Jan 4, 2023 - Food and Drink

New taqueria opening this week in South Austin

A mural beside a South Austin taqueria.

An homage to Chef Roberto Campos' mother, Maria Concepcion, or "Conchita," is featured in a 14-foot-tall mural by Austin-based Peruvian artist Niz. Photo: Courtesy of Bruce Malone via Masa y Más

A new taqueria, with burger bucks behind it, is opening this week in South Austin.

Driving the news: Masa y Más will open Friday by the corner of South Lamar and West Mary, in the space most recently occupied by the original Austin's Pizza.

  • Longtime Austin restaurateurs Larry Perdido and Chuck Smith of Hopdoddy Burger Bar are helping underwrite the project, which will see chef Roberto Campos at the helm.

What they're saying: "I started supporting my family's carros ambulantes [food carts] in Guanajuato, Mexico, kneading masa for my grandmother's gorditas and chopping vegetables for my mom's pico de gallo," Campos said. "My goal is for everyone who steps foot in my restaurant to experience a piece of my home."

A spread at Masa y Más.
A very yummy-looking spread at Masa y Más. Photo: Courtesy of Annie Ray Photography via Masa y Más
  • Campos worked his way from dishwasher to kitchen manager at Manuel's before becoming the executive chef at Saba Blue Water Grill and then Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill.

What makes us hungry: Cuisine at the new restaurant includes slow-roasted barbacoa, Jalisco-style birria and blue corn tortillas.

If you go: Masa y Más, at 1817 S. Lamar Blvd., will be open Tuesday-Thursday from 11am-10pm; Friday-Saturday from 11am-midnight; and Sunday from 8am-1pm.


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