Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies


The Site Committee will provide light refreshments and snacks during coffee breaks. Additionally, you will have plenty of options on campus. Check the food court in the Student Activity Center (SAC), located aside the CLA building:

LASSO banquet will be Saturday, September 17th at 7:30 p.m. at El Mercado (1702 Lavaca Street, Austin TX 78701):

The banquet price is $20. To pay it, please visit:

However, Austin is a “foodie” town, and there are many good restaurants, with good prices, too. Here are a few suggestions in all price ranges and for all tastes that are within walking distance or a short cab ride from campus.

Aster’s Ethiopian

Blue Dahlia Bistro

Clay Pit

Congress and Bar Congress

Serranos at Symphony Square

The Carillon



La Condesa

Lamberts Downtown

Malaga Tapas & Bar

Manuel’s on Congress

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill


Piranha Killer Sushi

Roaring Fork

Shoal Creek Saloon

Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

III Forks Steakhouse


Whole Foods Market 

In addition, gourmet food carts are very popular in Austin, and there are hundreds spread all over the city. You will find them set up in parking lots, on sidewalks, in groups or standing by themselves. Some of the best and freshest food in Austin is served off of these carts.

Check out all of them using this map of Austin food carts.

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    GWB 1.102
    Austin, TX 78712