Owner Juan is, well, Juan in a Million — or at least that’s what he calls his restaurant, a great Mexican food haven in artsy east Austin. Since 1981, the unique neighborhood family cafe has served up authentic yet reasonably priced South-of-the-Border fare, like the eatery’s special Migas (scrambled eggs with cheese, green onions, tomatoes, and tortillas chips). Juan, a former teacher, loves to greet guests personally, a gesture that’s warm and welcoming, just like his restaurant.

2300 Cesar Chavez St.