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El Naranjo
Mexican Restaurant$
Today 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pm
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85 Rainey St Austin, TX 78701
85 Rainey StUSTXAustin78701
$Mexican Restaurant, Latin American RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Serving traditional Mexican food prepared with the freshest ingredients. We make our moles from scratch every day.
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Chef from Oaxaca City uses locally sourced ingredients to re-create refined interior Mexican fare.- Google
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Rachel Clemo
reviewed 2 months ago
Great food and better drinks and bar service. Enjoyed the tortilla soup and cerviche. Laid back vibe and reasonably priced. Appetisers are good for a light lunch.
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Curt Hewitt
reviewed 4 weeks ago
I wasn't a huge fan of interior Mexican food until I ate here. Amazing! A little pricey, but a great restaurant in a cool part of town.
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Evelyn C Castillo
reviewed 6 months ago
El Naranjo has excellent, authentic Mexican Food. The owner/chef came out the first time we went there and explained how their chilis for their moles are one of a kind and are specially ordered from some little village in Oaxaca. Nothing tex-mex about this place. Located on Rainey St so plenty of options to go for a drink after dinner.
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Daniel Mora
reviewed 8 months ago
Fantastic margaritas and amazingly epic appetizers. Your best bet is to go for happy hour where appetizers and drinks are half off. The venue is a super swanking spot with really beautiful decor and an equally swanky food menu. That's a minor quibble I have as I feel Mexican food should not be an expensive food.
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Brooks Butler
reviewed 7 months ago
Went there in between rounds at other bars on Rainey street at the recommendation of a bartender. Was very pleased - the service was top notch - we weren't hurried along, and we took our time. We couldn't decide what to get since everything looked so good, but my cousin was recommended a couple of things by a guy he met in the bathroom, and we went for it along with a couple of server suggestions. Everything we had was incredible. The Moles were excellent, and the meats that were paired with them were fresh and deliciously cooked. Would definitely return.
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Kris Umlauf
reviewed 8 months ago
This place is a Rainey Street culinary respite. Among the delightful dishes offered are several types of mole (who knew there were 50+ kinds of mole? - according to our very informative waiter). You can pick your mole preparation and your protein (or seasonal veggies). I highly recommend starting with the Queso Fundido. The plate presentations are in congruence with the carefully crafted and well thought out dishes. The cocktail menu might be a bit hit or miss. My friend's choice hinted of band-aid (as she aptly described the mid-palate taste) and I noticed it is no longer on their drink menu. I had better luck with the refreshing La Fresa: tequila, muddled strawberries, agave syrup and lime juice.
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