But if you feel strongly about a unifying idea for your night, make it mezcal and start at Las Perlas. They have a huge selection, as well as tequila and plenty of beers for your friend who says that “mezcal tastes like bandaids.” And if you need something else to convince people to come here, there’s a food truck in the back with grilled tacos that will have you asking for extra tortillas to shove into your pockets for later.
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Royal Blue Grocery
Royal Blue is a grocery/bodega/deli with a few locations. We like the downtown location best for lunch.
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Machetes “Doña Leova”
Machetes Doña Leova on North Lamar does all sorts of things, including breakfast tacos, gorditas, huaraches, quesadillas, burritos, and machetes.
Tamale House East
Tamale House East on East 6th Street makes some of the breakfast tacos and migas in town.
There are many places to get great tacos in Austin, and Torchy’s Tacos is one of them.
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