New food truck Tabarek opens serving Iraqi dishes and 5 other new Northwest Austin restaurants to know

New Northwest Austin restaurant Regios Tacos al Vapor serves authentic Mexican dishes, such as the tacos Tlaquepaque pictured here. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
New Northwest Austin restaurant Regios Tacos al Vapor serves authentic Mexican dishes, such as the tacos Tlaquepaque pictured here. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

New Northwest Austin restaurant Regios Tacos al Vapor serves authentic Mexican dishes, such as the tacos Tlaquepaque pictured here. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)



1. Regios Tacos al Vapor in May opened its second Austin area restaurant at 10001 W. Parmer Lane, Austin. The restaurant serves several Mexican dishes, including street tacos, tacos Tlaquepaque, tacos al vapor and quesadillas. www.regiostacosalvapor.com

2. Food truck Banh Mi 8 opened in late June at 9710 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, in the parking lot attached to China Spice Chinese Restaurant. Banh Mi 8 serves Vietnamese dishes such as hu tiu go and offers covered outdoor seating. 512-676-0407

3. Spartan Pizza in late June opened its second location at 7318 McNeil Drive, Ste. 109, Austin. The restaurant dishes out specialty, hand tossed pizza alongside sandwiches served on house-made focaccia. Spartan Pizza is open for dine-in with take-out and delivery options. 512-362-8842. www.spartanpizzaaustin.com

4. Chicken and breakfast spot Rolling Rooster in June opened a new location at 11416 RM 620, Austin. This is Rolling Rooster’s second Northwest Austin location, with another restaurant in the Wells Branch area. The restaurant offers a menu featuring southern and soul food classics such as chicken and waffles, fried okra and grits. www.therollingrooster.com


5. New eatery Tabarek opened in late May at 12410 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin. The food truck serves traditional Iraqi plates such as dulma, kebab and perda pilaw. 73-262-6050. www.tabarekidf.com

6. Food truck Taquitos y Mas opened in early June at 12202 N. RM 620, Austin. Taquitos y Mas serves breakfast and lunch dishes including tacos, tortas, tamales and fajitas. 512-773-3616. https://taquitos-y-mas.business.site
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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