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Birria Tacos in Austin That Will Quite Literally Melt in Your Mouth

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Tacos everyday, are we right? 🌮

If you live in Austin, chances are you’ll likely stumble upon some delicious hole-in-the-wall taco joints. However, you also might risk finding yourself with some not-so-good tacos. That being said, tacos should be the ones that melt in your mouth and leave you dreaming of that one time you had that delicious taco. Birria tacos will do just that.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best birria tacos in Austin. Check them out to learn more on what makes these tacos mouthwatering!

El Borrego De Oro has been serving Mexican food in Austin for years now. In that time span, they have gathered a loyal fan base. The menu is filled with a large selection of breakfast items, lunch tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, and other classic Mexican staples. A fair warning though, the birria tacos are so delicious that you might just devour them in a few short minutes.

🗓 Every Day | 7AM–10PM

📍 3900 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Lechuza Birria Tacos in Austin has been increasing in popularity and it’s easy to see why once you taste the yummy goodness! The whole point of Lechuza Birria Tacos is so that everyone can get their birria taco fix anytime. If you’re wondering what all the hype is about, it’s basically a stewed meat taco in a tortilla shell that’s served with a side of consommé for dipping.

At Lechuza, guests have the option of a chicken, beef, or vegetarian taco with beans and avocado. Guests can also have the option of enjoying their taco on the nice shaded patio that is also pet-friendly!

🗓 MON | CLOSED
🗓 TUE–SUN | 11:30AM–9PM

📍 3403 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

📷 Taqueria Ceibas

Taqueria Ceibas is another great taco eatery to check out in the heart of Austin. This place is known for stealing the show by offering specials like Menudo, pozole, and of course, birria de chivo (served in stew or taco form). A tip to add for all the goat-adverse, try dipping the barbacoa in the consommé. You’ll thank us later.

After you order your food, guests are welcome to enjoy tables on-site for outdoor dining.

🗓 MON–THUR | CLOSED
🗓 FRI–SAT | 7AM–3AM
🗓 SUN | 7AM–12AM

📍 101 E Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX 78753

Sabor Tapatio is another strong contender with the other birria tacos in Austin already mentioned. This South Congress trailer casts a wide culinary net, from Migas to buche to ceviche. However, if you were to get one main dish I would recommend the quesa birria taco. It is a fan favorite from almost everyone. It is filled with barbacoa de Estilo Guadalajara and is richly seasoned with beef stewed alongside earthy spices for a final product that is sure to please your cravings.  

🗓 MON | 8AM–8PM
🗓 TUE | 8AM–10PM
🗓 WED–THUR | 8AM–8PM
🗓 FRI–SAT | 8AM–10PM
🗓 SUN | 8AM–2PM

📍5604 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745

Talk about all the classic Mexican goodness. La Tunita 512 has it all; from the birria tacos, queso taco, mulita, ramen, consommé, and lots more! Out of everything on the menu, the top suggestion would be the quesabirria taco- it is a must. The corn tortilla is replaced with a crispy, plancha griddled disc of shredded Monterrey Jack cheese, topped with onions and cilantro.

🗓 SUN & MON | CLOSED
🗓 TUE–FRI | 1PM–8PM
🗓 SAT | 1PM–6PM

📍 2400 Burleson Rd, Austin, TX 78741

Hay Elotes is a little gem in East Austin that serves basically all things Mexican food-related including some of the best birria tacos in Austin. As one first enters Hay Elotes they will be filled with the aroma of spices and delicacy. It’s a powerful but also welcoming smell. They offer a pretty extensive snack menu- a yummy option is the Conchinada. It is this corn chip brand called Conchitas with melted cheese, corn, and chile served in the bag and ready to go. They have plety of other authentic-style Mexican snacks that are a must when wanting to satisfy your cravings.

🗓 Every Day | 12PM–9PM

📍2214 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Authentic Mexican street food that is worth a drive from anywhere. It is a great place to come, unwind, relax and be able to step into true authentic Mexican culture. One thing about this place that is unique is the different breakfast option items. There is one menu item that is called the QuesaBirria Taco. It is a corn tortilla bathed in the goat soup broth, tender goat meat, cilantro, onion, and cheese. Of course, Taco More does feature regular dinner items such as the classic tacos.  

🗓 Every Day | 7AM – 11PM

📍 2015 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741

La Tapatia is known for its fast service and appetizing meals. They have amazing breakfast tacos that are reasonably priced. With so many different toppings and fillings to choose from, the taco options are endless. The food portion size is also large, therefore, oftentimes many of the meals can be split into two meals. Delicious food, reasonable prices, what’s not to love?!

🗓 MON–SAT | 6AM–11PM
🗓 SUN | 7AM–11PM

📍8618 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

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Lizzy Baginski

Lizzy Baginski

Lizzy is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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