Hot, crunchy chips that allow you to enjoy cool, creamy guacamole; fajitas that sizzle and pop on their wooden dishes, waiting to be nestled in a warm, fluffy tortilla; and freshly squeezed margaritas poured in frosty glasses. Maudie’s Milagro has everything we have all come to expect in a reputable Tex-Mex restaurant…and more.
Maudie’s has won numerous awards over the years for its Tex-Mex food and fresh-squeezed margaritas. With five successful city restaurants, Maudie’s has become a true tradition in Austin.
With a few good friends in tow, I visited Maudie’s on a chilly Thursday night. We sat outside on the balcony, with heaters humming above us, and ordered a round of the restaurant’s famous margaritas. The drinks arrived in a glass the size of a small fish bowl; a slice of lime, the salted rim, and long straw added the finishing touches. I’m not sure I’ve had a margarita that hit the spot quite like Maudie’s margaritas did.
I shared Maudie’s “Fajitas for Two” with a friend, and my eyes came out of their sockets when I saw the amount of meat Maudie’s assumed two people could eat (oh, did they overshoot that). The mound of meat simmered alongside the steaming corn and flour tortillas, the heap of shredded cheese, the fist-size balls of sour cream and guacamole, and the fourteen-inch plate of rice and refried beans. Realistically, the dish could have fed at least three or four hungry individuals (the leftovers are still in my refrigerator).
I’d love to go into detail about the Tres Leches cake we had for dessert, but I feel it’d be cruel and unusual punishment for those reading this to picture the alluring confection and not have immediate access to it. You’ll have to go to Maudie’s and see for yourself.
Oh, how I loved eating at Maudie’s Milagro. The only bad thing about this wonderful place is that you leave 5-10 pounds heavier than when you arrived from eating every distinctively delicious bite.
Sundays-Wednesdays… 9:00am – 9:30pm
Thursdays… 9:00am – 10:00pm Thursday
Fridays and Saturdays… 9:00am – 10:30pm
Address and Contact Information:
3801 N. Capital of TX Hwy.
Austin, TX 78746