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Taco Shack

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12439 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758-2521
+1 512-873-7977
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Oviedo, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Visiting Austin I had to get a breakfast taco. My Mom and Sister recommended Taco Shack for the chorizo. Not disappointing at all. It was great and the place was decorated CUTE for Halloween!

Thank scrapbookingmom
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The tacos are large, stuffed but the flavor just is not there. No tex-mex, no salt. You will need the salsa to add flavor. I tried 4 breakfast tacos, all different combos. The home fries were tiny diced potatoes deep fried. The refried beans were bland. El Pass can refried beans have more flavor. Paid 15$ for 4 tacos and... More 

Thank 292roser
Austin, Texas
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370 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stopped for first time today for lunch. Had a soft taco plate - two tacos, one fajitas/one canrne guisada, black beans and rice. Had choice of about six meats, and three styles of beans. The only significant negative IMO was that the rice was rather oily and for me below average. The beans were good and the tacos were a... More 

Thank Jay F
Austin, Texas, United States
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I'm never disappointed. Food is amazing and the Guac is fresh. I love their grilled fish tacos and the almost vegetarian tacos. You can easily fill up on just one taco.

Thank Cynthia B
Vista, California
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015

I love the Migas tacos and the "Shack Pack" which is 3 potato and egg tacos and 3 bacon and egg tacos. I bring them to my co-workers every Friday and everyone loves them. As far as breakfast tacos go, Taco Shack is on par with Torchy's and Taco Deli as some of my favorite in Austin.

Thank RJA_SD_1964
SW Colorado
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286 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2015

Great spot for breakfast tacos. In the area for a visit and had to stop by our favorite place. Our Shack Tacos were loaded with eggs, chorizo, potatoes & cheese so much that we had to use a fork to eat the remaining mix that fell out of the taco! Never disappointed!

Thank sanjuanmountains
Stavanger, Norway
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193 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Big portions, I guess, tons of food was handed out. Fine as a lunch option, but the establishment felt too generic, even for a generic taco joint.

Thank enur1979
Austin, Texas
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215 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Delicious tacos; fast, friendly service; reasonably priced. Perfect stop on the way to work in the morning. And great coffee.

Thank josephedward71
Austin, Texas
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337 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Always a great spot for breakfast! Their breakfast tacos are filled to the max! They are about $1.79 each for two toppings. I got the egg and cheese and it was pretty big. Try the Shack Taco that has everything and its busting out! We took ours to go and they make it pretty hot and fresh. All in all... More 

Thank livelovex7
Austin, Texas
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2013

The Shack Taco breakfast taco is by far the best in town. It has a flour tortilla with heaps of eggs, chorizo, potatoes and cheese with sides of salsa to put on yourself. Word of advice, if you're planning on going through the drive thru during breakfast time, give yourself at least an additional 10 minutes. The line typically runs... More 

Thank drn4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12439 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758-2521
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-873-7977

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