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Austin Chronicle: Bar Crawl 4 Thursday, August 9, 2012

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Austin Chronicle

by Rachel Feit & Melanie Haupt

Thursday, August 9, 2012

MH: We walked to Takoba, my favorite place of the night. The two-year-old interior Mexican restaurant was pleasantly crowded and noisy; the service prompt and friendly without being phony. I really enjoyed my mango margarita ($6.75) – though it’s not the sexiest choice, compared to a gigantic michelada ($6) or crisp white sangria ($7).

RF: What’s not to like at Takoba? Equal parts bar and restaurant, the vibe is urban, chic: every bit the place you want to be spotted. I agree the service was unpretentious. Our waitress gave good advice about the chicken enchiladas topped with mole ($11). I washed it all down with the house specialty, a mango habanero margarita ($8) that set my lips into a happy pucker.

MH: The guacamole ($6.50) was fresh and spicy, and the tacos al pastor ($9), with thin shavings of pork and nicely charred pieces of pineapple, are probably among the best I’ve had in town. Hell, even the sides of beans and rice are delicious.

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