Comfort Suites Buda - Austin South
15295 S IH-35
Buda, TX 78610
Phone: (512) 295-8600
Fax: (512) 312-4480
The family behind Pho Thaison has recently opened a new location in the growing Southpark Meadows Shopping Center. As with virtually all things in the rolling, green hills of Austin, TX, the restaurant is a hidden gem tucked away in the strip. Paintings of the Vietnamese culture grace the walls while beautiful fish swim away in the aquarium. Iced Vietnamese coffee is strong while Tofu Xao Tuong Xa Ot is healthy with its broccoli, bamboo shoots, onions, jalapeños, and spicy lemongrass sauce. Leave a penny as an offering to the small Buddha by the cash register for an enlightened blessing.
Sam's Town Point is quite a casual bar, where you will find a lot of usual aspects which one would find in most bars in Austin. Buffalo wings, beer battered mushrooms and lots more on their menu. And the drinks are available at great prices. Not to mention the live music of many genres from rock to country to blues and so on. A easy-going place to relax and enjoy your drink.
Cabrito, chicken mole, carne asada, pork mole and tamales are names of just few Mexican specialties served here. The Mexican décor gives you the feeling of being in Mexico. The margaritas served at the bar will get you in the party mood. Steak a la Mexicana, served with fried beans and rice is the favorite delicacy here. For desserts, try the Bunuelos and the New York Cheesecake. The restaurant has another branch at 1000 South Lamar. This place is very popular with the locals hence it is advisable to make a reservation. The Mariachi band plays here so book your table now!
Priding itself on fresh, homemade food, this South Austin Botanitas catering service regularly enters its salsa in the local "Hot Sauce Challenge" and has won several times. The atmosphere is low You will find a variety of enchilada plates like the 'Homemade Gorditas' as well as tacos like the 'Taco Plate' and much more. The 'Three Enchiladas a la Carte Tex-Mex' is a must try. The authentic national Mexican cuisine, offered here like the "Lamb Chops Enchilada Combo" and "Flautas Doraditas" to name a few, are some of the highlights on the menu.
Evangeline's Cafe gets its name from a Longfellow poem and you're forgiven if you're surprised. True, the stuffed animals and neon beer signs don't say Longfellow but diners don't come here expecting a romantic setting for two either. It's for the food and the live music. The kitchen at Evangeline's holds its own in the cajun and creole department, the signature dishes being the gumbo and the crawfish, both with ample meat and cheese. The cafe features new acts every night and the dancing is sure to help you burn some calories. Ignore the no frills impression that you get when you first walk into Evangeline's Cafe and you're guaranteed to have a good time.
Trudy's Tex-Mex has joined other companies harnessing the explosive growth of South/Far South Austin by opening a location outside of Regal Theatres. While this restaurant is not as popular as the one by the UT campus, it is more spacious with less of a wait (even on a Saturday night). Those of age can indulge in a Frozen Strawberry Margarita or Mexican Martini with the accompanying chips & salsa. Pork Carne Asada is to die for, with tender pork tenderloin chunks swimming in jalapeño de arbol sauce, a side of Mexican rice, pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole, and tortillas. Again, while this is not the hottest spot of the three locations, the food proves it doesn't matter where you are.
A trendy sushi and Japanese establishment has finally hit South Austin. Upon entering you will notice the modern earth tone décor and a full bar with over 20 beers on tap. The bar has several tables for dining and a smoking area, which is a rarity in Austin. Appetizers include Shrimp Tempura, Edamame, Gyoza and Baked Mussels. The sushi menu consists of regular favorites like Unagi (fresh water eel), Maguro (tuna), Sake (salmon) and Ebi (shrimp). It also features Hamachi (yellow tail), Suzuki (sea bass), Ika (squid), Tako (octopus) and several types of fish eggs wrapped in seaweed. Sushi boxes are available, as are a variety of special handrolls.
This bakery is famous for its delicious, creative, custom-made cupcakes and tasty cakes. Sugar Tooth Bakery is also vegan-friendly for those who prefer to have their pastries lactose-free or gluten-free. All kinds of flavors and all kinds of toppings can be added upon request. The very friendly staff will work with you to figure out what's best for your occasion or event, and will even hand-deliver the products if needed. Try some of their many cupcakes - you'll find it hard to believe that these are vegan desserts! If there's something you want to try in particular, place an order ahead of time.
With a trendy yet relaxed vibe, District Kitchen+Cocktails is a great place to stop by for a fun night out with friends or family. A great place to socialize, the restaurant features a bar area as well as an outdoor patio and happy hour specials ensures a steady stream of regular customers stopping by for a post-work drink or an early dinner. With a menu focused on fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, the restaurant serves up a nice selection of New American fare. Popular favorites include the shishito peppers, hog wings, octopus braised in sofrito and the truffle prosciutto flat bread. Pair your meal with a craft beer, glass of wine or one of their craft cocktails for a complete experience. If you need help choosing, the friendly staff are happy to lend a hand. For additional details, visit the website.
With dining outlets all over Texas, Chuy's is popular for the authentic Mexican cuisine served here. And this Arbor Trails' outlet is no exception; steak burrito, chuychanga, Chile rellenos are the specialty dishes served here. That's not it, you can also choose from a variety of cocktails, margaritas and chilled beers. Chuy's also has a special kids and catering menu designed as per specific requirements. What better place to experience Tex-Mex than Texas itself! Check website for other outlets and menus.
The Cypress Grill is a neighborhood restaurant which specializes in Cajun and Creole cuisine. Whether it be jambalaya, etouffée or other classic dishes, Cypress Grill serves some of the best meals in town. Visit their website for a complete menu.
Dining can be an excellent experience if you make it to Onion Creek Grille, the on-site restaurant at at Omni Austin Hotel Southpark. The restaurant serves you breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual yet elegant atmosphere. Buffet meals are served. You even have a make-your-own pasta buffet, where you can select your own ingredients and play chef for a few hours. Other buffets serve delicious meal selections too, with a wide range of food items to pick from. Next time you feel like you could eat a horse, look out for Onion Creek Grille.