The UT students who have clearly just rolled out of bed and stumbled over to Vaquero Taquero’s brick-and mortar have no idea how good they have it. The al pastor tacos on handmade corn tortillas and the quesadillas are what put this place on the map. But it’s the very well-executed breakfast tacos - especially the bacon, egg, and cheese (with the cheese crisped up on the griddle first) - that make us consider going back to school.
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Bars and restaurants in Austin are closed for dine-in service, but there are great options for delivery and takeout.
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Texas French Bread
When you need somewhere casual by Campus with good food, or want to have a quiet conversation over lunch, head to Texas French Bread.
Crown & Anchor Pub
Head to Crown & Anchor for their big beer selection, good patio, and great burger. Just know that a few UT students will be there too.
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Jamie’s Barbecue & Mini Tacos
Jamie’s Barbecue And Mini Tacos is a trailer in a dusty lot in South Austin, and as the name implies, they do in fact make mini tacos and barbecue.
Javelina is a bar and Tex- Mex spot on Rainey Street that serves food until 1:30am and has a big patio great for day drinking.
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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Guero’s Taco Bar
The rare tourist destination that locals love too. This is one of the more fun Tex-Mex hangs in town.
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.
Trancas is easily churning out some of the best tacos in town from its Cesar Chavez truck. Get there before it's no longer under the radar.
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