All of these tacos come from places I've visited and tacos I've tried over the years, making this review an honest representation of my experiences. I've tasted eight tacos total and can confidently provide you with a warm and lighthearted review of each one!

Whether you are looking for a cozy restaurant to dine in or prefer the convenience of take out, Downtown Austin has plenty of options to satisfy your craving for tacos. I'm here to help you narrow down the choices by taking you through my favorite taco spots in Downtown Austin.


Taco Pegaso

Taco Pegaso
🗺️ 111 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
☎️ 512-465-2107
🌐 Website
Sunday: 8:30 AM–9 PM
Monday: 8:30 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM–9 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM–9 PM

The tacos at Taco Pegaso are mouthwateringly delicious! Everything from the fresh seasonings to the homemade tortillas, it's clear that Taco Pegaso takes great pride in their tacos. The flavors are bold, always cooked to perfection, and so incredibly flavorful.

The atmosphere is also great - they have a wonderful outdoor seating area that makes it feel like you're on vacation. The staff is friendly and attentive, and they always go out of their way to ensure your experience is top-notch.

At the end of the day, if you're looking for the best tacos in Downtown Austin, look no further than Taco Pegaso! Their amazing flavor combinations, truly unique atmosphere, and attentive service make it an easy choice for any taco aficionado.

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Pelons Tex Mex

Pelons Tex Mex
🗺️ 802 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
☎️ 512-243-7874
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–9 PM
Monday: 11 AM–10 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–10 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–10 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–11 PM
Friday: 11 AM–11 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–11 PM

Their tacos are bursting with flavor and I'm always overwhelmed in the best way possible by the variety of options. From their carne asada to their delicious el pastor tacos, Pelons has something for everyone. My favorite is the crispy taco, which is a classic but also not too heavy.

The atmosphere at Pelons is lively and fun, and you can tell that it's a local hot spot. The staff and patrons are friendly, making it an ideal place to grab lunch or dinner with friends.

I would highly recommend Pelons Tex Mex for anyone looking for some of the best tacos in Downtown Austin!

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Fresa's 9th & Lamar

Fresa's 9th & Lamar
🗺️ 915 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
☎️ 512-428-5077
🌐 Website
Sunday: 8 AM–10 PM
Monday: 8 AM–10 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM–10 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM–10 PM
Thursday: 8 AM–10 PM
Friday: 8 AM–10 PM
Saturday: 8 AM–10 PM

The tacos here are truly something special. The ingredients are always fresh and the flavors are simply divine! I particularly love their al pastor taco, as it's one of the best I've ever tasted. What sets Fresa's tacos apart from the rest is that they finish each taco with cilantro and a lime wedge - this really brings out all of the flavors in each individual taco.

The atmosphere is another plus; it's a great spot to relax and enjoy your meal. The staff is friendly and attentive, which really makes your experience complete.

Overall, Fresa's tacos are some of the best tacos in Downtown Austin! If you're looking for a delicious meal that won't break the bank, then look no further than Fresa's 9th & Lamar!

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Pepe's Tacos

Pepe's Tacos
🗺️ 704 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
☎️ 737-203-4175
🌐 Website
Sunday: 12–8 PM
Monday: 11 AM–8 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–8 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–8 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–8 PM
Friday: 11 AM–2:30 AM
Saturday: 12 PM–2:30 AM

I'm sure I don't need to explain why tacos are amazing. But what sets Pepe's apart for me is the unique flavor combinations that come together in every bite. The soft shells with their slightly charred edges, crunchy lettuce and a salty, creamy sauce create an unbeatable combination.

In addition to the great taste, Pepe's Tacos also offers up some of the freshest ingredients around. From the perfectly-grilled steak to the hand-chopped tomatoes, everything is perfectly seasoned and prepared. I can confidently say that these are some of the freshest tacos I've ever had!

Finally, no taco experience would be complete without a wide selection of toppings. With Pepe's Tacos, you can get your tacos exactly how you like them - from spicy jalapenos to zesty cilantro, there are so many options to choose from.

All in all, I can definitely recommend Pepe's Tacos as one of the best tacos in Downtown Austin. They have a delicious menu full of unique flavors and fresh ingredients that I know you'll love!

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Super Burrito

Super Burrito
🗺️ 817 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703
☎️ 512-443-8226
🌐 Website
Sunday: 10 AM–10 PM
Monday: 10 AM–10 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM–10 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM–10 PM
Thursday: 10 AM–10 PM
Friday: 10 AM–10 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–10 PM

The tacos are not just delicious, but also very affordable. The beef tacos I had were bursting with flavor and cooked to perfection. The tortillas are homemade_ and the cheese is always freshly grated.

I also tried their fish tacos, and they were unlike anything I've ever tasted! They have a unique blend of spices that really take the flavor up a notch. And the portions are large enough to give you plenty of food for a good price.

I highly recommend Super Burrito for anyone looking for the best tacos in Downtown Austin! Their authenticity, quality, and affordability make it one of my go-to restaurants when visiting this part of town.

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Three B's Tacos

Three B's Tacos
🗺️ 401 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701
☎️ 512-948-0985
Sunday: 7 PM–3 AM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 7 PM–3 AM
Thursday: 7 PM–3 AM
Friday: 7 PM–3 AM
Saturday: 7 PM–3 AM

The tacos are truly outstanding. Every single taco I've tried has been delicious, from the fish tacos to the veggie tacos. The flavors are perfectly balanced and the ingredients are always fresh and flavorful. Plus, their prices are unbeatable--you can get three tacos for under five dollars!

I especially appreciate how all of the fillings at Three B's Tacos are prepared with care and love. Whether it's their marinated proteins or freshly made salsas, everything tastes incredibly authentic.

If you're looking for the best tacos in Downtown Austin, Three B's Tacos is definitely a spot you should visit!

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Market Cocina

Market Cocina
🗺️ 525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
☎️ 512-476-1206
🌐 Website
Sunday: 8 AM–8 PM
Monday: 8 AM–8 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM–8 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM–8 PM
Thursday: 8 AM–8 PM
Friday: 8 AM–8 PM
Saturday: 8 AM–8 PM

I was amazed at their take on the classic tacos. Not only did they have the traditional options, but they also created some amazing innovative combinations. I had the Mole Rojo tacos with red chili pork and it was delicious!

Market Cocina has an amazing atmosphere and staff. They were ready to help me in any way. The waitstaff were knowledgeable and friendly—it felt like I was at a family dinner.

Finally, what sets Market Cocina apart from other Downtown Austin taco places are the prices! You get great quality for an even better price.

All in all, Market Cocina is my top pick for best tacos in Downtown Austin!

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Gabrielas Downtown

Gabrielas Downtown
🗺️ 900 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702
☎️ 512-840-1569
Sunday: 10 AM–10 PM
Monday: 11 AM–11 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–11 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–11 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–11 PM
Friday: 11 AM–11 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–12 AM

I ventured to Gabrielas Downtown and was immediately impressed. The atmosphere was cozy, yet inviting, and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful with the menu. I ordered their classic tacos, which were served in a handmade tortilla shell - it was incredibly fresh and authentic!

The flavor profile of the tacos was spot on - it had just enough heat that it wasn't overwhelming but still gave a nice kick. The ingredients were also top-notch; from juicy sirloin steak to creamy guacamole, each bite was even more delicious than the last!

Overall, my experience at Gabrielas Downtown was exceptional. The tacos were some of the best I've ever had in Downtown Austin, and I would definitely recommend this spot to any taco lover looking for a great dining experience!

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Susan Wright

Susan has a passion for helping small, locally-owned restaurants and businesses to tell their stories and showcase their unique offerings to the public. With a loyalty to her hometown of Austin, TX, Susan is committed to making sure these establishments get the recognition they deserve. Outside of work, Susan enjoys exploring Austin's food and music scene with friends, hiking in the nearby hill country, spending time in nature, and savoring every bite of barbeque she can find.