5 places in Austin to find elotes, mangonadas and other Mexican street foods

It’s not all tacos. The sour, salty, sweet and spicy flavors (usually together, all at once) of Mexican street food can be found all around Austin. 

Whether you’re looking to try something new, or yearning for familiar flavors, elotes, mangonadas, raspas, papas locas, every fruit you can name covered in chili and lime and other “Mexican fast food” staples can be found here:

1. Hay Elotes 2214 E. 7th Street

Hay Elotes smells like you’re inside an Edible Arrangement. It’s narrow, counter-service setup is both welcoming and overwhelming. How do you choose between a mangonada wrapped in sour candy and an entire half watermelon filled with other fruits, chile, chamoy and lime juice? You don’t. You get the “sour Hot Cheetos” topped with pickles, lime and hot sauce. They also have corn dusted in Hot Cheetos. 

A mere cup cannot contain the Mango Explosion! *maniacal laugh*

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My lunch hot Cheetos,pickles,tagin,and lime

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2. Crazy Fruits 6100 Riverside Drive #104, 729 E. Slaughter Lane

That fruit IS crazy. Whole candied chamoy apples, perfect for slicing and sharing. Also, Hot Cheetos and cheese, perfect for not sharing. You can get salchipulpos (fries topped with sausage, cheese and ketchup) here along with less-snacky tortas and burgers. 

3. Elotes Fanny 6800 Berkman Drive, 408 E. Rundberg Lane 

Corn, corn, corn. In a cup or on the cob, but always con todo: mayo, butter, crema, queso fresco. What sets Elotes Fanny apart is a “secret recipe” (i.e. special homemade salsas) and their strict use of fresh corn. 

GET IN MY MOUTH #iloveyou #elotesporvida

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4. Fruttilandia 2410 E. Riverside Drive Unit 9, Building H

All your staple prepared fruit offerings, aguas frescas and ice cream flavors like rompope and rum. If you’re looking for something savory, opt for a chicharron preparado or pickles with chile and lime. You can also get “pepino splits,” which aren’t the least bit like their banana counterparts.

the way to my heart

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5. Picosso 2410 E. 7th St.

Picosso has a lot of the same offerings as the brick-and-mortars above, except it’s a truck. Straightforward fruit cups without having to walk through a door.  

It's so sunny & warm out!! ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒด had to celebrate with a delicious mangonada ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ˜ #eatlocal

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