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Our Favorite Taco Spots in Austin

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While Austin may be known for its barbecue, we are also known for our delicious selection of tacos! Each neighborhood of Austin offers a variety of taco trucks and restaurants that all have something to say! Find your next favorite spot when you try a range of the best tacos in Austin.

What started as a single food truck on East Cesar Chavez, Veracruz Tacos used to sell snow cones, smoothies, and traditional drinks. Veracruz Tacos now has multiple locations across Austin in various neighborhoods like Terrytown, East Austin, Line Hotel, Mueller, South Austin, and Round Rock. Check out your nearest locations for a fantastic variety of the best tacos in Austin.

📍Multiple Locations

A family-owned and operated business, Valentina’s Tex-Mex is considered to be Austin’s best spot for authentic bbq and Tex-Mex cuisine. Known for their fresh, hand-rolled tortillas, homemade salsa, and bbq procedures Valenetina’s brings a whirlwind of flavors to your taste buds. Order by the half-pound, pound, or any one of their sandwiches and the best tacos for a satisfying meal.

WED-FRI | 7:30AM-8PM

SAT-SUN | 7:30AM-6PM

📍11500 Manchaca Road

Austin, TX 78748

What started as a modest taco push-cart grew into a well-known food truck located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Austin. Eventually, Vaquero Taquero grew into multiple brick-and-mortar locations where they serve their famous al pastor tacos and many others like breakfast tacos, nopales (sautéed cactus), chicken, beef, and delicious vegetarian rajas poblano tacos! Find them on dirty 6th street and on the north campus in Austin!

TUES-THURS |9AM-9PM

FRI-SAT | 9AM-3AM

📍 603 Sabine St.

Austin, TX 78701

Selling legitimate Mexico City-style street tacos, Cuantos Tacos offers authentic tacos that you can enjoy in a few bites. So remember to order multiple! You can find some of the best tacos at the Cuantos food truck as well as tons of sides like quesadillas and charro-style beans. Find some of the best tacos from Cuantos Tacos today!

TUES-SAT | 11AM-10PM

📍1108 East 12th Street

Austin, TX 78702

For a variety of the best tacos in Austin, Tacodeli is your one-stop-shop for an assortment of great flavors. Find your favorite flavors from Mexico City sirloin tacos to their famous freakin’ vegan tacos, they have a flavor for every dietary preference. You can’t miss their homemade hot sauces to accompany your tacos!

📍 Multiple Locations

Wake up with some bomb breakfast tacos when you visit Tyson’s Tacos. Authentically one of Austin’s best taco joints, Tyson’s aims to serve up a delicious array of taco flavor combinations. They also serve tasty traditional drinks like agua fresca, horchata, and cold brew coffee!

Open 24/7

📍4905 Airport Blvd.

Austin, TX 78751

Enjoy some of the best tacos in Austin when you visit El Tacorrido, which offers delicious taco varieties. You can also find an assortment of desserts, other sweet treats, and coffee for you to finish off with! If you have an office party or other celebrations to plan, El Tacorrido also offers a great catering selection.

MON-SUN | 7AM-12AM

📍 9320 N. Lamar Blvd.

Austin, TX 78753

For some of the best tacos in Austin, you have to stop and try Las Trancas taco stand. They offer an assortment of traditional tacos like barbacoa brisket, chicharron, chorizo, al pastor, carnitas, and so many more! This taco truck is conveniently located in the East Cesar Chavez neighborhood and is accessible in the Riverside neighborhood.

SUN-SAT | 11AM-12AM

📍1210 Cesar Chavez St

Austin, TX 78702

Since 1985, Rosita’s Al Pastor food trailer has been serving Austin folks delicious and authentic Mexican dishes. Come find all your favorites like their famous al pastor tacos, which are on special on Monday nights. And for vegetarians, they also serve insanely delectable veggie tortas. You can find Rosita’s Al Pastor in the East Austin neighborhood of Riverside.

MON-THURS | 9AM-12AM

FRI-SAT | 9AM-3AM

SUN | 9AM-12AM

📍1801 East Riverside

Austin, TX 78741

Family-owned and operated business for years, La Tunita 512 is home to wonderful taco creations. Find tons of delicious traditional flavors from soft to crispy fried tacos with shredded crispy melted cheese and fresh veggies. Find your new favorite taco at La Tunita!

TUES-SAT | 11AM-6PM

📍2400 Burleson Rd.

Austin, TX 78741

Craving tacos while shopping in the Domain? Velvet Taco is just what you need! Serving freshly made taco varieties; Velvet Taco offers many of the classics as well as some alternative flavors. Try their chicken tikka masala taco or the fried cauliflower for a unique flavor. Grab some sides like their red coconut curry queso and chips. For dessert try their red velvet cake as well.

SUN-WED | 11AM-11PM

THURS | 11AM-12AM

FRI-SAT | 11AM-3AM

📍11501 Rock Rose Ave. Ste. 160

Austin, TX 78758

Find an assortment of tacos and featured sandwiches from Taco Joint. Freshly made tortillas are filled with an array of classic fillings like grilled vegetables, chicken, beef, pork, and cheese. You can find Taco Joint in the UT campus area and in the Riverside neighborhood.

TUES-FRI | 7AM-4PM

SAT-SUN | 8AM-3PM

📍134 Riverside Dr.

Austin, TX

Home to various taco favorites and a wide variety of traditional cocktails, Taco Flats is your next stop for the best tacos in Austin. Try all the classics like barbacoa, al pastor, carnitas, and chicken mole. They also offer great vegetarian options like the el hippie and the Austinite. Grab sides like shrimp ceviche, flautas, elote, and make it a meal!

Check website for hours.

📍 2500 East 6th Street

Austin, TX 78702

Another fan favorite for tacos on the go is Torchy’s Tacos! Home to tons of classic flavors, Torchy’s has breakfast tacos to get your day started as well as tons of other traditional-style tacos. Torchy’s also offers their massive grande burrito, salads, street corn, Mexican rice, refried beans, and plenty of drink options. Find your nearest Torchy’s and get snacking!

📍 Multiple Locations

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Hailey Way

Hailey Way

An alum of University of Washington's Journalism program, Hailey's cultural beats include technology, style, and the arts. Writing eventually transitioned into editing content for SEO best practices in balance with brand storytelling. As a digital marketing strategist, she wears many hats consulting clients in B2B/B2C small business, e-commerce, film, cosmetology, and lifestyle brands. Since 2018 Hailey has been a contributing style editor for Gabriel & Co. New York. She currently resides in Austin, where she enjoys thrifting, exploring local businesses, pop up events, and nature.

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