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Baby A's, Barton Springs Road - Austin

Baby A's, Barton Springs Road

Baby A's: Great Spot for an Austin VT Meet Baby Acapulco Review

Baby A's also known as Baby Alcapulco, is a great local family-owned Mexican restaurant chain with lots of atmosphere and fabulous Tex-Mex food. The Baby A's on Barton Springs Road was the venue for out VT meeting when I was in Austin.

We enjoyed eating on the large covered and protected front porch, with about ten of us sitting around a big round table. The service was excellent and the company was fantastic.

Favorite Dish: I couldn't resist the Baby A's Deluxe Dinner: One of each - beef enchilada, tamale, chicken flauta, crispy beef taco, guacamole, chile con queso nacho and chalupa. Served with rice and beans. It was piled high, well prepared and beautifully presented. At only $9.25 it was a bargain too.

Address: Baby Acapulco #2, 1628 Barton Springs Rd., Austin

Price Comparison: about average

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Phone: (512)474-8774

Price: US$11-20

Rating: 5

Theme: Local


Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 12, 2007
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Stubb's Restaurant - Austin

Stubb's Restaurant

Stubb's: An Austin Barbecue Tradition Stubb's BBQ Review

Love + Music + BBQ = Stubbs

Mark (ATXtraveler) and I took a break from our day of touring Austin to have lunch at Stubbs - an Austin tradition. The place is very laid back and is locally famous for its outstanding Texas barbecue. It was crowded on the day we were there, as I imagine it is most of the time.

Stubbs isn't too impressive from the outside, but it does have a lot of character. Inside the place was bustling and the food very robust and tasty, which keeps folks coming back for more.

I'd like to return to Stubbs sometime in the evening when they have live music - every night. On Sunday they feature a Gospel Brunch with Holy Rock-n-Rollin'.

Favorite Dish: I enjoyed the Bar-B-Q sandwich - some of the best to be found in all of Texas.

Address: 801 Red River, Austin, Texas 78701

Price Comparison: about average

Phone: 512-480-8341

Price: US$11-20

Rating: 4

Theme: Barbecue


Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 12, 2007
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Mark and Sarah at Chuy's - Austin

Mark and Sarah at Chuy's

Chuy's: Fun Local Hangout Chuy's Review

Chuy's is a local chain of Mexican Restaurants that are popular in the Austin area. This one, on Barton Springs Road, is famous as the place where the daughters of President George W. Bush got busted for underage drinking.

Mark and Sarah took me here to enjoy some refreshment and kill a little time while we waited for the Austin VT meeting which was to take place a little later that evening a short distance up the street. It is very near Zilker Park, where we took walk along the creek and out to Town Lake.

Chuy's motto is: Keep Austin Weird. We don't take anything seriously... except our food..

The little food I sampled at Chuy's was good. Among the interesting things you will find here are:
The Elvis Presley Memorial Combo
La Chihuahua Bar
Burritos as big as yo' face
World Famous T-Shirts
Tex-Mex the way you like it
No crybabies
Creamy JalapeƱo
Blue corn tortillas
Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom
Chuychanga. Hubcaps
Lucy's Boatyard
Velvet paintings
Texas Martinis
and MUCH more.

Sun. -Thurs: 11am-10:30pm
Fri. - Sat: 11am-11pm
Happy Hour: Mon. - Fri: 4pm-7pm

Address: 1728 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78704

Price Comparison: about average

Directions: On Barton Springs Road, near Town Lake, Between Kinney Ave. and Sterzing St.

Phone: (512) 474-4452

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 3

Theme: Mexican


Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 12, 2007
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