El Meson

(512) 416-0749 | View Website

5808 Burleson Rd, Austin, TX | Directions   78744

30.207613 -97.720908

 
Restaurants, Mexican, $  more

Tags: Breakfast, Hidden Find

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: McKinney, Southeast

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Menu
Enchiladas, Barbacoa, Meson Fajitas, Pipian, Tinga, Carnitas, Cochinita Pibil, Pastor, Calabacitas, Rice... more

Reviews for El Meson

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Migas, Please! – They're not fancy, but El Meson's breakfasts are the best in town. Skip the tacos and get a plate instead-- eggs are scrambled to order, and the tortillas are freshly pressed.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Breakfast Tacos in Town – My favorite breakfast anywhere: three tacos with Bacon, Egg, and Potato at El Meson. The potatoes are cooked with onions and peppers. The bacon is thick. The eggs are scrambled right in the pan in front of you. Put on some of the fresh salsa and you are in heaven. Lunch is great too. You can get flavorful dishes such as Cochinita, Chilorillo, Tinga, or Pastor. It's a hidden gem. Visit on the weekend if you can't get to that part of town during the week.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

authenic all the way! – I COULD SAY THE FOOD AT EL MESON IS VERY GOOD{AUTHENIC},THE DISHES ARE VERY FLAVORFULL,LOTS OF SPICES,GOOD HOMEMADE TORTILLAS,THE COCHINITA PIPIL IS VERY GOOD,ESPECIALLY IN TACOS,NOW THE CHILORIO IS THE BOMB! THIS DISH HAS A VERY GOOD FLAVOR 2 IT,ITS ALSO GOOD IN TACOS...ALSO THE CORN FUNGUS IS GOOD I HAVE 2 SAY THE RESTAURANT IS A VERY NICE PLACE 2 HAVE BREAKFAST,LUNCH @ DINNER,OR EVEN GO AND SIT WITH FRIENDS AND HAVE ONE OF THERE FAMOUS MARGARITAS,I TRULY RECOMMEND EL MESON,THE COOK IS A WIZZ AT EVERY DISH HE MAKES,THE OWNERS ARE VERY NICE.AM SURE IF U GO THERE U WILL NOT BE DISSAPONTED.GO AHEAD TRY IT U WILL LIKE IT!!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Good....may be they cud lower the price or increase the portion size!! – For the first time we( me and my wife) experinced the 'hot & spicy' mex food!!in austin.....loved the different salasa there!

its a real authentic mexican food....just one thing I wud like to say is that the portion size is small as compared to the price!!May be they cud bring down the price a lil or increase the portion size!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Incredible Authentic Cusine – "Austin Chronicle food contributor & Mexico City native Claudia Alarcon raved about how El Meson expertly represented the meltingpot cuisine of her cosmopolitan hometown. The special of the day was huitlacoche quesadillas, fresh flour tortillas slathered with a bountiful serving of the earthy corn fungus delicacy and melted white cheese. El Mesón is only the second restaurant in Austin in which I've encountered huitlacoche (Fonda San Miguel being the first). After that auspicious beginning, we considered the lunch menu that offers the option of ordering plates of 10 different entrées or simply requesting tacos made from the meats featured in the entrées. In order to try more dishes at one seating, we chose tacos: tinga-chicken shredded in a spicy chipotle sauce; cochinita pibil -- the achiote-marinated baked pork garnished with tangy red onions; desebrada -- shredded beef in a sauce of dark morita peppers; and chilorio -- shredded pork in a mild, smoky ancho pepper sauce. Wrapped in fresh tortillas, each was delicious, but the tinga and cochinita pibil were my favorites.

Breakfast at El Mesón features a wide variety of affordably priced tacos, plus such interior Mexican egg dishes as the house rendition of huevos motuleños, a tortilla topped with black beans and two fried eggs, one napped with ranchero sauce, the other with tomatillo. The freshness and variety of the food can be attributed to the fact that owners Atticus and Yves Macias and Yves' wife Marisela Godinez also own Cen-Tex Produce, just down Burleson Road. Good service, hard work, and mouth-watering, authentic food make El Mesón well worth the effort it takes to find their out-of-the-way Southeast Austin location. Mexican-food lovers should make visiting this remarkable taqueria a top priority." - Austin Chronicle . Winner of 5 Austin Chronicle Critic's Choice Awards

Recommends
over a year ago

Reputable Mexican breakfast and lunch dishes in a decidedly low-key setting. – In Short
The aroma of smoky morita salsa and roasting meats from the open kitchen permeate the small dining room. Orange walls and folk art evoke an Old-Mexico feeling. With only counter service, El Meson employs a welcoming, but fend-for-yourself mentality. The menu offers traditional Mexican dishes, including tender chicken in pipian, a mole sauce with a pumpkin seed base. The cochinita pibil--achiote-marinated pork tenderloin is garnished with tangy, marinated red onions.

 

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