After much (delicious) research, I've narrowed it down to my top 8 picks. From classic American comfort food to authentic Mexican cuisine and everything in between, there's something for everyone on this list.

So whether you're a longtime resident or just passing through, get ready to satisfy your taste buds at some of the best restaurants in Elgin!

El Maguey Restaurant

El Maguey Restaurant
🗺️ 111 S Main St, Elgin, TX 78621
☎️ 512-285-4306
🌐 Website
Sunday: 8 AM–9 PM
Monday: 8 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 8 AM–9 PM
Friday: 8 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 8 AM–9 PM

First of all, the ambiance is charming, with lovely Mexican decor and friendly staff. The menu is extensive, with a wide variety of dishes that are sure to satisfy any craving you may have for authentic Mexican cuisine.

I ordered the chicken fajitas and was blown away by the succulent chicken and perfectly cooked veggies. The portion size was massive, and I had enough leftovers for the next day.

To quench my thirst, I tried their signature margarita which was flavorful and not too strong- just how I like it!

Overall, El Maguey Restaurant is a gem in Elgin that I highly recommend to anyone looking for delicious food, great service, and an enjoyable atmosphere.

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Morelia Mexican Grill, Elgin

Morelia Mexican Grill, Elgin
🗺️ 608 W Alamo St, Elgin, TX 78621
☎️ 512-285-3550
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–8 PM
Monday: 11 AM–8 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11 AM–8 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–8 PM
Friday: 11 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–8:10 PM

First things first, the ambience was inviting and cozy. The menu was extensive with a range of options, making it difficult for me to decide what to order. I finally settled on their famous enchiladas verdes, which were absolutely delicious! The flavors were spot on and the portion size was perfect.

The service was top-notch as well. Our server was attentive and engaging, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to our meal.

Overall, I would highly recommend Morelia Mexican Grill, Elgin for anyone looking for a satisfying and authentic Mexican dining experience. Plus, the prices won't break the bank!

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Little Beijing Restaurant

Little Beijing Restaurant
🗺️ 910 Lee Dildy Blvd, Elgin, TX 78621
☎️ 512-278-8069
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–9 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–9 PM
Friday: 11 AM–10 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–10 PM

As soon as I walked in, the aroma of authentic Chinese cuisine made my mouth water. The menu offered a wide variety of dishes including dim sum, chow mein and kung pao chicken. I tried their hot and sour soup which was exquisite with just the right balance of spices. The service was prompt and courteous, making me feel welcome. Overall, Little Beijing Restaurant is a hidden gem in the heart of Elgin that should not be missed!

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🗺️ 1392 US-290, Elgin, TX 78621
☎️ 512-549-4260
🌐 Website
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours

As soon as I walked in, the smell of juicy burgers and crispy fries hit me like a ton of bricks. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed. The burger was cooked to perfection and the toppings were fresh and flavorful. The fries were also top-notch, with just the right amount of salt.

But what really stood out to me was their customer service. The staff was friendly, attentive, and made sure my meal was up to par. It's no wonder why this place is a crowd-pleaser.

Overall, if you're looking for a delectable meal with exceptional customer service, be sure to check out Whataburger in Elgin. You won't regret it!

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Taquería Azteca De Oro

Taquería Azteca De Oro
🗺️ 404 S Main St, Elgin, TX 78621
☎️ 512-285-9449
Sunday: 7 AM–2 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 7 AM–2 PM
Tuesday: 5–9:30 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM–2 PM
Wednesday: 5–9:30 PM
Thursday: 7 AM–2 PM
Thursday: 5–9:30 PM
Friday: 7 AM–10 PM
Saturday: 7 AM–10 PM

Let me tell you, the tacos were mouth-watering and full of flavor. The tortillas were soft and fresh, and the meats were cooked to perfection. I couldn't help but order more than I could handle.

The atmosphere was cozy and inviting, with a touch of traditional Mexican décor that made me feel like I was transported to Mexico itself.

One thing that stood out to me was the attentive service from the staff. They were knowledgeable about their menu and offered great recommendations.

Overall, if you're in Elgin looking for some authentic Mexican food, Taquería Azteca De Oro should definitely be on your list!

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Jackson Soul

Jackson Soul
🗺️ 313 N Main St, Elgin, TX 78621
☎️ 512-229-3734
🌐 Website
Sunday: 12–4 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 12–8 PM
Friday: 12–10 PM
Saturday: 12–8 PM

First off, the ambiance was charming and welcoming, which immediately put me in a good mood. The menu was full of mouth-watering options, but I went for their famous fried chicken and mac n' cheese. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint! The chicken had the perfect amount of crunch on the outside and was tender on the inside. And don't even get me started on their mac n' cheese - it was divine.

The staff was also incredibly friendly and attentive. They made sure my glass of sweet tea was never empty. Overall, I would highly recommend Jackson Soul to anyone looking for some soulful comfort food in Elgin. It's a must-try!

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Tacos Berenice

Tacos Berenice

As soon as I walked in, I was greeted with a vibrant and colorful atmosphere. The smell of freshly made tacos wafted through the air and my mouth watered just thinking about it.

I ordered the al pastor tacos and let me tell you, they were phenomenal! The meat was tender, juicy, and perfectly seasoned.

The service was also top-notch. The staff were friendly and attentive to my needs.

Overall, Tacos Berenice is a gem in Elgin that should not be missed. So if you're looking for some mouth-watering tacos and a fun atmosphere, head on over to Tacos Berenice!

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Rosie's Kitchen

Rosie's Kitchen
🗺️ 300 US-290, Elgin, TX 78621
☎️ 512-285-6662
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 11 AM–7 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11 AM–7 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 11 AM–7 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–7 PM

First of all, the decor was simply stunning! The vibrant colors and art on the walls made me feel like I was in a trendy New York City cafe.

Now let's talk about the food. Oh my goodness, where do I even begin? The menu had so many options that it took me a while to decide what to order. But when my food arrived, I was blown away by the flavorful and succulent taste.

I ordered the grilled salmon with a side of garlic mashed potatoes, and let me tell you, it was like a party in my mouth! The salmon was cooked to perfection and melted in my mouth like butter. And those garlic mashed potatoes were so good that I wanted to lick the plate clean!

Overall, Rosie's Kitchen is definitely a must-visit restaurant for anyone who appreciates delicious, mouth-watering, and scrumptious food served in an inviting atmosphere.

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Susan Wright

Susan has a passion for helping small, locally-owned restaurants and businesses to tell their stories and showcase their unique offerings to the public. With a loyalty to her hometown of Austin, TX, Susan is committed to making sure these establishments get the recognition they deserve. Outside of work, Susan enjoys exploring Austin's food and music scene with friends, hiking in the nearby hill country, spending time in nature, and savoring every bite of barbeque she can find.