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Herbert's Taco Hut

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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419 Riverside Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-6934
+1 512-353-7440
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the place! It's crowded with families, blue collars workers, white collar workers, locals, and drunk college kids. It's small, dark, cramped, and legendary. I eat here every time I'm in town. I love it, my kids love it, my friends love it. We ate here Saturday night. A small group with kids. They told us there was a... More 

Thank Jason D
Queensland, Australia
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90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch last week at the famous and fabulous Herbert's Taco Hut and it was to die for delicious and authentic TexMex food and ambience.

Thank Dianne W
Arlington, Texas
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five stars for being local, authentic, delicious and unfailingly polite. Need to get it above 4 stars. Ate here with co-workers while here in San Marcos at a conference. Restaurant is packed with locals with kids, offering families an affordable delicious experience. Nothing is over $10 and wonderful daily dinner specials for $6.25. Guacamole recipe shared willingly - and wonderful... More 

Thank Stan L
San Marcos, Texas
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182 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This place is still busy as it was when I was in college-about 50 years ago. Good hometown Mexican food. Salsa was good and chips were warm. Taco salad was delish!

Thank NancyS2
Royse City, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I love Herbert's! I've been going there for years. The food is always amazing and the service is incredible! Get a Herbert's special if you go.

Thank B-row23
San Marcos, Texas
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love Herbert's for their breakfast! It's always inexpensive and delicious! We always bring our out of town guests here!

Thank Julia S
Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Herbert's is a very colorful funsy kind of restaurant. There is indoor/outdoor dining. The restaurant offers very authentic Mexican food. The staff are very industrious, pleasant, and attentive to your needs. The prices are very reasonable. The food was okay. The salsa sauce was very good and the tortillas are homemade.

Thank stoogeg3
Southlake, Texas
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We have been to this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed! Service: Our server was great! Chips and salsa always full as was our drinks. Atmosphere: Building is a little old and could use a remodel but it was clean. Food: Chicken enchiladas: chicken was a little dry but he brown gravy was delicious. Beef enchiladas: Delicious! Brown... More 

Thank wanderlustgrlz
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This place has ranked upon my favorites since the mid 90s when I went to college in the town. All these years later and their enchiladas and queso are still to die for!

Thank problemsolver235
Buda, TX
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I'll simply say this, the salsa is great, the tortillas are homemade, and if it's your first time, you have to go with the Beef Enchiladas.

Thank alfinator

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 Riverside Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-6934
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 512-353-7440

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?