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June 29, 2012



Great post! I used to live in Austin, and I'm impressed that you went to such an authentic, old-school place like Cisco's.

Richard Ewen

As a current Austin resident and frequent visitor to Paris where I have eaten at Rice and Beans ( and Rice and Fish ) I found this article fascinating. Many expats in France from the US have long lamented the lack of good Mexican food in Paris. But the new trends to hit Paris recently ( better espresso, Mexican food, and the burger craze ) have changed all that. These 1980s photos of Austin's tortilla factory and restaurant are indeed interesting. You can find many supermarket bakeries making their own tortillas now and a breakfast burrito more common here in Austin in many diets than the Egg McMuffin, often bought and consumed for the drive to work.
Not the experienced wine expert that you are, I actually prefer the Rhone Reds with much of the foods we prepare at home. You should consider sending this to the Austin American Statesman, the local newspaper here. Cicso's is still going strong. The interior has never bee updated and it is still a neighborhood restaurant.

Caleb Hart

I think this would be such a fun trip and experience! I have loved wine for as long as I can remember. My father was quite the connoisseur when it came to his wines. The correctly paired wine to any meal can make it quite extraordinary. Thanks for the pictures !

Ashlea Godwin

I was born in Austin in the 80's and grew up eating at Cisco's. My grandparents knew Rudy as did everyone. According to my grandfather who at one time worked for the Johnson administration the stories of all the political and fame connections to Cisco's are very true and thats all I was allowed to know. As for the food its still wonderfully the same and I drive 30 miles passed probably hundreds of mexican places in Austin and Central Texas just to get to Cisco's! Thanks for this post and pictures of a truly special place and time when Rudy was stil there. Although today when I go back it is still great to see the rest of his family still keeping the place just like Rudy left it! They are all An Austin Staple Family!!! We all wouldn't be the same without these wonderful people!


Thanks Ashlea !
Your comments brings back to me the moments I spent in this authentic venue in Austin, a place with a soul !

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