Austin Cuisine in zilker park

Austin’s Zilker Neighborhood offers the perfect combination of outdoor adventure and urban exploration. With unique outdoor sites like Barton Springs pool and plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance, it's no wonder that Zilker is a must-visit destination for any Austin stay. Zilker Park is also the venue for Austin City Limits music festival and the ABC kite festival. Whether you are on a food tour of Austin or need a bite to eat during a festival, Zilker is home to a showcase of some of the city's best cuisine from vegan food trucks to iconic Tex-Mex. Discover the 5 best Zilker restaurants you need to visit in Austin, Texas!

1. nido

Enjoy rooftop dining in an elevated setting, located on the 8th floor of the Loren at Lady Bird Lake. This sophisticated eatery features panoramic views of both the lake and Austin’s skyline combining views with upscale cuisine. Delight your appetite with oysters, duck breast, short rip, and Wagyu sirloin. Nido also offers lunch and brunch menus for a variety of appetites as well as a chance to take in the view of kayakers paddling out on the lake.

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2. uchi

For delectable sushi in an elevated setting, make a reservation at Uchi Austin. With a modern take on Japanese cuisine, this seasonal menu always offers something fresh to delight your taste buds. The menu features raw dishes, vegetarian rolls, sake, and more in an atmosphere influenced by modern design. Uchi is an Austin hotspot so reservations are highly recommended.

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3. Eberly

Taking its inspiration from a heroic Austinite of the past, the Eberly is a symbol of Austin’s soul and culture. The space offers a perfect twist of modern and historical charm. The highlight of the space is the Cedar Tavern Bar which originally was located in NYC’s Greenwich Village in 1866. Today, it stands in its new home in Austin waiting to serve guests house-made cocktails, wine, beer, and more. For dinner, start the meal with a plate of raw oysters or tuna tartare before an entree of halibut, salmon, pork chops, or another delicious option arrives at your table. Finish off the visit with a dessert such as a chocolate torte, an upside-down cake, or a bowl of ice cream!

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4. El Alma

No visit to Austin is complete without some delicious Tex-Mex! This festive Zilker eatery features a menu of classic dishes such as enchiladas, tacos, rellenos, and more. Order some guacamole or ceviche to start and sip on one of the many drink options. Select a margarita with a fun twist such as the Barton Spring’s Best, the Mangorita, or the Avocadorita. Or, decide on a cold Cerveza or craft cocktail like Ranch Water. You won’t want to miss a dish at this hip Mexican restaurant!

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5. atx food co.

For a glimpse into Austin’s food truck culture, visit ATX Food Co. The truck is parked on Lamar Boulevard in the Zilker neighborhood. Patio seating allows diners to grab a seat and dig into one of the vegan dishes including tacos, bowls, smoothies, and more. Enjoy this mindfully crafted menu that puts an emphasis on the quality of ingredients, sustainability efforts, and overall health!


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Enjoy Rooftop Dining with a Stay at the Loren at Lady Bird Lake

For guests who book the best available rate for two nights or more, receive a $100 dining credit to be used at Nido. Sip on cocktails and dine as you take in the shimmering skyline or watch water sport enthusiasts out on Lady Bird Lake. This unique offer invites guests to combine their luxurious stay with a bite into Austin's cuisine-focused culture!

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