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El Naranjo

Restaurants, Mexican Town Lake
5 out of 5 stars
El Naranjo
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Kimberly Vardeman

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

Yet another Austin restaurant success story with trailer roots, El Naranjo popped up on Rainy shortly after the arrival of the Lustre Pearl empire but before the street became an over-run bar district. The owners are Oaxaca ex-pats (they still return to lead regular culinary tours) and their interior Mexican roots shine through in plates like their seasonal ceviche and a pair of mole dishes (lighter amarillo and 30-ingredient negro). Conscience-minded diners will be happy to find that the traditional cooking is paired with responsibly sourced proteins like Niman Ranch Berkshire Pork and Maple Leaf Duck Breast.

By: Dan Gentile



Address: 85 Rainey St
Cross street: between Holly and Davis Sts
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 5:30-10pm; Sat 11am-2pm, 5:30-10pm; Sun 11am-2pm
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