The trailer La Tunita 512 serves bright-red beef birria, a style of taco originally from Tijuana that’s also popped up all over LA and San Francisco. La Tunita’s is outstanding, and you should also order the consomé, a chili and lime-infused beef broth for sipping and dunking the birria. All the tacos at La Tunita use handmade corn tortillas, which are so good you’ll be thinking about them for the rest of the day. Even the day after. Check their Instagram for hours that sometimes change.
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Birria tacos are popping up all around Austin. Here are some of our favorite spots to get some.
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Elizabeth St. Café
Elizabeth St. Cafe isn’t just one of the cutest spots in Austin - it’s also one of the best places for a healthy-ish (or not) meal.
Plaza Colombian Coffee
Plaza Colombian Coffee is part coffee shop, part tiki bar, and part Colombian restaurant in a large, indoor/outdoor space on South Congress.
El Borrego de Oro
El Borrego De Oro serves a large menu of Mexican classics, like fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, and soups.
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Granny’s Tacos serves excellent tacos, tortas, quesadillas, and more out of a food trailer in East Austin.
Pueblo Viejo is a taco trailer down south at Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden, with great breakfast tacos.
Sabor Tapatio is a newish Mexican food truck on the corner of Stassney and South Congress with a bunch of covered and open-air picnic tables.
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At Tejas Birria in Buda, they’re serving birria and quesabirria tacos, and they’ve also got birria ramen, birria kimbab, and birria grilled cheese.
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