Austin’s Best Mexican Restaurants for Cinco de Mayo and Beyond

Situated within walking distance to ATX Cocina and La Condesa, La Piscina has transformed downtown’s 2nd Street District into a mecca for elevated Mexican dining. Why? Because their ceviches and oysters are fresh-off-the-boat tantalizing (just a squeeze of lime and you’re good to go); their Cochinita Pibil (pork shoulder and belly in banana leaf with rice, beans, and tortillas) is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. And if you want a bit of drama, they’ll give you the whole shebang via table-top sizzling Fajitas or Crepes Flambees loaded with fruit, Cointreau, and ice cream. Plenty of mezcal and handmade Oaxacan dishware only seal the deal further.