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El Taquito Austin

El Taquito Austin

Taco Place, Spanish Restaurant, and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Riverside, Austin
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  • Greg
    "The Gringa taco with fajita is excellent."(3 Tips)
    Antonio G.
    "great barbacoa tacos!"(3 Tips)
    Kayo G.
    "Especial de taquitos is awesome."(3 Tips)
    Kate K.
    "And horchata FTW!! Love having this place in my 'hood!"(2 Tips)
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  • Renée M.
    Renée MezaFebruary 12
    Been here 10+ times
    The tacos al pastor are soooo good! If you come to Austin you should definitely check this place out. Ask for Daniel, the best manager ever.
  • J. Scott H.
    J. Scott HelwigOctober 24, 2015
    The breakfast tacos are the best!! Be sure to put some of their orange-ish color sauce on them! Also, the queso fundido is awesome too (for lunch).
  • Ben T.
    Ben ThomaAugust 19, 2015
    Don't do it. This place is one big health code violation.
  • Sara C.
    Sara CMarch 17, 2015
    I live about 20 miles from Mexico on the Texas border and I know Mexican food...this is great Mexican food! Very close to home. The staff is also really friendly. veggie option: quesadillas & salsa!
  • Carlton P.
    Carlton PettiesJanuary 13, 2015
    Quesadillas! Cheap!
  • Shawn R.
    Shawn RookerOctober 25, 2014
    Barbacoa is top quality here, $13.99 a pound
  • Conner D.
    Conner DrewSeptember 25, 2014
    The food is great here, but it is definitely not a quick meal.
  • Kate K.
    Kate KniejskiSeptember 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the six taquito special! And horchata FTW!! Love having this place in my 'hood!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Jason Donoho, chef of Alamo Drafthouse, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Al pastor "trompo" tacos. Read more
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleAugust 6, 2014
    Everything you want from a casual dining experience: good prices and tasty food. The tacos are fantastic across the board, but definitely try the al pastor. Read more
  • Paloma M.
    Paloma Montemayor-PriceDecember 21, 2013
    I'm from south Texas and about 15 miles away from Mexico. I know what Mexican food like so this place is great! Real homemade food!!
  • Alix S.
    Alix Schneider (Prescott)September 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The chile relleno taco is bomb!
  • Liz H.
    Liz HarrisJuly 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best margaritas in town. The way to do it is half tamarindo and half pineapple! And $4.25, in a schooner, during HH!
  • Greg
    GregJune 20, 2013
    The Gringa taco with fajita is excellent. If you think they're small for your appetite, order two. It won't break the bank.
  • Mari H.
    Mari HernandezMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome fajita tacos!!!!
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RuvalcabaMarch 15, 2013
    Tacos de trompo!!! Omg the best!
  • Maximo M.
    Maximo ManifacioMarch 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Closest to mexican tacos I've had in Austin
  • Antonio G.
    Antonio G ZertucheJanuary 5, 2013
    They take too long... its worth the wait though, great barbacoa tacos!
  • Zac M.
    Zac MacinnesDecember 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Just another secret E. Riverside pleasure zone. Love this place.
  • Jyotshna K.
    Jyotshna KansakarDecember 27, 2012
    Chips and salsa + Barbacoa.
  • Doug M.
    Doug MDecember 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Service is so slow. It usually takes 5-10 minutes just to get my pineapple drink. The tacos are kiddie size. They don't even act like they appreciate my business.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 29, 2012
    Make sure to get some chips and salsa; the chips are made fresh!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 21, 2012
    Order 2, maybe 3 tacos, squeeze lime, enjoy.
  • Michelle V.
    Michelle VallejoApril 5, 2012
    I must say.... this joint slams!!! I love the charro beans! Ask for any freakin' taco. It'll b yummy
  • Chris D.
    Chris DarbroMarch 9, 2012
    If you're not doing this place #latenight, you're not doing it right. :)
  • 🅰 .
    🅰 🅿October 19, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Bistec!..squeeze some lime on those boys!
  • Mike M.
    Mike MooreOctober 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Gringa's!
  • Emily A.
    Emily AOctober 9, 2011
    BEST PLACE for food after bar hopping downtown. Always hits the spot.
  • Grace W.
    Grace WassonSeptember 24, 2011
    All of their salsas are delish!!
  • Jackie B.
    Jackie BrownSeptember 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Chilé con queso is great!!
  • Pete W.
    Pete WynnAugust 18, 2011
    Probably the best tacos I've ever had. Try to go at 3am and see what happens.
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KramerAugust 1, 2011
    Sit inside. Flying roaches at night not cool. Crawling with them at night.
  • Kayo G.
    Kayo GranilloJune 11, 2011
    Especial de taquitos is awesome.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica M.May 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    All the food they serve is awesome!!!
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica M.May 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best tacos ever!
  • Examiner.com
    Examiner.comMay 16, 2011
    One of Austin's best kept secrets.. Really! It is! Read more
  • Marissa M.
    Marissa MengesApril 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Bistek gringas got me here everyday sometimes twice a day.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LeijaFebruary 7, 2011
    Poor service.. And the smallest taco! Whatever happen to the burrito.. Definitely not coming back!
  • Lily C.
    Lily ClasonJanuary 20, 2011
    No late night breakfast!
  • Dj AaYmin
    Dj AaYminDecember 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Bistro " Los famosos" the best taco!!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DouglasOctober 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    first time here and will be coming back soon. great place. queso flameado and carne guisada plate is excellent
  • Ernest T.
    Ernest TongAugust 29, 2010
    Go to El Taquito and get either the Cantaloupe agua fresca or the Horchata!
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