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Maria's Taco Xpress

Taco Place and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
South Lamar, Austin
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  • The experts at Austin Chronicle and Food Network recommend this place
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    • Food Network
  • Deborah C.
    "long lines during Hippie Church"(5 Tips)
    theresa y.
    "The migas is the best breakfast taco in austin!"(9 Tips)
    Gustavo C.
    "Great place for quick Mexican food or breakfast tacos."(12 Tips)
    JoAnne H.
    "Leann Atherton on Friday nights or for gospel brunch on Sunday noon"(2 Tips)
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  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleJune 19, 2013
    Little screams South Austin as loudly and proudly as Maria's. Expect simple, fast fare like the hangover-curing gorditas, a brunch build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, and lots of folks keepin' it weird.
  • Annette T P.
    My new Austin friends, Alexis & Kevin, told me this was the place to eat. Kevin designed the logo (and did an excellent job, if you ask me). Hope to get here before I head back home (RI) & try it.
  • Cheapism
    CheapismFebruary 18, 2011
    Maria's is one of the most popular destinations for quick cheap food in Austin. The dining area is packed on the weekends, and they have daily specials. They have horchata and sweet Mexican drinks. Read more
  • Kimberly B.
    Kimberly BarreroSeptember 16, 2013
    Sunday mornings is the day to be there! Hippie Church is until 2pm with lively mix of Gospel/ Blues/ classic rock. A must see for people wanting to feel what " Austin Weird" feels like.
  • Kristen K.
    Kristen KeysSeptember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    We eat here often for 2 reasons: 1) it's very cheap and 2) easy to find healthier, liter options due to all the veggie friendly items. At least for Tex Mex :)
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkMarch 8, 2012
    Maria's has been making tacos fresh daily for 12 years. Try the Pollo Guisado, which is like barbecue chicken in an enchilada.
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ OJuly 26, 2015
    Get the cactus/nopalito egg scramble plate. Ask for quest fresco and frijoles negros.
  • SpaceTex M.
    be sure to try the pico queso which wasn't on the menu when I was there. Queso with picodilla meat in it. yum!
  • Marc C.
    Marc ChiricoFebruary 12, 2015
    The pinnacle of South Austin; crazy decorations, live music, and cheap Mexican food. Great place to hang. The migas is bangin
  • Dave E.
    Dave EvansSeptember 15, 2013
    Don't mistakenly order from Torchy's #topsecret menu. Great spot and great music. :)
  • Scion Advisor
    Scion AdvisorJuly 27, 2011
    The barbacoa may be mouth-watering, but the migas taco is life-changing. We take full advantage of the endless supply of cilantro and green salsa. Read more
  • Rebecca C.
    Rebecca CreceliusSeptember 6, 2016
    Migas is my favorite; but I appreciate all of their vegetarian breakfast tacos. They also have awesome chips.
  • Erin G.
    Erin GFebruary 19
    Great customizable tacos and an excessive sauce and toppings bar 🌮👌
  • Alex P.
    Alex ParrishJune 18, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Migas Taco is the best in Austin, their queso is reasonably priced and delicious! Their patio is also dog friendly, this has become my morning ritual. Te amo, loca Maria!
  • Sharon P.
    Sharon PlunkettJanuary 20, 2013
    Al pastor tacos are incredible. Love the Nepal and Al Fresco too. Mean cup of joe too.
  • Gustavo C.
    Gustavo ColmenaresMarch 1, 2011
    Great place for quick Mexican food or breakfast tacos. Best in the area. Can't miss hippie church, there nothing else quite like it.
  • Green Label Sound
    Green Label SoundMarch 9, 2011
    You slept in but NEED your breakfast taco to keep going? Go by this spot, its one of the only places where you can get them all day.
  • Parker F.
    Parker FeatherstonJanuary 23, 2014
    Good not great. Al Pastor was weak but the fish taco was good in flavor and size. It's worth checking out to see for yourself.
  • Ronnie R.
    Ronnie RuffNovember 22, 2009
    This is the place for aging hippies and hemp crazed youngsters looking for home made Mexican food and good Austin roots music in an outdoor venue. Highly recomended for it's laid back factor
  • Dianey S.
    Dianey SandovalFebruary 1, 2016
    Tried the gordita from here with the shredded chicken... The food had NO flavor... I had to put lots of salsa verde... 😕
  • ronin g.
    ronin ghostAugust 1, 2015
    Tacos Al pastor where great but the Nopalitos where the best with some chimichuri
  • Hanna M.
    Hanna MaierFebruary 12, 2016
    It's amazing! The food and the atmosphere it just awesome! I loved it!
  • Ashlee
    AshleeMarch 13, 2011
    Great queso! If you love queso and live on South Lamar, Maria's and Kerby Lane are the best!
  • SPIN
    SPINMarch 8, 2010
    The kitschy decor and bountiful serving sizes make this spot in the southwestern section of town one of Austin's best for tacos. Especially breakfast tacos.
  • Erik S.
    Erik SchaefferNovember 22, 2011
    This place gets packed on Sunday mornings so be sure to get there before 10am!
  • Leigh D.
    Leigh DAugust 18, 2013
    Great place with a spacious outdoor area and upper deck.
  • Steve G.
    Steve GolabOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Hippie church is first Sunday of each month from noon until 2p http://365thingsaustin.com/2010/09/26/269-hippie-church/
  • Ben B.
    Ben BaronApril 14, 2015
    Always great. The crispy chicken guisada tacos are delicious.
  • Deborah C.
    Deborah ColeyJune 20, 2010
    Call in your order when you first arrive, and you won't have to wait in the long lines during Hippie Church on Sundays.
  • JoAnne H.
    JoAnne HJune 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go hear Leann Atherton on Friday nights or for gospel brunch on Sunday noon to 2. Shout out to dad playing keyboard.
  • Mehar G.
    Mehar GangishettiApril 7, 2010
    On weekend mornings, grab some fresh tacos while you listen to live music and chase with your kids. Check out the funky decor.
  • Cynthia ❤ S.
    Cynthia ❤ SimmonsMarch 17, 2013
    Good food~ fast service~ great place to hang out with friends!
  • Marymichael C.
    Marymichael CantrellMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheap tacos great music good cheap drinks And in the neighborhood
  • Nathan P.
    Nathan PoagMarch 30, 2014
    It was a great experience. Definitely go there!
  • Tina W.
    Tina WangJune 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite breakfast tacos. Simple but reliably good.
  • Carla Y.
    Carla YoungJuly 18, 2010
    Yummy migas breakfast tacos although can be way too crowded on Sundays. Vegetarian friendly.
  • JC M.
    JC MoldesSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Huevos rancheros are a great hearty meal. Love it!
  • chris h.
    chris hJuly 26, 2013
    Migas and avocado tacos are yummy
  • Kerrie P.
    Kerrie PelkeyMay 5, 2013
    Great prices, excellent food..hmm does it get much better?
  • Noah P.
    Noah PlumbFebruary 16
    Do the gospel brunch at Maria's Taco Shop. So fun. —Molly
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Taco Xpress as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives , Rachael Ray - $40 a Day Read more
  • Kit O.
    Kit O'ConnellJune 30, 2010
    Come to 'Hippie Church' on Sunday, featuring a live gospel band, and enjoy a migas breakfast taco while listening to the music!
  • Kim W.
    Kim WhittleAugust 10, 2012
    Barbacoa taco is the best!
  • Mary D.
    Mary DawsonAugust 2
    Amazing breakfast tacos!
  • Heather
    HeatherJuly 25, 2010
    Great spot for breakfast, especially if you have out of town guests.
  • Nick H.
    Nick HolroydMay 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Egg, potato, bacon, cheese, jalapeño breakfast tacos.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CervantezApril 9, 2013
    Enchiladas made fresh to the order!
  • Jose M.
    Jose MontenegroJune 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Pastor tacos are yummy
  • Ashish P.
    Ashish PMarch 13, 2012
    Very meh food. Bland and generic. $2.50-$3 tacos. Hippie atmosphere is cool if you're into it, otherwise you're better off at a taqueria.
  • Wes G.
    Wes GibbonsOctober 12, 2013
    The Sprite is delicious
  • Fred T.
    Fred TurdMarch 17, 2011
    Order numbers are also on LED displays above the band...
  • Akila P.
    Akila ParkerOctober 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast taco
  • ryan l.
    ryan lightMarch 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Chorizo tacos..... Done
  • Irving M.
    Irving MarshallAugust 10, 2013
    breakfast tacos are killer
  • Eric L.
    Eric LincolnApril 22, 2011
    Awesome.... my favorite from my first day in Austin
  • Valdo P.
    Valdo PeralesDecember 21, 2011
    Good place to practice grammatically correct Spanish
  • Vonia
    VoniaMay 6, 2014
    Breakfast Torta!
  • Nic M.
    Nic MirandaMay 19, 2012
    Miga + Mexi Taco = Yes, please!
  • Kumar J.
    Kumar JJune 3, 2012
    Secret of a taco = egg + meat + bean/potato
  • theresa y.
    theresa youngMarch 17, 2010
    The migas is the best breakfast taco in austin!
  • A !.
    A !!!!October 3, 2015
    Margaritas, but The kitchen staff is not friendly,
  • Rebecca D.
    Rebecca De La GarzaJanuary 13, 2013
    Always good.
  • T. Frank S.
    T. Frank SoudersSeptember 8, 2009
    Cheap but yummylicious Queso (given the price). Fairly inconsistent food. Stay away from the "bland" plates = stick w/ ordering soft tacos & chile con queso! Veggie friendly.
  • Cal B.
    Cal BalogunOctober 22, 2015
    Lied to my girlfriend about having pineapple in my food when there wasn't any. Disappointing. Only thing good is the beer, Doz XX.
  • Steve F.
    Steve FMay 30, 2010
    Potato and egg tacos rock!!
  • Jesse D.
    Jesse DavisFebruary 6, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Fucking good chorizo!
  • Shaine M.
    Shaine MataMarch 16, 2010
    Saw this on food network for their enchiladas.
  • Crystal
    CrystalNovember 2, 2012
    I don't know, I wasn't that impressed :-(
  • Joe L.
    Joe LaneApril 22, 2010
    It's fabulous!!!
  • Adriana L.
    Adriana LopezMarch 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Steer clear of the coffee. Terrible.
  • Evelyn G.
    Evelyn GutierrezApril 24, 2013
    Enchiladas De la Casa! Mmm great veggie plate.
  • Jeanine L.
    Jeanine LinebackApril 29, 2013
    Hosting El taco Ciego
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