The East Cesar Chavez neighborhood business district is located on the east side of Austin, between I-35 and Pleasant Valley. One of the oldest districts in Austin, its unique character blends cultural influences from the diverse community that calls this place home. Though the City of Austin has grown and changed around it, East Cesar Chavez still retains the roots that have helped Austin flourish. For the best Tex-Mex in town, look no further than the legendary, aptly named Juan in a Million, where there’s never a shortage of music, horchata and the Don Juan taco, the largest taco in Austin. If vegan options are what you seek, try Mr. Natural, where dietary restrictions don’t mean restricting flavor; their Tres Leches was voted as the Best by the Austin Chronicle. It wouldn’t be Austin without good BBQ, and East Cesar Chavez has one of the best; La Barbecue continues to attract visitors from all over the state for its juicy pork ribs, glistening, soft brisket and homemade chipotle slaw. This neighborhood is known for promoting art and movement, with businesses like SprATX providing a safe workspace and opportunities to up-and-coming artists. East Cesar Chavez still offers all the basic amenities for residents. Hispatax offers tax and bookkeeping services for both small businesses and residents. Marfiel’s Tailor doesn’t miss a stitch with their fine European alteration and tailoring services. For those wishing to debut a stylish new look, visit Viany’s Beauty Salon, a neighborhood favorite for over 31 years. With something to offer everyone, it’s no wonder people are talking about East Cesar Chavez.
The East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Business District is currently working with Souly Austin to preserve a small-scale, friendly atmosphere, and deepen the cultural heritage of the area through beautification projects that include public art, gateways and pocket parks. The merchants association promises to build a strong, inclusive network of communication and growth between all businesses in East Cesar Chavez.