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Podcast Episode 23: El Naranjo in Austin

Katie Lewis of Slow Down & Savor reviews El Naranjo in Austin , where Chef Iliana de la Vega serves up traditional interior Mexican dishes like Tacos de Pescado with a side of “de la olla” black beans and Tacos de Cochinita Pibíl with a side of refried black beans. We discuss the infamous bat bridge, absinthe cocktails and the history of the Club Sandwich.

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Katie Lewis

In this episode of the Find Dining Podcast, Katie Lewis of Slow Down & Savor offers up another great restaurant recommendation: El Naranjo in Austin , where Chef Iliana de la Vega serves up traditional interior Mexican dishes like Tacos de Pescado with a side of “de la olla” black beans and Tacos de Cochinita Pibíl with a side of refried black beans. We discuss the infamous bat bridge, absinthe cocktails and the history of the Club Sandwich.

Katie recommends:

  • Guacamole Tradicional
  • The Side Salad
  • Tacos de Pescado: Three tacos with Achiote marinated fish, shredded cabbage, salsa mexicana served on corn tortilla, with a side of “de la olla” black beans
  • Tacos de Cochinita Pibíl Three tacos stuffed with Cochinita Pibíl (slow roasted pork shoulder), pickled red onions and a side of refried black beans

Austin Dining Districts to Explore:

  • Rainey Street
  • Warehouse District
  • 2nd Street District

Austin Food Events:

Food for Thought:

  • Q: True or False: Austin Is the 14th Best Burger City in the USA.
  • A: False. According to USA Today, Austin ranks 13th.

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Published January 10th, 2013