Monday, March 4

Get on the Taco Bus - El Chato

Many a times you've asked - "where can I can a taco truck to come to my house, party, parking lot, company site, wedding." Well wait no more Austin, Texas. The taco bus or Bustaurante as El Chato owner likes to call it is here. You can't miss this taco bus parked on East 7th Street. It's bright, it's blue and they serve a mighty fine and fancy taco, from Mole Verde y Rojo to Rajas con Queso and Cochinita Pibil. This bustaurant is definitely a new mix to the East side bringing in los sabores of interior Mexico. The Mole Rojo was smooth with that hint of chocolate, not too spicy and the carnies era muy tender, almost like abuelita used to make - almost pero not quite. The rajas taco was a simple one, with melty Oaxacan cheese and sauteed onions. Good enough for a simplon like myself.

So here it is, El Chato Taco Bus. I took a few minutes to talk to Juan Carlos Mercado, owner of El Chato to find out more about this muy interesting bustaurante.

El Chato - Since 1958 - 3.25 Stars
1617 East 7th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

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