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Fabulous food trailers of the Highland Lakes

Local Eats, 1610 U.S. 281 South in in Marble Falls, serves delicious hamburgers with fresh ingredients. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

No one has to go hungry when on the road in the Highland Lakes. Food trailers dot the landscape, mixed in with the wildflowers, granite outcroppings, yucca plants, and lakeside scenery.

When compiling our list of food trailer favorites, we looked for those that serve lunch (some also offer breakfast and dinner), offer the biggest bite for the buck, and are just plain delicious.

As this reporter made the rounds, I asked for the speciality of the house. Each trailer has many more items on their menus. Also, the following are not the only food trailers around. Take your own taste test next time you get in the car hungry.

(Please note that some of these food trailers only accept cash and are open on specific days and times.)

Cowtown Texas BBQ

3803 FM 2147 in Cottonwood Shores, 512-755-3863

SPECIALITY: Chopped brisket sandwich on a classic white hamburger bun with the right amount of Cowtown’s barbecue sauce complete with onions and pickles that cover every bite. Don’t forget the peach cobbler where they promise you “the fat for free.”

El Grande Taco

2642 RR 1431 West in Kingsland, 830-265-8590

SPECIALITY: Beef fajita taco with refried beans, onion, cilantro, and shredded cheese.


607 E. Polk St. in Burnet, 512-568-8306

SPECIALITY: Bodacious BLT made with grilled Texas toast, thick-cut maple bacon, classic iceberg lettuce and tomato slices, sliced pickled jalapeños, and Gravy’s special sauce. You’ll only find it here.

La Tequila Jalisco

8601 RR 1431 East in Buchanan Dam, 325-247-0091

SPECIALITY: A classic chicken fajita quesadilla with melted white cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole. Includes nice cuts of juicy, white chicken breast, perfectly seasoned. Homemade green and red sauces come on the side for dipping.

Local Eats

1610 U.S. 281 South in Marble Falls, 512-294-5581

SPECIALITY: The Farmhouse burger on a toasted sesame-seed bun with leafy lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, mayonnaise, mustard, black pepper bacon, Colby Jack cheese, and a fresh fried egg as well as a side of sweet potato fries and Local Eats’ own truck dip. Truck dip comes with the sweet potato fries, but you can request it extra with other items.

Ortega Tacos Authentic Mexican Cuisine

407 W. Young St. in Llano, 830-265-2547

SPECIALITY: Carne guisada taco with grilled onions in a slightly spicy homemadesauce and shredded cheese all wrapped up in a homemade flour tortilla. Lip-smacking!

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