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Taco Place and Mexican Restaurant · Rosedale
4200 N Lamar Blvd (42nd St.), Austin, TX 78756, United States
Closed until 7:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 7:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
Wheelchair Accessible:

Since our first Austin location in 1999 we have committed to bringing our customers an exceptional experience with our remarkable food & friendly service. We have continued to make our food from scratch out of the best ingredients we can source.


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  • What you need to know
    Joshua J.
    "Habanero and Dona sauces are great and will make you sweat too."(9 Tips)
    Rachel L.
    "The Jess Special for breakfast is my favorite taco here."(12 Tips)
    Rachel L.
    "Lunch, it's all about the Cowboy Taco or the Papadulce!"(7 Tips)
    Shivani S.
    "Their breakfast tacos and salsas are amazing."(15 Tips)
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  • tacos
  • jess special
  • dona sauce
  • spicy food
  • migas
  • casual
  • good for a quick meal
  • vegetarian food
  • lively
  • sirloin steak
  • mole
  • locally sourced food
  • family-friendly
  • pork belly
  • delis
  • great value
  • good for groups
  • bánh mì sandwiches
  • authentic
  • brisket
  • Austin Chronicle
    Tacodeli: Where mashed potatoes meet the breakfast taco and make happy nom-nom sounds in our belly. The salsa bar's a nice touch, but we only have eyes for the Dona sauce, that fiery minx.
    Austin Chronicle · October 29, 2013
  • Madelline G.
    What's not to love? The local ingredients and amazing flavors make for a mega party in your mouth. I haven't tried something that I didn't like here. It also helps that every employee here is awesome.
    Madelline Gutierrez · September 10, 2013
  • Serious Eats
    The Tacoloco, filled with brisket braised until fall apart-soft in adobo sauce, then topped with guacamole, cilantro, queso, is a shining star in this menu and definitely worth trying.
    Serious Eats · March 5, 2013
  • Serious Eats
    Akaushi Picadillo Taco: All ground beef tacos should model themselves after this one. HeartBrand Ranch ground Akaushi beef is aggressively seasoned with garlic, and caramelized onions add sweetness.
    Serious Eats · March 7, 2013
  • Steve W.
    Ignore the person who said there aren't vegetarian protein options. Beans, eggs, cheese, & more. Not vegan, but definitely vegetarian. Also 3-4 kinds of fish, plus shrimp & scallops for pescatarians.
    Steve Williams · May 26, 2014
  • Epicurious
    The Deli Belly (available on Wednesdays and Saturdays only) is a $4 marvel of slow-braised pork belly, sliced then crisped, topped with cilantro and onions on a flour tortilla. Read more
    Epicurious · August 3, 2014
  • Brent G.
    Sit on the patio to watch the countless idiots ignore the Do Not Enter signs to drive the wrong way on a One-Way and laugh as they get mad at the on coming drivers who are obeying the One-Way.
    Brent Gilmore · April 9, 2014
  • Matt C.
    The Otto is awesome! The Doña sauce is fantastic, but not for the faint of heart. It's spicy enough that when I'm feeling stuffed up, I opt for that over decongestants. It's a delicious alternative
    Matt Charnitski · July 6, 2013
  • Serious Eats
    Our faves: Akaushi Picadillo, Carne Asada , El Conquistador,Tacoloco, Fish Taco, Papadulce, The Heather, Freakin' Vegan, Space Cowboy, VaqueroThe Jess Special
    Serious Eats · February 19, 2013
  • Gina R.
    favorite tacos are the guasabi tuna (guac, wasabi!) and the ceviche yucatan. Make sure you add some doña hot sauce to any of your tacos!
    Gina R. · December 14, 2012
  • Brian V.
    Excellent tacos w/ plenty of vegetarian options. Vegans - Go for the Florentino, Veggie Taco, and Freakin Vegan. All are amazing and delicious.
    Brian Van Peski · October 17, 2011
  • Ajay W.
    Seriously, just throw a dart blindly at the menu. Can't really go wrong with much here. I'm partial to anything with mole and the agua frescas.
    Ajay Waghray · October 4, 2012
  • Teresa P.
    Definitely try the el conquistador if you like pork and add some green dona salsa from their salsa bar.
    Teresa Pham · August 6, 2014
  • David B.
    Can't go wrong with the Otto and Cowboy. Go next door while you wait, to get a good cup of coffee.
    David B · December 28, 2014
  • Brendan L.
    There is no other breakfast taco than the Jess Special. The Jess Special is the only breakfast taco. Bow to the supremacy of the Jess Special
    Brendan Lewis · October 13, 2015
  • @HungryEditor B.
    Hard to order something bad here, but my favorites are the Otto (breakfast & weekends), Cowboy & Akaushi Picadillo tacos.
  • Krista K.
    New location is great... And dangerous that it is so close to me. Can't go wrong with the cowboy and/or mojo fish tacos.
    Krista K · July 2, 2010
  • Y B.
    You cannot go wrong with the Frontero Fundito. This place is as Austin as it gets. Completely home-grown and authentic.
    Y B · January 27, 2012
  • Kevin M.
    the best tacos in Austin - go on Wednesdays or Saturdays for these pork belly tacos
    Kevin Ma · August 7, 2014
  • Frankie C.
    If you call ahead, there isn't usually a long wait! The Otto and the Jess special are my favorite.
    Frankie Cimino · June 2, 2015
  • Tierney O.
    Dona sauce. It's not a cream or avocado salsa, it's roasted garlic pulverized with peppers. It is awesome and you should eat it.
    Tierney O'Dea · March 14, 2012
  • Chris H.
    Best breakfast tacos I've ever had. Try a Vaquero and add the Habanero sauce to really wake you up.
    Chris Hinton · January 23
  • Evan G.
    The jess and the Otto are my staple breakfast tacos. Come early if you want to have a seat.
    Evan Gainder · July 4, 2015
  • Courtney G.
    I always tip for call in / take out because they never mess up my order and it's ready super fast. Vegan and pescatarian options.
    Courtney Gayle · July 14, 2012
  • Benton B.
    cowboy and the bison con Dona salsa. amazing. it's like a party in your mouth and jesus was invited.
    Benton Bagot · December 3, 2010
  • Brook S.
    This is the affluent, white person version of the breakfast taco. It's good, but this place is very busy and closes early
    Brook Shelley · August 8, 2014
  • Peter P.
    Call ahead and pick up your order by entering the restaurant through the side door. It'll be ready by the time you get there.
    Peter Perakos · October 13, 2012
  • Ana Marie 💃
    Fresh ingredients, the best sauces, amazing breakfast tacos...please open a spot in NY pronto
    Ana Marie 💃 · March 24, 2015
  • Rye C.
    Ask for Some spicy pico on the side. It isn't listed on the menu, but it is delicious.
    Rye Clifton · March 21, 2012
  • Curt Simon H.
    A must try is the guacamole :) a little bit spicy. But just right
    Curt Simon Harlinghausen · March 14, 2013
  • Joshua J.
    Happy Taco is delish. Habanero and Dona sauces are great and will make you sweat too.
    Joshua Jagnanan · October 7, 2012
  • Brian S.
    Fantastico, but the to-go tacos always seem much smaller than those eaten in house.
    Brian Spears · March 12, 2015
  • Pearson - Always Learning
    More breakfast tacos...north but so very worth it. Super fresh ingredients. Dona Sauce...SPICY!
    Pearson - Always Learning · February 28, 2014
  • Saumitra V.
    Everything is just great. Their tacos taste fresh and perfectly balanced.
    Saumitra Vaidya · August 24, 2015
  • Nina G.
    If you're vegetarian (or just love veggies) get the Heather - it's incredible!
    Nina Green · June 27, 2011
  • Nae
    The gauc is delish but I don't have the guts to try anything else. Tex-mex is not my style. I miss real Mexican food.
    Nae · March 29, 2015
  • Rachel L.
    For breakfast get the Jess Special. Lunch, it's all about the Cowboy Taco or the Papadulce!
    Rachel Lasseter · March 16, 2015
  • Donald L.
    This place is ma' jam sesh! We been getting papas, avocado, and cheese, no egg, on corn. Awesome!
    Donald Lipinski · July 5, 2015
  • LaLa S.
    Mmmm.... Love me some puréed papas on my tacos. Love the heather and bean, cheese and papa tacos. Top off with their dona sauce.
    LaLa S · February 1, 2012
  • Ron M.
    Ask for a Cochinita Pibil Torta. It's not on the menu but they serve it in a taco so its available :)
    Ron Madriz · January 17, 2012
  • Morry
    On the weekends grab some breakfast tacos for lunch. Cheap with great ingredients.
    Morry · June 13, 2014
  • Brandon K.
    Everything is good here. Breakfast before 11 M-F, all day SaSu.
    Brandon Kraft · March 12, 2013
  • Curt Simon H.
    Try the Guacamole - Fresh made. A bit spice and sour. Love'm
    Curt Simon Harlinghausen · March 14, 2013
  • Rob D.
    Freakin' Vegan Tacos. Not on the menu but delicious. Ask for them!
    Rob Davidson · July 10, 2010
  • Cody Y.
    I don't know how they manage to be this friendly this early. Great breakfast tacos; better people.
    Cody Yong · July 18, 2013
  • Zack A.
    Pass on the doña salsa, rojo and habanero are where it's at!
    Zack Angelo · April 11, 2012
  • Eric N.
    Hard to go wrong here, just make sure you show up before 3!
    Eric Neuhaus · January 3, 2013
  • Jon H.
    Mole Taco Chicken and Thursday's Scallop Taco are unbelievable.
    Jon Harmon · May 25, 2010
  • The Wall Street Journal
    A breakfast taco favorite. Their Heather tacos and Dona salsa are addictive. Read more
    The Wall Street Journal · March 1, 2013
  • Will
    Breakfast tacos are great! I thought overall pricey though.
    Will · May 6, 2013

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