In 1999, Roberto Espinosa opened the first Tacodeli on Spyglass Drive in South Austin with the goal of serving authentic Mexican tacos in a friendly environment. From the beginning, Espinosa emphasized made-from-scratch tacos and dishes, and a level of quality and service not found at the average Austin taqueria.
“We source responsibly and locally as much as possible, and have authentic food that is very reminiscent of what you would find in a Mexico City taqueria,” Espinosa says, “but we also offer some of our own in-house creations like the Cowboy taco, the Otto or other creative interpretations on familiar Mexican themes.”
Today, Tacodeli has grown to three locations, offers nearly 40 types of freshly made tacos (including daily specials and award-winning breakfast tacos, which Espinosa notes aren’t necessarily authentic to Mexico but are a must-have for breakfast-taco fanatics in Austin), a growing staff and a commitment to support local growers and the Austin philanthropy community. It’s a business that would make Mexico City proud.