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East side taco joint finally expands to hot South Austin neighborhood

East side taco joint finally expands to hot South Austin neighborhood

El Chilito
El Chilito is heading south — finally. Photo by Jane Ko

Hot taco news for South Austin. El Chilito has set an opening date for its long-awaited outpost on Manchaca Road: June 30. 

The new restaurant, located at 4251 Manchaca Rd., originally was expected to open in late 2016. This is the fourth location for the homegrown taqueria chain, which has two East Austin outposts, as well as one on Burnet Road

The South Austin location will serve the same menu of signature tacos, burritos, and plates — including the beloved all-day breakfast options — plus soups, salads, and more. The new outpost will kick things off with a neighborhood pig roast and party on June 30, from 6 to 8 pm, featuring pork tacos, complimentary beer and sangria, a set from DJ GirlFriend ATX, and other festive fun.

El Chilito is operated by the El Chile Group, which also operates El Chile Cafe y Cantina; El Alma; Alcomar; and El Sapo, which just moved from East Austin to the heart of Old West Austin.