Austin and San Antonio, Texas, a mere 60 miles from each other, have always had a “friendly rivalry” regarding their respective taco scenes. One may be more authentic, the other fancier, but they’re both crave-worthy at the beginning or end of each day.
I may be biased as part owner of this hopping taco joint, but since its inception in 2021, DeNada Cantina has been serving up some of the most flavorful Mexican-style street tacos north of the Rio Grande.
Founded by sisters Reyna and Maritza Vazquez, Veracruz All Natural is much more than a taco joint. Starting in a humble food truck, the sisters knew they wanted to open their own Mexican restaurant, incorporating the recipes they learned from their mother and grandmother, and it has paid off.
This small, colorful, and counter-service Mexican restaurant prides itself on its fresh ingredients and noticeably complex specials by incorporating the Ancient Aztec nixtamalized corn tortilla process.
For the more refined palate, fine-dining Mexican restaurant Suerte’s Suadero tacos of confit wagyu brisket, black magic oil, avocado crudo, and onion and cilantro will have you dreaming about them for a very long time afterward. They are melt-in-your-mouth delicious.