Austin >Amaya's Taco Village
Satisfying Mexican food. I've been going to Amaya's for 15+ yrs (about 3-5 times a year). They are middle of the road, nothing that is going to knock your socks off, just pretty consistent. Exactly what you want....I guess. They are probably best known for their tacos, very good. I've grown up eating at various mexican restaurants (El Patio, El Gallo, Dario's etc, etc) and they are comparable in product for price. Great breakfast specials during last week of the month (2 for 1's). Simply said a filling restaurant that will satisfy your mexican food craving.
Mexican greasy spoon in a highway stripmall in north Austin is a local favorite for breakfast tacos, enchiladas and more..
It's a big utilitarian-looking room, but people pack the place for the food, not the decor. The clientele reflects a cross section of Austin's population. On weekends you'll no doubt find a line. The Mexican plate comes loaded with a taco, a tamale, a cheese enchilada, refried beans and rice. For meat lovers, the combo platter comes loaded with tender beef fajitas, huge pork and beef ribs, a roasted chicken breast, grilled onions and peppers.
Great food - great steak and enchiladas. Ok, so you have to know these guys use the Governement cheese, but in my opinion this is the best. Sure, you can go to some other fancy Mexican restraurant and have some Americanized food, but this stuff is fattening and cheesy and just good.
Best Beef Tacos. When GF and I go into Austin, and its my turn to pick the place to eat, I usually choose Amayas just for their beef tacos. The meat is well-seasoned, and the fillings are plentiful (especially the cheese), but I think its the homemade corn tortillas that really makes them great. They are kinda half-fried, half-baked (kinda like me, I guess), giving them a unique texture and taste. The downside is that they are just in Austin. They used to have a place in Bastrop, but they closed it, much to my dismay.
Best Crispy Chicken tacos and homeade corn tortillas!. Everytime our family goes to Amayas, the staff is very friendly and attentive, they always made sure we had our glasses full with iced-tea. The food is always nice and hot, and all of their tasty mexican food beats all the imitators out there in Austin, their enchiladas are delicious with their tasty red chili sauce, with tonz of cheese!! delicious!!...all their soups are excellent, --especially their tortillas soup!...they rate a 10 on our scale..you wont be dissappointed!
Below average food. Enchilada's are not very good, and made with what seems to be imitation cheese. Don't complain because Manager's are rude and are not responsible for incorrect orders.
Not just for tacos.
I wouldn't recommend driving way across town to eat at Amaya's, but it's a great neighborhood joint. The servers are so friendly, the food is simple but always tasty, and the cost reasonable.
The previous ratings only mention the tacos, but it's worth pointing out that the other dishes are good, too. I typically order the fish or chicken plate, and they're very good.
This is also a great place to take children. The staff are very sweet to them.
Wasn't like it used to be.. Before this place got renovated the food was great but now, i think the food is priced too high for the amount and quality of food. There are far better Mex restaurants out there. I used to love the enchilada plate but now they jip you on rice and beans. The tacos i used to love but the meat just isn't flavored well. I absolutely love the Ice tea. And another negative is the tables are very small.
Excellent. When I eat at Amaya's it reminds me of eating with my family. The chicken tacos are delicious and are made the way they should be...frying a tortilla and not using a taco shell from a box.
"Killer" Tacos??. I have never before seen corn "crispy" tacos that were not in the lease crispy. They were large, but the tortillas were flabby, the meat was so-so, and the cheese was pure grease. How can people rate this place so highly? I just wasted $10 on a dinner that was not as good as Taco Cabana even. For my money, Chuy's has the best tacos in town that I have found yet.
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