Thursday, January 23, 2014

Austin: Taco More

What do you need after being stuck at the car rental palace outside the Dallas airport for two hours trying to keep from getting gouged? 

You need a taco, and, as luck would have it, we came to the right place.  Located in a strip mall off East Riverside in Austin, Taco More will heal your shattered nerves.  This single, spacious room is filled with people: families, young couples, flirting teenagers.  The music is comfortably loud. The dark decor is warmed by good lighting and the staff is super nice.

And the tacos are great.  We tried the tacos cabrito, stuffed with tender shreds of tangy goat, tacos cabeza, a fat-slicked hash of beef head with a faint cinnamon tinge, and the tacos chicharron, gelatinous folds of melty pork skin.  The tacos come with chopped onion and cilantro and there is a salsa bar where you can load up on radish, lime and four or five wonderful sauces.  My favorite was a zippy whipped guacamole.  We washed them down with ice cold cans of Modelo and were restored.

We returned the following morning for breakfast and the chorizo y huevos and papa y huevos tacos were just as good as the meatier offerings.

It's enough to make one want to move to Austin.

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