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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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Fargo, North Dakota
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would have never believed that this little Taco shop that has the name "Herberts" would cause me to clean my plate that even the brown sauce over my enchiladas was wiped clean!!! This little taco shop has the best cheese enchilada's that almost melt in your mouth and the meat ones are beyond incredible as well. No skimping on... More 

Thank rita l
Seguin, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Herbert's has been a family favorite for years, with great food and kind service until today. My mother has a service dog which is a poodle and she takes him with her everywhere seeing as he helps with her panic attacks and depression. We went into Herbert's with a warm greeting and sat down where we were asked if the... More 

Thank fendy23
Austin, Texas
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201 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming to this place since I was a child. Several years later and this place is still awesome! It a must stop while in San Marcos for the best Tex- Mex! Their enchiladas and sweet tea is the best and award winning! Try it, you wont be disappointed. Its a hole in the wall, but they have... More 

Canton, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going here ever since we were in school at Texas State. Food is just as good as I remember and we had a waitress that has been working here since we were in college 30 years ago!! Highly recommended.

Thank WJW2
Clifton, Tx
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201 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Keep returning for our Herbert's fix when we visit San Marcos! I like the combo plates, wife likes the Chkn quesadillas. Great salsa/chips.

Thank jrdtsta
Canyon Lake, Texas
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

A friend recommended Herbert's enchiladas and tacos. I stopped for lunch. There was no wait but a crowded parking lot. We ordered cheese enchiladas with charro beans instead of refried and beef tacos. The enchiladas came with what looked like a refried bean sauce. The plate was super hot but the enchiladas were just warm.The tortillas were tough and there... More 

Thank quiltdolly
Dallas, Texas
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

You just have to get past the dark, no windows, air chilled, funkiness of Herbert's and let the food do the talking. bottom line it right to the Herbert's special with flour tortillas. It all works perfect. Wash down with a big iced tea or a beer. The hot sauce and chips are really good and the tortillas are some... More 

Thank srdbigd
Victoria, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Had not been to Herbert's since my days at UT, many years ago, it was better than I remembered it. Food just outstanding. No frills place but great Mexican Food.

Thank zowarka
Humble, Texas
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Never had a bad experience in 30 years of hitting this local destination. I have been in big groups, small groups and as a couple, always satisfying. You may have to wait, since it is a small restaurant, but it is worth it. They are prompt with service, not overly talkative, but serve fresh hot food fast and at a... More 

Thank JourneyMan339
Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I went to college in San Marcos in 1976 😲 and was there when Herbert's first opened. I loved their food then and still do! I eat at Herbert's often - whenever I am visiting friends in the area and can honestly say it is my favorite Tex-Mex restaurant in the world! The place literally hasn't changed (with the exception... More 

Thank ralicen

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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, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?