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Austin institution Tacodeli unwraps details on new downtown restaurant

Austin institution Tacodeli unwraps details on new downtown restaurant

Tacodeli cowboy taco
Tacodeli is bringing the beloved Cowboy Taco to downtown diners. Tacodeli/Facebook

As a longtime Austinite, I believe every citizen should have easy access to our greatest municipal treasure: the breakfast taco. But if you live or work downtown, it can be hike to get your daily dose of bacon, potatoes, and eggs. Thankfully, Austin institution Tacodeli is answering the call. 

“Since we opened the first Tacodeli in 1999, it has been a dream of ours to bring Tacodeli to downtown Austin. We are excited to fulfill that dream,” said chef and co-founder Roberto Espinosa in a release. The new location should be pouring out Doña sauce at 301 Congress Ave. by early 2019.

The downtown Tacodeli will serve the same menu as the other five locations, offering more than 40 fresh tacos. As with all outposts, the Congress Avenue shop will continue the company’s commitment to using organic and humane ingredients like HeartBrand Ranch Akaushi beef.

The location will be open for both breakfast and lunch hours. Favorites like The Otto (refried black beans, double bacon, and jack cheese); Jess Special (migas, jack cheese, avocado); and The Vaquero (scrambled eggs, grilled corn, roasted pepper) will be available in the AM hours, with a wide variety of pork, seafood, chicken, beef, and vegetable options will be served until 3 pm.

A selection of salads like the bright Ensalada Aguacate and rice bowl Ensalada Corazón will also be available for lunch, along with the restaurant's take on tortilla soup. A rotating selection of daily taco specials, ranging from lime-cured ceviche to a rework of Vietnamese banh mi, will also be available at the new store.

The news of the expansion comes just over a month after Torchy’s Tacos announced it was also moving downtown. That location will be in the Northshore complex at 110 San Antonio St.