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Austin Chronicle: Bar Crawl 4 Thursday, August 9, 2012


Austin Chronicle

by Rachel Feit & Melanie Haupt

Thursday, August 9, 2012

MH: We walked to Takoba, my favorite place of the night. The two-year-old interior Mexican restaurant was pleasantly crowded and noisy; the service prompt and friendly without being phony. I really enjoyed my mango margarita ($6.75) – though it’s not the sexiest choice, compared to a gigantic michelada ($6) or crisp white sangria ($7).

RF: What’s not to like at Takoba? Equal parts bar and restaurant, the vibe is urban, chic: every bit the place you want to be spotted. I agree the service was unpretentious. Our waitress gave good advice about the chicken enchiladas topped with mole ($11). I washed it all down with the house specialty, a mango habanero margarita ($8) that set my lips into a happy pucker.

MH: The guacamole ($6.50) was fresh and spicy, and the tacos al pastor ($9), with thin shavings of pork and nicely charred pieces of pineapple, are probably among the best I’ve had in town. Hell, even the sides of beans and rice are delicious.

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Due East: Your Weekend Guide to the Eastside Sunday, July 8, 2012

Due East

Due East

Austin Woman Magazine

by Molly McManus

Sunday, July 8, 2012

SATURDAY, 9:30 a.m.: Save room for a favorite brunch spot, Takoba. With an interior Mexican menu and an ultra-friendly environment, start your morning sitting on the pleasing patio, drinking a $1.50 mimosa (carafes are $7). If you’re a beer drinker, try their version of a michelada (beer, lime and Bloody Mary mix), arguably the best in town.

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Sweet Relief: Austin Monthly’s dessert picks Thursday, July 5, 2012


Austin Monthly

by Terry N. Martinez

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Taste the essence of summer with seven inventive desserts that are almost too gorgeous to eat (almost).

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The end of 7th St construction and Takoba’s future Friday, August 12, 2011

Takoba, during 7th Street construction


Eater Austin

by Paula Forbes

Friday, August 12, 2011

East Seventh, beset by construction for the past three years, was finally freed from its orange cone bondage on Sunday. Jose de Loera, owner of East Seventh restaurant Takoba, wasn’t afraid to open his restaurant smack in the middle of all that, though. Below, de Loera talks about the project’s affect on his business and what its end means for the future of the neighborhood. Could East Seventh become for restaurants what East Sixth is for bars and food trucks?

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Off The Plate with Damian Mandola Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pescado al Mojo de Ajo

YNN: Your News Now

by Damian Mandola

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

With two full bars and an “adult sandbox,” Takoba on East Seventh Street provides the perfect atmosphere to grab some enchiladas and an ice cold Michelada. Restaurant owner Jose de Loera said the inspiration for his authentic Mexican cuisine comes from his family. The De Loeras have been in the food business in Mexico for the past 40 years.

Find out more about Takoba in this edition of “Off the Plate.” Watch the video to check it out.

Restaurant Poll: Best Michelada in Austin Thursday, May 19, 2011

Named 'Best Michelada in Austin' in the Chronicle's Restaurant Poll

The Austin Chronicle

by Claudia Alarcon

Thursday, May 19, 2011

From the Critic’s Picks:

It’s all in the way it is handmade, from the rim-rubbing with real lime, carefully coating with a shaking of salt, a dash of house-made mix and an ice-cold beer. Bring it on, Austin summer!

50 Best Mexican Restaurants in Texas Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Austin Monthly December Cover

Texas Monthly

by Patricia Sharpe

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

An excerpt from the December 2010 newsstand issue:

More mod than Mex, with concrete floors and a glass-wrapped dining room; the most appealing tables are under pecan trees out front, and bands occasionally entertain in the picnic-table-equipped backyard. The menu trends downscale, though chef Nidxia Lopez throws in surprises like chile en nogada; in this case, the poblano is filled with ground beef and dotted with nibbles of pineapple, apricot, and raisins.

Newcomer of the Year: Takoba Thursday, November 4, 2010



Austin American Statesman

by Mike Sutter

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Takoba’s roots go back more than 40 years, when owner and Mexican native Jose De Loera was a boy helping with his father’s carnitas trucks. The name Takoba, that’s a more recent story.

According to Takoba general manager Tracey Young, the word sprang from De Loera’s imagination as something easier to say than ‘El Tacorrido,’ the name of his two small Austin taquerias.

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Takoba: Officially Open Friday, July 9, 2010

World Cup Opening


by Phillip Pantuso

Friday, July 9, 2010

It’s been a nice World Cup watching spot following its soft opening almost a month ago, but last week new Mexican food cantina Takoba officially opened on the east side. Precisely located at 1411 E. 7th St., Takoba serves up high-quality, family-recipe interior Mexican cuisine from the same folks who have run the El Tacorrido trailer on North Lamar for ten years.

Takoba’s hours are 11am-midnight Monday-Friday, 9am-1am on Saturday and 9am-midnight on Sunday. They’ll have a big bash for the World Cup final this Sunday, and you can learn more about that, keep an eye on specials, and see pics of the full menu at their Facebook page.

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