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Best Cheap Eats From Famous Austin Chefs

Top-notch eats from Austin's celeb chefs. 

  • East Side King
    • Thai
    • East Austin
    Food
    27
    Decor
    18
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $14

    Top chef Paul Qui serves up adventurous Asian fusion bar snacks from trailers.

  • The Backspace
    • Pizza
    • Downtown
    Food
    27
    Decor
    24
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $32

    Nosh on antipasti, and charcuterie at this Downtown pizzeria from Shawn Cirkiel (Parkside, Olive & June’s).

  • qui
    • East Austin
    Food
    25
    Decor
    25
    Service
    24
    Cost
    $95

    Paul Qui steps outside the box and delivers a truly unique prix-fixe dining experience. 

  • Mandola's Italian Market
    • Italian
    • North Central
    Food
    24
    Decor
    20
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $20

    This outpost from chef Damian Mandola is beloved for its hearty and generously portioned Italian fare.

  • El Naranjo
    • Mexican
    • Rainey Street
    Food
    24
    Decor
    23
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $50

    Chef Iliana de la Vega, who previously helmed the lauded El Naranjo in Oaxaca City, focuses on authentic, affordable Mexican fare.

  • Bess Bistro
    • Eclectic
    • Downtown
    Food
    23
    Decor
    25
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $42

    Owned by Sandra Bullock, this charming bistro has a seasonally-inspired menu created by chef Roman Murphy.  

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