Several new restaurants opened in the Lake Travis-Westlake area in 2023.

Finery and Cake

Finery and Cake, owned by Julie Kuney and Lauren Weinberg, has a bakery menu that includes party desserts, wedding cakes and custom cookies. The shop also offers gifts, home decor and design consultations on its retail side.Tulum Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar

Tulum Mexican Restaurant And Tequila Bar has a large menu of traditional Mexican dishes, such as tacos, enchiladas, burritos, fajitas and more. They also offers burgers, soups and salads. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, a patio with live music, and a bar.La Popular

Mexico City-based restaurant La Popular offers a variety of Mexican plates, including ribeye fajitas and chicken mole enchiladas. Desserts include tres leches, churros and sorbet. La Popular also offers a craft cocktail menu and a variety of agave spirits to choose from. The restaurant describes its take on traditional Mexican dishes as elevated and high quality.Lee’s Kitchen and Cocktails

Lee’s Kitchen and Cocktails, a family run business, offers a variety of Asian cuisine, with the most popular dishes being a tie between the pho and the vermicelli bowl.Polvos

Austin-based Tex-Mex chain Polvos opened in its third location at Barton Creek Square. The restaurant is known for its lunch and dinner items, such as fajitas and margaritas.Moonie’s Burger House

Moonie’s Burger House opened a new location in the Quinlan Crossing shopping center, offering a variety of items, including classic and double burgers, hot dogs, nachos and salads; queso and guacamole for appetizers; and milkshakes and other treats for dessert.Via 313

Austin-based chain Via 313 was founded by brothers Brandon and Zane Hunt in 2011 with a food truck in downtown Austin. In the past decade, the Hunt brothers have opened more than a dozen stores in Texas and Utah. The shop is known for its thick, Detroit-style rectangular pizzas. The menu also features gluten-free, vegan crusts and dairy-free cheese. For those looking for a more traditional pizza, Via 313 offers a bar-style, thin crust pizza.
  • Opened May 15
  • 3944 S. FM 620, Bldg. 3, Ste. 100, Bee Cave
Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s menu features a range of smoothies, such as the super veggie Detox Island Green smoothie and the fruit blend Strawberry Margarita Smoothie. Customers can also customize their smoothies with additives, such as Vital Proteins Collagen and Whey Protein. The menu also includes food items, such as the buffalo chicken wrap, the chicken pesto flatbread, the three cheese chicken quesadilla, the chicken caprese sandwich and more.Graze Craze

Local entrepreneurs Malinee Kruasing and Jon Graham opened a franchise location of Graze Craze, selling handcrafted charcuterie boards with fresh fruit and vegetables, gourmet meats and cheeses, and other items for casual and formal events. The grazing boards can also be crafted to cater to different health or lifestyle needs.MorninGlory

A new brunch and coffee concept called MorninGlory serves classic brunch staples, such as chicken and waffles, eggs Benedict and avocado toast as well as coffee. Chef and co-owner Gabriel Chaparro opened the venture with his fiancee, Briana Balint, and Dripping Springs-based business partners Evan and Chelsea Richardson.Grill on Tex Mex

Grill On Tex Mex opened its doors in Lakeway, serving all-day breakfast and Tex-Mex staples, such as fajitas, tacos, enchiladas and nachos. The business is owned by Fidel Garcia and his wife Aida Pena.Winston’s

A new neighborhood hangout called Winston’s opened in Spicewood. The menu offers breakfast and lunch items, such as toasts, acai bowls and juices. The dinner menu features wood-fired pizzas, beer and wine. The business also has an outdoor patio featuring picnic tables, a playground and turf for kids while featuring views of the Texas Hill Country.The Well

The Well opened its third location in Westlake, offering a menu that includes locally sourced meat entrees, housemade cold-pressed juices and an assortment of snacks, cocktails and vegan options. All menu items at The Well are free of gluten, seed oil, soy, genetically modified organisms and refined sugar.Whataburger

A first-of-its-kind, digital-only Whataburger opened in Austin. The new concept, called Whataburger Digital Kitchen, will not have a traditional seating area, curbside pickup or drive-thru. Instead customers can order online, through the Whataburger app or at an on-site self-service kiosk, and retrieve their order from the exterior food pickup lockers.Petalia Brews & Bites

Petalia Brews & Bites started serving its signature boba teas, coffee drinks and pastries in Lakeway. The menu includes unique drinks, such as the strawberry cream matcha milk tea and ube taro latte, as well as foods, such as tacos, sandwiches and kolaches.Fresa’s Chicken Al Carbon

Mexican restaurant Fresa's Chicken Al Carbon opened in the Westlake neighborhood, offering dine-in and to-go options. Customers can expect to enjoy their signature cocktails, such as the Ranch-a-Rita and Hibiscus Mule, alongside wood-grilled entrees.Worth the trip

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream sells ice cream cones, sundaes and shakes with a variety of local flavors, including banana cream pie, caramel pretzel crunch, Oree-dough, strawberry cheesecake chunk and more.