Takoba home

Here at Takoba we care about the quality of food we cook and serve to you. Growing up in Aguascalientes, a rural area in the center of Mexico, my family and I ate dishes made with fresh and local ingredients before they were simply trendy buzzwords. That was our way of life. And when we eventually relocated to Austin we brought our traditions with us. At its heart, Takoba is our way of sharing that food experience with you.

Just like la Señora Maria and Don Alberto decades ago, we cook with the freshest ingredients we can find and support some of our favorite local vendors, like Panadería Chuy and El Milagro. But sometimes nothing can top the flavors you enjoyed as a child, and for that reason we directly import chiles, beans, and herbs from Mexico. Take a look at our menus and come share a meal with us.


ANTOJITOS appetizers

queso fundido (g) 8.5
oaxaca & monterrery jack cheeses, roasted poblano, chorizo, with warm flour tortillas
molletes (v) 8
refried beans, roasted poblano and monterrey jack cheese on an open-faced bolillo
with chorizo add $1
quesadilla (v) 8
monterrey jack cheese and roasted poblano pressed between warm flour tortillas, with guacamole
guacamole con
totopos** (v)(g) 7
avocado, tomato, jalapeño, lime, cilantro, onion
baja ceviche* **(g) 9
shrimp, lime juice, avocado, jalapeño, onion, cilantro
ENSALADA de la casa (v)(g) 7
baby spinach, toasted pecans, jicama, oranges, goat cheese, house vinaigrette
Sopa del día*** (g)
cup 3.5 / bowl 6

on a toasted Panaderia Chuy bolillo with your choice of side:
Mexican rice
charro beans
cup of soup***
house salad (v)
refried beans (v)

de carnitas 11
braised pork shoulder, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeño escabeche, guacamole, chipotle mayonnaise
al pastor 11.5
slow-cooked pineapple-marinated pork, onion, cilantro, jalapeño escabeche, queso fresco, guacamole
de hongos (v) 11.5
sautéed portabello mushrooms, caramelized onion, bell pepper, melted queso oaxaqueño, guacamole


ENCHILADAS verdes con camarones (g) 14
shrimp, queso cotija, salsa tomatillo, onions
with mexican rice and refried beans
CHILE RELLENO capeado (v) 12.5
roasted poblano, queso oaxaqueño, salsa de tomate
with mexican rice, refried beans and warm tortillas
note: our mexican rice is cooked with chicken stock. please request substitutions as needed.
CHILE RELLENO en nogada 14.5
roasted poblano, ground beef, dried fruit, walnut cream sauce
with mexican rice
MOJO DE AJO (g) 14.5
sautéed tilapia, garlic butter, lime
with mexican rice and cabbage-apple slaw
round steak cooked a la plancha with grilled jalapeño, spanish and green onions, pico de gallo
with mexican rice, charro beans, and warm tortillas
POZOLE ROJO (g) | 11
traditional mexican pork and hominy stew in spicy guajillo broth with radish, green cabbage, cilantro, onion, lime, mexican oregano, and totopos
corn tortillas filled with pulled chicken, traditional mole
with mexican rice and beans

on corn or flour tortillas with a choice of salsa and two sides:
charro beans
mexican rice
house salad (v)
cup of soup***
nopales (v)
refried beans (v)

de pescado (g) 11.5
crispy tilapia, shredded cabbage, pineapple, chipotle mayonnaise
al pastor (g) 11.5
pineapple-marinated pork, cilantro, onion
de bistec (g) 11.5
fajita-style beef, grilled onion, cilantro
de verduras (v)(g) 10.5
sautéed zucchini, caramelized sweet potatoes, roasted corn, green chiles, queso fresco, chipotle mayonnaise, salsa secreta
tacos de carnitas
estilo don alberto (g) 11.5
slow-braised pork shoulder cooked over wood-burning fire pits in our family’s 40 year tradition
served in warm tortillas with cilantro, onion, and lime

all of our desserts are vegetarian and gluten-free

flan 6
traditional vanilla bean custard in silky caramel
chocolate truffle cake with fresh cinnamon whipped cream
nube de coco 6.5
frozen coconut soufflé with fresh pineapple
helado con cajeta 6
Amy’s Mexican vanilla ice cream with warm caramel

all of our sides are gluten-free

Mexican rice 2.5
charro beans 3.5
refried beans (v) 3
nopales (v) 3
small house salad (v) 4
warm tortillas (v) .75


aguas frescas 2.5
Jarritos 2.5
iced tea 2.5
Coca-Cola Mexicana 2.5
Topo Chico 2.5
fountain soda 2.5


roasted tomato & jalapeño
tomato, jalapeño, tomatillo & red chiles
verde de aguacate
creamy avocado, jalapeño, tomatillo, onion & cilantro

(V) Vegetarian | (G) Gluten-Free

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness.

**These items are gluten-free but come in contact with frying oil that may have traces of gluten.

***Our soup changes daily. Please ask your server if today’s selection is gluten-free.

We will happily substitute corn or flour tortillas at your request.

Takoba gladly accepts multiple forms of payment but does not separate checks.There is a $10 minimum for credit card payments. 18% gratuity may be added to parties of 6 or more.