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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
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Chez Nous

Traditional French fare along with a selection of wine & beer is served in a Paris-like setting.

510 Neches St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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Uchiko

Offshoot of the famed Uchi restaurant with upscale sushi & small plates in a farmhouse-chic space.

4200 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756, USA
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Black’s BBQ

Acclaimed barbecue joint that offers brisket, ribs, sides & craft beers in a relaxed, wood-decked space.

3110 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
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Frank

Look for exotic hot dogs & sausages – from venison to veggie – plus sides, cocktails & brunch.

407 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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Ramen Tatsu-Ya

Popular noodle house & bar with a funky vibe serving classic ramen with many options for toppings.

1234 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Hoover’s Cooking

Chicken-fried steak, pork ribs, sandwiches & sides are the calling cards of this Southern kitchen.

2002 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722, USA
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Vespaio

Popular South Congress eatery drawing long lines with rustic cooking, great wines & elegant space.

1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Komé

Food-truck spin-off featuring sushi & homestyle Japanese plates in a bamboo-accented, stylish space.

4917 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751, USA
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JuiceLand

Health-minded chain serving juices, smoothies & hot drinks, plus noodle bowls & salads.

1625 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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East Side King

Chef Paul Qui’s food truck behind Liberty Bar dispensing late-night snacks of Asian fusion fare.

1618 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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Polvo’s Mexican Restaurant

Mexican restaurant known for its margaritas, extensive salsa bar & large patio.

2004 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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La Condesa

Contemporary Mexican dishes, a vast tequila selection & happy-hour deals in a sophisticated setting.

400 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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Bouldin Creek Cafe

Eco-friendly, bohemian cafe offering hearty meatless meals, coffees & a rotating monthly art show.

1900 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Torchy’s Tacos

Buzzy chain serving Mexican street-food-style tacos in inventive varieties, including for breakfast.

2801 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
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Aster’s Ethiopian Restaurant

Homey cafe featuring classic Ethiopian dishes & an ample lunch buffet, plus beer & honey wine.

2804 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78705, USA
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Tam Deli & Cafe

This light-filled, casual Vietnamese eatery for pho, banh mi & desserts, plus takeout deli counter.

8222 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753, USA
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Musashino Sushi Dokoro

Sushi, unusual rolls & other Japanese entrees are washed down with sake in a traditional setting.

101, 2905 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
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Veggie Heaven

Asian fusion vegan eatery located just west of Downtown Austin.

1611 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703, USA
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Guero’s Taco Bar

A large menu, salsa bar & hand-shaken margaritas in a landmark building with a patio.

1412 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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The Salt Lick

It’s BYOB at this venerable cash-only, BBQ spot with a rustic setting & live music outdoors.

18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619, USA
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Sap’s Fine Thai Cuisine

Standards like curries & noodles, plus some uncommon dishes, in a modern space accented by parasols.

4514 West Gate Blvd, Austin, TX 78745, USA
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Maria’s Taco Xpress

No-frills Mexican joint known for its tacos, beer, booze & live music on the patio on weekends.

2529 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Shady Grove

Casual spot with a big patio offering Tex-Mex classics & burgers, plus live music under pecan trees.

1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Justine’s

Steaks & snails plus wine & cocktails in a little bungalow with a light-strung patio.

4710 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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Dai Due

Farm-to-table fare from locally sourced ingredients served in a rustic space with a butcher shop.

2406 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722, USA
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Donut Taco Palace
5446 U.S. 290, Austin, TX 78735, United States
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Chupacabra Cantina
400 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, United States
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Magnolia Cafe

” Magnolia Cafe, just because of their breakfast tacos. I usually get 3 or 4 of their huge breakfast tacos with egg, sausage, bacon, and serrano. Not sure why, but these particular tacos are the spiciest I’ve had in Austin. They got some good serranos.”  — The Cuckoos

2304 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, United States
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La Cocina de Consuelo

“You can’t order wrong here. Everything is amazing. My personal order would be some of Connie’s famous enchiladas, chicken with tomatillo sauce!”  —  The Sword

4516 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756, United States
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DK Sushi

Classic & custom sushi rolls, Japanese kitchen fare, sake and beer, plus an on-site Asian market.

5610b N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751, United States
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Julio’s Restaurant

“Julio’s — Chicken enchiladas plate with green tomatillo sauce. Mexican Martini. Papa don’t take no mess.” — Walker Lukens

4230 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751, United States
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Launderette

“I love Launderette. The decor is hip, bright, tropical and nostalgic. They have small shareable plates, great cocktails, and birthday cake ice cream sandwiches. Brunch there is a dream. I always order the pancakes that come with your own kitty-cat syrup decanter.”  — Shy Beast

2115 Holly St, Austin, TX 78702, United States
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Weather Up

“Weather Up, because of its quaint and elegant back patio, and it’s intimate indoor bar decorated in gem stones and copper. They always have unique cocktails with a bit of a ‘kick’ to them, and the food is glorious.”  —  Shy Beast

1808 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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Juniper

Delicate, Northern Italian–inspired cuisine & gin cocktails in a beautiful setting.

2400 E Cesar Chavez St #304, Austin, TX 78702
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Juliet Italian Kitchen

Modern & classic Italian fare & drinks in a spacious, multi-room setting with luxe flourishes.

1500 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
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Matt’s El Rancho

“It has some of the best tex-mex you’ll ever eat and a great outdoor patio. Get a bob’s queso, beef fajitas and you definitely have to get a Matt’s Knockout Mexican Martini. One and done.”  — Austin Basham

2613 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Hopfields

“My wife and I really like this pub called Hopfields. They have a big selection of craft beers and a cozy atmosphere. Order-wise, I try to switch things up each time, but can’t go wrong with a good IPA.”  —  Austin Basham

3110 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
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Pinthouse Pizza

British-pub-inspired spot with elaborate pizzas, plus a house brewery specializing in hoppy beers.

4729 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756, USA
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Epoch Coffee

24/7 coffee shop vending espresso drinks, sweets & pizza from East Side Pies in open, casual space.

221 W N Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78751, United States
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Veracruz All Natural Food Truck

Simple trailer with picnic tables for tacos with spit-grilled meats or veggie options, plus migas.

1704 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78702, United States
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Eberly

Vast setting for chic American dining & lounging areas, plus a study, rooftop bar & Cedar Tavern.

615 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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El Rey Restaurant

“Hit up El Rey on 290 for some real deal Mexican food. I’ll have three steak fajita tacos on corn, with cilantro and lime.”  —  Israel Nash

2400 U.S. 290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620, USA
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Homespun Kitchen and Bar

“Homespun has some great craft cocktails to whet your old whistler. Get an old fashioned. Then order a chicken fried steak that will fill your plate and then some.”  —  Israel Nash

131 E Mercer St, Dripping Springs, TX 78620, USA
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CUBA512

Casual, sit-down cafe with a Cuban menu of sandwiches, traditional entrees & plantain shakes.

6800 West Gate Blvd #112, Austin, TX 78745
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Ruby’s BBQ

Pit-smoked BBQ, Cajun fare, sides & salads prevail amid roadhouse decor near the University.

512 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
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Roland’s Soul Food and Fish

“Rolands Soul Food & Fish. Hands down the best soul food in ATX. Wings, Mac + Cheese, & Yams… all day.”  —  The Bishops

1311 Chestnut Ave, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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