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Mon7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tue - Fri7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sat8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sun10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Taco Xpress

Maria's Taco Xpress

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Mexican Restaurants, Latin American Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurants

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09/04/2011
Not Good!!

NOT GOOD! There are 200 other taco places that are better than this place. Very bland! VERY VERY oilly!! My barbacoa taco had a steady stream of oil leaking out of it, all I could taste was oil it was disgusting. We have eaten at a hundred taco places around texas and this was the worst. Everything is very heavy handed. Gordita bread is so heavy and dense. Just very bland, oily, and heavy. Had a lot of promise - but ... view more

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03/06/2010
Another one bites the dust!

In Austin it's sad to see a place that you love go downhill on the quality of thier food when they expand. I lived down the street from this restaurant and went there every Sunday. The last two times my husband and I went was heartbreaking. The Carne Guisda was tough and was without any sauce. The migas were over cooked and bland. My tacos were horribly bland and very unsatisfying. I'm beyond bummed out but hoping th... view more

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08/05/2009
Cool Atmosphere - Disappointing Food

I stopped in for a quick lunch on a Thursday afternoon. It has a really nice looking patio for live music, but no one was out there since it was so hot. Inside, really cool, hip decor. I was expecting a great lunch! But then my food came. The ""El Pastor"" taco was OK (pork), but somewhat bland. The Carne Guisada taco was overcooked and had too much raw onion on it. The food was edible, but I wouldn't say it... view more

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11/12/2008
Fun atmosphere, below average food.

I recently moved to South Austin from Atlanta and drove by this place many times. It looked fun and saw the parking lot over crowded during the weekday which tells me that the food is cheap and good. The place is fun and easy but the food is cheap (in value) and cheap (in quality). Oh well, there seems to be a million other taco places to try!

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08/23/2008
Would vote 4 stars for atmosphere, only 3 for food..

What a fun place... took the fam here for breakfast tacos on a Sunday. Live folky band was strange to be at a mexican restaurant but they were really fun. We waited a really long time for our food after waiting in line to order (which actually goes quickly). They messed up our order but it wasn't a big deal since you expect that on a busy day. But the food itself just wasn't that tasty. We ordered a variety of tacos ... view more

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07/18/2008
Terrible food. Below Average Maxican food

I went there for lunch on Saturday. There was a long line. Expected great food because of publicity. We ordered 4 different tacos, Barbacoa, Picadillo, Al Pastor and Pollo Guisada. Some of them were ordered with rice and beans. Barbacoa wasn't even near authentic Mexican barbacoa. It still had raw beef smell. I barely touched the dish. Picadillo was total mess. It was dripping waterly juice and had no taste at all. A... view more

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07/11/2008
Good food, fun atmosphere

Seems like people either love the food here or hate it. While I agree that equal or better food can be found (example: Taqueria Arandas), it is going way too far to say the food at Taco Xpress is bad. The food is clearly made from scratch and with great care. I thought some of the items could use a little more salt, but that's a very subjective judgement.\r \r Also, if you're in the mood for it, the atmosphere is f... view more

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10/28/2007
Best breakfast taco's anywhere and the McMercy Family Band is amazing !!

I go to Maria's Taco Xpress every Sunday when I visit Austin. The very best breakfast taco's and the Gospel Brunch with the McMercy Family Band makes all worth the trip. Highly recommend to anyone looking for great food and a great band...

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02/20/2007
Terrible food!

WOW! I was so disappointed. Taco Bell is even better than this place. I had the 3 tacos and the meat in them is one step above cat food! TERRIBLE!

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12/15/2006
Awful, Awful, Awful

Being a huge breakfast taco lover and trying them everywhere in Austin and El Paso, I ventured to Taco Xpress after being told they were so good. They were TERRIBLE! No taste whatsoever! I ate one out of the three I ordered and left...and that's after waiting 25 minutes for them to come out! My girlfriend's migas were soggy and tasteless as well, and she's from El Paso and knows good Mexican food.\r \r Save you... view more

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