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ONETACO. Taquería crowned ATXtoday’s readers’ choice taco

Help us decide which taco is the best by nominating a local restaurant, bar, or food truck and you might see it qualify for the reader-suggested finals.

Plant based tacos El Furioso and El Diferente from Veracruz Tacos in Austin, Texas.

Try plant-based tacos El Furioso and El Diferente from Veracruz Tacos.

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We’re finally going to taco ‘bout it: who serves the best tacos in Austin?

According to USA Today, Austin is the best taco city in the nation, meaning (at least to us) you basically can’t go wrong with any taco within city limits.

In the past, y’all have helped us decide the best food truck (Spicy Boys Fried Chicken) and best brewery (Meanwhile Brewing). Now, it’s time to throw down the gauntlet and decide which taco reigns supreme in ATX.

Here’s how it will work:

Using this survey, nominate your favorite place to get a taco in Austin. Feel free to nominate as many local businesses as your heart desires. We’ll put the top eight in a bracket and have you vote again in qualifying rounds.

Not sure where to start? Take a look at our taco guide. Now go show your favorite taqueria some love with this submission form.

Round one

A bracket with eight taco restaurants listed.

Who will be crowned best taquería in Austin?

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You voted for the best places to get tacos in Austin, and now it’s time to narrow them down in three voting cycles.

We put the top eight taquerías — according to votes from you, dear readers — in a randomizer to keep things fair.

Your next step is to choose between...

It’s anyone’s game now, so don’t forget to cast those votes here and share with a friend by Thursday, Nov. 23. Stay tuned for the results and the next round.

Round two


The final two are up to you — don’t forget to vote.

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It’s heating up in this reader-suggested taco bracket — or should we say getting spicy?

The highlights:

We’re down to the semi-finals, so we’re turning things over to you readers again. Make your choice between:

  • ONETACO. Taquería vs. Tacodeli
  • Veracruz All Natural vs. Cuantos Tacos

The suspense is thrilling us — cast your vote by Friday, Dec. 1.

Round three


Only you can help decide which taquería is crowned ATXtoday reader’s choice.

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It was a tough match, but we’re finally ready to reveal your reader-suggested taco bracket finalists. Here’s a peek into the highlights of the last round:

This last vote is for the gold — ONETACO. Taquería vs. Veracruz All Natural — which one would you crown ATXtoday’s reader’s choice taco in Austin?

We’re going to taco ‘bout it one more time — vote here.

Winner: ONETACO. Taquería

A graphic saying ONETACO. is the winner.

The votes are in and ONETACO. is ATXtoday’s Reader’s Choice taco restaurant.

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After eight nominees, three voting rounds, and hundreds of votes cast, we’re ready to name the ATXtoday’s Reader’s Choice Taquería: ONETACO. Taquería.

Let’s learn a bit about ONETACO.'s winning tacos.

ONETACO. started as a food truck opened by Tony Avila and Axel Beverido in 2009. The pair, who wanted to recreate the traditional Mexican tacos they ate as children, studied flavors in Monterrey, Mexico prior to opening.

Fast forward to today, ONETACO. has eight locations in Austin, including one inside Q2 Stadium and the original food truck. They’ve even been featured in an UberEats commerical.

We tried ONETACO.'s winning tacos for ourselves — we recommend the al pastor, pollo asado, and “liflower” tacos.

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