We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Taylor Cafe

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
101 N Main St, Taylor, TX 76574-3638
512-352-8475
Improve this listing
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 26 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You go here for the BBQ - Not the View.........

Our family dropped IN on this little restaurant after attending a funeral of a family member. We had a party of 12 or so. The service was excellent and we were served very fast considering our large number of people just dropping in on them. The Taylor Cafe is in a very old part of the town and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
Hugh S
,
Austin
Add Photo Write a Review

26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Austin
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Our family dropped IN on this little restaurant after attending a funeral of a family member. We had a party of 12 or so. The service was excellent and we were served very fast considering our large number of people just dropping in on them. The Taylor Cafe is in a very old part of the town and close to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Taylor, Texas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you want to go back in time & also get some great bbq then come into Taylor Cafe. My favorite is the chopped bbq sandwich. The owner is in his early 90's & he's still there every day t o converse with his customers. Highly recommended

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Augustine FL
Top Contributor
602 reviews 602 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you are looking for fine dining, keep on driving. But if you are looking for some great BBQ in a dive, this is the place. Hidden under the overpass and next to the railroad tracks you will find Taylor Cafe. Opened by Vencil Mares in 1948, this is the place for BBQ. When I entered if felt like I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mission, Texas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A newspaper that we picked up on our visit here explained the two barbecue restaurants in Taylor in this way: one is a barbecue place that serves beer and the other is a beer joint that serves barbecue. Taylor Café is the latter. The food menu is minimal and lists only the meat entrees offered--no sides, no beverages. My husband... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Long Beach, California
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
384 helpful votes 384 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The #1 rated bbq restaurant was closed, so we thought #2 would still be great. The 100-year-old building was interesting to see, in an otherwise deserted part of town. I'd say if you go there, it's for the old-time atmosphere, not for the food! The charming waitress thoughtfully brought us pitchers of water and iced tea, along with styrofoam cups,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

On this occasion I found this establishment's staff courteous, friendly and a very clean environment. This restaurant is located in what I consider the heart of Taylor, although the older part it seems like the ideal place to have a restaurant with a number of them closely located. The food ordered was very good and providing that Louisianan style taste... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Georgetown, Texas
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were returning on a trip and were coming thru Taylor. I had both read and heard of a great Bar B Q Place. it is a little hard to find, but it is kind of under and beside the railroad bridge downtown. its appearance will be shocking to most ladies and to older men, a reminder of days gone... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Liberty Hill, Texas
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Recommended by the locals as a great place for BBQ, be prepared to step back 50 years - the building is twice that old- the furnishings are minimalist- no air conditioning except the fans- the menu is simply barbecue. Delicious and memorable. Bring cash- plastic not accepted. The waitress left me a whole pitcher of ice water with my plate... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I've been to Vincel's probably 30 times over the years and Vincel, the old owner (no disrespect intended, but he is old as he is over 90 and how many people do you know that age who are still working!!) has always been there working, making some of the best brisket, ribs, and sausage that we've had. Over the years,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have a feeling not much has changed here in years. Truly looks like you've gone back in time! Fantastic food!!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Taylor Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Taylor Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 N Main St, Taylor, TX 76574-3638
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Taylor
  • Phone Number: 512-352-8475

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 7
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Taylor Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?