Austin’s best taco truck opening East Austin restaurant
If you don’t know about Veracruz All Natural at this point, you’ve been living under an unmovable mound of masa. The taco trucks from Veracruz natives Maritza and Reyna Vazquez sell the best migas taco in town, along with great fish tacos, al pastor and some quesadillas worthy of pulling your attention away from the tacos.
The sisters opened their first taco trailer in 2009 on East Cesar Chavez, after initially running a fruit and sno-cone stand on the street. A few weeks ago, they posted they would have to soon close that location, but updated diners shortly thereafter that their landlord had extended their lease through the year.
That temporary solution recently gave way to a permanent one. The sisters posted this week on their website that they had property that neighbors Fleet Coffee on Webberville Road, across the street from The Cavalier. They will open a brick-and-mortar restaurant there (their third, after opening in North Austin and Round Rock) sometime next year.
Head to their website for a complete rundown on how they came to find the land and the importance to them that they open in East Austin. But here’s a snippet:
“It was never a matter of where we would buy a property; our hearts were always set on East Austin. We consider the Eastside the home of Veracruz All Natural, and even though we have been able to grow and expand across different Austin neighborhoods to the North and South, we always maintained a vision of owning our own property in the Eastside and having complete creative control of that space.”
Our roots in East Austin go back to 2008, a time when the neighborhood was a lot different and food trucks were a lot fewer and far between. We first opened in front of a convenience store named El Aguacate, which is now a Quickie Pickie. Housing and rent were both a lot more affordable, creating a community in the Eastside perfect for an eclectic mix of people, including minorities, artists, restaurants, and local small businesses to name a few. Our family of employees is also rooted in the Hispanic culture of East Austin, and we are blessed to have that core of employees still with us today more than 10 years later.”