Highland Lakes taco hotspots
The challenge of compiling a Highland Lakes taco trail is not the quality, it's the quantity. So many local establishments — restaurants, food trucks, gas stations — offer great tacos. This is Texas, after all.
This list is by no means complete. The featured taco hotspots are only a handful of our favorites that passed the authenticity and substance tests:
- Is the main ingredient — beef, chicken, pork, etc. — deliciously seasoned and cooked to perfection? Check.
- Is the tortilla homemade and not greasy? Check.
- Does it pass the filling test? Is more filling left than taco? Check.
- And — maybe most important — does the taco hold up bite after bite? Check.
Not in the running were breakfast tacos and established restaurants (they're established for a reason, so no point in judging, right?)
The chosen locations are traditional sit-down restaurants and food trucks. Some are only open for breakfast and lunch or closed on certain days. Some only accept cash. Click the links or call the numbers for more information.
(COVID-19 precautions: Call ahead for takeout options. Hours might be affected.)
1006 Mission Hills Drive in Marble Falls; 830-613-5254
SPECIALTIES: Agustino’s Tacos with barbacoa y carnitas
1802 U.S. 281 South in Marble Falls; 830-693-1407
SPECIALTIES: Chuspy’s chipotle chicken and pork in Chuspy’s salsa verde
9334 Texas 71 West in Spicewood; 512-900-0247
SPECIALTIES: Four picadillo mini-tacos
1001 N. Water St. (U.S. 281) in Burnet; 512-715-0227
SPECIALTIES: Loco chicken tacos filled with grilled mini-chicken chunks in special spices with guacamole
7005 RR 1431 West in Granite Shoals; 830-598-5462
SPECIALTIES: Shredded chicken taco and vegan potato tacos
2089 RR 1431 East in Kingsland; 325-423-3949
SPECIALTIES: Brisket street tacos with fresh pico de gallo
303 E. Young St. in Llano; 325-247-1022
SPECIALTIES: Grande mini-tacos with posada y carne asada and charro beans
Find more delicious places to eat in the Highland Lakes Eat & Drink Guide.
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