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Longtime East Cesar Chavez Taco Spot Porfirio’s Is Closing

The last day has been pushed back

Porfirio’s Tacos
Porfirio’s Tacos
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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.

East Cesar Chavez breakfast taco spot Porfirio’s Tacos is closing after 32 years of serving food. Its last day will be on Wednesday, August 30, according to the Facebook post. There is no current plan to reopen in a different address, but it doesn't rule out any future projects.

Update, September 1: Its last day has been pushed back to Thursday, September 14.

The cash-only Porfirio’s, which opened in 1985, was known for cheap, delicious, and simple breakfast and lunch tacos from chorizo and egg to American sausage and potatoes to carne guisada to barbacoa to chicharron and beans. Everything was served alongside spicy salsas.

Southern food expert John T. Edge visited Porfirio’s while exploring Austin's breakfast taco scene in 2010 for the New York Times. Meat-loving Jess Pryles sang the taco spot’s praises, as well (her favorite breakfast taco is the potato, cheese, and bacon).

Porfirio’s tried expanding its hours to 3 p.m. in 2014, but it seems like it reverted back to its regular schedule from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Greetings taco heads and welcome new fans. It's with a heavy heart that we publish this post. The time has finally come...

Posted by Porfirio's Tacos on Friday, August 11, 2017

(h/t Reddit)