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Austin, Texas: Taco Tour

What’s a visit to Austin without some tacos? Answer: nothing. You cannot visit this city without eating a few. When we were planning our Austin trip, we absorbed as many recommendations as possible. And what was the result? Something I like to call, Taco Tourism. Here were some of our spots…


Various Locations

TacoDeli has a few locations around the city and is the perfect go-to taco spot for a quick bite and a long list of options. Situated more like a fast-casual restaurant, pick a taco from each section of the menu, grab all the salsa samples available, and chow down.

What did we eat? Jamón el Suavecito, El Picosito, Pork Al Pastor, and Huevos Ahogados

Guero’s Taco Bar

1412 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

One of the most famous spots to grab a taco in Austin, you have two options when visiting Guero's. First option is making a reservation at their restaurant and sitting down to a menu of good taco (and other classic) choices. Another great option? The garden. The garden is right next to Guero's, with a bumpin' bar, a stage, picnic tables, and most importantly, a place to grab some bite sized tacos and chips & salsa. We sat down with some delicious and filling tacos, listened to some live music, and went back for some complimentary homemade chips and salsa. It was gorgeous outside and totally the choice of the day.

What did we eat? Al Pastor Taco, Chicken Al Carbon, Chips & Salsa

Torchy’s Tacos

Various Location

A fan favorite. Honestly, when I posted a picture of Torchy’s on Meat on Her Bones Instagram account during our stay, I got a quick influx of DM’s filled with excitement, suggestions, and - let’s be honest - jealousy. Anyone who’s done Austin right has visited one of the Torchy’s locations. Definitely make this spot a priority.

What did we eat? Brushfire Taco, Democrat, Trailer Park

Las Trancas Taco Stand

1210 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Austin also has some excellent, excellent, taco trucks. Known for its food truck scene, I would say visiting a few during your trip is an absolute must. Las Trancas has a simple menu, but definitely delivers. We got some amazing, genuinely authentic tacos while sitting in the sun on the picnic tables that take up their lot.

What did we eat? Pork Carnitas and Campechano

Veracruz All Natural Food Truck

2505 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702

Also a pretty popular food truck in Austin, expect great tacos here, but also a wait. When we arrived, the line was long. About 40 minutes at least. We ordered some chips and salsa to chow down on while we waited for our tacos to come. They were great though! Definitely a good taco truck option if you’re on the east side of the city.

What did we eat? Cactus and Chorizo, Chips & Salsa

Other Taco Recommendations: Tacos Guerrero, Taco Shack, Turf & Surf

to plan your whole food filled trip!

Any suggestions? Let us know!

Written & Photographed by Emi Lungmus

Edited by Anna McCarthy


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