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El Taco Rico trip turned into sandwich discovery

ebloom | Nov 2, 201106:20 PM

We tried to have tacos over at El Taco Rico for lunch on Tuesday however we pulled up and they were closed. This set off a Twitter search to see where we should eat instead. Ended up at That's Amore, a trailer just west of the AMLI apartments on Riverside/IH 35. Their sandwiches were great: bread with just the right amount of crunch on the outside, chew in the middle. The basil pesto was clearly home made and had the right balance of garlicky goodness similar to the way I make it. Fresh mozzarella included with actual flavor, rather than that tasteless crap that appears on sandwiches. Only tried two sandwiches, but will definitely be back for more. Unfortunately, their menu on the website doesn't work but they have a good mix of Italian panini's and several salads. Although it was an admittedly small sample size, they have the best panini's in town in my opinion.

Since we were there, we tried a veggie taco from Karma Tacos in the same park... when you want a taco from El Taco Rico, it sets a high expectation and Karma Taco didn't come close. Underseasoned, bad corn tortilla, and served without salsa.

The third trailer is some sort of pizza-themed place. While eating our lunch, the owner brought us an order of their dessert. It consisted of 6 plum-sized fried balls with the consistency of a funnel cake. Sprinkled with powder sugar and drizzled with a fruit-based sauce. It made for a tasty dessert that made me want to come back and try some of their pizza.


El Taco Rico
810 Vargas Rd, Austin, TX 78741

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