Mexican restaurant Eldorado Cafe now open off Anderson Lane in North Austin

Amid the pomp and excitement of new upscale restaurants promoting concepts and design, Eldorado Cafe opened this week with the stated intention of bringing casual, approachable Tex-Mex food to North Austin.

Chef Joel Fried, whose lengthy resume lists more than 30 restaurants, including current and former Austin stalwarts like Vespaio and Bitter End, serves Mexican-inspired comfort food all day at the restaurant located at 3300 W. Anderson Lane at Shoal Creek Boulevard.

Eldorado Cafe’s ‘Shiny Ribs.’

The menu includes enchiladas, tortas, a selection of  braised and roasted ‘guisos,’ including pork green chile and Cuban-style carnitas. Breakfast features  migas, short rib machacado, huevos rancheros, breakfast tacos and more.

“The idea for this place, a neighborhood spot where regular folks, friends, and families could gather and enjoy good food, drinks and reconnect with each other, is everything we had in mind in opening this restaurant,” Fried said in a release.

Eldorado Cafe is open Tuesday-Sunday from 7:30 9 p.m.

Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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