Veracruz All Natural opens first Austin brick-and-mortar restaurant off Burnet Road

The best migas taco in Austin (and a lot more) finally has a restaurant to call its own. Veracruz All Natural, which sells Mexican food from trucks on East Cesar Chavez Street and Manchaca Road (Radio Coffee & Bar), opened softly this week at 9003 Waterford Centre Blvd. (near US 183 and Burnet Road). Veracruz already had a brick-and-mortar location in Round Rock, but this is its first within the Austin city limits.

In addition to the popular tacos at the truck, like the migas and La Reyna, the restaurant is also serving chicken mole, picadas (open-faced tacos), cochinita pibil, smoothies and more. Veracruz in North Austin is initially only open from 7 a.m.to 3 p.m. and plans to celebrate its grand opening on October 7.

Maritza Vazquez at the original Veracruz All-Natural truck on East Cesar Chavez Street. (Ralph Barrera AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Sisters Maritza and Reyna Vazquez, Veracruz, Mexico natives, opened their first trailer in East Austin in 2009, two years after they launched their original fruit and sno-cone stand. The trailer have made a name for themselves on the strength of homemade tortillas, excellent salsas and a variety of tacos, including my favorite migas in the city, a steaming twirl of fluffy eggs tangled with crisp tortilla strips, feathered avocado, gooey cheese and a perfect balance of salt and pepper. The migas have earned national media attention, and I know several national food writers and chefs who have made multiple visits to the original food truck during visits to Austin; Alton Brown declared the migas the best taco in Austin on a recent visit.

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