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Where to Find Your Favorite Tacos in Austin, TX

Where to Find Your Favorite Tacos in Austin, TX

When I moved to Austin a couple of years ago I immediately noticed that Austinites really love tacos. Numerous restaurants offered their take on Mexican cuisine and I'm not talking about Taco Bell eateries. I was perplexed by the signs for “breakfast tacos” EVERYWHERE.

Honestly, this place's affinity for tacos borderlines on obsession. At many restaurants, tacos are frequently just one type of menu offering amongst many, more hearty, Tex-mex staples like the burrito or quesadilla. Not in Austin.

Want to start a fight here? Forget bringing up politics or religion ― just simply announce you just had “the best breakfast taco at…,” and every person nearby will chime in and explain why THOSE aren't the best, and continue on making the case for their favorite. Austinites do not mess around when it comes to this heated subject. Initially, Austin's love for the taco puzzled me.

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That was then, this is now. Over the last 2 years I have eaten more tacos than I have the previous 37 years I have inhabited this planet. I wish this was an exaggeration, but alas it it not. I've eaten a variety of tacos tacos with almost every imaginable protein and ethnic spin. I've eaten tacos off trucks, eaten them at a devil-themed restaurant, at a “deli” that only serves tacos, and many more places. While I cannot proclaim myself a taco “expert”, I can share with you my humble opinion on where to find a good taco.

Where to go for a fish taco
The best fish taco I have ever had is easily the Ahi Tuna Taco at Turf 'n Surf Poboys. There are a few of these food trucks around ATX and now a couple of brick and mortars in the area as well. It gives you big pieces of high quality sashimi grade Ahi tuna and lightly sear the outsides with a Cajun spice. It is then dressed simply with a spring mix, onions, tomatoes, and dressing. Don't let the simplicity fool you ― its the quality of the fish that makes the Turf n Surf's fish taco my favorite.

Where to go for an indulgent taco

Torchy's “Secret” menu tacos are where I go when I want to fall into a food coma. These tacos almost all have the famous Torchy's queso and/or bacon added to what are already stacked tacos. My personal favorite is the Trailer Park “Hilbilly style.” Imagine fried chicken, chorizo, bacon, ranch dressing, queso, and more piled on a flour tortilla. This isn't like any other “taco” you've had, but to be fair, if you want to live past 45 you can't eat this too often anyway.

Where to go for a fusion taco
Often imitated, but never perfectly duplicated, is Chi'lantro's “fusion” tacos. Its Korean BBQ taco with beef bulgogi, kimchi, sauce, onions, and romaine lettuce create a magnificent contrast of flavors and textures that are nothing short of spectacular. Definitely order kimchi fries as your side, trust me neither of these will disappoint.

Where to go for a migas taco
Veracruz All Natural's tacos have several food trucks in the area, but it recently opened a brick and mortar in Round Rock I've already been there a number of times. All of its tacos are great, but the migas taco is in a league of its own. With eggs, tortilla chips, avocado, pico de gallo, and cheese on your choice of a corn or flour tortilla, this taco may sound too simple to be good, but trust me it is.

Where to go for a fast food crunchy taco
Now I'm from the Midwest originally, so every once in awhile I want a “crunchy” taco. Many from ATX don't share my affinity, but for those who do there are still a number of places to choose from. National and regional chains abound, but there is only one place I would recommend, Taco Bueno. This regional chain serves good quality “fast food.” Its taco meat is ALL meat and it's consistently good. There are two locations in ATX metro, one in Round Rock, and one in Slaughter.

Where to go for a unique taco
When I want to try something new and tasty, but still true to traditional Mexican flavors, I always head to Tacodeli. The tacos here are always exciting in terms of flavors and textures. Adobo, Achiote, and Mole are just a few of the options out of the great selection of tacos here. Remember its only open through lunch, so get there early. I love the Cowboy Taco, which is a dry rubbed beef tenderloin taco, with grilled corn, caramelized onions, roasted peppers, guacamole, and queso fresco. That said, you can't go wrong at this place. I've tried ten to twelves varieties here and enjoyed them all.

Where to go for a “authentic” taco
Everyone has a food truck, trailer, or hole in the wall place they swear has the best “authentic” tacos. My place of choice is Taquito Aviles, a food trailer just east of Lamar on Braker. This place serves lengua (beef tongue), chiva (goat,) and much more. I love goat meat and this place gives me the opportunity to have it as often as I choose. The owner is often working the counter and always greets us with a hearty hello. The shrimp tacos are also delicious, the spicy cream sauce it uses is legit!

Where to go for a breakfast taco
Just kidding, I will not name such a place. I have no desire to be locked into endless arguments over one paragraph. Nor do I want to be sent all over ATX to every food truck, gas station, and obscure strip mall taqueria to verify this opinion. Let me just tell you that if you're here, and unsure where to go, just ask around and you will immediately be surrounded by a minimum of five people who will send you in the right direction, all while arguing with one another.

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You’re not eating right if you’re not eating tacos while visiting Austin. From taquerias to taco trucks, there’s no shortage of spots to indulge in one of Austin’s favorite foods. And you can dine on them all day, from breakfast to late night. Here’s a roundup of some of our town’s top tacos.


Freakin Vegan Wheat Taco. Courtesy of Tacodeli.

BREAKFAST TACOS

Tacodeli locations can be found all over Austin, but the original began as a little taqueria tucked away near the Barton Springs Greenbelt. Start your day with The Otto, a house favorite that wraps organic refried black beans, double bacon, avocado and jack cheese in a corn tortilla laced with Tacodeli’s award-winning salsa. Takeout and patio dining available.

At Maria’s Taco Xpress, come for the breakfast specials (like the fajita beef taco) and stay for the free live music. Maria’s is known for its fun events held in the spirit of keeping Austin weird, from the Sunday afternoon Hippie Church with its rousing gospel music, to games of Big Boobie Bingo, held the first Tuesday of the month. Takeout and patio dining available.

Stop by the El Primo food truck on South First Street and get your fill of a good, basic egg, cheese and meat breakfast taco. Meat choices include bacon, migas ham, sausage and spicy chorizo. Add in extras like beans and avocado and make it a morning feast. Takeout and picnic tables available.

Open since 1962, Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop serves breakfast all day in the time-honored tradition of an old-school diner. Load up on the Miga Taco Con Todo, stuffed with eggs, corn chips, tomatoes, onions, cheese and jalapeños. Curb-side and drive-in ordering available.

The family-run Marcelino’s draws a faithful breakfast taco crowd with its wide-ranging menu choices. A popular option is the papa ranchera folded with Marcelino’s spicy potatoes, eggs, cheese and crumbled bacon. Takeoutਊvailable.


Valentina&aposs Tex Mex BBQ. Credit Rose McIntyre.

LUNCH TACOS

Vaquero Taquero is known for its street-style tacos, served by a brother-and-sister team from their new Central Austin brick and mortar location. Order the signature taco al pastor, made with flame-seared pork carved directly from a vertical fire spit and wrapped in a warm homemade tortilla, garnished with a roasted pineapple slice, cilantro, onion, salsa and fresh avocado crema. Delivery and takeoutਊvailable.

Torchy’s Tacos was a pioneer in Austin’s food truck craze. Today, you can find brick-and-mortar locations all over the state. Creative taco creations include the battered and fried portobello mushroom strips nestled in a flour tortilla with refried black beans, roasted corn, cotija cheese, fresh avocado and ancho aioli. Or ask for a custom taco from the secret menu. Takeout and indoor/outdoor diningਊvailable at select locations.

Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ combines the foods that Austinites love most: tacos and barbecue. Seek out this roadside trailer and belly up to the counter, where you can choose from tempting taco fillings like smoked brisket topped with guacamole, tomato serrano salsa and sea salt, all rolled up in a freshly made flour tortilla. Online ordering required, takeout and limited on-site dining available.

Veracruz All Natural was founded as a taco truck by sisters Reyna and Maritza, who honed their cooking skills working in their mother’s restaurant in Veracruz, Mexico. Fresh, organic ingredients are key to their tacos, which include the al pastor: pork (marinated in pineapple juice and chile guajillo), avocado, queso fresco, onions and cilantro nestled in a homemade corn tortilla. Online ordering required, takeout and delivery available.

Fresa’s Chicken Al Carbon prides itself on its house-made ingredients, from the flour tortillas to fresh salsas. Local pasture-raised chickens are key to dishes like the La Fresa taco, filled with achiote chicken, avocado, cotija cheese, white onions, cabbage and Fresa’s green salsa. Save room for the homemade tres leches ice cream. Takeout and patio dining available at South First location.


La Condesa. Credit Jody Horton.

DINNER TACOS

ATX Cocina is focused on clean, modern Mexican dishes. ATX processes its own masa in-house, sourcing its heirloom corn from small family farms in Mexico. Try the patos locos tacos heaped with duck carnitas, citrus mojo and cilantro salad. And be sure to order a craft cocktail or hand-shaken margarita, made with organic agaves and curated tequilas. Takeout and limited patio dining available.

El Chilito has gained a following for its flavorful vegetable tacos. The vegan Vegetal wraps seasoned zucchini, yellow squash, corn, peppers, tomatoes, onions and serrano peppers in your choice of a flour, corn or whole wheat tortilla. El Chilito tacos are best enjoyed on the colorful outdoor patio with an espresso from the coffee bar. Takeout, delivery and patio dining available.

At El Alma, Chef Alma Alcocer draws from her classic culinary training and Mexico City roots to create unique tacos like the Pato: roasted duck, almonds and pepitas. Pair it with a frozen margarita and dine on the rooftop deck with a sweeping skyline view. Takeout and limited਍ine-inਊvailable

The James Beard-nominated La Condesa offers modern dishes like the griddled Gulf snapper taco with green cabbage, chipotle mayo and pico de gallo. Add sides like the elotes (Mexican-style street corn) or a tasting of La Condesa’s complete guacamole and salsa selections. Takeout and limited dine-in available.

G࿎ro’s Taco Bar is known for its hand-shaken margaritas, salsa bar, and handmade corn tortillas and mole. Try a specialty taco like the El Jefe: beef al carbon topped with grilled corn, mushrooms, bell peppers, queso fresco and jalapeño salsa. Listen to live music in the Oak Garden Wednesday through Sunday nights. Takeout , patio and dine-in available.


Breakfast Tacos. Courtesy of Kerbey Lane Cafe.

LATE NIGHT TACOS

Step right up to Tyson’s Tacos stand and pick from a tempting array of tacos dreamed up by the husband-and-wife team of Tyson and Cherry Blankemeyer. Open 24 hours, a good midnight snack choice is the Prince taco: a rich combination of pecan-crusted tilapia with raspberry pico de gallo and a kiss of goat cheese. Takeout and delivery available.

Open 24 hours, La Mexicana Bakery is proudly run by the Becerra family. Build your own taco with ingredients that include cactus, chorizo, potatoes and eggs wrapped in daily made flour tortillas. Candy lovers will want to sample the pecan pralines flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. Takeout and dine-in available.

A late-night favorite since 1980, Kerbey Lane Cafe has locations around Austin that are open 24/7. Order the Tex-Mex blackened fish tacos, comprised of the grilled catch of the day layered with lettuce, avocado, pineapple-mango pico and cilantro-lime vinaigrette in a corn tortilla. Be sure to try Kerbey’s award-winning queso (also featuring a vegan alternative). Takeout and patio and dine-in available at all area locations.

Licha’s Cantina is known for its Mexico City-style street food and mezcal craft cocktails. Tacos are served on a skillet, and include the Lengua (beef tongue with guajillo peanut salsa) and Alambre (skirt steak with bacon and queso asadero). Takeout and dine-in available.

To satisfy late-night taco cravings, head to the Pueblo Viejo brick-and-mortar location on Brushy Street or its food truck at Cosmic Coffee. Try a specialty like the Guaca Taco, stuffed with guacamole, fresh spinach and a choice of chicken or steak. Takeout and in-person dining available.

Now that we’ve got you started with some of Austin’s top tacos, go ahead and find your own favorites by exploring the city with the help of our extensive list of tasty taco and Tex-Mex spots. And don’t miss our roundup of the 11 Essential Breakfast Tacos in Austin.


You’re not eating right if you’re not eating tacos while visiting Austin. From taquerias to taco trucks, there’s no shortage of spots to indulge in one of Austin’s favorite foods. And you can dine on them all day, from breakfast to late night. Here’s a roundup of some of our town’s top tacos.


Freakin Vegan Wheat Taco. Courtesy of Tacodeli.

BREAKFAST TACOS

Tacodeli locations can be found all over Austin, but the original began as a little taqueria tucked away near the Barton Springs Greenbelt. Start your day with The Otto, a house favorite that wraps organic refried black beans, double bacon, avocado and jack cheese in a corn tortilla laced with Tacodeli’s award-winning salsa. Takeout and patio dining available.

At Maria’s Taco Xpress, come for the breakfast specials (like the fajita beef taco) and stay for the free live music. Maria’s is known for its fun events held in the spirit of keeping Austin weird, from the Sunday afternoon Hippie Church with its rousing gospel music, to games of Big Boobie Bingo, held the first Tuesday of the month. Takeout and patio dining available.

Stop by the El Primo food truck on South First Street and get your fill of a good, basic egg, cheese and meat breakfast taco. Meat choices include bacon, migas ham, sausage and spicy chorizo. Add in extras like beans and avocado and make it a morning feast. Takeout and picnic tables available.

Open since 1962, Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop serves breakfast all day in the time-honored tradition of an old-school diner. Load up on the Miga Taco Con Todo, stuffed with eggs, corn chips, tomatoes, onions, cheese and jalapeños. Curb-side and drive-in ordering available.

The family-run Marcelino’s draws a faithful breakfast taco crowd with its wide-ranging menu choices. A popular option is the papa ranchera folded with Marcelino’s spicy potatoes, eggs, cheese and crumbled bacon. Takeoutਊvailable.


Valentina&aposs Tex Mex BBQ. Credit Rose McIntyre.

LUNCH TACOS

Vaquero Taquero is known for its street-style tacos, served by a brother-and-sister team from their new Central Austin brick and mortar location. Order the signature taco al pastor, made with flame-seared pork carved directly from a vertical fire spit and wrapped in a warm homemade tortilla, garnished with a roasted pineapple slice, cilantro, onion, salsa and fresh avocado crema. Delivery and takeoutਊvailable.

Torchy’s Tacos was a pioneer in Austin’s food truck craze. Today, you can find brick-and-mortar locations all over the state. Creative taco creations include the battered and fried portobello mushroom strips nestled in a flour tortilla with refried black beans, roasted corn, cotija cheese, fresh avocado and ancho aioli. Or ask for a custom taco from the secret menu. Takeout and indoor/outdoor diningਊvailable at select locations.

Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ combines the foods that Austinites love most: tacos and barbecue. Seek out this roadside trailer and belly up to the counter, where you can choose from tempting taco fillings like smoked brisket topped with guacamole, tomato serrano salsa and sea salt, all rolled up in a freshly made flour tortilla. Online ordering required, takeout and limited on-site dining available.

Veracruz All Natural was founded as a taco truck by sisters Reyna and Maritza, who honed their cooking skills working in their mother’s restaurant in Veracruz, Mexico. Fresh, organic ingredients are key to their tacos, which include the al pastor: pork (marinated in pineapple juice and chile guajillo), avocado, queso fresco, onions and cilantro nestled in a homemade corn tortilla. Online ordering required, takeout and delivery available.

Fresa’s Chicken Al Carbon prides itself on its house-made ingredients, from the flour tortillas to fresh salsas. Local pasture-raised chickens are key to dishes like the La Fresa taco, filled with achiote chicken, avocado, cotija cheese, white onions, cabbage and Fresa’s green salsa. Save room for the homemade tres leches ice cream. Takeout and patio dining available at South First location.


La Condesa. Credit Jody Horton.

DINNER TACOS

ATX Cocina is focused on clean, modern Mexican dishes. ATX processes its own masa in-house, sourcing its heirloom corn from small family farms in Mexico. Try the patos locos tacos heaped with duck carnitas, citrus mojo and cilantro salad. And be sure to order a craft cocktail or hand-shaken margarita, made with organic agaves and curated tequilas. Takeout and limited patio dining available.

El Chilito has gained a following for its flavorful vegetable tacos. The vegan Vegetal wraps seasoned zucchini, yellow squash, corn, peppers, tomatoes, onions and serrano peppers in your choice of a flour, corn or whole wheat tortilla. El Chilito tacos are best enjoyed on the colorful outdoor patio with an espresso from the coffee bar. Takeout, delivery and patio dining available.

At El Alma, Chef Alma Alcocer draws from her classic culinary training and Mexico City roots to create unique tacos like the Pato: roasted duck, almonds and pepitas. Pair it with a frozen margarita and dine on the rooftop deck with a sweeping skyline view. Takeout and limited਍ine-inਊvailable

The James Beard-nominated La Condesa offers modern dishes like the griddled Gulf snapper taco with green cabbage, chipotle mayo and pico de gallo. Add sides like the elotes (Mexican-style street corn) or a tasting of La Condesa’s complete guacamole and salsa selections. Takeout and limited dine-in available.

G࿎ro’s Taco Bar is known for its hand-shaken margaritas, salsa bar, and handmade corn tortillas and mole. Try a specialty taco like the El Jefe: beef al carbon topped with grilled corn, mushrooms, bell peppers, queso fresco and jalapeño salsa. Listen to live music in the Oak Garden Wednesday through Sunday nights. Takeout , patio and dine-in available.


Breakfast Tacos. Courtesy of Kerbey Lane Cafe.

LATE NIGHT TACOS

Step right up to Tyson’s Tacos stand and pick from a tempting array of tacos dreamed up by the husband-and-wife team of Tyson and Cherry Blankemeyer. Open 24 hours, a good midnight snack choice is the Prince taco: a rich combination of pecan-crusted tilapia with raspberry pico de gallo and a kiss of goat cheese. Takeout and delivery available.

Open 24 hours, La Mexicana Bakery is proudly run by the Becerra family. Build your own taco with ingredients that include cactus, chorizo, potatoes and eggs wrapped in daily made flour tortillas. Candy lovers will want to sample the pecan pralines flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. Takeout and dine-in available.

A late-night favorite since 1980, Kerbey Lane Cafe has locations around Austin that are open 24/7. Order the Tex-Mex blackened fish tacos, comprised of the grilled catch of the day layered with lettuce, avocado, pineapple-mango pico and cilantro-lime vinaigrette in a corn tortilla. Be sure to try Kerbey’s award-winning queso (also featuring a vegan alternative). Takeout and patio and dine-in available at all area locations.

Licha’s Cantina is known for its Mexico City-style street food and mezcal craft cocktails. Tacos are served on a skillet, and include the Lengua (beef tongue with guajillo peanut salsa) and Alambre (skirt steak with bacon and queso asadero). Takeout and dine-in available.

To satisfy late-night taco cravings, head to the Pueblo Viejo brick-and-mortar location on Brushy Street or its food truck at Cosmic Coffee. Try a specialty like the Guaca Taco, stuffed with guacamole, fresh spinach and a choice of chicken or steak. Takeout and in-person dining available.

Now that we’ve got you started with some of Austin’s top tacos, go ahead and find your own favorites by exploring the city with the help of our extensive list of tasty taco and Tex-Mex spots. And don’t miss our roundup of the 11 Essential Breakfast Tacos in Austin.


You’re not eating right if you’re not eating tacos while visiting Austin. From taquerias to taco trucks, there’s no shortage of spots to indulge in one of Austin’s favorite foods. And you can dine on them all day, from breakfast to late night. Here’s a roundup of some of our town’s top tacos.


Freakin Vegan Wheat Taco. Courtesy of Tacodeli.

BREAKFAST TACOS

Tacodeli locations can be found all over Austin, but the original began as a little taqueria tucked away near the Barton Springs Greenbelt. Start your day with The Otto, a house favorite that wraps organic refried black beans, double bacon, avocado and jack cheese in a corn tortilla laced with Tacodeli’s award-winning salsa. Takeout and patio dining available.

At Maria’s Taco Xpress, come for the breakfast specials (like the fajita beef taco) and stay for the free live music. Maria’s is known for its fun events held in the spirit of keeping Austin weird, from the Sunday afternoon Hippie Church with its rousing gospel music, to games of Big Boobie Bingo, held the first Tuesday of the month. Takeout and patio dining available.

Stop by the El Primo food truck on South First Street and get your fill of a good, basic egg, cheese and meat breakfast taco. Meat choices include bacon, migas ham, sausage and spicy chorizo. Add in extras like beans and avocado and make it a morning feast. Takeout and picnic tables available.

Open since 1962, Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop serves breakfast all day in the time-honored tradition of an old-school diner. Load up on the Miga Taco Con Todo, stuffed with eggs, corn chips, tomatoes, onions, cheese and jalapeños. Curb-side and drive-in ordering available.

The family-run Marcelino’s draws a faithful breakfast taco crowd with its wide-ranging menu choices. A popular option is the papa ranchera folded with Marcelino’s spicy potatoes, eggs, cheese and crumbled bacon. Takeoutਊvailable.


Valentina&aposs Tex Mex BBQ. Credit Rose McIntyre.

LUNCH TACOS

Vaquero Taquero is known for its street-style tacos, served by a brother-and-sister team from their new Central Austin brick and mortar location. Order the signature taco al pastor, made with flame-seared pork carved directly from a vertical fire spit and wrapped in a warm homemade tortilla, garnished with a roasted pineapple slice, cilantro, onion, salsa and fresh avocado crema. Delivery and takeoutਊvailable.

Torchy’s Tacos was a pioneer in Austin’s food truck craze. Today, you can find brick-and-mortar locations all over the state. Creative taco creations include the battered and fried portobello mushroom strips nestled in a flour tortilla with refried black beans, roasted corn, cotija cheese, fresh avocado and ancho aioli. Or ask for a custom taco from the secret menu. Takeout and indoor/outdoor diningਊvailable at select locations.

Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ combines the foods that Austinites love most: tacos and barbecue. Seek out this roadside trailer and belly up to the counter, where you can choose from tempting taco fillings like smoked brisket topped with guacamole, tomato serrano salsa and sea salt, all rolled up in a freshly made flour tortilla. Online ordering required, takeout and limited on-site dining available.

Veracruz All Natural was founded as a taco truck by sisters Reyna and Maritza, who honed their cooking skills working in their mother’s restaurant in Veracruz, Mexico. Fresh, organic ingredients are key to their tacos, which include the al pastor: pork (marinated in pineapple juice and chile guajillo), avocado, queso fresco, onions and cilantro nestled in a homemade corn tortilla. Online ordering required, takeout and delivery available.

Fresa’s Chicken Al Carbon prides itself on its house-made ingredients, from the flour tortillas to fresh salsas. Local pasture-raised chickens are key to dishes like the La Fresa taco, filled with achiote chicken, avocado, cotija cheese, white onions, cabbage and Fresa’s green salsa. Save room for the homemade tres leches ice cream. Takeout and patio dining available at South First location.


La Condesa. Credit Jody Horton.

DINNER TACOS

ATX Cocina is focused on clean, modern Mexican dishes. ATX processes its own masa in-house, sourcing its heirloom corn from small family farms in Mexico. Try the patos locos tacos heaped with duck carnitas, citrus mojo and cilantro salad. And be sure to order a craft cocktail or hand-shaken margarita, made with organic agaves and curated tequilas. Takeout and limited patio dining available.

El Chilito has gained a following for its flavorful vegetable tacos. The vegan Vegetal wraps seasoned zucchini, yellow squash, corn, peppers, tomatoes, onions and serrano peppers in your choice of a flour, corn or whole wheat tortilla. El Chilito tacos are best enjoyed on the colorful outdoor patio with an espresso from the coffee bar. Takeout, delivery and patio dining available.

At El Alma, Chef Alma Alcocer draws from her classic culinary training and Mexico City roots to create unique tacos like the Pato: roasted duck, almonds and pepitas. Pair it with a frozen margarita and dine on the rooftop deck with a sweeping skyline view. Takeout and limited਍ine-inਊvailable

The James Beard-nominated La Condesa offers modern dishes like the griddled Gulf snapper taco with green cabbage, chipotle mayo and pico de gallo. Add sides like the elotes (Mexican-style street corn) or a tasting of La Condesa’s complete guacamole and salsa selections. Takeout and limited dine-in available.

G࿎ro’s Taco Bar is known for its hand-shaken margaritas, salsa bar, and handmade corn tortillas and mole. Try a specialty taco like the El Jefe: beef al carbon topped with grilled corn, mushrooms, bell peppers, queso fresco and jalapeño salsa. Listen to live music in the Oak Garden Wednesday through Sunday nights. Takeout , patio and dine-in available.


Breakfast Tacos. Courtesy of Kerbey Lane Cafe.

LATE NIGHT TACOS

Step right up to Tyson’s Tacos stand and pick from a tempting array of tacos dreamed up by the husband-and-wife team of Tyson and Cherry Blankemeyer. Open 24 hours, a good midnight snack choice is the Prince taco: a rich combination of pecan-crusted tilapia with raspberry pico de gallo and a kiss of goat cheese. Takeout and delivery available.

Open 24 hours, La Mexicana Bakery is proudly run by the Becerra family. Build your own taco with ingredients that include cactus, chorizo, potatoes and eggs wrapped in daily made flour tortillas. Candy lovers will want to sample the pecan pralines flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. Takeout and dine-in available.

A late-night favorite since 1980, Kerbey Lane Cafe has locations around Austin that are open 24/7. Order the Tex-Mex blackened fish tacos, comprised of the grilled catch of the day layered with lettuce, avocado, pineapple-mango pico and cilantro-lime vinaigrette in a corn tortilla. Be sure to try Kerbey’s award-winning queso (also featuring a vegan alternative). Takeout and patio and dine-in available at all area locations.

Licha’s Cantina is known for its Mexico City-style street food and mezcal craft cocktails. Tacos are served on a skillet, and include the Lengua (beef tongue with guajillo peanut salsa) and Alambre (skirt steak with bacon and queso asadero). Takeout and dine-in available.

To satisfy late-night taco cravings, head to the Pueblo Viejo brick-and-mortar location on Brushy Street or its food truck at Cosmic Coffee. Try a specialty like the Guaca Taco, stuffed with guacamole, fresh spinach and a choice of chicken or steak. Takeout and in-person dining available.

Now that we’ve got you started with some of Austin’s top tacos, go ahead and find your own favorites by exploring the city with the help of our extensive list of tasty taco and Tex-Mex spots. And don’t miss our roundup of the 11 Essential Breakfast Tacos in Austin.


You’re not eating right if you’re not eating tacos while visiting Austin. From taquerias to taco trucks, there’s no shortage of spots to indulge in one of Austin’s favorite foods. And you can dine on them all day, from breakfast to late night. Here’s a roundup of some of our town’s top tacos.


Freakin Vegan Wheat Taco. Courtesy of Tacodeli.

BREAKFAST TACOS

Tacodeli locations can be found all over Austin, but the original began as a little taqueria tucked away near the Barton Springs Greenbelt. Start your day with The Otto, a house favorite that wraps organic refried black beans, double bacon, avocado and jack cheese in a corn tortilla laced with Tacodeli’s award-winning salsa. Takeout and patio dining available.

At Maria’s Taco Xpress, come for the breakfast specials (like the fajita beef taco) and stay for the free live music. Maria’s is known for its fun events held in the spirit of keeping Austin weird, from the Sunday afternoon Hippie Church with its rousing gospel music, to games of Big Boobie Bingo, held the first Tuesday of the month. Takeout and patio dining available.

Stop by the El Primo food truck on South First Street and get your fill of a good, basic egg, cheese and meat breakfast taco. Meat choices include bacon, migas ham, sausage and spicy chorizo. Add in extras like beans and avocado and make it a morning feast. Takeout and picnic tables available.

Open since 1962, Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop serves breakfast all day in the time-honored tradition of an old-school diner. Load up on the Miga Taco Con Todo, stuffed with eggs, corn chips, tomatoes, onions, cheese and jalapeños. Curb-side and drive-in ordering available.

The family-run Marcelino’s draws a faithful breakfast taco crowd with its wide-ranging menu choices. A popular option is the papa ranchera folded with Marcelino’s spicy potatoes, eggs, cheese and crumbled bacon. Takeoutਊvailable.


Valentina&aposs Tex Mex BBQ. Credit Rose McIntyre.

LUNCH TACOS

Vaquero Taquero is known for its street-style tacos, served by a brother-and-sister team from their new Central Austin brick and mortar location. Order the signature taco al pastor, made with flame-seared pork carved directly from a vertical fire spit and wrapped in a warm homemade tortilla, garnished with a roasted pineapple slice, cilantro, onion, salsa and fresh avocado crema. Delivery and takeoutਊvailable.

Torchy’s Tacos was a pioneer in Austin’s food truck craze. Today, you can find brick-and-mortar locations all over the state. Creative taco creations include the battered and fried portobello mushroom strips nestled in a flour tortilla with refried black beans, roasted corn, cotija cheese, fresh avocado and ancho aioli. Or ask for a custom taco from the secret menu. Takeout and indoor/outdoor diningਊvailable at select locations.

Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ combines the foods that Austinites love most: tacos and barbecue. Seek out this roadside trailer and belly up to the counter, where you can choose from tempting taco fillings like smoked brisket topped with guacamole, tomato serrano salsa and sea salt, all rolled up in a freshly made flour tortilla. Online ordering required, takeout and limited on-site dining available.

Veracruz All Natural was founded as a taco truck by sisters Reyna and Maritza, who honed their cooking skills working in their mother’s restaurant in Veracruz, Mexico. Fresh, organic ingredients are key to their tacos, which include the al pastor: pork (marinated in pineapple juice and chile guajillo), avocado, queso fresco, onions and cilantro nestled in a homemade corn tortilla. Online ordering required, takeout and delivery available.

Fresa’s Chicken Al Carbon prides itself on its house-made ingredients, from the flour tortillas to fresh salsas. Local pasture-raised chickens are key to dishes like the La Fresa taco, filled with achiote chicken, avocado, cotija cheese, white onions, cabbage and Fresa’s green salsa. Save room for the homemade tres leches ice cream. Takeout and patio dining available at South First location.


La Condesa. Credit Jody Horton.

DINNER TACOS

ATX Cocina is focused on clean, modern Mexican dishes. ATX processes its own masa in-house, sourcing its heirloom corn from small family farms in Mexico. Try the patos locos tacos heaped with duck carnitas, citrus mojo and cilantro salad. And be sure to order a craft cocktail or hand-shaken margarita, made with organic agaves and curated tequilas. Takeout and limited patio dining available.

El Chilito has gained a following for its flavorful vegetable tacos. The vegan Vegetal wraps seasoned zucchini, yellow squash, corn, peppers, tomatoes, onions and serrano peppers in your choice of a flour, corn or whole wheat tortilla. El Chilito tacos are best enjoyed on the colorful outdoor patio with an espresso from the coffee bar. Takeout, delivery and patio dining available.

At El Alma, Chef Alma Alcocer draws from her classic culinary training and Mexico City roots to create unique tacos like the Pato: roasted duck, almonds and pepitas. Pair it with a frozen margarita and dine on the rooftop deck with a sweeping skyline view. Takeout and limited਍ine-inਊvailable

The James Beard-nominated La Condesa offers modern dishes like the griddled Gulf snapper taco with green cabbage, chipotle mayo and pico de gallo. Add sides like the elotes (Mexican-style street corn) or a tasting of La Condesa’s complete guacamole and salsa selections. Takeout and limited dine-in available.

G࿎ro’s Taco Bar is known for its hand-shaken margaritas, salsa bar, and handmade corn tortillas and mole. Try a specialty taco like the El Jefe: beef al carbon topped with grilled corn, mushrooms, bell peppers, queso fresco and jalapeño salsa. Listen to live music in the Oak Garden Wednesday through Sunday nights. Takeout , patio and dine-in available.


Breakfast Tacos. Courtesy of Kerbey Lane Cafe.

LATE NIGHT TACOS

Step right up to Tyson’s Tacos stand and pick from a tempting array of tacos dreamed up by the husband-and-wife team of Tyson and Cherry Blankemeyer. Open 24 hours, a good midnight snack choice is the Prince taco: a rich combination of pecan-crusted tilapia with raspberry pico de gallo and a kiss of goat cheese. Takeout and delivery available.

Open 24 hours, La Mexicana Bakery is proudly run by the Becerra family. Build your own taco with ingredients that include cactus, chorizo, potatoes and eggs wrapped in daily made flour tortillas. Candy lovers will want to sample the pecan pralines flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. Takeout and dine-in available.

A late-night favorite since 1980, Kerbey Lane Cafe has locations around Austin that are open 24/7. Order the Tex-Mex blackened fish tacos, comprised of the grilled catch of the day layered with lettuce, avocado, pineapple-mango pico and cilantro-lime vinaigrette in a corn tortilla. Be sure to try Kerbey’s award-winning queso (also featuring a vegan alternative). Takeout and patio and dine-in available at all area locations.

Licha’s Cantina is known for its Mexico City-style street food and mezcal craft cocktails. Tacos are served on a skillet, and include the Lengua (beef tongue with guajillo peanut salsa) and Alambre (skirt steak with bacon and queso asadero). Takeout and dine-in available.

To satisfy late-night taco cravings, head to the Pueblo Viejo brick-and-mortar location on Brushy Street or its food truck at Cosmic Coffee. Try a specialty like the Guaca Taco, stuffed with guacamole, fresh spinach and a choice of chicken or steak. Takeout and in-person dining available.

Now that we’ve got you started with some of Austin’s top tacos, go ahead and find your own favorites by exploring the city with the help of our extensive list of tasty taco and Tex-Mex spots. And don’t miss our roundup of the 11 Essential Breakfast Tacos in Austin.


You’re not eating right if you’re not eating tacos while visiting Austin. From taquerias to taco trucks, there’s no shortage of spots to indulge in one of Austin’s favorite foods. And you can dine on them all day, from breakfast to late night. Here’s a roundup of some of our town’s top tacos.


Freakin Vegan Wheat Taco. Courtesy of Tacodeli.

BREAKFAST TACOS

Tacodeli locations can be found all over Austin, but the original began as a little taqueria tucked away near the Barton Springs Greenbelt. Start your day with The Otto, a house favorite that wraps organic refried black beans, double bacon, avocado and jack cheese in a corn tortilla laced with Tacodeli’s award-winning salsa. Takeout and patio dining available.

At Maria’s Taco Xpress, come for the breakfast specials (like the fajita beef taco) and stay for the free live music. Maria’s is known for its fun events held in the spirit of keeping Austin weird, from the Sunday afternoon Hippie Church with its rousing gospel music, to games of Big Boobie Bingo, held the first Tuesday of the month. Takeout and patio dining available.

Stop by the El Primo food truck on South First Street and get your fill of a good, basic egg, cheese and meat breakfast taco. Meat choices include bacon, migas ham, sausage and spicy chorizo. Add in extras like beans and avocado and make it a morning feast. Takeout and picnic tables available.

Open since 1962, Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop serves breakfast all day in the time-honored tradition of an old-school diner. Load up on the Miga Taco Con Todo, stuffed with eggs, corn chips, tomatoes, onions, cheese and jalapeños. Curb-side and drive-in ordering available.

The family-run Marcelino’s draws a faithful breakfast taco crowd with its wide-ranging menu choices. A popular option is the papa ranchera folded with Marcelino’s spicy potatoes, eggs, cheese and crumbled bacon. Takeoutਊvailable.


Valentina&aposs Tex Mex BBQ. Credit Rose McIntyre.

LUNCH TACOS

Vaquero Taquero is known for its street-style tacos, served by a brother-and-sister team from their new Central Austin brick and mortar location. Order the signature taco al pastor, made with flame-seared pork carved directly from a vertical fire spit and wrapped in a warm homemade tortilla, garnished with a roasted pineapple slice, cilantro, onion, salsa and fresh avocado crema. Delivery and takeoutਊvailable.

Torchy’s Tacos was a pioneer in Austin’s food truck craze. Today, you can find brick-and-mortar locations all over the state. Creative taco creations include the battered and fried portobello mushroom strips nestled in a flour tortilla with refried black beans, roasted corn, cotija cheese, fresh avocado and ancho aioli. Or ask for a custom taco from the secret menu. Takeout and indoor/outdoor diningਊvailable at select locations.

Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ combines the foods that Austinites love most: tacos and barbecue. Seek out this roadside trailer and belly up to the counter, where you can choose from tempting taco fillings like smoked brisket topped with guacamole, tomato serrano salsa and sea salt, all rolled up in a freshly made flour tortilla. Online ordering required, takeout and limited on-site dining available.

Veracruz All Natural was founded as a taco truck by sisters Reyna and Maritza, who honed their cooking skills working in their mother’s restaurant in Veracruz, Mexico. Fresh, organic ingredients are key to their tacos, which include the al pastor: pork (marinated in pineapple juice and chile guajillo), avocado, queso fresco, onions and cilantro nestled in a homemade corn tortilla. Online ordering required, takeout and delivery available.

Fresa’s Chicken Al Carbon prides itself on its house-made ingredients, from the flour tortillas to fresh salsas. Local pasture-raised chickens are key to dishes like the La Fresa taco, filled with achiote chicken, avocado, cotija cheese, white onions, cabbage and Fresa’s green salsa. Save room for the homemade tres leches ice cream. Takeout and patio dining available at South First location.


La Condesa. Credit Jody Horton.

DINNER TACOS

ATX Cocina is focused on clean, modern Mexican dishes. ATX processes its own masa in-house, sourcing its heirloom corn from small family farms in Mexico. Try the patos locos tacos heaped with duck carnitas, citrus mojo and cilantro salad. And be sure to order a craft cocktail or hand-shaken margarita, made with organic agaves and curated tequilas. Takeout and limited patio dining available.

El Chilito has gained a following for its flavorful vegetable tacos. The vegan Vegetal wraps seasoned zucchini, yellow squash, corn, peppers, tomatoes, onions and serrano peppers in your choice of a flour, corn or whole wheat tortilla. El Chilito tacos are best enjoyed on the colorful outdoor patio with an espresso from the coffee bar. Takeout, delivery and patio dining available.

At El Alma, Chef Alma Alcocer draws from her classic culinary training and Mexico City roots to create unique tacos like the Pato: roasted duck, almonds and pepitas. Pair it with a frozen margarita and dine on the rooftop deck with a sweeping skyline view. Takeout and limited਍ine-inਊvailable

The James Beard-nominated La Condesa offers modern dishes like the griddled Gulf snapper taco with green cabbage, chipotle mayo and pico de gallo. Add sides like the elotes (Mexican-style street corn) or a tasting of La Condesa’s complete guacamole and salsa selections. Takeout and limited dine-in available.

G࿎ro’s Taco Bar is known for its hand-shaken margaritas, salsa bar, and handmade corn tortillas and mole. Try a specialty taco like the El Jefe: beef al carbon topped with grilled corn, mushrooms, bell peppers, queso fresco and jalapeño salsa. Listen to live music in the Oak Garden Wednesday through Sunday nights. Takeout , patio and dine-in available.


Breakfast Tacos. Courtesy of Kerbey Lane Cafe.

LATE NIGHT TACOS

Step right up to Tyson’s Tacos stand and pick from a tempting array of tacos dreamed up by the husband-and-wife team of Tyson and Cherry Blankemeyer. Open 24 hours, a good midnight snack choice is the Prince taco: a rich combination of pecan-crusted tilapia with raspberry pico de gallo and a kiss of goat cheese. Takeout and delivery available.

Open 24 hours, La Mexicana Bakery is proudly run by the Becerra family. Build your own taco with ingredients that include cactus, chorizo, potatoes and eggs wrapped in daily made flour tortillas. Candy lovers will want to sample the pecan pralines flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. Takeout and dine-in available.

A late-night favorite since 1980, Kerbey Lane Cafe has locations around Austin that are open 24/7. Order the Tex-Mex blackened fish tacos, comprised of the grilled catch of the day layered with lettuce, avocado, pineapple-mango pico and cilantro-lime vinaigrette in a corn tortilla. Be sure to try Kerbey’s award-winning queso (also featuring a vegan alternative). Takeout and patio and dine-in available at all area locations.

Licha’s Cantina is known for its Mexico City-style street food and mezcal craft cocktails. Tacos are served on a skillet, and include the Lengua (beef tongue with guajillo peanut salsa) and Alambre (skirt steak with bacon and queso asadero). Takeout and dine-in available.

To satisfy late-night taco cravings, head to the Pueblo Viejo brick-and-mortar location on Brushy Street or its food truck at Cosmic Coffee. Try a specialty like the Guaca Taco, stuffed with guacamole, fresh spinach and a choice of chicken or steak. Takeout and in-person dining available.

Now that we’ve got you started with some of Austin’s top tacos, go ahead and find your own favorites by exploring the city with the help of our extensive list of tasty taco and Tex-Mex spots. And don’t miss our roundup of the 11 Essential Breakfast Tacos in Austin.


You’re not eating right if you’re not eating tacos while visiting Austin. From taquerias to taco trucks, there’s no shortage of spots to indulge in one of Austin’s favorite foods. And you can dine on them all day, from breakfast to late night. Here’s a roundup of some of our town’s top tacos.


Freakin Vegan Wheat Taco. Courtesy of Tacodeli.

BREAKFAST TACOS

Tacodeli locations can be found all over Austin, but the original began as a little taqueria tucked away near the Barton Springs Greenbelt. Start your day with The Otto, a house favorite that wraps organic refried black beans, double bacon, avocado and jack cheese in a corn tortilla laced with Tacodeli’s award-winning salsa. Takeout and patio dining available.

At Maria’s Taco Xpress, come for the breakfast specials (like the fajita beef taco) and stay for the free live music. Maria’s is known for its fun events held in the spirit of keeping Austin weird, from the Sunday afternoon Hippie Church with its rousing gospel music, to games of Big Boobie Bingo, held the first Tuesday of the month. Takeout and patio dining available.

Stop by the El Primo food truck on South First Street and get your fill of a good, basic egg, cheese and meat breakfast taco. Meat choices include bacon, migas ham, sausage and spicy chorizo. Add in extras like beans and avocado and make it a morning feast. Takeout and picnic tables available.

Open since 1962, Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop serves breakfast all day in the time-honored tradition of an old-school diner. Load up on the Miga Taco Con Todo, stuffed with eggs, corn chips, tomatoes, onions, cheese and jalapeños. Curb-side and drive-in ordering available.

The family-run Marcelino’s draws a faithful breakfast taco crowd with its wide-ranging menu choices. A popular option is the papa ranchera folded with Marcelino’s spicy potatoes, eggs, cheese and crumbled bacon. Takeoutਊvailable.


Valentina&aposs Tex Mex BBQ. Credit Rose McIntyre.

LUNCH TACOS

Vaquero Taquero is known for its street-style tacos, served by a brother-and-sister team from their new Central Austin brick and mortar location. Order the signature taco al pastor, made with flame-seared pork carved directly from a vertical fire spit and wrapped in a warm homemade tortilla, garnished with a roasted pineapple slice, cilantro, onion, salsa and fresh avocado crema. Delivery and takeoutਊvailable.

Torchy’s Tacos was a pioneer in Austin’s food truck craze. Today, you can find brick-and-mortar locations all over the state. Creative taco creations include the battered and fried portobello mushroom strips nestled in a flour tortilla with refried black beans, roasted corn, cotija cheese, fresh avocado and ancho aioli. Or ask for a custom taco from the secret menu. Takeout and indoor/outdoor diningਊvailable at select locations.

Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ combines the foods that Austinites love most: tacos and barbecue. Seek out this roadside trailer and belly up to the counter, where you can choose from tempting taco fillings like smoked brisket topped with guacamole, tomato serrano salsa and sea salt, all rolled up in a freshly made flour tortilla. Online ordering required, takeout and limited on-site dining available.

Veracruz All Natural was founded as a taco truck by sisters Reyna and Maritza, who honed their cooking skills working in their mother’s restaurant in Veracruz, Mexico. Fresh, organic ingredients are key to their tacos, which include the al pastor: pork (marinated in pineapple juice and chile guajillo), avocado, queso fresco, onions and cilantro nestled in a homemade corn tortilla. Online ordering required, takeout and delivery available.

Fresa’s Chicken Al Carbon prides itself on its house-made ingredients, from the flour tortillas to fresh salsas. Local pasture-raised chickens are key to dishes like the La Fresa taco, filled with achiote chicken, avocado, cotija cheese, white onions, cabbage and Fresa’s green salsa. Save room for the homemade tres leches ice cream. Takeout and patio dining available at South First location.


La Condesa. Credit Jody Horton.

DINNER TACOS

ATX Cocina is focused on clean, modern Mexican dishes. ATX processes its own masa in-house, sourcing its heirloom corn from small family farms in Mexico. Try the patos locos tacos heaped with duck carnitas, citrus mojo and cilantro salad. And be sure to order a craft cocktail or hand-shaken margarita, made with organic agaves and curated tequilas. Takeout and limited patio dining available.

El Chilito has gained a following for its flavorful vegetable tacos. The vegan Vegetal wraps seasoned zucchini, yellow squash, corn, peppers, tomatoes, onions and serrano peppers in your choice of a flour, corn or whole wheat tortilla. El Chilito tacos are best enjoyed on the colorful outdoor patio with an espresso from the coffee bar. Takeout, delivery and patio dining available.

At El Alma, Chef Alma Alcocer draws from her classic culinary training and Mexico City roots to create unique tacos like the Pato: roasted duck, almonds and pepitas. Pair it with a frozen margarita and dine on the rooftop deck with a sweeping skyline view. Takeout and limited਍ine-inਊvailable

The James Beard-nominated La Condesa offers modern dishes like the griddled Gulf snapper taco with green cabbage, chipotle mayo and pico de gallo. Add sides like the elotes (Mexican-style street corn) or a tasting of La Condesa’s complete guacamole and salsa selections. Takeout and limited dine-in available.

G࿎ro’s Taco Bar is known for its hand-shaken margaritas, salsa bar, and handmade corn tortillas and mole. Try a specialty taco like the El Jefe: beef al carbon topped with grilled corn, mushrooms, bell peppers, queso fresco and jalapeño salsa. Listen to live music in the Oak Garden Wednesday through Sunday nights. Takeout , patio and dine-in available.


Breakfast Tacos. Courtesy of Kerbey Lane Cafe.

LATE NIGHT TACOS

Step right up to Tyson’s Tacos stand and pick from a tempting array of tacos dreamed up by the husband-and-wife team of Tyson and Cherry Blankemeyer. Open 24 hours, a good midnight snack choice is the Prince taco: a rich combination of pecan-crusted tilapia with raspberry pico de gallo and a kiss of goat cheese. Takeout and delivery available.

Open 24 hours, La Mexicana Bakery is proudly run by the Becerra family. Build your own taco with ingredients that include cactus, chorizo, potatoes and eggs wrapped in daily made flour tortillas. Candy lovers will want to sample the pecan pralines flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. Takeout and dine-in available.

A late-night favorite since 1980, Kerbey Lane Cafe has locations around Austin that are open 24/7. Order the Tex-Mex blackened fish tacos, comprised of the grilled catch of the day layered with lettuce, avocado, pineapple-mango pico and cilantro-lime vinaigrette in a corn tortilla. Be sure to try Kerbey’s award-winning queso (also featuring a vegan alternative). Takeout and patio and dine-in available at all area locations.

Licha’s Cantina is known for its Mexico City-style street food and mezcal craft cocktails. Tacos are served on a skillet, and include the Lengua (beef tongue with guajillo peanut salsa) and Alambre (skirt steak with bacon and queso asadero). Takeout and dine-in available.

To satisfy late-night taco cravings, head to the Pueblo Viejo brick-and-mortar location on Brushy Street or its food truck at Cosmic Coffee. Try a specialty like the Guaca Taco, stuffed with guacamole, fresh spinach and a choice of chicken or steak. Takeout and in-person dining available.

Now that we’ve got you started with some of Austin’s top tacos, go ahead and find your own favorites by exploring the city with the help of our extensive list of tasty taco and Tex-Mex spots. And don’t miss our roundup of the 11 Essential Breakfast Tacos in Austin.


You’re not eating right if you’re not eating tacos while visiting Austin. From taquerias to taco trucks, there’s no shortage of spots to indulge in one of Austin’s favorite foods. And you can dine on them all day, from breakfast to late night. Here’s a roundup of some of our town’s top tacos.


Freakin Vegan Wheat Taco. Courtesy of Tacodeli.

BREAKFAST TACOS

Tacodeli locations can be found all over Austin, but the original began as a little taqueria tucked away near the Barton Springs Greenbelt. Start your day with The Otto, a house favorite that wraps organic refried black beans, double bacon, avocado and jack cheese in a corn tortilla laced with Tacodeli’s award-winning salsa. Takeout and patio dining available.

At Maria’s Taco Xpress, come for the breakfast specials (like the fajita beef taco) and stay for the free live music. Maria’s is known for its fun events held in the spirit of keeping Austin weird, from the Sunday afternoon Hippie Church with its rousing gospel music, to games of Big Boobie Bingo, held the first Tuesday of the month. Takeout and patio dining available.

Stop by the El Primo food truck on South First Street and get your fill of a good, basic egg, cheese and meat breakfast taco. Meat choices include bacon, migas ham, sausage and spicy chorizo. Add in extras like beans and avocado and make it a morning feast. Takeout and picnic tables available.

Open since 1962, Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop serves breakfast all day in the time-honored tradition of an old-school diner. Load up on the Miga Taco Con Todo, stuffed with eggs, corn chips, tomatoes, onions, cheese and jalapeños. Curb-side and drive-in ordering available.

The family-run Marcelino’s draws a faithful breakfast taco crowd with its wide-ranging menu choices. A popular option is the papa ranchera folded with Marcelino’s spicy potatoes, eggs, cheese and crumbled bacon. Takeoutਊvailable.


Valentina&aposs Tex Mex BBQ. Credit Rose McIntyre.

LUNCH TACOS

Vaquero Taquero is known for its street-style tacos, served by a brother-and-sister team from their new Central Austin brick and mortar location. Order the signature taco al pastor, made with flame-seared pork carved directly from a vertical fire spit and wrapped in a warm homemade tortilla, garnished with a roasted pineapple slice, cilantro, onion, salsa and fresh avocado crema. Delivery and takeoutਊvailable.

Torchy’s Tacos was a pioneer in Austin’s food truck craze. Today, you can find brick-and-mortar locations all over the state. Creative taco creations include the battered and fried portobello mushroom strips nestled in a flour tortilla with refried black beans, roasted corn, cotija cheese, fresh avocado and ancho aioli. Or ask for a custom taco from the secret menu. Takeout and indoor/outdoor diningਊvailable at select locations.

Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ combines the foods that Austinites love most: tacos and barbecue. Seek out this roadside trailer and belly up to the counter, where you can choose from tempting taco fillings like smoked brisket topped with guacamole, tomato serrano salsa and sea salt, all rolled up in a freshly made flour tortilla. Online ordering required, takeout and limited on-site dining available.

Veracruz All Natural was founded as a taco truck by sisters Reyna and Maritza, who honed their cooking skills working in their mother’s restaurant in Veracruz, Mexico. Fresh, organic ingredients are key to their tacos, which include the al pastor: pork (marinated in pineapple juice and chile guajillo), avocado, queso fresco, onions and cilantro nestled in a homemade corn tortilla. Online ordering required, takeout and delivery available.

Fresa’s Chicken Al Carbon prides itself on its house-made ingredients, from the flour tortillas to fresh salsas. Local pasture-raised chickens are key to dishes like the La Fresa taco, filled with achiote chicken, avocado, cotija cheese, white onions, cabbage and Fresa’s green salsa. Save room for the homemade tres leches ice cream. Takeout and patio dining available at South First location.


La Condesa. Credit Jody Horton.

DINNER TACOS

ATX Cocina is focused on clean, modern Mexican dishes. ATX processes its own masa in-house, sourcing its heirloom corn from small family farms in Mexico. Try the patos locos tacos heaped with duck carnitas, citrus mojo and cilantro salad. And be sure to order a craft cocktail or hand-shaken margarita, made with organic agaves and curated tequilas. Takeout and limited patio dining available.

El Chilito has gained a following for its flavorful vegetable tacos. The vegan Vegetal wraps seasoned zucchini, yellow squash, corn, peppers, tomatoes, onions and serrano peppers in your choice of a flour, corn or whole wheat tortilla. El Chilito tacos are best enjoyed on the colorful outdoor patio with an espresso from the coffee bar. Takeout, delivery and patio dining available.

At El Alma, Chef Alma Alcocer draws from her classic culinary training and Mexico City roots to create unique tacos like the Pato: roasted duck, almonds and pepitas. Pair it with a frozen margarita and dine on the rooftop deck with a sweeping skyline view. Takeout and limited਍ine-inਊvailable

The James Beard-nominated La Condesa offers modern dishes like the griddled Gulf snapper taco with green cabbage, chipotle mayo and pico de gallo. Add sides like the elotes (Mexican-style street corn) or a tasting of La Condesa’s complete guacamole and salsa selections. Takeout and limited dine-in available.

G࿎ro’s Taco Bar is known for its hand-shaken margaritas, salsa bar, and handmade corn tortillas and mole. Try a specialty taco like the El Jefe: beef al carbon topped with grilled corn, mushrooms, bell peppers, queso fresco and jalapeño salsa. Listen to live music in the Oak Garden Wednesday through Sunday nights. Takeout , patio and dine-in available.


Breakfast Tacos. Courtesy of Kerbey Lane Cafe.

LATE NIGHT TACOS

Step right up to Tyson’s Tacos stand and pick from a tempting array of tacos dreamed up by the husband-and-wife team of Tyson and Cherry Blankemeyer. Open 24 hours, a good midnight snack choice is the Prince taco: a rich combination of pecan-crusted tilapia with raspberry pico de gallo and a kiss of goat cheese. Takeout and delivery available.

Open 24 hours, La Mexicana Bakery is proudly run by the Becerra family. Build your own taco with ingredients that include cactus, chorizo, potatoes and eggs wrapped in daily made flour tortillas. Candy lovers will want to sample the pecan pralines flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. Takeout and dine-in available.

A late-night favorite since 1980, Kerbey Lane Cafe has locations around Austin that are open 24/7. Order the Tex-Mex blackened fish tacos, comprised of the grilled catch of the day layered with lettuce, avocado, pineapple-mango pico and cilantro-lime vinaigrette in a corn tortilla. Be sure to try Kerbey’s award-winning queso (also featuring a vegan alternative). Takeout and patio and dine-in available at all area locations.

Licha’s Cantina is known for its Mexico City-style street food and mezcal craft cocktails. Tacos are served on a skillet, and include the Lengua (beef tongue with guajillo peanut salsa) and Alambre (skirt steak with bacon and queso asadero). Takeout and dine-in available.

To satisfy late-night taco cravings, head to the Pueblo Viejo brick-and-mortar location on Brushy Street or its food truck at Cosmic Coffee. Try a specialty like the Guaca Taco, stuffed with guacamole, fresh spinach and a choice of chicken or steak. Takeout and in-person dining available.

Now that we’ve got you started with some of Austin’s top tacos, go ahead and find your own favorites by exploring the city with the help of our extensive list of tasty taco and Tex-Mex spots. And don’t miss our roundup of the 11 Essential Breakfast Tacos in Austin.


You’re not eating right if you’re not eating tacos while visiting Austin. From taquerias to taco trucks, there’s no shortage of spots to indulge in one of Austin’s favorite foods. And you can dine on them all day, from breakfast to late night. Here’s a roundup of some of our town’s top tacos.


Freakin Vegan Wheat Taco. Courtesy of Tacodeli.

BREAKFAST TACOS

Tacodeli locations can be found all over Austin, but the original began as a little taqueria tucked away near the Barton Springs Greenbelt. Start your day with The Otto, a house favorite that wraps organic refried black beans, double bacon, avocado and jack cheese in a corn tortilla laced with Tacodeli’s award-winning salsa. Takeout and patio dining available.

At Maria’s Taco Xpress, come for the breakfast specials (like the fajita beef taco) and stay for the free live music. Maria’s is known for its fun events held in the spirit of keeping Austin weird, from the Sunday afternoon Hippie Church with its rousing gospel music, to games of Big Boobie Bingo, held the first Tuesday of the month. Takeout and patio dining available.

Stop by the El Primo food truck on South First Street and get your fill of a good, basic egg, cheese and meat breakfast taco. Meat choices include bacon, migas ham, sausage and spicy chorizo. Add in extras like beans and avocado and make it a morning feast. Takeout and picnic tables available.

Open since 1962, Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop serves breakfast all day in the time-honored tradition of an old-school diner. Load up on the Miga Taco Con Todo, stuffed with eggs, corn chips, tomatoes, onions, cheese and jalapeños. Curb-side and drive-in ordering available.

The family-run Marcelino’s draws a faithful breakfast taco crowd with its wide-ranging menu choices. A popular option is the papa ranchera folded with Marcelino’s spicy potatoes, eggs, cheese and crumbled bacon. Takeoutਊvailable.


Valentina&aposs Tex Mex BBQ. Credit Rose McIntyre.

LUNCH TACOS

Vaquero Taquero is known for its street-style tacos, served by a brother-and-sister team from their new Central Austin brick and mortar location. Order the signature taco al pastor, made with flame-seared pork carved directly from a vertical fire spit and wrapped in a warm homemade tortilla, garnished with a roasted pineapple slice, cilantro, onion, salsa and fresh avocado crema. Delivery and takeoutਊvailable.

Torchy’s Tacos was a pioneer in Austin’s food truck craze. Today, you can find brick-and-mortar locations all over the state. Creative taco creations include the battered and fried portobello mushroom strips nestled in a flour tortilla with refried black beans, roasted corn, cotija cheese, fresh avocado and ancho aioli. Or ask for a custom taco from the secret menu. Takeout and indoor/outdoor diningਊvailable at select locations.

Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ combines the foods that Austinites love most: tacos and barbecue. Seek out this roadside trailer and belly up to the counter, where you can choose from tempting taco fillings like smoked brisket topped with guacamole, tomato serrano salsa and sea salt, all rolled up in a freshly made flour tortilla. Online ordering required, takeout and limited on-site dining available.

Veracruz All Natural was founded as a taco truck by sisters Reyna and Maritza, who honed their cooking skills working in their mother’s restaurant in Veracruz, Mexico. Fresh, organic ingredients are key to their tacos, which include the al pastor: pork (marinated in pineapple juice and chile guajillo), avocado, queso fresco, onions and cilantro nestled in a homemade corn tortilla. Online ordering required, takeout and delivery available.

Fresa’s Chicken Al Carbon prides itself on its house-made ingredients, from the flour tortillas to fresh salsas. Local pasture-raised chickens are key to dishes like the La Fresa taco, filled with achiote chicken, avocado, cotija cheese, white onions, cabbage and Fresa’s green salsa. Save room for the homemade tres leches ice cream. Takeout and patio dining available at South First location.


La Condesa. Credit Jody Horton.

DINNER TACOS

ATX Cocina is focused on clean, modern Mexican dishes. ATX processes its own masa in-house, sourcing its heirloom corn from small family farms in Mexico. Try the patos locos tacos heaped with duck carnitas, citrus mojo and cilantro salad. And be sure to order a craft cocktail or hand-shaken margarita, made with organic agaves and curated tequilas. Takeout and limited patio dining available.

El Chilito has gained a following for its flavorful vegetable tacos. The vegan Vegetal wraps seasoned zucchini, yellow squash, corn, peppers, tomatoes, onions and serrano peppers in your choice of a flour, corn or whole wheat tortilla. El Chilito tacos are best enjoyed on the colorful outdoor patio with an espresso from the coffee bar. Takeout, delivery and patio dining available.

At El Alma, Chef Alma Alcocer draws from her classic culinary training and Mexico City roots to create unique tacos like the Pato: roasted duck, almonds and pepitas. Pair it with a frozen margarita and dine on the rooftop deck with a sweeping skyline view. Takeout and limited਍ine-inਊvailable

The James Beard-nominated La Condesa offers modern dishes like the griddled Gulf snapper taco with green cabbage, chipotle mayo and pico de gallo. Add sides like the elotes (Mexican-style street corn) or a tasting of La Condesa’s complete guacamole and salsa selections. Takeout and limited dine-in available.

G࿎ro’s Taco Bar is known for its hand-shaken margaritas, salsa bar, and handmade corn tortillas and mole. Try a specialty taco like the El Jefe: beef al carbon topped with grilled corn, mushrooms, bell peppers, queso fresco and jalapeño salsa. Listen to live music in the Oak Garden Wednesday through Sunday nights. Takeout , patio and dine-in available.


Breakfast Tacos. Courtesy of Kerbey Lane Cafe.

LATE NIGHT TACOS

Step right up to Tyson’s Tacos stand and pick from a tempting array of tacos dreamed up by the husband-and-wife team of Tyson and Cherry Blankemeyer. Open 24 hours, a good midnight snack choice is the Prince taco: a rich combination of pecan-crusted tilapia with raspberry pico de gallo and a kiss of goat cheese. Takeout and delivery available.

Open 24 hours, La Mexicana Bakery is proudly run by the Becerra family. Build your own taco with ingredients that include cactus, chorizo, potatoes and eggs wrapped in daily made flour tortillas. Candy lovers will want to sample the pecan pralines flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. Takeout and dine-in available.

A late-night favorite since 1980, Kerbey Lane Cafe has locations around Austin that are open 24/7. Order the Tex-Mex blackened fish tacos, comprised of the grilled catch of the day layered with lettuce, avocado, pineapple-mango pico and cilantro-lime vinaigrette in a corn tortilla. Be sure to try Kerbey’s award-winning queso (also featuring a vegan alternative). Takeout and patio and dine-in available at all area locations.

Licha’s Cantina is known for its Mexico City-style street food and mezcal craft cocktails. Tacos are served on a skillet, and include the Lengua (beef tongue with guajillo peanut salsa) and Alambre (skirt steak with bacon and queso asadero). Takeout and dine-in available.

To satisfy late-night taco cravings, head to the Pueblo Viejo brick-and-mortar location on Brushy Street or its food truck at Cosmic Coffee. Try a specialty like the Guaca Taco, stuffed with guacamole, fresh spinach and a choice of chicken or steak. Takeout and in-person dining available.

Now that we’ve got you started with some of Austin’s top tacos, go ahead and find your own favorites by exploring the city with the help of our extensive list of tasty taco and Tex-Mex spots. And don’t miss our roundup of the 11 Essential Breakfast Tacos in Austin.


You’re not eating right if you’re not eating tacos while visiting Austin. From taquerias to taco trucks, there’s no shortage of spots to indulge in one of Austin’s favorite foods. And you can dine on them all day, from breakfast to late night. Here’s a roundup of some of our town’s top tacos.


Freakin Vegan Wheat Taco. Courtesy of Tacodeli.

BREAKFAST TACOS

Tacodeli locations can be found all over Austin, but the original began as a little taqueria tucked away near the Barton Springs Greenbelt. Start your day with The Otto, a house favorite that wraps organic refried black beans, double bacon, avocado and jack cheese in a corn tortilla laced with Tacodeli’s award-winning salsa. Takeout and patio dining available.

At Maria’s Taco Xpress, come for the breakfast specials (like the fajita beef taco) and stay for the free live music. Maria’s is known for its fun events held in the spirit of keeping Austin weird, from the Sunday afternoon Hippie Church with its rousing gospel music, to games of Big Boobie Bingo, held the first Tuesday of the month. Takeout and patio dining available.

Stop by the El Primo food truck on South First Street and get your fill of a good, basic egg, cheese and meat breakfast taco. Meat choices include bacon, migas ham, sausage and spicy chorizo. Add in extras like beans and avocado and make it a morning feast. Takeout and picnic tables available.

Open since 1962, Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop serves breakfast all day in the time-honored tradition of an old-school diner. Load up on the Miga Taco Con Todo, stuffed with eggs, corn chips, tomatoes, onions, cheese and jalapeños. Curb-side and drive-in ordering available.

The family-run Marcelino’s draws a faithful breakfast taco crowd with its wide-ranging menu choices. A popular option is the papa ranchera folded with Marcelino’s spicy potatoes, eggs, cheese and crumbled bacon. Takeoutਊvailable.


Valentina&aposs Tex Mex BBQ. Credit Rose McIntyre.

LUNCH TACOS

Vaquero Taquero is known for its street-style tacos, served by a brother-and-sister team from their new Central Austin brick and mortar location. Order the signature taco al pastor, made with flame-seared pork carved directly from a vertical fire spit and wrapped in a warm homemade tortilla, garnished with a roasted pineapple slice, cilantro, onion, salsa and fresh avocado crema. Delivery and takeoutਊvailable.

Torchy’s Tacos was a pioneer in Austin’s food truck craze. Today, you can find brick-and-mortar locations all over the state. Creative taco creations include the battered and fried portobello mushroom strips nestled in a flour tortilla with refried black beans, roasted corn, cotija cheese, fresh avocado and ancho aioli. Or ask for a custom taco from the secret menu. Takeout and indoor/outdoor diningਊvailable at select locations.

Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ combines the foods that Austinites love most: tacos and barbecue. Seek out this roadside trailer and belly up to the counter, where you can choose from tempting taco fillings like smoked brisket topped with guacamole, tomato serrano salsa and sea salt, all rolled up in a freshly made flour tortilla. Online ordering required, takeout and limited on-site dining available.

Veracruz All Natural was founded as a taco truck by sisters Reyna and Maritza, who honed their cooking skills working in their mother’s restaurant in Veracruz, Mexico. Fresh, organic ingredients are key to their tacos, which include the al pastor: pork (marinated in pineapple juice and chile guajillo), avocado, queso fresco, onions and cilantro nestled in a homemade corn tortilla. Online ordering required, takeout and delivery available.

Fresa’s Chicken Al Carbon prides itself on its house-made ingredients, from the flour tortillas to fresh salsas. Local pasture-raised chickens are key to dishes like the La Fresa taco, filled with achiote chicken, avocado, cotija cheese, white onions, cabbage and Fresa’s green salsa. Save room for the homemade tres leches ice cream. Takeout and patio dining available at South First location.


La Condesa. Credit Jody Horton.

DINNER TACOS

ATX Cocina is focused on clean, modern Mexican dishes. ATX processes its own masa in-house, sourcing its heirloom corn from small family farms in Mexico. Try the patos locos tacos heaped with duck carnitas, citrus mojo and cilantro salad. And be sure to order a craft cocktail or hand-shaken margarita, made with organic agaves and curated tequilas. Takeout and limited patio dining available.

El Chilito has gained a following for its flavorful vegetable tacos. The vegan Vegetal wraps seasoned zucchini, yellow squash, corn, peppers, tomatoes, onions and serrano peppers in your choice of a flour, corn or whole wheat tortilla. El Chilito tacos are best enjoyed on the colorful outdoor patio with an espresso from the coffee bar. Takeout, delivery and patio dining available.

At El Alma, Chef Alma Alcocer draws from her classic culinary training and Mexico City roots to create unique tacos like the Pato: roasted duck, almonds and pepitas. Pair it with a frozen margarita and dine on the rooftop deck with a sweeping skyline view. Takeout and limited਍ine-inਊvailable

The James Beard-nominated La Condesa offers modern dishes like the griddled Gulf snapper taco with green cabbage, chipotle mayo and pico de gallo. Add sides like the elotes (Mexican-style street corn) or a tasting of La Condesa’s complete guacamole and salsa selections. Takeout and limited dine-in available.

G࿎ro’s Taco Bar is known for its hand-shaken margaritas, salsa bar, and handmade corn tortillas and mole. Try a specialty taco like the El Jefe: beef al carbon topped with grilled corn, mushrooms, bell peppers, queso fresco and jalapeño salsa. Listen to live music in the Oak Garden Wednesday through Sunday nights. Takeout , patio and dine-in available.


Breakfast Tacos. Courtesy of Kerbey Lane Cafe.

LATE NIGHT TACOS

Step right up to Tyson’s Tacos stand and pick from a tempting array of tacos dreamed up by the husband-and-wife team of Tyson and Cherry Blankemeyer. Open 24 hours, a good midnight snack choice is the Prince taco: a rich combination of pecan-crusted tilapia with raspberry pico de gallo and a kiss of goat cheese. Takeout and delivery available.

Open 24 hours, La Mexicana Bakery is proudly run by the Becerra family. Build your own taco with ingredients that include cactus, chorizo, potatoes and eggs wrapped in daily made flour tortillas. Candy lovers will want to sample the pecan pralines flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. Takeout and dine-in available.

A late-night favorite since 1980, Kerbey Lane Cafe has locations around Austin that are open 24/7. Order the Tex-Mex blackened fish tacos, comprised of the grilled catch of the day layered with lettuce, avocado, pineapple-mango pico and cilantro-lime vinaigrette in a corn tortilla. Be sure to try Kerbey’s award-winning queso (also featuring a vegan alternative). Takeout and patio and dine-in available at all area locations.

Licha’s Cantina is known for its Mexico City-style street food and mezcal craft cocktails. Tacos are served on a skillet, and include the Lengua (beef tongue with guajillo peanut salsa) and Alambre (skirt steak with bacon and queso asadero). Takeout and dine-in available.

To satisfy late-night taco cravings, head to the Pueblo Viejo brick-and-mortar location on Brushy Street or its food truck at Cosmic Coffee. Try a specialty like the Guaca Taco, stuffed with guacamole, fresh spinach and a choice of chicken or steak. Takeout and in-person dining available.

Now that we’ve got you started with some of Austin’s top tacos, go ahead and find your own favorites by exploring the city with the help of our extensive list of tasty taco and Tex-Mex spots. And don’t miss our roundup of the 11 Essential Breakfast Tacos in Austin.


You’re not eating right if you’re not eating tacos while visiting Austin. From taquerias to taco trucks, there’s no shortage of spots to indulge in one of Austin’s favorite foods. And you can dine on them all day, from breakfast to late night. Here’s a roundup of some of our town’s top tacos.


Freakin Vegan Wheat Taco. Courtesy of Tacodeli.

BREAKFAST TACOS

Tacodeli locations can be found all over Austin, but the original began as a little taqueria tucked away near the Barton Springs Greenbelt. Start your day with The Otto, a house favorite that wraps organic refried black beans, double bacon, avocado and jack cheese in a corn tortilla laced with Tacodeli’s award-winning salsa. Takeout and patio dining available.

At Maria’s Taco Xpress, come for the breakfast specials (like the fajita beef taco) and stay for the free live music. Maria’s is known for its fun events held in the spirit of keeping Austin weird, from the Sunday afternoon Hippie Church with its rousing gospel music, to games of Big Boobie Bingo, held the first Tuesday of the month. Takeout and patio dining available.

Stop by the El Primo food truck on South First Street and get your fill of a good, basic egg, cheese and meat breakfast taco. Meat choices include bacon, migas ham, sausage and spicy chorizo. Add in extras like beans and avocado and make it a morning feast. Takeout and picnic tables available.

Open since 1962, Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop serves breakfast all day in the time-honored tradition of an old-school diner. Load up on the Miga Taco Con Todo, stuffed with eggs, corn chips, tomatoes, onions, cheese and jalapeños. Curb-side and drive-in ordering available.

The family-run Marcelino’s draws a faithful breakfast taco crowd with its wide-ranging menu choices. A popular option is the papa ranchera folded with Marcelino’s spicy potatoes, eggs, cheese and crumbled bacon. Takeoutਊvailable.


Valentina&aposs Tex Mex BBQ. Credit Rose McIntyre.

LUNCH TACOS

Vaquero Taquero is known for its street-style tacos, served by a brother-and-sister team from their new Central Austin brick and mortar location. Order the signature taco al pastor, made with flame-seared pork carved directly from a vertical fire spit and wrapped in a warm homemade tortilla, garnished with a roasted pineapple slice, cilantro, onion, salsa and fresh avocado crema. Delivery and takeoutਊvailable.

Torchy’s Tacos was a pioneer in Austin’s food truck craze. Today, you can find brick-and-mortar locations all over the state. Creative taco creations include the battered and fried portobello mushroom strips nestled in a flour tortilla with refried black beans, roasted corn, cotija cheese, fresh avocado and ancho aioli. Or ask for a custom taco from the secret menu. Takeout and indoor/outdoor diningਊvailable at select locations.

Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ combines the foods that Austinites love most: tacos and barbecue. Seek out this roadside trailer and belly up to the counter, where you can choose from tempting taco fillings like smoked brisket topped with guacamole, tomato serrano salsa and sea salt, all rolled up in a freshly made flour tortilla. Online ordering required, takeout and limited on-site dining available.

Veracruz All Natural was founded as a taco truck by sisters Reyna and Maritza, who honed their cooking skills working in their mother’s restaurant in Veracruz, Mexico. Fresh, organic ingredients are key to their tacos, which include the al pastor: pork (marinated in pineapple juice and chile guajillo), avocado, queso fresco, onions and cilantro nestled in a homemade corn tortilla. Online ordering required, takeout and delivery available.

Fresa’s Chicken Al Carbon prides itself on its house-made ingredients, from the flour tortillas to fresh salsas. Local pasture-raised chickens are key to dishes like the La Fresa taco, filled with achiote chicken, avocado, cotija cheese, white onions, cabbage and Fresa’s green salsa. Save room for the homemade tres leches ice cream. Takeout and patio dining available at South First location.


La Condesa. Credit Jody Horton.

DINNER TACOS

ATX Cocina is focused on clean, modern Mexican dishes. ATX processes its own masa in-house, sourcing its heirloom corn from small family farms in Mexico. Try the patos locos tacos heaped with duck carnitas, citrus mojo and cilantro salad. And be sure to order a craft cocktail or hand-shaken margarita, made with organic agaves and curated tequilas. Takeout and limited patio dining available.

El Chilito has gained a following for its flavorful vegetable tacos. The vegan Vegetal wraps seasoned zucchini, yellow squash, corn, peppers, tomatoes, onions and serrano peppers in your choice of a flour, corn or whole wheat tortilla. El Chilito tacos are best enjoyed on the colorful outdoor patio with an espresso from the coffee bar. Takeout, delivery and patio dining available.

At El Alma, Chef Alma Alcocer draws from her classic culinary training and Mexico City roots to create unique tacos like the Pato: roasted duck, almonds and pepitas. Pair it with a frozen margarita and dine on the rooftop deck with a sweeping skyline view. Takeout and limited਍ine-inਊvailable

The James Beard-nominated La Condesa offers modern dishes like the griddled Gulf snapper taco with green cabbage, chipotle mayo and pico de gallo. Add sides like the elotes (Mexican-style street corn) or a tasting of La Condesa’s complete guacamole and salsa selections. Takeout and limited dine-in available.

G࿎ro’s Taco Bar is known for its hand-shaken margaritas, salsa bar, and handmade corn tortillas and mole. Try a specialty taco like the El Jefe: beef al carbon topped with grilled corn, mushrooms, bell peppers, queso fresco and jalapeño salsa. Listen to live music in the Oak Garden Wednesday through Sunday nights. Takeout , patio and dine-in available.


Breakfast Tacos. Courtesy of Kerbey Lane Cafe.

LATE NIGHT TACOS

Step right up to Tyson’s Tacos stand and pick from a tempting array of tacos dreamed up by the husband-and-wife team of Tyson and Cherry Blankemeyer. Open 24 hours, a good midnight snack choice is the Prince taco: a rich combination of pecan-crusted tilapia with raspberry pico de gallo and a kiss of goat cheese. Takeout and delivery available.

Open 24 hours, La Mexicana Bakery is proudly run by the Becerra family. Build your own taco with ingredients that include cactus, chorizo, potatoes and eggs wrapped in daily made flour tortillas. Candy lovers will want to sample the pecan pralines flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. Takeout and dine-in available.

A late-night favorite since 1980, Kerbey Lane Cafe has locations around Austin that are open 24/7. Order the Tex-Mex blackened fish tacos, comprised of the grilled catch of the day layered with lettuce, avocado, pineapple-mango pico and cilantro-lime vinaigrette in a corn tortilla. Be sure to try Kerbey’s award-winning queso (also featuring a vegan alternative). Takeout and patio and dine-in available at all area locations.

Licha’s Cantina is known for its Mexico City-style street food and mezcal craft cocktails. Tacos are served on a skillet, and include the Lengua (beef tongue with guajillo peanut salsa) and Alambre (skirt steak with bacon and queso asadero). Takeout and dine-in available.

To satisfy late-night taco cravings, head to the Pueblo Viejo brick-and-mortar location on Brushy Street or its food truck at Cosmic Coffee. Try a specialty like the Guaca Taco, stuffed with guacamole, fresh spinach and a choice of chicken or steak. Takeout and in-person dining available.

Now that we’ve got you started with some of Austin’s top tacos, go ahead and find your own favorites by exploring the city with the help of our extensive list of tasty taco and Tex-Mex spots. And don’t miss our roundup of the 11 Essential Breakfast Tacos in Austin.


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