Guero's Taco Bar

1412 S Congress Ave Austin

Written By VAMONDE

Digital Storytelling and Visitor Analytics for City and Cultural Institutions

If you want to stand the test of time in Austin, there are a few things that you just have to have. The weather in Texas necessitates a great outdoor space and Guero's Taco Bar has one of the best ones in town. Under the shade of giant live oaks you can sip on a beer or margarita and people watch in Austin's most pedestrian friendly neighborhood. South Congress (SoCo) is full of restaurants, bars, shops, music venues, and the best views of downtown. Guero's has been the beating heart of SoCo since 1993. Cathy and Rob Lippincott bought the building to expand their taqueria from east Oltorf and Austin history was made. It turns out hand shaken margaritas and ice cold Mexican beer was just what SoCo needed.

While there is a Tex-Mex flare to the Guero's menu, it is largely an interior Mexican restaurant. Guero's serves Mexican classics like enchiladas mole and Mexico City style El Pastor tacos that can be rare to find in a Tex-Mex town like Austin. Besides being a classic restaurant, Guero's books some of the best music shows in the city. The oak garden features live music Wednesday through Sunday. So if you have a craving for some El Pastor, an ice cold Mexican beer, or just want to lounge and people watch in SoCo, it's time to pay the oak garden at Guero's a visit.

Cover photo courtesy of guerostacobar via Instagram.

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