Instead of: Torchy’s, Tacodeli, or Veracruz
Do this: Pueblo Viejo
There is no shortage of great tacos in Austin, and in reality you can’t go wrong with most places you visit. That said, Torchy’s, Tacodeli, and Veracruz suck up a lot of the hype. Veracruz particularly has some of the best tacos in Austin -- even the Food Network recently named Veracruz one of the “Top 5 Tacos In America.” Inevitably, with notoriety has come massively increased wait times, so Veracruz is no longer the best option for those in a hurry.
If you’re looking for a comparable taco with less of a wait, try the unassuming Pueblo Viejo truck on East Sixth St, just east of I-35. The sign hasn’t been replaced in a number of years, but don’t let that scare you off. The portions are bigger than Veracruz, there is no wait, and we can assure you anything on the menu is going to be better than the Big Taco favorites have to offer.