In 1976, when Robert Amaya opened up shop in Austin, Texas, all he had was a range and a skillet, so he specialized in tacos fried to order. At Amaya’s Taco Village, the fresh masa “crispy tacos”—kin to San Antonio’s fried “puffy tacos”—are griddled first and then deep-fried. Crispy outside, chewy inside, and stuffed with any number of fillings—spicy ground beef, juicy chicken, mouthwatering marinated steak—they’re simply amazing.
Amaya’s Taco Village
5804 Interstate 35, Austin, Texas