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Tasty Tuesdays: Best Austin Food Trailers at 6 p.m.

27 July 2010 2,460 views 11 Comments

It’s dinnertime in Austin — what trailer would you visit? Remember to always check the trailer’s website or Yelp to make sure it’s open before you go. Two of my favorites are located on or near Rainey Street just southeast of the Austin Convention Center. El Naranjo was opened by Iliana de la Vega and her husband and features delicious interior Mexican food. The menu changes regularly, but if you go, I recommend the Gringas al Pastor if they have it.

Tostadas and Apps at El Naranjo

Tostadas and Apps at El Naranjo

Another spot in the area I really enjoy is G’raj Mahal, an Indian trailer that offers table service in a converted garage off Red River. Eating there after sundown is beautiful surrounded by translucent white curtains and  the beautifully lit Austin Bike Zoo.

Outdoor Dining Room at G'raj Mahal

Outdoor Dining Room at G'raj Mahal

Another great feature of trailer dining is sipping chilled white wine or a cold beer purchased on the way for half the price it would be at a restaurant. What are some of your favorite trailers to enjoy dinner in Austin?

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  • http://www.bootsintheoven.com/ Rachel @ boots in the oven

    I know a ton of new carts have opened since we've been sequestered here in the Great White North, but I can tell you the ones I loved last winter were g'raj mahal (such great ambience for dinner, I agree!), Spartan Pizza Trailer (where you can eat inside the Red Shed if the weather is awful), Odd Duck (crap seating, amazing food) and East Side King (where, unfortunately, you can't bring beer or wine in).

    Loving this series!

  • Jackie Huba

    Sushi-a-go-go on either Barton Springs or Medical Parkway. Fresh, delicious, yum.

  • http://www.bootsintheoven.com/ Rachel @ boots in the oven

    I know a ton of new carts have opened since we've been sequestered here in the Great White North, but I can tell you the ones I loved last winter were g'raj mahal (such great ambience for dinner, I agree!), Spartan Pizza Trailer (where you can eat inside the Red Shed if the weather is awful), Odd Duck (crap seating, amazing food) and East Side King (where, unfortunately, you can't bring beer or wine in).

    Loving this series!

  • Jackie Huba

    Sushi-a-go-go on either Barton Springs or Medical Parkway. Fresh, delicious, yum.

  • jodibart

    Thanks for weighing in, Rachel! I still haven't been to Spartan Pizza so I'll have to add to the list. I agree that Odd Duck is great and there is the extra bonus of Gourdoughs for dessert. Also, East Side King is fun and I love that it's located AT a bar (as is, The Trailer at Gibson — a new spot on S. Lamar).

  • jodibart

    There's never a bad time for Sushi-A-Go-Go. Who would think that some of the freshest fish in Austin comes out of a tiny, spotless, trailer.

  • jodibart

    Thanks for weighing in, Rachel! I still haven't been to Spartan Pizza so I'll have to add to the list. I agree that Odd Duck is great and there is the extra bonus of Gourdoughs for dessert. Also, East Side King is fun and I love that it's located AT a bar (as is, The Trailer at Gibson — a new spot on S. Lamar).

  • jodibart

    There's never a bad time for Sushi-A-Go-Go. Who would think that some of the freshest fish in Austin comes out of a tiny, spotless, trailer.

  • jodibart

    Also — FOUR friends on Facebook and Twitter voted for Odd Duck so it MUST be good. Don't go for too late a dinner though. I went recently at 9 p.m. and they sold out just minutes later.

  • jodibart

    Also — SIX friends on Facebook and Twitter voted for Odd Duck so it MUST be good. Don't go for too late a dinner though. I went recently at 9 p.m. and they sold out just minutes later.

    Other votes were for G'raj Mahal and East Side King.

  • jodibart

    Also — SIX friends on Facebook and Twitter voted for Odd Duck so it MUST be good. Don't go for too late a dinner though. I went recently at 9 p.m. and they sold out just minutes later.

    Other votes were for G'raj Mahal and East Side King.