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Brunch Up This Sunday at El Naranjo

03.07.2014 by: Travis Sandoval
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Not only is Rainey Street a great place to grab a beer or a cocktail, the strip offers plenty of options to dine out with both casual and more upscale eateries all within steps of each other. If you're already on the hunt for Sunday brunch, you should consider the traditional Mexican cuisine of El Naranjo.

Created by husband and wife team Iliana de la Vega and Ernesto Torrealba, El Naranjo melds both of their respective talents: Iliana's flare for traditional Mexican cooking and Ernesto's background in architecture. The restaurant's exterior with modern desert landscaping framing an adorable yellow house sets the tone for what's to come. Inside, the dining rooms are spacious and decorated with modern touches. It's the perfect setting for noshing on their delicious plates.

El Naranjo pan dulce

You won't be able to stay away from the pan dulce.

You'll definitely want to start your meal off with one of their pan dulces, interesting takes on the typical Mexican bakery treats. Also keep in mind that this isn't TexMex and so your meals might differ from the usual Austin fare. Try Vuelve a la Vida, the newest addition to their brunch menu, a mix of seafood in a cocktail sauce and topped with avocado. The Tacos Dorados are another amazing choice but look more like what Austinites might recognize as flautas. You can get these filled with either chicken or potatoes. If you're nursing a hangover from the night before, you'll do well to fill up with the Chilaquiles con Crema y Queso.

 El Naranjo Vuelve a la Vida 

Vuelve a la Vida - a new brunch plate.

  El Naranjo tacos dorados  

Tacos Dorados smothered in creamy avocado salsa.

El Naranjo omlette

Omelette filled with huitlacoche, rajas, and hongos.

El Naranjo chilequiles

Make sure you have plenty of room for the Chilaquiles con Crema y Queso.

This Sunday, choose a brunch a spot that veers a little from the usual. Your stomach will thank you.

{El Naranjo Official Website}

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