Although new upscale eateries are popping up all over the nation, it’s undeniable that the heartbeat of community and culture still finds its rhythm in the humble kitchens of affordable restaurants.
These establishments offering cheap meals are not just about economic feasibility. They are vibrant spaces where affordability meets authenticity. From the sizzle of street food stalls to the cozy booths of family-owned diners, these eateries echo the diverse narratives of culinary traditions. Here, affordability is not a simple bonus, but a commitment to inclusivity, ensuring that the pleasure of a satisfying meal is a delight experienced across the country.
"Diners are always looking for a cheap and delicious bite. To that end, Cheapism compiled this list of well-reviewed and cheap restaurants in all 50 states. We picked the restaurants after looking at reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Zomato, and recommendations from local newspapers and magazines.
This is a mix of time-tested institutions and newer up-and-comers. Each offers up a mouth-watering meal option for $15 or less before tax and tip."
In Texas, the best cheap restaurant is Torchy's Tacos in Austin:
“Torchy's Tacos has mastered the Tex-Mex taco. With locations scattered around Texas, including the original store in Austin, customers can choose from the taco of the month or more than a dozen staples under $6. A reviewer writes on TripAdvisor, ‘Extremely delicious, large tacos. Definitely a good bang for your buck.’”