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Taco Shack

#1,081 of 3,116 Restaurants in Austin
#1,256 of 3,413 Places to Eat in Austin
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12439 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758-2521
512-873-7977
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Big breakfast tacos

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2013
livelovex7
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Austin, Texas
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La Jolla, California
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I love the Migas tacos and the "Shack Pack" which is 3 potato and egg tacos and 3 bacon and egg tacos. I bring them to my co-workers every Friday and everyone loves them. As far as breakfast tacos go, Taco Shack is on par with Torchy's and Taco Deli as some of my favorite in Austin.

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SW Colorado
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253 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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Thank sanjuanmountains
Stavanger, Norway
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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Thank enur1979
Austin, Texas
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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Thank josephedward71
Austin, Texas
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242 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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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Thank livelovex7
Austin, Texas
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 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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Thank drn4
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Ibekt
Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Thank Chevybr0wn
Austin, Texas
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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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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