Austin >Food & Dining > Maria's Taco Xpress
2529 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX | Directions 7870430.245540 -97.778195
Sun 10am-2pm, Mon 7am-3pm, Tue-Fri 7am-9pm, Sat 8am-9pm
Neighborhoods: South Lamar, South Lamar
Awful, Awful, Awful – Being a huge breakfast taco lover and trying them everywhere in Austin and El Paso, I ventured to Taco Xpress after being told they were so good. They were TERRIBLE! No taste whatsoever! I ate one out of the three I ordered and left...and that's after waiting 25 minutes for them to come out! My girlfriend's migas were soggy and tasteless as well, and she's from El Paso and knows good Mexican food.
Save your money and get much better breakfast tacos at Rudy's. You'll thank me.
A tiny, homey eatery featuring inexpensive Mexican food and tons of South Austin soul. – In Short
It's small, with some tables, bar stools, counter and outdoor patio. The interior mixes Mexican folk art with graffiti left by local musicians like Charlie Sexton, Marcia Ball and Delbert McClinton. Overstuffed breakfast tacos and migas--with tomatoes, cheese, jalapenos and homemade corn tortillas--are hard to beat. Vegetarian options are a house specialty and include enchiladas de la casa--thick corn tortillas with green beans, eggplant, mushrooms, squash, green peppers and cheddar cheese.
Good Stuff – It's funny, some people call this place trendy.. I would say alot of people go there because they have good food and it's fast. There are lots of good Taco places in town.. this is one of the best..
best breakfast tacos in Austin – I haven't tried much of the menu other than the breakfast tacos, but they are truly wonderful. The smell of the restaurant stays on you, so don't stop by before work, or you'll make your co-workers angry (that you didn't bring any for them).
Service is suprisingly quick too!
Tacos, tacos, tacos! – Delicious, filling breakfast tacos. (Remember, these are the real Mexican ones served on soft flour or corn tortillas, if you are looking for a crunchy shell please go to Taco Bell because that is not Mexican!) It's a casual place too, so put your order in with Maria at the register, pay up, then wait for your number to be called. Once you get your order, slather on some of the yummy, authentic homemade salsas. A bottled beer or soda, and a sunny seat outside make it perfect.
A GREAT WAY TO START THE DAY – I HAD HEARD A LOT AND BEEN TOLD TO MAKE SURE I WENT TO TACO XPRESS WHILE IN AUSTIN. I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED AT ALL. THE BREAKFAST TACOS ARE EXCELLENT. I THINK IT WAS THE BEST BREAKFAST I HAD WILL IN TEXAS. I MADE SEVERAL TRIPS THE WEEK I WAS THERE. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE PLACE. THEY SAY A GOOD SIGN OF A GOOD PLACE TO EAT IS WEATHER THE PARKING LOT IS FULL, AND YES IT IS. A GREAT PLACE TO START THE DAY.
HEAVEN IN SOUTH AUSTIN – All Hail the TACO QUEEN!! South Austin humbly awaits your next divine creation,oh gracious queen. The Tacos Pastor are truly inspired and excell in a city full of excellent Hispanic varieties of food from all over the world. We fall to your feet and beg merciliously for salsa de loca Maria. Oh thank heaven.
ok but would not recommend – the food here has no flavor. The beans and rice seemed to be taken out of a can and to top it off, my crispy tack fell apart. How are you going to make a taco that falls apart entirely while you are eating? The meat was very low quality and seemed like something was shredded off the cheapest part of a cow or other animal?!? Maybe for the hangover crowd it's cool, but for a sober person, Taco Bell may be better. I said may be better!!
Riquisimo – Best tacos in town.
Don't get disencouraged by the long lines, these guys are pretty fast.
I also love the music, it brings back so many memories!! They play Timbiriche!
yum for my tum – They have the best bean and cheese tacos in town! It is definately worth the trip if you don't live south. If it is a weekend morning call ahead to avoid a long line.
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