Austin Insider Blog

This blog, written and curated by Visit Austin staff, shares the things that visitors love and locals can't get enough of.

Austin's Top Tacos

You’re not eating right if you’re not eating tacos while visiting Austin. From taquerias to taco trucks, there’s no shortage of spots to indulge in one of Austin’s favorite foods. And you can dine on…

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Iconic Austin Tex-Mex

Austin is home to many global cuisines including Cuban, Mediterranean, Ethiopian and Moroccan (just to name a few). But for many locals, Tex-Mex takes the crown for the Austin favorite. This blend of…

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Discover Your Austin Taco

Here in Texas, tacos aren’t a meal. They’re a religion. And nowhere will you find more places to worship these foil-wrapped handfuls of flavor than in Austin. Though it’s impossible (and we’ve tried) to catalogue every Austin taco, here’s a roundup of some of our favorites, in categories that should…

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Austin Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Making your list, checking it twice? Here’s your one-and-done list for shopping local and keeping it fab in Austin this holiday season. The Cowboy/Cowgirl Heritage Boot Co. Credit Sam Seizert. Boots from Heritage Boot Co. Head to South Congress Avenue for a new pair of boots from Heritage Boot…

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Cinco de Mayo

May is an ah-May-zing time here in Austin and it features one of the most fun days of the year: Cinco de Mayo! Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over…

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Austin Taco Round-Up: Breakfast

What bagels are to the northeast, what shrimp and grits are to the south, what donuts are to the rest of the nation breakfast tacos are the cuisine of choice for Austinites and Texans alike. Note…

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