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At Gloria's Latin Cuisine, delicious Latin-American cuisine is served in a warm, cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Here you get to taste a little of everything from tamales, plantains, papas to fajitas, enchiladas and more, everything is served with salsa and warm black bean dip, which is heavenly. The menu is dominated by Latin-American specials with few Mexican dishes. They are also known to serve some of the best margaritas in town and they also house a full bar. Their waiters and staff are really friendly, warm and welcoming, known to make you feel as ease as soon as you enter. On Saturday nights, the place turns into a dancing hub as they push aside the tables to make room for you to welcome you weekends.
This restaurant serves consistently excellent Brazilian food. Its location just northeast of the UT campus means students are regular customers, but you'll also find a mix of young professionals and others interested in and appreciating Brazilian cuisine. The atmosphere is casual and pleasant with plenty of seating. The Bife A Cebolado is worth trying for its fried yucca but the sauteed sweet onions are well-paired with the thinly sliced sirloin. The Bodo de Camarao comes highly recommended and is an excellent choice for first-time patrons. A live band is occasionally booked for weekend performances.
It may not look like much from the outside, but Buenos Aires Café is an Argentinian hideaway in the middle of South Austin. With an unpretentious atmosphere, the art on the walls, Spanish music playing and bistro tables welcome diners into the cozy restaurant. The menu offers Argentine snacks like empanadas filled with meat or vegetables to start. Their creative entrees include the Pastel de Papas: a South American take on shepherd's pie with beef, olives and raisins topped with potatoes; and Canelones Caseros: handmade crepes filled with eggplant and mushrooms. Desserts are made in-house, and include cakes and crepes. At breakfast, try fine omelets and alfajores, Argentine cookies filled with dulce de leche.
Breaking from the typical Tex-Mex of Austin, but still offering up some tasty Caribbean cuisine, Chago's offers some tasty Puerto Rican cuisine right in Rosedale. Dishes like mofongo (friend plantain) and more conventional items such as an award winning cuban sandwich keep the locals coming back.
Inka Chicken is a locally loved, straightforward Peruvian restaurant offering mouth watering rotisserie chicken and sides. After the spice rubbed chickens take their turn in the rotisserie, you can choose from several combo meals, family platters, or just a whole rotisserie chicken a la carte.