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Maria's Taco Xpress

#344 of 3,054 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
South Austin
Mexican, Southwestern
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2529 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-4730
+1 512-444-0261
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon 07:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I was sitting eating lunch at Maria's Taco Xpress last Saturday and the thought popped into my head that this is a must see place for my future out of town visitors. Food is decent to great (depending on what you get), decor is eclectic, location is great (south Lamar, need I say more?)! Always enjoyed the tacos I got... More 

Thank Scott C
Bristol, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I stopped in on Sunday to catch some of the gospel music and try the tacos. The building is really cool - make sure you walk round the outside and see all the artwork around the exterior as well as inside - and the music was great as well. The decoration inside is unique, and keeps you entertained while you... More 

Thank Francesca R
Denton, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

In the sprite of keeping Austin Weird, this place is doing it. The building is really neat and eclectic. Staff was awesome and the Pastor lived up to everything that we read about to. Thank You Triple D for the recommendation.

Thank Diann O
Austin TX
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190 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I have been eating here for years and definitely in the top 5 of best Mexican restaurants in Austin. On this visit I ordered the Migas platter. It was extremely good where the eggs was spread out like a pancake and covered with cheese. Came with two flour tortillas, potatoes and beans to make tacos with. It filled me up... More 

Thank Homestyle68
Fenton, Missouri
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108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We were attracted by the building - it looked like a fun place. That was the best thing it had going for it. I had chicken tacos. There was very little cheese on the tacos. The chicken was cooked in a salsa type sauce but was pretty dry. My husband had beef tacos and he was not impressed either. Chips... More 

Thank schmidkk
West Bloomfield
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Every time we visit Austin, we go to Maria's for their breakfast tacos. They offer many choices of fillings. When the weather is good, we enjoy eating in their outdoor area.

Thank Nancy R
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went in at 8:30am for breakfast meeting. There were two people waiting for togo orders, that should have been a sign. There were three employees standing with there backs to the counter, i had to clear my throat to get there attention. We ordered two migas plates, a soda , a coffee. Didn't take very long for meals to come... More 

Thank Daniel M
Denison, Texas
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We went pretty early in the day, so it wasn't very busy. Cute place, lots of interesting items on the walls/ceiling. We both got breakfast tacos and they were really good.

Thank penelope0406
Austin, Texas
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219 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We've driven past this place many times, and although we chuckled at the large woman on the building, we had no idea that we should have run into her welcoming arms. We stopped in this week for lunch, and our first thought was "Why did we wait so long?!" For lunch, we tried: 1 migas taco (excellent) 1 beef gordita... More 

Thank MyZiggyMan
Austin, Texas
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764 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I loved the funky "Classic Austin" vibe of this South Lamar Mexican Restaurant. However, the food was just o.k. Perhaps the breakfast tacos are better. At about $4.00 for each taco, you certainly get your money's worth. The standard 6" tortilla is really stuffed with fillings. You will need a fork to eat the parts that spill out when you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2529 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-4730
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighbourhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-444-0261

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?