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Casa de Luz ~ South

Thursday nights at Casa de Luz are like most nights at Casa de Luz: athletes, nouveau-hippies, and cute kids with names like Merlin quietly munching on kale. Except for one thing: tacos. Made with homemade corn tortillas. Filled with fluffy guacamole and carrots and onions and mushrooms. While much of the food at Casa is utilitarian with a touch of flavor, the tacos are delicious, and in true Casa fashion, entirely organic, gluten-free, and ridiculously good for you. 12 bucks for an all-you-can-eat plate with soup and/or salad. Order at the front counter and get a wooden nickel to exchange at the kitchen counter for your meal. Kale included.


Casa de Luz:

1701 Toomey Rd
Austin, Texas 78704
(512) 476-2535

Mon.- Sat. 7 am- 9pm, 11:30 am- 2pm, 6 pm- 8:30 pm.

Mi Victoria Bakery~Taco Time

So, I’ve driven by Mi Victoria, located at 5245 Burnet, a number of times before stopping in this morning. I like the overall look of the place, some of the tables are an appealing, bright yellow color. I typically feel a little apprehensive about new taco spots…heaven knows there are bad tacos out there. I felt relieved when we walked in and found the spot full of all kinds of people. A crowd is always a good sign, and there were families with little kids, single folks grabbing a bite, ladies meeting to chat and have cake, all sorts. Continue reading