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Tacos in Austin: 7 to Try Now

The hottest ones in town

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The Austin sun rises and sets with tacos, from fluffy bacon and egg ones in the morning to the greasy perfection of a lengua at night. With tacos literally on every corner and then some, the city is rich with tortilla-filled wonders. Because the options are so plentiful, behold, the taco heatmap, which features the newest and hottest tacos found in Austin within the past year or so.

This 2019 update means newcomers like Jason Dady’s first Austin restaurant Chispas, taco truck Discada, Peached Tortilla’s new spot Bar Peached, and others.

Looking for Austin’s very best tacos? Eater has it covered here. Then there are the city’s excellent breakfast tacos, budget tacos, and al pastor ones

Are there any new, exciting, and delicious tacos missing below? Share that important taco intel with Eater through the tipline or in the comments below.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Vamonos

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Austin chef Shawn Cirkiel turned his attention to Tex-Mex with his latest restaurant, which took the place of his old Spanish tapas spot Bullfight. Tacos are a requirement, naturally, which means fillings like picadillo beef, shrimp, red fish, steak, and more for lunch and dinner.

Bar Peached

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Of course the new bar and restaurant from Asian-Southern fusion restaurant Peached Tortilla has tacos. There are tacos served in threes with fillings like brisket or Vietnamese braised pork belly, plus there are DIY tacos with fried fish or pork shoulder.

Bar Peached’s taco trio
Bar Peached’s taco trio
Bar Peached/Facebook

Discada

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The taco truck hones in on only one type of taco: juicy discada (a mixture of pork, beef, and vegetables) served on tiny corn tortillas.

Comedor

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The upscale Mexican restaurant’s bone marrow tacos are a DIY affair: scoop out the rich, buttery marrow straight from the bone onto corn tortillas.

Chispas

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San Antonio chef Jason Dady opened his first-ever Austin restaurant, and it’s focused on Tex-Mex fare. This means all sorts of tacos from both traditional like carne guisada and black bean and cheese to new-school like duck confit carnitas to tofu al pastor to the massive double-decker namesake one.

Chispas’ tacos
Chispas’ tacos
Chispas/Facebook

Trill Taqueria

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A former Eden East chef, Nick Belloni, opened up his own new-school corn tortilla taco trailer with a strong focus on vegetables and vegetarian tacos. There are beet tacos, butternut squash tacos, etc., etc. There are meatier options too, like citrus barbecue pork, lamb, crawfish, and more.

Joann's Fine Foods

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The California-inspired Tex-Mex diner at the Austin Motel serves up pricier tacos on South Congress. There are all-day customizable breakfast tacos with mostly traditional fillings (there’s a spinach option too), plus fish, avocado, or chicken tinga ones too.

Vamonos

Austin chef Shawn Cirkiel turned his attention to Tex-Mex with his latest restaurant, which took the place of his old Spanish tapas spot Bullfight. Tacos are a requirement, naturally, which means fillings like picadillo beef, shrimp, red fish, steak, and more for lunch and dinner.

Bar Peached

Bar Peached’s taco trio
Bar Peached’s taco trio
Bar Peached/Facebook

Of course the new bar and restaurant from Asian-Southern fusion restaurant Peached Tortilla has tacos. There are tacos served in threes with fillings like brisket or Vietnamese braised pork belly, plus there are DIY tacos with fried fish or pork shoulder.

Bar Peached’s taco trio
Bar Peached’s taco trio
Bar Peached/Facebook

Discada

The taco truck hones in on only one type of taco: juicy discada (a mixture of pork, beef, and vegetables) served on tiny corn tortillas.

Comedor

The upscale Mexican restaurant’s bone marrow tacos are a DIY affair: scoop out the rich, buttery marrow straight from the bone onto corn tortillas.

Chispas

Chispas’ tacos
Chispas’ tacos
Chispas/Facebook

San Antonio chef Jason Dady opened his first-ever Austin restaurant, and it’s focused on Tex-Mex fare. This means all sorts of tacos from both traditional like carne guisada and black bean and cheese to new-school like duck confit carnitas to tofu al pastor to the massive double-decker namesake one.

Chispas’ tacos
Chispas’ tacos
Chispas/Facebook

Trill Taqueria

A former Eden East chef, Nick Belloni, opened up his own new-school corn tortilla taco trailer with a strong focus on vegetables and vegetarian tacos. There are beet tacos, butternut squash tacos, etc., etc. There are meatier options too, like citrus barbecue pork, lamb, crawfish, and more.

Joann's Fine Foods

The California-inspired Tex-Mex diner at the Austin Motel serves up pricier tacos on South Congress. There are all-day customizable breakfast tacos with mostly traditional fillings (there’s a spinach option too), plus fish, avocado, or chicken tinga ones too.

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