Burrito. Taco taco. Burrito. Taco. Taco taco.
Don't think just because I got a lot of money, I'll give you taco-flavored kisses, honey.
Fulfill all your wishes with my taco-flavored kisses! Taco taco.
Baby, let's make a run for the border, I've got a hunger only tacos can stop.
I know exactly what I'll order
three tacos, two tostadas, and a soda pop.
In Austin, better than above average Mexican food is pretty easy to come by, even near the major hotels and away from the downtown areas of the city. My first night in Austin I was beat tired, I needed something to eat, I wasn't up for anything fancy, and I needed something quick so I could go back to my room and crash. On the side road off of Interstate 35, I noticed signage in Spanish for a local taco place, "Taqueria Arandinas". YES! Tacos!
As it turns out there are multiple locations for Taqueria Arandinas and the one I visited was a relatively new location, just down the road from the Doubletee Hotel on La Posada.
Here we got tacos de fajita, barbacoa, al pastor, pollo, and "crunchy" picadillo.
Salsa and Chipotle sauce.
Kids pumping quarters into the jukebox playing Tejano music.
Sopes de Fajita. Essentialy a grilled corn masa disc with beef and cheese and stuff on top.
Burrito with scrambled eggs and chorizo, with refried beans, cheese, lettuce and tomato.
I can't be sure if Arandinas is considered to be one of the better taco places in Austin, but I would say it was pretty darn good, and it was dirt cheap. What I can't figure out is why a city like Austin would even have fast food garbage Mexican like Taco Bell with places like this in abundance — and what's crazy is that people actually eat at them. Perhaps its the more friendlier English-speaking atmosphere at Taco Bell, but there's no comparison to that and what I ate here.