It probably helped that we went there on a cold and rainy day, for, arriving at 10:30 am, we were first in line. When the window opened, we were immediately offered generous, fresh-cut samples of the brisket, which was melt-in-your-mouth tender and deliciously flavored. Since I couldn't decide between the beef and the (home-made) sausage, I opted for the El Sancho sandwich, which combined both, topped with red onion slaw. That, plus a side of chipotle cole slaw, made for a memorable lunch. For those with no tolerance for spiciness, note that the cole slaw has a bit of a kick to it, as does the barbecue sauce (the latter isn't really needed in any quantity, since the flavors of the meat speak for themselves).
The sign on the trailer listing drink prices is rather amusing; soft drinks cost a buck, but the beer is free. And they really mean that; away from the trailer is a keg where you can help yourself (leaving something in a tip jar if you so choose).
I've had a lot of barbecue in Austin from some well-regarded purveyors, but La Barbecue's offering was a real stand-out. It's a bit pricey, but worth it.
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