Sometimes you just know. The first time we went to Tacos Guerrero, we opened the foil and had one of those holy sh*t moments.The breakfast tacos coming out of this tiny, orange, one-woman trailer on the East Side are nothing short of spectacular - like the migas, with still-crispy tortilla strips, that by default come with refried beans (which is not typical at all). We’re also big fans of the chorizo breakfast tacos, with eggs that have turned fiery and red. While the corn tortillas are handmade here, the flour tortillas aren’t - but they spend some time on a griddle to get revitalized. Make sure to get the molcajete salsa made from roasted tomatoes and chiles. There are a couple of tree-covered picnic tables right there in the parking lot (of a car insurance business), but it’s only a couple of blocks to the trail around Town Lake if you want somewhere more scenic to sit.
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A casual, quick sushi spot on the East Side with great handrolls and a 45-minute omakase Friday and Saturday nights.
Taco Bronco is a barbecue/taco trailer from the Micklethwait people in the shady backyard of Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches on the East Side.
Native Bar And Kitchen
Austin is home to a lot of dive bars - Native is not one of them. Head here if you’re looking for something trendy.
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ATX Cocina downtown has one of the longest tequila and mezcal lists in the city and serves some great Mexican food.
Take a big group to La Condesa for a colorful space, light-ish Mexican food, and great margaritas.
Suerte is an upscale Mexican spot on East Sixth that makes their own masa and is one of the most exciting spots in Austin.
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Joe's Bakery & Coffee Shop
The family-run Joe's Bakery & Coffee Shop is an East Side staple serving Tex-Mex/Mexican diner food that’s been around since 1962.
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