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A ways down on East 12th Street sits this well-loved and colorful little building, rocking some of the best corn tortillas in town and embodying an incredibly welcoming vibe. It’s hard not to feel at ease chowing down on warm tacos and tostadas while gazing at the beautiful murals that decorate the place. As an added bonus, you can also make a donation toward their community relief efforts in partnership with Austin Mutual Aid's Free Fridge Project, which helps purchase groceries, sanitary items, and more for those in need.
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The gist: Chef Edgar Rico harnesses Mexican tradition and his culinary know-how to elevate the humble taco, dishing up a bill of heirloom corn tortillas filled with textures and colors you’d expect to see in a fine dining establishment, all served in a neighborhood setting.
The food: Tacos and tostadas begin with fresh masa made inhouse from heritage corn. The vegan Beet Tartare Tostada is a must-try, a crisp shell topped with earthy roasted beets, salsa macha aioli, avocado crema, horseradish, and lime for a one-two punch of flavor and texture. Make the Tropical Sueño your go-to dessert—it’s a popsicle made with pineapple, mango, and lemon, then dipped in chamoy and lime zest for an extra kick.
The cost: Tacos and tostadas $4 - $10, desserts $7 - $8, soft drinks $3 - $6, beer and wine $3 - $50, pantry items $9 - $11.