There?s a new kid on the block serving Southwestern cuisine and no, its first name does not start with a ?Z,? but it is located close by in downtown on West 5th Street. Welcome TNT, Tacos and Tequila. A brand new concept and the first of its kind from the family of Blue Mesa Grill out of Dallas. Don?t turn your back just yet, this Dallas family is incorporating Austin?s finest. Chef Alma Alcocer-Thomas, formerly of five-star Jeffery?s fame, is running the open kitchen and turning out grilled gems. Austin?s own architect extraordinaire Michael Hsu?s finger print is also present with the unique and interesting iron-clad well suspended from the ceiling displaying the finest in tequilas. TNT doesn?t stop there, they have teamed up with local charity, Urban Roots. 50 cents from every order of custom, table-side Good Karma Guacamole goes to this charity.
Simple, local seasonal ingredients with the help of spices and the grill round out the menu of tacos, burritos and skewers. Tequila-based specialty drinks use only seasonal fresh squeezed juices. Get there now for the Fresh Peach Blueberry Margarita, it?s like cobbler in a glass without the (calorie) guilt. TNT has a ton of other great stuff going on, so go there now and get your taco and tequila fix.
Pros: Great Food, Drinks and Atmosphere
Cons: Eats and drinks so good you may have a go up a pant size