Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with four Hispanic cuisine food trucks

Ikram Mohamed, Life & Arts Senior Reporter

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 19 flipbook.

Food trucks are an Austin staple and many center their menu on Hispanic cuisine. With Hispanic Heritage Month beginning on Sept. 15, The Daily Texan compiled a list of food trucks with Hispanic cuisine for pre-class bites or lunch outings with friends. 

El Primo: Taco Truck on 1st St.

Founded by Jose Perez and run by his three children, El Primo is the original location of the Perez family’s restaurants. The food truck specializes in tacos, burritos and tortas with different options for every meal of the day. The food may taste familiar — Burrito Factory in Dobie Mall is also a Perez family restaurant. El Primo provides meals on a budget, with prices between two and eight dollars. The food truck only accepts cash, so plan accordingly. 

Taqueria Jefes: 23rd St.

Behind the UT Co-op lies Taqueria Jefes. The food truck prides itself on being an Austin staple through its modern interpretation of classic dishes. Serving tacos, enchiladas and other traditional Spanish dishes, the food truck boasts raving reviews. Grab a crowd favorite three-street taco special on the way to class or tres leches as a sweet treat. 

Mi Madre’s Restaurant: Manor Rd. 

When Aurelio and Rosa Torres started Mi Madre’s in 1990, they only offered 10 seats in their taco shop. The couple now serves authentic Mexican cuisine in their restaurant equipped with two dining rooms and outside dining areas. The Austin Chronicle recently declared the restaurant’s tacos Austin’s best. But don’t sleep on Mi Madre’s other dishes: The restaurant offers options including tacos, burritos, plates and salads. Mi Madre’s costs slightly more than other similar restaurants, but boasts huge portions. 

Veracruz All Natural: 111 E Cesar Chavez St. and 5 additional locations 

What began as a small food truck on East Cesar Chavez has now become somewhat of an Austin chain with six restaurant locations in the Austin area. Founded by the Vazquez sisters, Veracruz All Natural “offers authentic Mexican food, smoothies and juices,” according to its website. The restaurant offers a variety of tacos, with various vegan and vegetarian options to accommodate dietary restrictions. 

Taqueria Anyeli: 916 W 32nd St.

Tucked behind the Shell gas station on 32nd street, Taqueria Anyeli pleases customers with the quality and authenticity of its food. Though further from campus than other spots on the list, its delicious, freshly made tortillas justify the drive. Taqueria Anyeli offers both breakfast and lunch tacos, and prices range from two to three dollars per taco.