Austin food truck famous for tacos opens first-ever restaurant space
South Austin, this one's for you. Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ will open its first brick-and-mortar restaurant at 11500 Manchaca Rd.
The food truck began raking in the accolades as soon as it debuted in 2013. While barbecue genius Miguel Vidal's spread includes breakfast, barbecue, and sandwiches, Valentina's is most famous for its brisket taco, one of the top tacos in town — and in Texas.
The move means the end to Valentina's Brodie Lane spot. "We'll be moving our trailer to our brand-new location while we get this building ready to be the brand-new Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ," reads a Facebook post from the team. "Thanks for all the love and support, Austin. We couldn't have done it without you."
However, the space will not stay empty for long. In a corresponding announcement, Valentina's sister food truck, The Violet Taco, revealed plans to relocate from Star Bar to Brodie Lane, filling the taco void with its fun mix of classic and unique creations.
"We can't wait to bring our tacos to South Austin," says the team.
The Violet Taco shuttered on New Year's Day; Valentina's will close up shop soon and move its food truck to Manchaca Road to await the renovations. Violet Taco's reopening and Valentina's relocation are scheduled for late January.