Foodie's Guide to Tacos, Coffee & More in Austin, TX

Advisor - Parker White
Curated By

Parker White

Icon Share


  • Domestic Travel

  • USA

  • Texas

  • Austin

  • Food & Wine

  • Foodie

  • Local's Guide

  • Local Food

flower bush next to white building during daytime
Curator’s statement

Austin is a bustling city that gets a lot of attention for being a new hot spot for young professionals. In addition to its music and culture scenes, Austin has an incredible food and dining scene, making it a must-see destination for foodies. Whether you are looking for a place for a casual sip or the best taco in town, Austin has it all.

The Fora Difference

Book with Parker to access exclusive perks and experiences on your trip.

[object Object]
Killer perks

Free upgrades, spa credits and more—we got you

[object Object]
Personalized recs

Customized travel planning for your style

[object Object]
Insider knowledge

Expert advice from people who’ve actually been there

Where to stay in Austin, Texas

Previous slide

The LINE Austin

Once home to a jazz club in the late 1960s, The LINE is part of Downtown Austin history and holds a cultural legacy within its chic accommodations and welcoming lounge areas.

Fora Perks
  • $25 daily food / beverage credit.

  • Welcome treat in room on arrival.

  • Upgrade & guaranteed late check-out.

Austin Proper Hotel

Close to Ladybird Lake, this style standout has spectacular views across the city and a locals vibe in its four bars and restaurants, including the hotspot rooftop pool.

Fora Perks
  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Hotel Saint Cecilia

Hotel Cecilia is a secluded property with lush offering a unique sense of privacy but situated steps away from the heart of South Austin.

Fora Perks
  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Next slide
Advisor - Parker White

Unlock perks by contacting Parker to book your trip.

Places to eat & drink in Austin, Texas

corn on a white plate on a blue table

Tacos in Austin

Taco Joint: Located right over the Congress Bridge. The tacos here are huge but delicious. You can always expect a line on a Saturday morning!

Veracruz: There are two locations - the original East Side location or downtown at the Line Hotel. The Migas and La Renja are my favorites, but you can’t go wrong with any choice.

Asador: A taco food truck tucked away in downtown, Austin, Asador puts a unique spin on tacos making it a must for those wanting a burst of flavor.

Coffee in Austin

Jo’s Coffee, South Congress: An outdoor coffee stand located on SoCo, a prime spot for afternoon people watching.

Mañana: Located in the South Congress Hotel with a relaxing back patio that has round picnic tables, umbrellas, and ample amounts of plants.

Greater Goods: Specialty coffee roasting company located in East Austin and is a great place to work from.

Quick Bites in Austin

Lou’s: Owned by MML Hospitality, you can’t go wrong with visiting this outdoor lunch spot. The Rotisserie Pulled Chicken sandwich and Eastside Crunch salad are menu highlights.

Pool Burger: Located off of the Deep Eddy Pool, this burger bar is filled with tiki and tropical vibes. The Pool Burger, Crinkle Cut Fries, and a Mai Tai are musts.

Cenote: An East Austin neighborhood patio cafe great for a quick breakfast or lunch. Visit Paper Route Bakery next door for some sweet treats.

Happy Hour in Austin

Hotel San Jose: Located right off of SoCo and has a quaint outdoor patio perfect for enjoying a frose.

Half Step: Cocktail bar located on the famous Rainey Street - a street of renovated houses converted into bars.

Central Machine Works: Beer hall in East Austin great for a large group gathering.

Lolo Wine Bar: Natural wine bar in East Austin with large patio and picnic tables.

Broken Spoke: Great place to learn how to two-step!

Fine Dining in Austin

Aba: A newer restaurant tucked away on SoCo. Known for their Mediterranean share plates and the beautiful multi-level outdoor terrace.

ATX Cocina: A modern Mexican restaurant in downtown Austin, with a sunny indoor atmosphere and another great patio. In my opinion, they have one of the best margaritas in ATX.

Launderette: One of my favorite restaurants in East Austin. Get the birthday cake ice cream sandwich for dessert - you won’t regret it.

Perla’s: A classy Seafood restaurant in the heart of SoCo. They have a great patio - perfect for a spring day.

Suerte: An upscale traditional Mexican cuisine restaurant located in East Austin. The wagyu brisket tacos are 10/10.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out my guide to Greece: A Guide to Athens & Islands of Paros and Santorini.

Advisor - Parker White

Travel Advisor

Parker White

Get in touch with Parker

Did you like this guide? Reach out to customize and book your own experience. Or, just to chat about travel in general.

You can normally expect a response from Parker within a business day or so. You’ll also be subscribed to our travel newsletter (you can unsubscribe at any time).

This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Austin, Texas.