Skip the chaos and crowded spots! Here are the absolute best restaurants to enjoy during SXSW! 

It is finally South by Southwest (SXSW) week in Austin! This week, the most genius and revolutionary minds come together to talk tech, art, fashion, film, and more! With an endless amount of panels, conferences, music shows, NFTs, and fully immersive experiences, you might forget to eat and stay hydrated. It can be hard to choose which one is the best for you, with hundreds of delicious and diverse restaurants around the Downtown Austin area and beyond. You can literally find any type of cuisine, bars, and even the best donuts just around the corner. Like a good festival friend, Andiago is here to help you choose the best restaurants and make sure you are fed and ready to go for the next show


Get a little piece of Italy in Texas at Revue! Their locally grown and hand-made products/food will make your taste buds dance. The restaurant is a colorful, vibrant experience with the sweetest attentive staff and cute decor. Located in the luxurious Fairmont Hotel, the vibe is charming! They also offer yummy drinks and yummy unique lattes! 

What to try: Smoked Salmon Benedict and Negroni

Located: 101 Red River St, Austin, Tx 78701


From breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and all-day drinks- Caroline has got you covered! This beautiful super trendy restaurant is part of Austin’s very heart. You will only find the freshest locally sourced ingredients, the best cocktails, and the perfect caffeine boost! Their dishes are just as delicious and aesthetically pleasing as their lush green patio, both designed to embrace all your senses and comfort. 

What to try: Wild Mushroom Bolognese, Texas Mocha, and/or Signature Old Fashioned

Located: 621 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

The Roosevelt Room

This 1929yr old unique space is incomparable! This is the most incredible and award-winning cocktail bar right in the heart of downtown Austin. As soon as you walk into the bar, you are greeted and treated just like family. The Roosevelt Room is great for a quick drink or a whole night. Their staff is some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry. The curated spirits, beer, and wine can be paired with their epicurean bar food and dessert. 

What to try: Cigar Box and Epicure’s Board

Located: 307 W 5th St. – Unit B Austin, TX  78701


Need to get away from all the lines, chaos, and heat? TenTen offers you a super relaxing experience with a great earthly lux vibe. Continue making beautiful memories while eating delicious Japanese food in a high-energy urban setting and soft intimate lighting. Feed your soul with grilled meats and veggies, sashimi, and sushi that you can share while networking or hanging out with your friends. And don’t forget to pair it with the best-curated wine and beer! 

What to try: Chef’s Sashimi Selection

Located: 501 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

The Peacock

Peacock Mediterranean Grill is the boho restaurant of your dreams! Located in the equally cute Proper Hotel, get ready to be inspired. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, a bar, and beautiful views of Shoal Creek. The menu is loaded with colorful food, healthy and wholesome ingredients, and in/outdoor lounge areas that encapsulate Austin as an artistic expression. 

What to try: Oak Grilled Octopus

Located: 600 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701

Vixen’s Wedding

Keep the good vibes and colorful experiences going with Vixen’s Wedding! This restaurant is all about Goa, Indian, and Portuguese cultures. All the dishes are well paired for the hot Austin climate, using only local ingredients and spices. Refresh with cocktails while sharing a whole immersion experience of water and art. The ultimate culinary fusion and revitalize wonderland to escape the heat and recharge. 

What to try: Grilled Lamb Chops

Located: 1813 E 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702

SXSW is your time to have fun, discover, celebrate the advances and beauty in diverse industries and even human rights! As SXSW states: the most unexpected discoveries happen when various topics and people come together. Don’t forget to save all these restaurants under Guides in your Andiago app profile to find restaurants faster and to make your festival experiences fun and hassles!