Veracruz All Natural

You can take the girl out of South Texas, but you can’t take the South Texas out of the girl, at least when it comes to my love of breakfast tacos, anyways. It only took me an undisclosed number of years too many until I finally stumbled onto a taco that meets the lofty standards set by a youth cutting my teeth on tacos in Corpus Christi (RIP Elva’s). Now, I can’t claim to have tried every taco in town, but I have done enough of the leg work to feel confident in proclaiming Veracruz All Natural serves the best traditional breakfast taco in Austin.  (If you know of somewhere better, comment and let me know…one can never have too many good tacos in life!)

Don’t get me wrong; there are plenty of wonderful breakfast options around town, including El Primo, Juan in a Million, and Tacodeli to name a few. However, all fall short of capturing the essence of South Texas taco perfection. Generally, most places miss the winner’s circle because they lack homemade tortillas. It will always remain to me life’s great mystery why place will work so hard to serve up delicious taco fillings and salsas and then serve their tacos on store bought tortillas, especially since they are relatively cheap and easy to make. Thankfully, Veracruz All Natural’s traditional made-to-order tacos buck this trend, and it’s a difference that sets this taco truck apart from the rest.

Veracruz All Natural’s tacos feature a warm freshly made tortilla overstuffed with perfectly seasoned scrambled eggs, Monterey Jack cheese, and choice of toppings. There are three salsa options from which to choose, but the best is a house made ranchero chocked full of onions, avocado, cilantro, and plenty of heat. Between the thick, fresh tortilla and hearty filling, my potato, egg, and cheese taco was most likely the best $1.50 I’ve spent in quite some time. My only (very small) complaint is a slightly heavy handed use of tortilla strips on the migas taco.

These tacos are filling without being overly greasy, making them recovery food at its finest. But if a taco still isn’t enough to rejuvenate your morning, then Veracruz All Natural’s other specialty will certainly do the trick. Along with breakfast and lunch tacos, the trailer serves up freshly made agua frescas, smoothies, and a variety of juice combinations. My personal favorite is the watermelon agua fresca as it is flavorful, not too sweet, and perfect for erasing guilt from gorging on tacos.

Visit the Veracruz All Natural daily for breakfast and lunch daily. The trailer also recently added a Sunday brunch with menu items including enchiladas, fish tacos, and chilaquiles.  

Veracruz All Natural. 1704 E Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702. (512) 981-1760. Open Monday – Saturday 6am-3pm, Sunday 9am-3pm.


 

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4 comments to Veracruz All Natural

  • Top tier tacos in Austin are distinguished by the taquera’s willingness to make the tortillas from scratch.

    1} La Fruta Feliz

    2} La Flor

    3} El Taco Rico

    4} La Canaria

    In no particular order, these are my favorites. Most Austin taco joints vend their tortillas from a plastic bag but not one of the aforementioned do. BTW if you’re a tortilla fiend the lady at El Naranjo has an actual molino in her kitchen. The only place in town that’s taken it to that level. Sad as this practice is common in San Antonio.

    • Ginny

      Awesome list RL! I have only been to El Taco Rico, but it has been a while. I am going to go on my very own taco tour now. Fresa’s actually has a very good breakfast taco w/housemade tortillas. A little different than the Tex Mex version, but very good all the same. I don’t understand why more places don’t make their own tortillas. Why take the time to make great salsa and fillings and then ruin it all with a bad tortilla? Even Taco Cabana makes their own tortillas!

      El Naranjo is so very delicious. I just went for my third time a few nights ago, so post will be coming soon.

  • mags

    This taco is BEAUTIFUL. Luckily I’m in town in only 14 days and will DEMAND YOU DRIVE ME HERE FOR ONE. pretty please 🙂

  • We stopped by on Wednesday for tacos… kind of a scouting trip for Sunday brunch, which I was told they only do on the first Sunday of every month now. The tacos were excellent, and we’re very much looking forward to the chilaquiles this Sunday. If they’re as good as I think they might be, they could just be the *rarest* chilaquiles in all of Austin, available only 12 times a year. Fingers crossed.