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El Primo Taco Truck

Perfect For:BreakfastLunch


2101 S 1st St, Austin
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Waiting in lines for food is basically a sport in Austin. There’s often a very good reason for the line, and at El Primo’s it’s the good breakfast tacos. El Primo is the small trailer that’s been serving tacos, burritos, tortas, and quesadillas for over a decade on the now-very trendy stretch of South First Street. There’s a solid menu of standards like al pastor, barbacoa, and lengua tacos – but the breakfast tacos are some of the best you’ll find in Austin. It’s an impressive and often busy operation, where you can watch the cooks work the griddle, with a crowd of locals waiting for their orders on the picnic tables nearby. Order the very good migas tacos, which by default are made with deli ham – something you don’t see very often. Also great is the homemade chorizo and egg. Directly behind El Primo, conveniently there’s Once Over Coffee Bar, where you can get good coffee drinks.

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photo credit: Taylor Hannan

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