Podcast Episode 23: El Naranjo in Austin

Katie Lewis
By 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.

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Also available on iTunes.

  • Read more about El Naranjo on Slow Down & Savor

  • Visit the El Naranjo website

  • El Naranjo is located at 85 Rainey Street in Austin

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:

  • Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival

  • Trailer Food Tuesdays (last Tuesday of the month)

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.

Out of the Frying Pan Picks:

  • Favorite Spot for Outdoor Dining: East Side Fillin' Station

  • Favorite First Date Restaurant: Casino El Camino

  • Favorite Place to Watch the Game: Third Base

  • Favorite Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests: The Salt Lick (Driftwood)

  • Favorite Place for an Original Cocktail: Péché

  • Favorite Steakhouse: Perry's Steakhouse & Grille

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