Maria’s Taco Xpress in South Austin is closing. Let that sink in for a moment. Perpetually busy, wildly popular, great location on one of the busiest streets in town, professionally run.

And closing.

Allow me to be blunt. The food at Maria’s was unlikely to inspire elegies. It was serviceable Tex Mex but Austin is filled with serviceable Tex Mex. Austin’s not San Antonio. Not by a long shot. Continue Reading