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The State Of Chips And Salsa In Austin Texas Part Five: El Rincon

While not in Austin proper, El Rincon is just up the road a bit in verdant Pflugerville, Texas, 13 miles up Cameron/Dessau Road and in the heart of the old downtown area. Open since the 1980s this is one hell … Continue reading

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The State Of Chips And Salsa In Austin Texas Part Four: Los Comales

In 1986 Los Comales Taqueria Carnes Al Carbon Mexican  Restaurant opened on Austin’s east side.                                                                                   Even back then East Austin was chock a block with Mexican restaurants but there is always room for one more, especially when you’re … Continue reading

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The State Of Chips And Salsa In Austin Texas Part Three: Los Altos

To be perfectly clear; Los Altos would not be entered into this series if they weren’t putting out some of the very best salsas in Austin. They would be disqualified right off the bat due to their using a low … Continue reading

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The State Of Chips And Salsa In Austin Texas Part Two: Takoba

I have to admit I looked askance at Takoba when they first opened. I’d seen a number of restaurants in the space over the years and none had impressed. I waited til I received good word from a local Basque … Continue reading

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The State Of Chips And Salsa In Austin Texas Part One: La Fruta Feliz

Austin is awash in bad chips and salsa. Mexican and Tex Mex restaurants around town routinely call up one of the wretched commercial purveyors to have big 5lb bags of stale, flavor free totopos delivered to their loading docks. In … Continue reading

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