Let's Eat Texas Tacos! Carolyn Knight, Guest Blogger

Guest blog post by Carolyn Knight

Texas Tacos: Real Deal Easy Meals (click for more info)

Ask anyone in Texas about tacos, and you’ll find you’re not talking to an amateur. From the cradle to the grave, a good taco is one of those simple, easy meals that just never gets old.

San Antonio is widely regarded as the taco capital of the state of Texas. If you’re looking for a brick and mortar spot, check out Taco Taco Cafe. This little gem was recently featured on an episode of The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. The sign out front says, “Best tacos in America” and the locals agree. If you’re a fan of the mini, open-faced taco, Guajillo’s is your spot; their al pastor pork taco topped with slices of pineapple, cilantro and onion is the champion of slow-roasted delights.

Guajillo's Cochinita Pibil

Taco Deli, where you can savor every bite of the cowboy taco: cowboy-rubbed beef tenderloin with grilled corn, roasted onions and peppers or a bison meat picadillo taco. Carlos Santana’s downtown eatery, Maria Maria, boasts braised duck tacos with roasted tomato-habanero cream salsa.

Maria, Maria's Enchiladas

Surrender your inhibition and visit the taco trucks on Austin's East side of town. Don’t let the grungy parking lot hosting the Piedras Negras trailer put you off. They have some of the best al pastor and barbacoa in town.

Austin is also home to the breakfast taco, and what will begin as affection for an open-ended mini-breakfast burrito may turn into a full-time obsession. Day or night, Taco Selene, Casita Taco, and Taco-Mex all provide the perfect verde salsa to top any breakfast, lunch, or dinner combination.

Taco Selene's Pastor and Chicken tacos

Whether you need to whip up easy meals at home or find the perfect midnight snack, tacos are the best food on the planet.

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