Mexican restaurants have been a staple in Austin for decades, but the explosion of the trailer food scene has brought in some harder-to-find cuisines and allowed them to test their concepts on a smaller scale. Read on for our top nine picks if you’re looking to expand your Latin horizons.
One of Austin’s better-known food trucks, Llama's Peruvian Creole offers both snacks and mains, including grilled pork sandwiches and ceviche. It’s located in the high-traffic area of Sixth and Trinity, so if you’re venturing downtown and need a delicious, affordable meal, be sure to stop by.
Next up is Sabor a Honduras, serving up fantastic pupusas and fried chicken in a tangy cream sauce. If you make it by for breakfast, you’ll be treated to a traditional Honduran breakfast of eggs, plantains, avocado and beans. It’s not located in the greatest area, but it’s worth the trip.
Artessano is a tiny Columbian food cart that offers homemade arepas and deliciously fresh aguas frescas. If that’s not to your liking, the cart also offers empanadas, patacones and more — plus ice pops to keep you cool in the Texas heat. It’s inexpensive, the food is fantastic, and the women who run the trailer are notoriously friendly.