A standby for casual-but-vibey Mexican food on the East Side, Takoba is best utilized during happy hour (especially out on their big patio), but it’s also a good place for a low-key date night. The Mexican menu is fairly shareable, and throwing back a margarita (or two) will get the conversation juices flowing.
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Kemuri Tatsu-ya is serving Japanese/barbecue/Tex-Mex fusion in East Austin, and it’s one of the greatest meals you can have in the city right now.
The tacos coming out of Tacos Guerreros, a tiny, orange, one-woman trailer on the East Side, are spectacular.
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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Taco-Mex hits that sweet spot in the breakfast taco venn diagram of cheap, fast, and good. It’s commonly known as “Taco Window.”
Dai Due Taqueria
Dai Due Taqueria - an offshoot of the East Austin butcher shop/restaurant - makes al pastor and breakfast tacos in the downtown food hall Fareground.
El Primo is a trailer that serves great breakfast tacos and quesadillas on South First Street.
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Fonda San Miguel
If you’re looking for an awesome dining experience that’s not outwardly trendy, and you don’t mind dropping money for it, Fonda San Miguel is the place.
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