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Best Mexican Restaurants in the U.S.
Best Mexican Restaurants in Austin
April 30, 2013
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March 15, 2013
Fonda San Miguel
The garden is lush with native plants, local farms supply many of the ingredients, and the stately yet bright and colorful hacienda decor and standout Mexican-interior cooking (lobster-and-mango ceviche; a believe-the-hype brunch) will transport you straight to Guanajuato.
Black Card Magazine
In Salsa Veritas
Ask any chef worth his diced jalapenos about the first restaurant owners in Texas to serve authentic, traditional Mexican cuisine rather than Tex-Mex, and the answer will be Tom Gilliland and his business partner/chef Miguel Ravago.
30 Essential Texas Restaurants to Visit Before You Die
January 17, 2013
Since Fonda San Miguel opened in 1975, no other restaurant in the United States has been more important in shaping the often-nebulous definition of Mexican food.
Local Restaurants in Austin, Texas
Acclaimed as one of the best Mexican restaurants in the country serving authentic interior food, the restaurant features the complex classic moles and pipians; the rich sauces that enfold meats and fish in Mexico; and a wide variety of antojitos (appetizers), tamales, enchiladas and chiles rellenos
June 4, 2012
With almost 40 years under its belt as Austin’s definitive interior Mexican restaurant, Fonda is one of the few restaurants that has maintained a standard of consistency in excellent food and service in a beautiful atmosphere.
Top 10 Food and Drinks Keeping Austin (Real) Mexican
January 6, 2012
Speaking of wine and Mexican food, nobody does it better than Fonda, whether through organized dinners with winemakers from various regions around the world or through its well-chosen wine list and a staff that can properly recommend what to drink with those moleenchiladas.
101 Best Restaurants in America
February 17, 2011
In a town full of great Tex-Mex places, Fonda San Miguel stands out for its superbly made “interior Mexican” food, from tacos al pastor and spinach salad with toasted pasilla chiles and panela cheese to Gulf shrimp in chipotle cream sauce and crêpes filled with goat’s milk caramel.
Wall Street Journal
Take Monday Off: Austin
January 22, 2011
The Spanish-style décor—tall beamed ceilings, leather upholstered high-backed chairs around heavy wood tables—aptly suits the incredible enchiladas, and the Michelada comes DIY, as in, add your Tabasco and Worcestershire as you go.
Austin Foodie Foray
About 30 years ago, Miguel Ravago dreamed of a place where he could showcase his grandmother’s recipes and bring the true flavors of Mexico’s interiors to the populace. Along with partner Tom Gilliland, he opened Fonda San Miguel, adorned it with abundant art pieces by emerging Mexican artists, and began an upscale Mexican tradition that’s as revered today as it was then.
Let’s Have Mex-Tex
Fonda remains the grande dame of interior Mexican cuisine in Texas.