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Amaya's Taco Village

Tex-Mex | $

5804 N I-35
Austin, 78745
512/458-2531
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 7am-10pm; Sun., 7am-3pm
This spacious, no-frills Austin institution serves classic Tex-Mex breakfasts, lunches, and dinners daily. Look for the fresh homemade tortillas, crispy tacos, and slow-roasted beef ribs.

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BEST OF AUSTIN AWARDS

  • 2000: Critics Best Taco Shell
  • 1998: Critics Best Corn Tortillas

RESTAURANT POLL AWARDS

  • 2005: Critics Best Old-School Tex-Mex
  • 2004: Critics Tex-Mex
  • 2001: Readers Tex-Mex
  • 2001: Readers Enchiladas

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