Tuesday-Saturday for dinner and are
sometimes open for lunch (call first). Thursday, Friday,
and Saturday nights they feature live Salsa bands and
plenty of dancing (starting around 10:00p).
I’m embarrassed to say I don’t remember the country of
origin, but there’s a Central American vendor at the edge
of UT, on 26th and Speedway, who serves wonderful little
baked vegetable-meat pies with prettily crimped edges. I
wish I could remember what they’re called! I don’t go
that way often anymore… but I thought they were pretty
good for street-vendor food. Cheap, too.
Charles Herrick (10/19/93)
Ok, this is going to sound extremely vague, but yes, in
East Austin, there’s a place that sells Latin Am. food on
Fri and Sat nights only. The rest of the time, they sell
I see their ad in the Austin Cronicle all the time…
it’s a small 1/16 page ad. I believe it’s Costa Rican
food. And, it’s on one of the major E-W thoroughfares in
East Austin (either E 12 or E 7, I think).
Boy, have I ever been less positive-definite? 🙂
Jacob Kornerup (11/14/94)
This cart has not been operating for at least a year
now… Too bad, the food was good.
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