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New-School Taco Chain Tacodeli Finally Opens in Downtown Austin Next Month

The new-school taco chain opens a BYOB restaurant on Congress

Tacos from Tacodeli
Tacos from Tacodeli
Tacodeli [Official]
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.

Tacodeli, the Austin-born new-school taco chain, finally set the opening date for its first-ever downtown restaurant on Monday, June 10 found at 301 Congress Avenue.

The menu will feature the same menu of those new-school funky tacos for breakfast and lunch. That means the Jess Special (migas, jack cheese, and avocado), the pollo en pipian rojo (shredded chicken with red pipian sauce and avocado), the Akaushi picadillo, and more. Also on deck are quesos, salsas, salads, and soups.

Since Tacodeli doesn’t serve alcohol, people will be able to bring in their own boozy drinks, i.e. beer, wine, spirits. Other non-alcoholic drinks (and potential mixers) aguas frescas, horchata, coffee (hot and cold-brew), juices, sodas, and teas.

This specific restaurant will also offer call-ahead and online ordering, as well as catering. The space will feature an mural tribute to Tacodeli’s artist Cindy Raschke by Mila Sketch.

As part of its opening day, the taco restaurant will offer what it describes as “fun surprises” to its first customers.

Tacodeli’s downtown hours will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the weekends.

Tacodeli chef and founder and Mexico City native Roberto Espinosa and partner Eric Wilkerson opened the first restaurant in 1999 on Barton Skyway and Spyglass Drive. The restaurant grew with more locations, across Austin, Dallas, Houston, and Plano.

Tacodeli [Downtown]

301 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701 Visit Website


1500 Spyglass Drive, , TX 78746 (512) 732-0303 Visit Website