New taco alert: Austin's La Plancha
New East Austin taqueria La Plancha bills itself as Mexican street food.
Why it matters: Some of the most stylish little restaurants in Austin are opening up in this fast-growing — and gentrifying — stretch of East Austin off East MLK.
- Chef Mariha Hinojosa started her culinary career in 2009 in her hometown of Brownsville, and the food is solid.
- This will be a great place to grab a bite before heading to a concert or a ball game at the Moody Center across the highway.
Yes, but: We're still catching up, psychologically, to the fact that a torta with fries can go for $17. We need a minute.
🏆 Pro tip: La Plancha has a nice, astro-turfed little patio, but if it's full and you're determined to eat outside, you can make a picnic for yourself at the city-owned Oakwood Cemetery next door.
If you go: Located at 1701 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. It's open 8am-8pm Tuesday-Thursday; 8am-9pm Friday-Saturday and 8am-3pm Sunday. It's closed Mondays.
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