R19 Taqueria

spinach corn tortilla veg tacos
Courtesy of R19 Taqueria

The pandemic has caused all kinds of havoc for the restaurant industry, and even Austin’s most resilient restaurateurs have had to adapt in the light of so much change. That’s one of the more appealing characteristics of chef Christopher Haydostian, who originally opened popular East Austin taqueria Reunion 19 (along with Esdras Ochoa, a semifinalist on Netflix’s The Final Table, and several other chefs) in early 2020, but ended up shuttering the establishment in late 2021. Prior to its closure, the undaunted Haydostian launched his R19 concept as a food trailer in the Hudson Bend community, where it was received with so much success that the chef was able to parlay that win into a brand-new R19 Taqueria in Lakeway. With a super cool mural backdrop and a smattering of “propah tacos” (served on a variety of stellar house-made tortillas), R19 Taqueria is proof that the comeback is always greater than the setback. 


R19 Taqueria
2422 Ranch Road 620 S A-120
Austin, TX 78738