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Maria's Taco Xpress

2529 S. Lamar Blvd. (La Casa Dr.) Send to Phone
512-444-0261 | Order Now! | Menu
Funky self-service South Austin taqueria is a big bang for the buck.

Breakfast & Lunch daily, Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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Maria's Taco Xpress, Austin, TX

Maria's Taco Xpress Restaurant Review

: This beloved taco joint owned by Maria Corbalan brims with character and rustic charm. Hungry followers queue up for an affordable Tex-Mex fix that features such winners as breakfast tacos, migas or veggie tacos fortified with a fresh mix of savory vegetables like green beans and eggplant. For lunch, try the thick homemade gorditas stuffed with potato-studded picadillo or the enchiladas teeming with tender carne guisada. The signature tacos al pastor are little soft tortillas filled with pieces of grilled meat garnished with fresh onion, cilantro and pineapple. Visit the salsa bar and crown your tacos with the fiery house-made salsa, crisp pico de gallo or vinegary chimichurri from Corbalan’s native Argentina. Slurp one of the specialty Mexican aguas frescas, like watermelon, or a frosty margarita, and plan to come back for South Austin’s hippie version of the gospel brunch.


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