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Best Austin Cheap Eats

Where can you go for a good-quality meal that won't break the bank? Gather the change out of your piggy bank and sofa cushions and take it to one of GAYOT's selections for the best cheap eats.

Central Market Cafe American
Quick Bite
Central Park Shopping Center
4001 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756
Al fresco eats inspired by gourmet groceries. More...

East Side King Thai-Kun Thai
Quick Bite
1816 E. Sixth St.
Austin, TX 78702

Chef-driven Thai food truck in Austin's East Side. More...

Evangeline Cafe Cajun
Brodie Plaza
8106 Brodie Ln.
Austin, TX 78745
Laid-back South Austin spot for affordable, home-style Cajun classics and unique house specialties. More...

Guantanamera Cuban
Cannon West Shopping Center
6800 West Gate Blvd., Ste. 112
Austin, TX 78745

Authentic Cuban cuisine and cocktails in an unexpected rincon (hiding corner). More...

Ramen Tatsu-ya Japanese
Quick Bite
8557 Research Blvd., Ste. 126
Austin, TX 78758

Lines form early to savor the Japanese soul food at this authentic Kyushu-style noodle house. More...

Ramen Tatsu-ya Japanese
Quick Bite
1234 S. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78704

Austin’s favorite noodle house cures a need for a ramen fix. More...

Tarka Indian Kitchen Indian
Quick Bite
Sunset Valley Homestead Shopping
5207 Brodie Ln.
Austin, TX 78745
Successful Austin restaurateurs take their fine dining Indian cuisine and present it in a quick, counter service format. More...

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