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Here in Austin, Texas, we’re a little obsessed with our tacos — and proudly so! We love tacos early in the morning or late at night, stuffed with meat or seafood, as a meal or a dessert. Austin is famous for its Mexican and Tex-Mex hot spots, so it can be hard to choose one. Let your taste buds guide you and choose wisely with the help of our guide to the best tacos in ATX.
Best Breakfast Taco
Veracruz All Natural is an unassuming taco joint run by a local family out of a trailer. Don’t be fooled, though; their tacos are the best of the best and were even featured on the Food Network. Start your day with their crowd-favorite breakfast taco: the Migas taco with avocado, pico de gallo, and Monterey Jack cheese. They have multiple locations, but the original is at 1704 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702.
Best Barbecue Taco
We aren’t blowing smoke when we say Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ has the best barbecue tacos in Austin. Just ask their 16,000+ followers on Instagram! They offer sweet and savory barbecue tacos with smoked brisket, beef, chicken, or carnitas. They’re located at 11500 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78748.
Best Fish Taco
Tacodeli is the best place to get a fish taco in Austin because of their great selection. Other taco joints offer only one option if any at all. At Tacodeli, you can select from four different seafood tacos. Enjoy shrimp, salmon, or fish on your taco! The location closest to the UT Austin campus is 4200 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78756.
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Best Traditional Taco
You can find traditional, no frills tacos at Taco More. They serve breakfast tacos and lunch tacos all day. Customers are always pleased with the hearty portion sizes and amazing taste. They offer breakfast tacos with egg, chorizo, potato, bacon, and more, and lunch tacos with carnitas, chicharron, pastor, barbacoa, cabrito, and more. Located at 2015 E. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741.
Best Dessert Taco
You can indulge your sweet tooth with Austin Taco Project’s pickled strawberry dessert taco. This decadent taco comes in the form of a chocolate tortilla filled with sweet cream and Cinnamon Toast Crunch pieces. Located in the Hilton at 500 E. Fourth St., Austin, TX 78701.
Best Midnight/Late-Night Taco
El Taquito stays open until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and until midnight on Sundays. If the taco craving strikes you late in the night, El Taquito has you covered. The business originated straight out of Mexico and brings that traditional flavor to the city of Austin. They’re located at 1713 E. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741.
For even more tacos in Austin, check out Eater’s taco heatmap.