Austin boasts an abundance of tacos, Tex-Mex, and Mexican options, from life-changing cheesy queso to breakfast tacos to interior Mexican fare. In addition to getting your barbecue fill during SXSW, no trip to Austin is complete without trying tons of tacos, comparing queso notes, and truly understanding that Tex-Mex and Mexican food are two separate things.
This is Eater’s updated guide to the very best tacos, Tex-Mex, and Mexican cuisine within easy striking distance of the downtown convention center. Highlights include the best spots for humble yet holy migas, a vegan Tex-Mex brunch to cure what ails you, quick and easy tacos when you've got no time, and where to find a contemporary take on interior Mexican cuisine (with an impressive tequila selection to boot). There are longtime local favorites like Veracruz All Natural and Joe's Bakery & Coffee Shop, along with lesser known spots like Taco Joint. So pull up a seat, dig in, and start planning.Read More