Some of the best tacos in town are getting their own restaurant home in Austin. Veracruz All-Natural plans to open a location at 9003 Waterford Centre Blvd. (near US 183 and Burnet Road) on May 20, expanding on their mini-empire that includes trailers on Manchaca Road and East Cesar Chavez Street and a brick-and-mortar location in Round Rock.
Sisters Maritza and Reyna Vazquez, Veracruz, Mexico natives, opened their first trailer in East Austin in 2009, two years after they launched their original fruit and sno-cone stand. The trailer have made a name for themselves on the strength of homemade tortillas, excellent salsas and a variety of tacos, including my favorite migas in the city, a steaming twirl of fluffy eggs tangled with crisp tortilla strips, feathered avocado, gooey cheese and a perfect balance of salt and pepper. The migas have earned national media attention, and I know several national food writers and chefs who have made multiple visits to the original food truck during visits to Austin.
And you can taste the sisters’ fruit roots in a smooth mango aqua fresca ($3) or one of several fresh-squeezed juices such as orange, carrot, beet, pineapple or spinach ($3.25-$4.25).
In addition to their current menu, Veracruz will also offer new items, along with coffee from Machinehead Coffee. Watch this space for details in the coming weeks.
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