Owner Jose Gerardo Cavazos puts a twist on Northern Mexican cuisine with his Bastrop food truck, Taxolote.

In a nutshell

Cavazos opened the truck at Community Gardens in January, after months of testing his recipes at the former Austin location on Riverside Drive.

Meet the owner

Cavazos grew up in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, Mexico—less than half an hour from Progresso, Texas. After moving to Texas, and eventually Austin, he started a Northern Mexican food concept. Recently, he decided to move Taxolote to Bastrop after visiting the area.

"I felt a sense of community and belonging here that not many other cities have," Cavazos said. "I loved the idea of being part of this community and getting to know everyone while introducing them to this type of food."

Cavazos said his goal is to use his experience growing up in Mexico, combined with his own spin, to create unique flavor profiles for his dishes.

What's on the menu?

Specializing in tacos, Cavazos said his favorite is the chimichurri mollejas taco.

"It is an explosion of textures and flavors unlike many other things," Cavazos said.

Other menu items include tacos made with steak and bone marrow, nopalitos quesadillas, and more. Sides include charro beans, Mexican potatoes, queso and other options.