These classic Austin restaurants inducted into Austin360 Hall of Fame

We mentioned “goodbye” to numerous restaurants over the past 20 months. Some of these restaurants had simply discovered their stride, and others had operated for many years. Losing some beloved institutions bolstered an thought we had been contemplating for a pair of years. We needed to honor long-running restaurants which have made a major contribution to the culinary scene and tradition of Austin. So we determined to create the Austin360 Restaurant Hall of Fame.

Each of the 5 inaugural inductees have been in enterprise for at the least 20 years and have come to assist outline Austin as a meals metropolis. We will induct a number of annually, as we proceed to honor our previous, have fun our current and dream about our future. 

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Matt’s El Rancho

Matt Martinez would stand exterior of his El Rancho restaurant on East First Street (now Cesar Chavez Street) in downtown Austin hoping to draw potential diners with an irresistible provide: If they didn’t like their meal, Martinez would give them their a reimbursement. 

Almost 70 years later, arguably Austin’s most well-known Tex-Mex restaurant has no bother drawing clients. The huge restaurant on South Lamar might have its personal ZIP code, and weekend waits for one of the greater than 500 seats usually spill from the restaurant’s polished picket doorways. 

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