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Yelp’s ‘hottest new restaurant’ in Texas is NOT in Austin. Not even close

If you’re in Austin, you’re about an eight-hour drive away from what Yelp has named the “hottest new restaurant” in Texas.

"El Paso got the number one restaurant in Texas, I'm like 'What Mexican restaurant is it?'" El Paso Yelp community ambassador Lisa Hernandez told KVIA

READ: People can’t believe nopales being called ‘hottest food trend of 2018’

But El Pasoans might be surprised to hear the honor was bestowed to a Vietnamese joint. 

Viet Restaurant boasts the title, which was “based on a formula that takes into account the number of reviews and star ratings” awarded to a restaurant whose Yelp account was created during 2017. 

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Viet offers a spread of traditional Vietnamese dishes and has five out of five stars on Yelp with 86 reviews. 



Khalid and now this? What trendy new thing will Texas pull out of its western pocket next?

If you’re looking for a good Vietnamese meal without the drive, check out one of these Austin options.

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