From award-winning bites to robot waiters: 12 restaurants featured in 2021 in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto


Some of the restaurants this year included Wise Guys – A Chicago Eatery, Texan Cafe & Pie Shop, Recuerdos Tex-Mex, and Springhill Restaurant. (Employee of the Community Impact newspaper)

Would you like to try a new restaurant near you or learn more about your favorite local restaurants? Here is a list of 12 restaurants from this year’s Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto monthly editions of Community Impact Newspaper. Read our latest issue here, and click here to learn more about local restaurants.

In Round Rock, WiseGuys – A Chicago Eatery takes guests to the Windy City with their authentic Chicago Dogs and Chili Cheese Dogs, handmade pizza and Chicago cheesesteak sandwiches.

Huahuasco Grill Mexican Cuisine in Pflugerville serves South Mexican flavors and recipes passed down from the owner’s mother. The featured dish is the Quesadilla Azteca, a 12-inch corn tortilla with melted cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, coriander, sliced ​​jalapenos, avocado, sour cream, queso fresco, and meat of the customer’s choice.

Pustka Family Barbeque, a family-run food truck in downtown Hutto, offers first-class brisket, ribs, sausage and chicken as meat dishes and side dishes such as beans, potato salad, jalapeno green apple salad and charred corn elotes salad.

The Austin restaurant group Z’Tejas has closed its Arboretum restaurant, but will open a new location for the Z’Tejas Southwest Grill in Kyle in late 2022.

At the Rock N Grill Indian restaurant in Round Rock, almost everything on the menu is cooked to order; a magician performs at the weekend; and food is brought to guests by a robotic server.

Brewpub Pinthouse Pizza has four locations in the Austin area, but its Round Rock Restaurant is the center location with the bar.

The Texan Cafe & Pie Shop in Downtown Hutto is a home-style eatery and popular tourist shop that draws diners from across Texas with its extensive selection of cakes and Southern cuisine. The restaurant offers more than 50 flavors of tarts and a customer favorite is the fried chicken steak.

Carroll Humphrey’s Springhill Restaurant in Pflugerville still serves the same cuisine as it has since it opened in 1985: catfish, burgers and chicken.

Recuerdos Tex-Mex in downtown Round Rock is known and loved for its enchiladas and friendly atmosphere. Other popular dishes are the carne guisada, the fajitas, juegos rancheros and the migas.

In Pflugerville, Taste of Ethiopia serves traditional Ethiopian dishes in a large pan in a wicker basket shared with the entire table. Customers take their food by hand with a type of thin, spongy bread called injera. Many of the dishes are the owner’s family recipes.

Opened in 2017, the Slapbox Pizzicheria in Downtown Round Rock offers an award-winning menu and signature slices on homemade batter.

This regional restaurant highlights the Polish restaurant Ziggy’s Kielbasa House in Leander, which has a menu of sandwiches, meat, pierogi and more.