tacos

Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico on the Joys of Tacos

January 31, 2024 | By S. Kirk Walsh

“Tacos have always brought me joy,” says Edgar Rico, executive chef and co-owner of Nixta Taqueria in East Austin.

Take a Taco Tour of El Paso

December 29, 2022 | By ire’ne lara silva

Carnitas Is the ‘Only Thing’ on the Menu at This San Antonio Restaurant

September 23, 2021 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Try the Food at These 7 Texas Gas Stations

February 20, 2020 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Road tripping in a big state like Texas requires serious sustenance. When Cheetos and Little Debbie won’t do, these gas stations around the state offer more filling fare, ranging from tacos to kolaches to lobster bisque. Next time you hit the highways, keep any eye out for these popular fuel stops that also serve good eats.

Eat Your Way Through the Taco Capital of Texas at These 7 Taquerias

August 29, 2019 | By José R. Ralat

The tacos you’ll find on Southmost come in three varieties: breakfast tacos, fried tacos, and beef tacos. Trying them all is essential. Breakfast tacos go by the name tortillas de harina because of the 10-inch flour tortillas they’re served in. They’re typically filled with ingredients as familiar as chorizo and eggs, or as regionally specific as weenies (sliced Vienna sausages or hot dogs) and eggs. Fried tacos, like tacos dorados (deep-fried folded corn tortillas) and flautas (rolled and fried), are also popular—some are drowned in salsa, earning the moniker ahogados. Most prevalent are the beef preparations like barbacoa, bistek (thinly sliced), fajita, and mollejas (sweetbreads). They’re generally smaller in size and served in orders of three to six—closer to what most Americans would recognize as “street tacos.”

Tacos and Happiness at La Playa Mexican Grille

May 10, 2018 | By

La Playa’s roof collapsed during Harvey and had to be removed. “Our restaurant was like a convertible,” recalls Villasana. Rain and wind pounded the interior, but the cinderblock walls held, as did the restaurant’s striking 4-by-6-foot painting of a man and woman by the late local artist Tiddle Caylor.

“The Austin Cookbook” Showcases the City’s Essential Recipes

March 15, 2018 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Tex-Mex Street Tacos

June 22, 2017 | By

You Know You Want One: San Antonio’s Famous Puffy Tacos

June 14, 2017 | By Veronica Meewes

Anyone who’s been to a Spurs game in San Antonio can attest that the city is filled with red-hot, habanero-grade pride. The iconic Alamo and its sister missions, a lively Riverwalk, and plenty of community-wide celebrations like Fiesta all give the historic Texas city its flavor—and no place captures the city’s character better than Ray’s Drive Inn, the West Side icehouse where the locally famous puffy taco was born.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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