Maria’s Taco Xpress

July 6, 2010 at 11:41 am 4 comments

We made our first stop on our journey to find the best breakfast taco in Austin this past Monday.

Taco Xpress on S. Lamar can’t be missed (literally), while traveling down the busy street you see what seems to be a junk yard with brightly colored objects in it (kidding…well not really). The place is definitely funky and DELICIOUS.

I ordered a breakfast taco with egg, cheese, potato, and chorizo as well as a picadillo taco and horchata. Alex got two picadillo tacos as well as a barbacoa…and a friend ordered some queso that we sampled.

All the food was great, my chorizo breakfast taco was definitely the best I’ve had in Austin so far (crazy right, on the first stop I’ve already topped my list of favs) and the picadillo was the perfect blend of spice and flavor. The salsas frescas were full of bright flavors and a good amount of heat. My first time trying the famed horchata was faboo. It was perfect match to a taco because it instantly cooled down your mouth after a spicy bite! And as I was telling my dining mates, it had a distinct flavor that brought me straight back to childhood. I STILL can’t put my finger on the exact spice/memory I was tasting. It’s going to drive me nuts.

I wish Taco Xpress had another location because I would frequent the place…for now I’ll have to deal with making the trek down south for some yummy am snacks.

Onto the next…La Mexicana Bakery here I come!


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Elly  |  July 6, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Oh! I’m so jealous, I visited the states for a couple of months and was ADDICTED to mexican . . . now that I’m home, mexican isn’t that big here, and sadly GOOD mexican isn’t as easy to find. I’m jealous of your breakfast tacos!

  • 2. erynchandler  |  July 7, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    they are delish.

    Where did you visit in the States?

  • 3. kataroma  |  July 15, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    OMG I’m soo jealous. I love Tex-Mex and I’m stuck in Rome where the Mexican food is atrocious.
    Ugh so sick of pizza and pasta…:(

  • 4. erynchandler  |  July 16, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Kataroma, I wish I could be “stuck in Rome” this weekend :-)

    But I TOTALLY understand you getting sick of pizza and pasta. The last time we were in Italy it was only for three weeks and after the first week and a half I couldn’t bare to stick another piece of pizza or any type of pasta in my mouth.

    Because of this we had a really strange Turkish meal and one really bad Chinese meal in Naples. Of all the great food in that city I threw away two chances to have some crazy good food bc I was sick of everything Italian!


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