Yeehaw!! There’s a new taco/bbq fusion truck in Austin! The team behind Micklethwait Craft Meats (I mention them here as an option of 5 great bbq places in Austin to try if you don’t want to stand in line at Franklin) opened up a new food truck called Taco Bronco in East Austin. It’s parked behind Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches, which has a gorgeous outdoor patio with picnic tables. It’s a great dog-friendly, kid-friendly outdoor space to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon.
Micklethwait has some of the best bbq you can find in Austin, and now you can get it wrapped up in delicious tacos. You know how I’m always talking about Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ (they’re number 1 in my Best Breakfast Tacos in Austin guide) in South Austin? Well, Taco Bronco is a similar concept: smoked meats wrapped up in tortillas, served with beans and rice. All the yums. The main difference is that Taco Bronco does more chef-y tacos with fancy toppings like cactus and mesquite roasted pecans and sweet pepper relish, while Valentina’s focuses on the basics like homemade tortillas, incredible bbq, and charro beans.
Here’s what to order at Taco Bronco:
^ El Jefe $5: sliced brisket, cactus and potato hash topped with queso. Unbelievably delicious with that queso on top. I can’t believe it’s just $5….look at all that brisket!
Really, really good stuff, y’all! Like I mentioned, it’s similar to Valentina’s, but it’s in a completely different part of town (this is East Austin, Valentina’s is far south) and it’s located in a more family-friendly place to hang out (the backyard of Batch Craft Beer and Kolaches) where you can get some brews from Batch’s brewery.
TACO BRONCO | 3220 Manor Rd | WEBSITE