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Taco Shack

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12439 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758-2521
512-873-7977
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Shack Tacos are the best!

Great spot for breakfast tacos. In the area for a visit and had to stop by our favorite place. Our Shack Tacos were loaded with eggs, chorizo, potatoes & cheese so much that we had to use a fork to eat the remaining mix that fell out of the taco! Never disappointed!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
sanjuanmountains
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SW Colorado
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SW Colorado
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175 reviews 175 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Great spot for breakfast tacos. In the area for a visit and had to stop by our favorite place. Our Shack Tacos were loaded with eggs, chorizo, potatoes & cheese so much that we had to use a fork to eat the remaining mix that fell out of the taco! Never disappointed!

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Stavanger, Norway
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105 reviews 105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Big portions, I guess, tons of food was handed out. Fine as a lunch option, but the establishment felt too generic, even for a generic taco joint.

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Austin, Texas
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179 reviews 179 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Delicious tacos; fast, friendly service; reasonably priced. Perfect stop on the way to work in the morning. And great coffee.

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Austin, Texas
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226 reviews 226 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Always a great spot for breakfast! Their breakfast tacos are filled to the max! They are about $1.79 each for two toppings. I got the egg and cheese and it was pretty big. Try the Shack Taco that has everything and its busting out! We took ours to go and they make it pretty hot and fresh. All in all... More 

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Austin, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The Shack Taco breakfast taco is by far the best in town. It has a flour tortilla with heaps of eggs, chorizo, potatoes and cheese with sides of salsa to put on yourself. Word of advice, if you're planning on going through the drive thru during breakfast time, give yourself at least an additional 10 minutes. The line typically runs... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The cheese enchiladas were delicious! Good prices and clean restaurant. Staff was very friendly and the food was excellent. Would visit here again on my next trip to Austin. Great location in downtown Austin.

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Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We had a great meal, great service, and great price! We had the daily special, which was good. The salsas were outstanding - very tasty.

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Austin, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Not remarkable but generally good food. Pretty quick and nice folks

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Austin, Texas
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132 reviews 132 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

I've been to the Round Rock and Austin locations. Food is okay. On par with fast food like Taco Bell. I think the tacos are just okay. Chicken fajita salad is not good. YUK! The sides are just okay. Chips are okay. Queso takes like it is from a can. Salsa is okay. That's all that Taco Shack offer -... More 

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Tucson
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154 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

The crispy tacos are delicious. The salsa is top-notch. The place is small, clean and pleasant. It is on a back road near down-town so go with a local or use a navigator to find it. Worth the effort for a quick, inexpensive meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12439 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758-2521
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 512-873-7977

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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