(Dish of the) National Taco Day: Matt’s El Rancho

Happy National Taco Day! What you see below is a delicious trio of smoked chicken soft tacos from Matt’s El Rancho. The tacos, stuffed with tender chicken tossed in a smoky chipotle sauce, were a special of the evening, but like many of Matt’s best dishes, can be ordered as an off the menu special. Unlike the regular chicken soft tacos, these were topped off with queso fresca, avocado slices, and a drizzle of roja sauce. A solid dish that is now in the rotation of standard Matt’s El Rancho orders.

Smoked Chicken Soft Tacos

Smoked Chicken Soft Tacos

And though it’s not a taco per say, I can’t discuss Matt’s without at least a mention of the menu’s crown jewel: the Bob Armstrong dip. It’s a crime against nature to visit Matt’s El Rancho without at least one order of Bob Armstrong dip. This queso, featuring ground beef seasoned with plenty of Mexican spices, guacamole, and melted cheese, is everything Tex-Mex is supposed to be and more.

Bob Armstrong Dip

Bob Armstrong Dip

Matt’s El Rancho, 2613 South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704. Open for lunch and dinner every day except Tuesdays.

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1 comment to (Dish of the) National Taco Day: Matt’s El Rancho

  • Both of these dishes sound way beyond delicious. What a wonderful blend for a taco. I’m glad I live in Austin. I think that I will go try this tonight.