Scrumptious food, fine wine, and great coffee. South Lamar is a trendy neighborhood with plenty of restaurants, lounges, and bars. It is located five minutes away from downtown and close to hiking or biking trails as well as parks around Barton Springs.
South Lamar has everything. From newly opened restaurants that showcase unique and local dishes, upgraded amenities, clubs, boutiques, and the thriving music scene, what more can you ask for in this area? They’ve got it all here! Bring your friends or family to these best South Lamar restaurants that you should seriously visit!
801 S Lamar Blvd
Opened in 2003 by James Beard Award Winner, Chef Tyson Cole, Uchi is Austin’s treasured restaurant that brings a non-traditional style of Japanese cuisine. One of their must-tries are the Wagyu Torch-Seared Beef and Sake Toro Salmon Belly. They offer more outstanding dishes that your palate will definitely love. Daily Sake Socials are from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. So bring a date, some friends, or your family to enjoy delicious dishes in Uchi.
2. Odd Duck
1201 S Lamar Blvd
Odd Duck envisions all things Southern. They serve delicious lunch and dinner as well as beers and cocktails. On Sundays, take your family or friends out for a brunch in the area. They locally source their ingredients for their dishes from farm to table. Hospitality, a warm ambiance with a touch of home are some of the things to expect as you visit the restaurant.
2115 S Lamar Blvd
South Lamar District
Definitely one of our favorites is Loro. Owned by the award-winning chefs and pitmaster in Austin, Chef Tyson Cole and Aaron Franklin. Take a bit of the amazing Texas-Asian BBQ fusion. Don’t forget to grab their sides and some really good craft beer! The area has both an ample indoor and outdoor seating where pets are welcome. Our Loro Austin Review will tell you more about our experience so you should definitely check that out too!
4. Mandala Kitchen and Bar
1100 S Lamar Blvd
Looking for a Vietnamese - Thai restaurant in the area? You should check out Mandala Kitchen and Bar. Mandala is a modern Vietnamese and Thai casual fine-dining kitchen that has been conceptualized by their Head Ches, Kieu Pham with partner Dang Tran. The flavors come from her mother’s kitchen combining with her family’s delicious recipes with her own flair. Don’t miss out on their mango sticky rice and Vietnamese Chicken Curry!
5. Matt’s El Rancho
2613 S Lamar Blvd
South Lamar District
This classic and original Tex-Mex restaurant as served Austin locals and visitors since 1952. Started as a family business by Matt and his family, they offer delicious food and traditional service that is hard to come by in today’s time. Matt’s El Rancho also hosts special occasions such as birthdays, family reunions, and more. When you stop for a visit, don’t forget to try some of their Bob’s Legendary Queso that everyone loves! The place is always packed so be there early or get ready to wait!