Endless farm-to-table options with a delicious spread from Austin-bred Tacodeli. Folks outside the city limits may not be quite as familiar, but they’re a locally sourced, family-owned taco franchise that has been a staple in our state capital for over 15 years!
Finally, a new sixth location is coming soon to a second Texas city – Dallas! Inspired by fond foodie memories of Mexico City, Founder and Owner Roberto Espinosa desired to create the cuisine he missed from his childhood city.
One taco I’ve personally craved since visiting some years back is their Akaushi Picadillo Taco. Ground HeartBrand Akaushi Beef, seasoned, and served with caramelized onions, jalapeños & Pepper Jack cheese. You can see more on that here.
Tacodeli has some of the most famous tacos in town – handmade – with organic produce, meats, seafood and more! Speaking of seafood…the Tikin Xic Taco is a tasty new lunch item you must try. It’s achiote marinated salmon with spicy salsa, habanero onions and topped with fresh cilantro. A very traditional Mayan dish!
The Cowboy Taco is their most popular of all. Rated by Texas Monthly as one of the best in Texas in “The 63 Tacos You Must Eat Before You Die” article! It’s called ‘Cowboy’ because of the dry rub: coffee, brown sugar, salt and pepper. The ingredients are what a typical trail cook would have to season meat:
Dry rubbed beef tenderloin, grilled corn, caramelized onions, roasted chiles, roasted garlic mojo sauce and topped with guacamole and queso fresco.
Tacodeli’s house-made mole is rich, bold and delicious! In this instance we have grilled chicken smothered in a homemade mole sauce topped with queso fresco, onion and cilantro on hot corn tortillas. It’s Tacodeli’s recipe for smoky Mole Chicken Tacos!
Try substituting proteins for pork or steak as well.
How about something sweet to sip on? Yet another recipe courtesy of Tacodeli is their Horchata. Imagine an iced beverage made with almonds, rice, cinnamon, vanilla and sweetened with organic evaporated cane juice. It’s a tradition in Mexico and quite refreshing.
Tacodeli makes theirs from scratch, not a mix. Another added plus – Horchata contains zero dairy!
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