Mark Strüb has happily called Austin home for 10 whole years. While that doesn’t make him a native, he feels it gives him sufficient rights to the popular Austinite catch-phrase “I remember when…” In addition to talking about the unpaved used car lot that gave way to Whole Foods' World Headquarters, he enjoys Alamo Drafthouse, dining outdoors, shopping and traveling. But nothing brings Mark greater joy than spending quality time with his 5 year old son, Jack, at their home in Hyde Park. Mark has a B.S. in Radio-TV-Film from UT and makes his living helping people buy and sell homes.


May 23, 2010

Who Knows Julio's?

Category: Mexican

4230 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751
Hyde Park
(512) 452-1040

I love Julios. It helps that I love Hyde Park. Julios and Hyde Park go together. Period.

This is the kind of place that I can stumble into on weekend morning for a little hair of the dog or just as naturally meet a business associate on a weekday morning for a productive meeting over coffee and a yummy breakfast taco.

I have never loved that they are a cash-only establishment. I'm the type that RARELY (almost never) carries cash on me. Therefore, I have to make a special stop at the ATM before heading over. But that doesn't stop me. I would go there even more often if they accepted plastic payments, but I frequent
Julios for many reasons anyway including, but not limited to:
  • I LOVE Mexican food. I could eat it 3 times per day; sometimes I do.
  • Brunch is my favorite meal. Brunch here is great, and served late.
  • Migas
  • Chicken Nachos
  • Stella
  • Patio
  • Transcendent atmosphere [no regard for socioeconomic status]
I love living in Hyde Park for many reasons, but a huge part of it is all of the restaurants within walking distance of my house. Of all of those eateries-
Julios is the one I value most.

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