My birthday was over a month ago, but my BFFs (Laura and Ashley) and I weren't able to get together to go eat dinner. We were finally able to go have dinner together last Friday. I wanted to find a place we had never been to before that wasn't too far from home (all three of us had a really exhausting week). The last thing I wanted to do after a long week was to drive in traffic to eat somewhere downtown.
A little background story on how I met Laura and Ashley. It's pretty funny actually. A year ago around the time of my birthday I decided to venture out of my comfort zone and find a new job. This was a really hard decision for me since I had been working at my then current job for 3 years and they were pretty much my family. I wanted to find a job that was relevant to what I went to college for, which was HR. I found a job and it was at a place that Laura and Ashley were working at. I was actually going to be Laura's replacement! Long story short -- none of us work there anymore... But I was lucky enough to gain two amazing friends out of the whole experience. Everything happens for a reason and the universe has a crazy way of working things out!
Fast forward to present day... I told the girls I wanted to try Tortuga Flats. I've heard about it and stalked their Facebook for yummy photos, but have never been. Tortuga Flats is in a really unexpected shopping center. It's located off of IH-35 in Round Rock by Target, Best Buy, and Third Base. I say that it's in an unexpected place because it looks like a restaurant that I would see downtown. The decor was cute & modern, they had live music blasting, and the food & drinks were legit. Definitely a worthy restaurant to try if you live in Round Rock/Pflugerville... Or if you're just in the neighborhood! They even have happy hour Mon - Fri 3pm-7pm. Yummy!
|Yummy drinks. I got the bottom left drink and it was a Pineapple Spritzer... It tasted just like juice!|
|Tacos Al Carbon|
(Sirloin, caramelized onions, queso fundido, crispy onions, molcajete, and cilantro aioli)
The black refried beans and Mexican rice were spot on as well!
Happy eatings!! :)
3107 S. IH-35
Round Rock, TX 78664