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Looks Like Maria’s Taco Xpress Isn’t Closing After All

Hippie church and cheap tacos live on

Mara’s Taco Xpress
Mara’s Taco Xpress
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

South Austin Tex-Mex institution Maria's Taco Xpress isn't closing, after all. Business increased after the first announcement, with waves of customers looking for one last taco, as well as a failed deal with the potential new owner, according to Austin 360, means its doors are staying open.

Owner Maria Corbalan still isn't happy about South Lamar restaurant's high property taxes. She told the publication if her taxes continue to spike, she will need to add an investor.

When she announced her intentions to sell, she said that she kept the copyright of the name Maria's Taco Xpress, so that the restaurant could live on in a new location. Tipsters mentioned to Eater that the family was thinking of moving the operation somewhere in the suburbs, as well as adding a drive-thru.

Maria's Taco Xpress

2529 S Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704 512 444 0261 Visit Website