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It's no exaggeration to call Matt's El Rancho an Austin institution. The restaurant's one of the city's real Tex-Mex pioneers: Matt and Janie Martinez opened it back in 1952 entirely on their own, and their make-everything-from-scratch approach still defines the El Rancho routine.

Fresh-made tortillas and some unreal in-house sauces and dips--including the famous Bob Armstrong, a devilish blend of chile con queso, guacamole, and taco meat--make all the difference when it comes to flavor. Plus Matt's martinis, mixed with fresh-squeezed lime juice, are worth their own visit. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner--there's always Tex-Mex goodness going on at Matt's El Rancho.

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