Taco Flats has been around since the 1970s with a reputation for being a great local hangout. Food, friends, and entertainment were always guaranteed. They participated heavily in Austin's music scene and many an evening saw a rising star up on the stage. It was also home to jalapeno eating contests and unsanctioned drinking contests.
If there wasn't much going on inside Taco Flats, you could still share a great beer with excellent company. Much to the chagrin of locals and owner Linda Steele, Taco Flats closed in 1981, but that wasn't the end.
When local entrepreneur Simon Madera was looking for a neighborhood bar to open, he stumbled upon Linda, who had purchased Taco Flats from the original owner, Hector Alvarado. After meeting and discussing plans for the area, Taco Flats was reborn and given another chance.
It's going strong with three locations providing delicious Tex-Mex and all the drinks you can handle. They cook rotisserie-style meat daily to deliver fresh quality so you can enjoy savory barbacoa, al pastor, pollo, or carne asada with plenty of toppings, sides, and desserts.
If you're in the area, don't pass up Taco Flats because they locally source all of their ingredients and even offer plenty of vegetarian options like The Austinite taco stuffed with refried black beans, avocado, and spinach.