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Mexico-based restaurant La Popular opens in Austin

Let’s go on a trip from CDMX ➡️ ATX.

A close-up of tuna tostadas, topped with avocado and crispy leeks.

These tuna tostadas are only the beginning of our food journey.

Photo by ATXtoday

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Enter La Popular, at 7415 Southwest Pkwy., a brand new restaurant brought all the way from Mexico City to Austin. The restaurant is by Grupo Carolo, one of Mexico City’s most prominent restaurant groups, and specializes in house-made tortillas, mole, and Mexico-sourced tequilas + mezcals.

Austin is the restaurant’s second-ever US location, which opened on Monday, April 24. We tried it for ourselves, and here are our must-try dishes.

  • Ahi Tuna Tostadas, which come with piled with crispy leeks, chipotle aioli, soy vinaigrette, and avocado
  • Queso Fundido Con Chorizo, complete with fresh corn and flour tortillas for scooping
  • Truffle Esquites — your favorite street corn, but add truffles
  • Chicken Mole Enchiladas, topped with the restaurant’s signature mole — these are a must
  • Tres Leches, served as a mini cake, topped with torched meringue and dulce de leche

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