If you're looking for some seriously delicious tacos, Austin is a great place to be.  All throughout the capital city, great Mexican restaurants serving tacos ranging from traditionally authentic to wildly creative are working to keep the area's reputation up as one of the best culinary destinations for tacos in the country.  Here are some of our picks when it comes to the best tacos in Austin.

Guero's Taco Bar

Guero's is easily a frontrunner when it comes to fresh, authentic tacos in Austin.  Stop by for lunch or dinner and enjoy traditional tacos in varieties including beef, chicken, marinated pork, shrimp, and more.  Guero's also offers a wide assortment of specialty drinks from the cantina and other Tex-Mex-inspired entrees.

Torchy's Tacos

Numerous tacos have been consumed, over 90 locations have been established, and thousands of new Taco Junkies have joined the Torchy's family. Many things have changed, but the commitment to creating high-quality, cooked-to-order, Damn Good tacos has not.

Velvet Taco 

In order to elevate this commonplace cuisine to something more, Velvet Taco set out to offer a novel spin on the taco. They create our art on a tortilla canvas. In-house cooking techniques provide more than twenty different taco variations with international flavors. See their taco collection to learn what varieties are available. You claim that this kind of taco is new to you.

Taco Shack 

An Austin mainstay for over 15 years, Taco Shack is a family-owned restaurant specializing in tacos and other Tex-Mex style eats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Head in for breakfast and craft your own taco with ingredients like eggs, chorizo, beans, and sausage or choose from a variety of signature tacos for lunch or dinner including beef and chicken varieties.

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Wahoo's Fish Taco 

Wahoo's takes a different approach to the classic taco with the fresh, healthy addition of fish, shrimp, chicken, and more to their selections.  Tacos at Wahoo's are just as fresh and healthy as they are delicious with varieties like grilled, marinated steak, Polynesian marinated shrimp, and more.

Matt's El Rancho -

For Authentic Mexican in a wildly fun atmosphere, no restaurant in Austin does it quite like Matt's El Rancho.  Head in and enjoy great drinks from the bar, entrees, and tacos in delicious varieties including Al Carbon (beef tenderloin), fajita, and Al Pastor (pork tenderloin).


For a hearty dose of good times and down-home Tex-Mex, Trudy's is a prime destination in Austin.  Head in and get your fix of everything from delectable green chile chicken tacos to carnitas burritos, fish tacos, and more.

Savor de Moi

Fresh tortillas, spacious seating, and delicious tacos! You'll find some special "secret" spices and sauces like chicken, pineapple, and bistek with barbecue sauce. 

Fonda San Miguel

Sophisticated dishes on traditional Mexican cuisine, served in a colorful hacienda. Doors open at 5 p.m. to the bar and 5:30 p.m. to the restaurant. Up for something different? Try the duck enchiladas! 

508 Tequila Bar

Over fifty types of tequila here, including"Cuernos Largos", so strong that you're only permitted to order two.

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