A veritable tidal wave of visitors will be descending on Austin this next weekendfor SXSW. Many sites are compiling their lists of the best panels, bands, events,parties and films of the festival. We feel that other outlets have that wellcovered. Instead, we put together our local's guide to Austin, Badass Digest'stake on where you should eat, drink, shop, play and then eat some more inAustin.
Breakfast tacos are a Texas institution, and one of the best breakfast options youcan choose: fast, filling, cheap and delicious. Some of the best breakfast tacoscan be found at:
Maria’s Taco Express(2529 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-444-0261). We are crazy for breakfast tacos in Austin and Maria’s is the best. After the addiction sets in, youcan pick up her Argentinian-influenced Loco Maria Chimichuri sauce to takehome with you.
Curra’s Grill offers an Interior Mexican take on their cuisine (614 E Oltorf St,Austin - 512-444-0012)
El Chilito(2225 Manor Rd, 512-382-3797) It’s trendy, not terribly authentic, butwe can't deny that like their tacos!
Michocana Meat Market(1917 E 7th St #1, Phone: 512-473-8487) This is ahomegrown grocery/butcher shop with a great restaurant counter in the back.
Polvo's(2004 South 1st Street, 512-441-5446) A south Austin dive with strongmargaritas and great fajitas also does a nice breakfast taco with a great self-serve salsa bar.
Taco Deli(multiple locations, 512-419-1900) You wouldn't know it by the name,but Taco Deli serves some of the tasties tacos in town.
Tamale House(5003 Airport Blvd Austin, TX 78751-2708 Phone: 512-453-9842)is another great, simple, tasty low price breakfast institution.
Torchy's Tacos(multiple locations) not super-authentic, but they offer greatfresh ingredients, gigantic tacos and unique flavors.
Cruise east of I-35 to explore for taco trucks and authentic Mexicanrestaurants. SXSW's Jarod Neece authors the definitive guide to taco cultureatTacoJournalism
If you’re looking for a more traditional breakfast, try these places.Bouldin Creek Coffee House and Café(1900 S 1st St. 512-416-1601) is a SouthAustin institution in spite of it’s shiny new location and has lots of vegetarian andvegan options.
The Counter Cafe(626 N Lamar Blvd 512-708-8800) A small revamped diner has eco-friendly though not meatless cuisine (great quail and eggs).
Sugar Mamas(1905 South 1st Street, 512-448-3727) They open a bit late for breakfast, but we would be remiss in not recommending Sugar Mamas, our favorite sweets and incredibly rich cupcakes.
For an upscale and expensive breakfast experience, try any of the fancy hotels