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New neighborhood Mexican restaurant spices up this Austin food corridor

Neighborhood Mexican restaurant spices up this Austin food corridor

Eldorado Cafe restaurant
Eldorado will serve Mexican-inspired comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Photo courtesy of Eldorado Cafe
Eldorado Cafe restaurant
Look forward to a mix of classic taqueria dishes and chef-inspired creations. Photo courtesy of Eldorado Cafe
Eldorado Cafe restaurant
The menu also features a host of vegetarian/vegan sides. Photo courtesy of Eldorado Cafe
Eldorado Cafe restaurant
Eldorado Cafe restaurant
Eldorado Cafe restaurant

A new Mexican cafe is set to start cooking in Allandale. Former Tacodeli co-chef Joel Fried has announced plans to open Eldorado on Anderson Lane this summer.

The family-owned and -operated neighborhood restaurant will serve Mexican-inspired comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week. 

"Fried’s menu for Eldorado Cafe is a reflection of his 28 years in Austin’s kitchens and hangouts," says a release. Expect made-from-scratch enchiladas, tortas, queso, and signature salsas, as well as selection of guisos (braised/roasted meat) and a host of vegetarian/vegan sides.

For breakfast, the restaurant will turn out Fried's take on classic taqueria dishes, plus migas and short-rib machacado. There will also be housemade aguas frescas and horchata, fresh limeade margaritas, and a full bar. 

Eldorado is expected to open in early summer 2017. It will be neighbors with the first Jack Allen's Kitchen location in Austin proper, which is slated to take over the shuttered Fork & Vine space.

Hours will be 7 am to 9:30 pm daily. In addition to table service, the restaurant will do to-go orders and catering. For now, you can sample the comfort fare at Eldorado's pop-up each Friday at Dia's Market from 5:30-7:30 pm.