Monthly Archives: February 2011

The State of Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tacos in Austin Texas Part 6: La Morenita

  THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED DUE TO BRISKET BANDITRY. La Morenita is the kind of little corner taqueria that dots the landscape of Texas by the 1000’s. A small, tidy, family run cafe ready to serve up three squares a … Continue reading

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The State of Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tacos in Austin Texas Part 5: Paco’s Tacos

I’m not used to getting rolled by a taco vendor on the East Side of Austin. Yes, it’s business as usual to charge north of $2 for a simple little taco on the west side of the interstate but it … Continue reading

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The State of Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tacos In Austin Texas Part 4: Cuban Sandwich Cafe

Over a decade ago, the tiny room that now houses Cuban Sandwich Cafe held the best soul food restaurant in Austin; Big Earl’s. If the current tenants, the Reyes family can tap into the ju-ju that Big Earls incredible cooking … Continue reading

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The State of Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tacos in Austin Texas Part 3: La Monita

Here in Austin, Texas our proximity to Mexico means the occasional call in order to a Mexican restaurant might not  go so well. I phone La Monita to place an order for pickup and my speech is greeted with a … Continue reading

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The State of Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tacos in Austin Texas Part 2: Polvos

I nearly collapse when the cashier informs me that my single breakfast taco is going to run me $2.27. I weigh my options. The young-buck worker looks pretty fit so the shuck and run move probably won’t work. I can … Continue reading

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The State of Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tacos in Austin Texas Part 1: La Canaria

There’s a good 7 people in the taco wagon at La Canaria on this beautiful Sunday morning.; a middle aged lady, a teenage girl, a middle age man and a host of young’uns-all laughing and having a good time in … Continue reading

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The State of Carne Guisada in Austin Texas Part 7: Porfirio’s

When food luminary John T. Edge came to Austin last year he had quite the agenda. He was writing a piece for the paper of record, New York Times on Austin’s burgeoning taco scene and was in town to do … Continue reading

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The State of Carne Guisada In Austin Texas Part 6: Amaya’s Taco Village

Tucked away in a strip mall that’s an anchor tenant’s departure from decrepitude, Northeast Austin’s Amaya’s Taco Village has been soldiering along for over three decades. The room is perpetually abustle with folks from the nearby neighborhood, workers from the … Continue reading

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The State of Carne Guisada in Austin Texas Part 5: Tacos La Guera

The statue of Liberty has seen better days. Hunkered down on a poured cement curb, sucking furiously on a Marlboro and chattering angrily into a cell phone, the middle age Black man in a statue of liberty costume bears little … Continue reading

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The State of Carne Guisada in Austin Texas Part 4: La Reyna

There is a vanishing breed of Tex Mex restaurants in Austin Texas. To wit: Small mom and pops with middle aged waitresses, made from scratch tortillas, free chips and salsa and bottomless cups of coffee. This style of restaurant is … Continue reading

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