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Taylor Cafe

101 N Main St, Taylor, TX 76574-3638
+1 512-352-8475
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Barbecue
101 N Main St, Taylor, TX 76574-3638
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 7th stop on our trip through TX BBQ country. Truthfully, we had strongly planned on visiting Louis Mueller when we arrived in town but alas, they were sold out already on this Saturday. We were aware of Taylor Cafés story and reputation through research....More

Thank mlpbjm
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Sixty years and counting, I've loved the brisket at Taylor Cafe. There are bigger braggers about barbecue than Vencil, but no one lays him in the shade for true Texan flavor. Thanks, Vencil. See you again soon.

Thank Ray P
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We detoured out to Taylor,TX to get some legit bbq. We decided to hit the touristy place after talking to a local. We were in love from the moment we pulled up because we love authentic "dives" with personality and great food. We found what...More

Thank Jon K
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Met friends here. I wow! This had got to be one of the very best places for bbq. Ribs, brisket, sliced and chopped, were amazing. What a great place to meet friends. Games, cold drinks, both alcoholic and non alcoholic are served ice cold. The...More

Thank Joel M
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Best bbq in central Tx! Visiting to meet Vincil an added perk! Reasonable prices! Don’t be surprised at the building, lots of ambience!

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

If you find yourself traveling near Taylor, TX and love bar-b-q, Taylor Cafe is a must-stop. Walking in you might be taken aback by the first impression. The eatery is what could best be described as a “hole-in-the-wall” “greasy spoon” and all those other descriptors....More

Thank inglesidejohn
Reviewed March 30, 2018

We visited the restaurant during our stay in Austin and I have to say it was well worth the trip. Just the history of the cafe and the friendliness of the staff make it an amazing visit. Some of the best pork ribs I have...More

Thank 2_Travelers_Toronto
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while traveling thru area. It was an experience for sure 😉. We actually went around the block because we were not sure we were in right place. Very old screen door, opened and first impression was a very old “beer joint”....More

1  Thank cokerlj
Reviewed February 17, 2018

Taylor Cafe is more than a restaurant, it is an experience. Operate by Vencil Mares, a legend in Taylor and BBQ history.. The restaurant is located under (actually beside the footings) of the railroad overpass. It was built on the the north side of the...More

Thank billybob76511
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Loved this Taylor, Texas treasure! Not sure what I liked more: the food or the 94 year old WWII veteran at the door, Vencil Mares. He’s a living legend from what I hear. Good tasting BBQ and the right price.

Thank Jackson P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Main St, Taylor, TX 76574-3638
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Taylor
  • Phone Number: +1 512-352-8475
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