Food & Drink

San Antonio Tex-Mex comes to the East Side

Mijo's interior

Driving a Spur into Austin's Tex-Mex scene is Mijo's: an enchilada-slinging operation from the family behind San Antonio's Panchito’s and Pericos restaurants that's just opened off of 11th St in the former Zandunga spot.

Mijo's children in ball pit photo

The tables are adorned with photographs of the owners' ball pits children, for which the restaurant is named.

Mijo's queso fundido

The Queso Flameado is their flip on a fundido: stringy white cheese topped with chorizo and served literally on fire, so it's the opposite of Ginobili in game 7.

Mijo's puffy tacos

The tortillas are all made in-house under the hawkish eye of the original San Antonio matriarch and served in Tex-Mex staples from enchiladas to the above pictured puffy tacos, which will help make you B.I.G.

Mijo's taco salad

There is very little actual salad in this taco salad.

Mijo's Michelada

The Michelada's tarter than usual, thanks to a dose of OJ that will be sure to have you running back.

Mijo's fried ice cream

This hunk of fried ice cream is doused in caramel and Mexican cajeta cream syrup, then rolled in corn flakes, so just like with Tony Parker's Finals performance, you can be assured that it's grrrreat!