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Austin's Most Underrated Food Trucks, Mapped

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Last week, Eater asked readers to name their picks for Austin's most underrated food trucks. With over 1,000 trucks around the city, only a slim few get all the hype, and fall is the prefect time to explore the mobile dining scene beyond the usual suspects. Readers recommended everything from a brand-spanking-new Empanada Mia to South Congress stalwart Fat Cactus. Sleeper hit Kerlin BBQ got an impressive number of mentions too.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Empanada Mia

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7113 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78757
This newcomer to the scene has only been open a month. A tipsters says, "Their Colombian-style empanadas are awesome!"

[Photo: Empanada Mia/ PhDAustin /Facebook]

2. Fresh Off The Truck - Mueller

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4209 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78722
This fusion-forward truck has the charming slogan of "ni-haowdy!" One reader calls their F.O.T. Sandwich "pretty amazing." Another adds that, "their musubi is delicious - sophisticated, homey, and cheap!"

3. Tony's Jamaican Food

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1200 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78702
This jerk chicken and oxtail mecca is one commenter's pick for a spot that deserves more attention. They occupy a large empty lot on booming East 11th, so check them out now before the condos roll in.

[Photo: Leila M./Yelp]

4. The Grub House (Food Truck)

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519 East 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 900-9464
A reader says: "Low key truck with delicious made-to-order food. Love their wings and firecracker fries. It's a shame it's only open late nights and weekends."

5. One Taco

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520 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 539-7561
An Eater reader is a big fan of their Norte Taco. Check out their location at the Midway Food Park as well.

[Photo: Mike K./Yelp]

6. Be More Pacific

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519 East 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Commenter JD Elliott says: "Much love for the occasional diniguan and sinigang (and also the regular menu)."

[Photo: Michelle J./Yelp]

7. The Seedling Truck

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1905 South Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 761-1721
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The Seedling Truck has been delighting Austinites with their local fare for several years now. The roving truck's current location is at the new Midway Food Park.

[Photo: Tara M./Yelp]

8. Saigon Le Vendeur

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2404 East 7th Street
Austin, TX 78702
This newly opened Vietnamese truck is generating a lot of buzz for their banh mi. One reader calls their sandwiches "terrific."

9. Pachmama's Peruvian Creole Cuisine

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2209 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
Peruvian food is still relatively rare in Austin, and this truck tucked away on Cesar Chavez is a great alternative to better known (and more crowded) Llama's Peruvian Creole downtown. One reader says everything there is "excellent."

[Photo: Stephanie K./Yelp]

10. Kerlin BBQ

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1700 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
This east side barbecue trailer has a lot of enthusiastic fans. More than one tipster calls Kerlin the best barbecue trailer in Austin.

11. Burro Cheese Kitchen

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1221 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 865-7730
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A trailer dedicated entirely to cheese sandwiches: why did no one think of this sooner? Their bright yellow shipping container is a looker, too.

[Photo: C.B./Yelp]

12. Fat Cactus

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1318 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
This three-year-old truck specializes in Navajo fry bread, which they serve in both taco and pizza form. Several tipsters suggested it for this map, and one reader says, "Nothing like it in town!"

[Photo: Sean C./Yelp]

13. Blue Ox BBQ Truck

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1505 Town Creek Dr
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 537-2047
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No list of food trailers in Austin is complete without at least two contenders for "best" barbecue trailer, and this is no exception. At least one reader thinks Blue Ox BBQ is "the best BBQ in central Texas."

[Photo: Vivian H./Yelp]

14. Goldis Sausage Company

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3116 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
Reader Daniel Sato says: "They've got all kinds of creative, artisanal sausages, including a green curry flavor, an Oktoberfest-inspired sausage, and even macaroni and cheese."

1. Empanada Mia

7113 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78757
This newcomer to the scene has only been open a month. A tipsters says, "Their Colombian-style empanadas are awesome!"

[Photo: Empanada Mia/ PhDAustin /Facebook]

7113 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78757

2. Fresh Off The Truck - Mueller

4209 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78722
This fusion-forward truck has the charming slogan of "ni-haowdy!" One reader calls their F.O.T. Sandwich "pretty amazing." Another adds that, "their musubi is delicious - sophisticated, homey, and cheap!"
4209 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78722

3. Tony's Jamaican Food

1200 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78702
This jerk chicken and oxtail mecca is one commenter's pick for a spot that deserves more attention. They occupy a large empty lot on booming East 11th, so check them out now before the condos roll in.

[Photo: Leila M./Yelp]

1200 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78702

4. The Grub House (Food Truck)

519 East 7th Street, Austin, TX 78701
A reader says: "Low key truck with delicious made-to-order food. Love their wings and firecracker fries. It's a shame it's only open late nights and weekends."
519 East 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701

5. One Taco

520 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
An Eater reader is a big fan of their Norte Taco. Check out their location at the Midway Food Park as well.

[Photo: Mike K./Yelp]

520 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

6. Be More Pacific

519 East 7th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Commenter JD Elliott says: "Much love for the occasional diniguan and sinigang (and also the regular menu)."

[Photo: Michelle J./Yelp]

519 East 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701

7. The Seedling Truck

1905 South Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78746
The Seedling Truck has been delighting Austinites with their local fare for several years now. The roving truck's current location is at the new Midway Food Park.

[Photo: Tara M./Yelp]

1905 South Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78746

8. Saigon Le Vendeur

2404 East 7th Street, Austin, TX 78702
This newly opened Vietnamese truck is generating a lot of buzz for their banh mi. One reader calls their sandwiches "terrific."
2404 East 7th Street
Austin, TX 78702

9. Pachmama's Peruvian Creole Cuisine

2209 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Peruvian food is still relatively rare in Austin, and this truck tucked away on Cesar Chavez is a great alternative to better known (and more crowded) Llama's Peruvian Creole downtown. One reader says everything there is "excellent."

[Photo: Stephanie K./Yelp]

2209 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

10. Kerlin BBQ

1700 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
This east side barbecue trailer has a lot of enthusiastic fans. More than one tipster calls Kerlin the best barbecue trailer in Austin.
1700 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

11. Burro Cheese Kitchen

1221 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
A trailer dedicated entirely to cheese sandwiches: why did no one think of this sooner? Their bright yellow shipping container is a looker, too.

[Photo: C.B./Yelp]

1221 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704

12. Fat Cactus

1318 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
This three-year-old truck specializes in Navajo fry bread, which they serve in both taco and pizza form. Several tipsters suggested it for this map, and one reader says, "Nothing like it in town!"

[Photo: Sean C./Yelp]

1318 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

13. Blue Ox BBQ Truck

1505 Town Creek Dr, Austin, TX 78741
No list of food trailers in Austin is complete without at least two contenders for "best" barbecue trailer, and this is no exception. At least one reader thinks Blue Ox BBQ is "the best BBQ in central Texas."

[Photo: Vivian H./Yelp]

1505 Town Creek Dr
Austin, TX 78741

14. Goldis Sausage Company

3116 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
Reader Daniel Sato says: "They've got all kinds of creative, artisanal sausages, including a green curry flavor, an Oktoberfest-inspired sausage, and even macaroni and cheese."
3116 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704

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