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Highland Lakes taco hotspots

Jr's Authentic Tex Mex in Kingsland serves specialty brisket street tacos with fresh pico de gallo. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

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.)

Agustino’s Mexican Food


Food truck

1006 Mission Hills Drive in Marble Falls; 830-613-5254

SPECIALTIES: Agustino’s Tacos with barbacoa y carnitas

Chuspy’s Burritos


Restaurant

1802 U.S. 281 South in Marble Falls; 830-693-1407

SPECIALTIES: Chuspy’s chipotle chicken and pork in Chuspy’s salsa verde

Beto’s Tacos Y Mas


Food truck

9334 Texas 71 West in Spicewood; 512-900-0247

SPECIALTIES: Four picadillo mini-tacos

Las Comadres


Restaurant

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

La Cabana


Restaurant

7005 RR 1431 West in Granite Shoals; 830-598-5462

SPECIALTIES: Shredded chicken taco and vegan potato tacos

Jr’s Authentic Tex Mex

Restaurant

2089 RR 1431 East in Kingsland; 325-423-3949

SPECIALTIES: Brisket street tacos with fresh pico de gallo

La Hacienda de Jalisco


Restaurant

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.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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