Pepe’s is a bit of an Austin newcomer, with a food trailer near 7th and Lamar. The menu here is small, but focused - birria tacos, quesabirria, birria quesadillas, tortas, and consomé. We enjoyed the birria tacos and quesabirria here - the meat was tender and well-spiced, and the tortillas were crispy. The salsas here were not our favorite, but then again, we don’t usually find ourselves needing a whole lot of salsa on a taco that’s just been through a warm consomé bath.
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Originally a food truck, Shishman Mediterranean Grill is a newish brick and mortar location right by the Crestview station.
The Mexican food truck Paprika ATX in the Highland neighborhood serves great tacos and tortas.
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Yucatán Tacos & More
At Yucatan Tacos & More in the parking lot of a gas station on Braker and Burnet, you can, in fact, get tacos and more.
Veracruz All Natural
Veracruz in East Austin makes the hands-down the greatest migas taco we’ve ever tasted. You won’t be mad at the quesadillas, either.
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