A tall Bloody Mary awaits at El Arroyo.
1624 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703
Known for catchy signs, which are commemorated in photographs along the interior walls, El Arroyo anchors the west end of the popular 6th Street downtown area. It’s almost up against Mo-Pac (Loop 1), across 5th street from the Mean Eye Cat.
I tried the Tacos El Pastor (pork with pineapple), they had very lean cubes of pork with a good about of achiote pepper flavor. Not greasy at all. My dinnermate had the tamales, which are a pain to make at home, and they were spiced in the right ways. I’d say fairly authentic Mexican fare!
The “fish” is Tilapia, including the ceviche, which is not my favorite (maybe it’s a Southern thing, it’s certainly foreign to this Canuck!) I wanted to try their ceviche but was not going to eat Tilapia. If you like it, go ahead and try it.
El Arroyo can also entertain you with live music on select evenings (check the website). I hear this is a great place for breakfast on the weekends.