Andes Cafe

There’s only one place in town to get roasted guinea pig, and it’s here.

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Guinea pig at Andes Cafe

IMAGE: COOPER + RICCA

Pappa Charlies Barbeque

’Cue hounds head here for pitmaster Wes Jurena’s smoked brisket, pork ribs and boudin, all available by the half-pound. But they stay for the creamy mac ‘n’ cheese and daily specials like smoked wings with white sauce.

Mandola’s Deli

“Come for a meal, leave with a story” is the menu’s mantra at this fixture, which has served old-school Italian-Texan staples like chicken parm po-boys and fried calamari since 1975.

Andes Cafe

Chef David Guerrero’s restaurant remains the only place in town to get roasted cuy—a.k.a. guinea pig, a delicacy in South America—as well as a full menu of Peruvian, Colombian and Ecuadorian favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner.