If you have less than 10 dollars in your pocket but still want to pig out on tacos, Tamale House East is the place to go. The original location shuttered when owner Moses Vasquez died in 2014, but his granddaughters brought it back to life at this counter-serve location on East Sixth Street. The massive dog-friendly patio provides ample room to enjoy a few breakfast tacos and an agua fresca.
The Tamale House has been a part of Austin since 1958. It has gone through many different iterations, locations, closures, and openings throughout the years, but they have maintained a consistent level of high-quality food and community support. It serves old-fashioned recipes that have passed through the family for decades—all from scratch. As the name suggests, it offers a ton of amazing Texas-sized tamales, but the menu also boasts a wider range of Mexican food for every meal. It’s also worth mentioning that it makes a killer margarita and has one of the more comprehensive Tequila lists you’ll find in town.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating or order takeout via Toast.