Mexican

Here you will find some of the best Mexican based cuisine restaurants in Austin! The restaurants are in order of rating. You will find the location, hours of operation, price point and one of our favorite items from each spot!

Pueblo Viejo

 

Price: $                                                                     

Rating: 4.9/5 stars

Pueblo Viejo is a Mexican joint in Austin and offers some of these best tacos in the area. Everything is completely authentic and made to order. The steak quesadilla taco is top 3 tacos in Austin. When you combine a quesadilla with a taco, it’s game over. The speciality plate is a great order for lunch which includes two tacos, side of guac and beans.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Wednesday: 7:30am-10:00pm; Thursday-Saturday: 7:30am-12:00pm; Sunday: 7:30am-3:00pm

Location: 502 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702

Comedor

 

Price: $$$                                                                     

Rating: 4.7/5 stars

Comedor is an upscale Mexican restaurant downtown Austin that has an aesthetically pleasing feel to it. The octupus and shrimp toastado is a great appetizer and a good start to an awesome meal.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm; Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-3:00pm; 5:00pm-10:00pm

Location: 501 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701

Vera Cruz

 

Price: $                                                                     

Rating: 4.7/5 stars

Vera Cruz is taco food truck on the East side with a good variety to try. The migas is the most popular taco on their menu.

Hours of Operation: Sunday-Saturday: 7:00am-3:00pm

Location: 2505 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702

Fonda San Miguel

 

Price: $$$                                                                     

Rating: 4.6/5 stars

Fonda San Miguel gives you the full experience when you're looking for some good Mexican cuisine. From the Mariachi music to food, it is a great experience. The queso is so gooey and cheesy that it will melt in your mouth.

Hours of Operation: Sunday: 11:00am-2:00pm; Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-9:30pm; Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-10:30pm

Location: 2330 W N Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78756

ATX Cocina

 

Price: $$$                                                                     

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

ATX Cocina is located on San Antonio Street. If you are looking for a true Austinite Mexican restaurant, this is your place! This is a great spot as the restaurant has fantastic ambience, an open bar area with great seating. The duck tacos are a great try as they are unique to the menu and are cooked to perfection. This is a great spot to share different things or to even get a single entree for yourself.

Hours of Operation: Sunday: 4:30pm-9:00pm; Monday-Thursday: 4:30pm-10:00pm; Friday-Saturday: 4:30pm-11:00pm

Location: 110 San Antonio St #170, Austin, TX 78701

Torchys

 

Price: $                                                                     

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Torchy's Tacos makes some of the most unique tacos in Austin. The trailer park is one of the classics on the menu and make sure to get it "trashy" if you love queso.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday: 7:00am-10:00pm; Friday: 7:00am-11:00pm; Saturday: 8:00am-11:00pm; Sunday: 8:00am-10:00pm

Location: 1822 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Taco Deli

 

Price: $                                                                     

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Taco Deli is a great spot to grab a good taco. They have some awesome breakfast tacos including the sirloin, egg & cheese and the migas tacos.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 7:00am-3:00pm; Saturday-Sunday: 8:00am-3:00pm

Location: 301 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Grizzelda's

 

Price: $$$                                                                     

Rating: 4.4/5 stars

Grizzelda's is a great Tex-Mex place on the East side. The gucamole is a must for starters but we also highly recommend trying to chicken fajitas and the skirt steaks.

Hours of Operation: Sunday: 10:30am-2:30pm; Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00pm-9:00pm; Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm

Location: 105 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78702

Trudy's

 

Price: $$                                                                       

Rating: 4.4/5 stars

Trudy's is a good Tex-Mex spot for both food and drink. The fried stuffed avocado is an item that is unique and goes well with their martinis.

Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm

Location: 8820 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78757

Velvet Taco

 

Price: $$                                                                       

Rating: 4.4/5 stars

Velvet Taco located in the Domain area is on a mission to create the ubiquitous taco. The spicy tikka chicken taco fits Velvet's mission and is different.

Hours of OperationMonday-Wednesday: 11:00am-12:00am; Thursday: 11:00am-3:00am; Friday: 11:00am-4:00am; Saturday: 10:00am-4:00am; Sunday: 10:00am-12:00am

Location: 522 Congress Ave Suite 100, Austin, TX 78701

Taquero Mucho

 

Price: $$                                                                     

Rating: 4.4/5 stars

Taquero Mucho is run and opened by the same owner of Gabriela's. This is a fun Mexican restaurant that is aesthetically pleasing with several different signs for photos. The margs are great and the chorizo queso along with the pink tortilla tacos are definitely something you need to get if you go.

Hours of Operation: Sunday-Wednesday: 11:00am-10:00pm; Thursday-Saturday: 11:00am-11:00pm

Location: 508 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Reunion '19

 

Price: $                                                                       

Rating: 4.4/5 stars

Reunion '19 is a hip Mexican spot on the East side of Austin. They have some rad tacos for all you taco lovers out there! The brisket fries are also well worth a try if you ever decide to stop in.

Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday: 11:00am-9:00pm; Friday-Saturday: 11:00am-10:00pm

Location: 1700 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78702

Gabriela's

 

Price: $$                                                                       

Rating: 4.3/5 stars

Gabriela's is a Mexican restaurant on the East side with awesome vibes and live music on their outside patio. Great spot for drinks but the queso and guac are an absolute must!

Hours of Operation: Sunday: 10:00am-10:00pm; Monday-Tuesday: 11:00am-10:00pm; Wednesday: 11:00am-11:00pm; Thursday-Saturday: 11:00am-12:00am

Location: 900 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

El Alma

 

Price: $$                                                                       

Rating: 4.3/5 stars

El Alma is Mexican restaurant located on Barton Springs Road and is a great spot to grab a marg after work. They have a fun upstairs patio to lounge and eat some great Mexican food. The Camarones a la Plancha was one of our favorite dishes on the menu. Make sure to also try the avocadorita as it is a staple drink and unique to their menu.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-10:00pm; Friday: 11:00am-11:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am-11:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am-10:00pm

Location: 1025 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Tyson's Tacos

 

Price: $                                                                       

Rating: 4.3/5 stars

Tyson Tacos is open 24/7 so you can go get a taco at whatever time you please. The King George with fried avacado, sriracha and migas is fantastic.

Hours of Operation: Sunday-Saturday: Open 24 hours

Location: 4905 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

Vamanos

 

Price: $$                                                                       

Rating: 4.3/5 stars

Vamonos is a ranch style tex-mex restaurant that has a motto of "simple food done well". If you have never tried a puffy taco before, this is the spot to check out. They are made with a ball of masa that is deep fried giving the tortilla its puff!

Hours of Operation: Sunday: 11:00am-8:00pm; Monday-Tuesday: 11:00am-9:00pm; Wednesday: Closed; Thursday-Saturday: 11:00am-10:00pm

Location: 4807 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751