Herbert's Taco Hut

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Closed 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM See Hours
Local 419 Riverside Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666, United States Local +1 5123-922-993
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Nestled by the historic San Marcos River, Herbert’s Taco Hut, founded by Herbert Sr. and Dora Rizk on May 19, 1976, remains a revered culinary institution in the heart of downtown San Marcos. With over 42 years of proud service, this Tex-Mex restaurant has earned the distinguished title of “Best In Hays County” multiple times. Its legacy is punctuated with the presentation of a coveted “Key To The City” award, celebrating the authenticity of its secret recipes and an enduring commitment to a fast, consistent dining experience within a warm and family-friendly atmosphere. For more than four decades, this establishment has cultivated an enthusiastic and devoted customer base, resulting from the relentless determination and dedication of the Rizk family. This unwavering passion is what fuels the enduring reputation. As patrons travel back to revisit cherished memories, they are greeted with the same authentic Tex-Mex flavors that have been savored for generations. Herbert’s, an integral part of the extensive history of the City of San Marcos, remains committed to its role as a culinary beacon. Its exceptional Tex-Mex cuisine and warm ambiance beckon both loyal patrons and newcomers alike to partake in a dining experience that transcends time. As the restaurant continues to garner accolades as “Best in Hays County,” it extends its heartfelt gratitude to all patrons, both longstanding and recent, for their unwavering support and patronage.

Amenities and More


  • Dine-in
  • Delivery
  • Takeaway
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilet
  • Alcohol
  • Beer
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
  • Cosy
  • Accepts reservations
  • Credit cards
  • Debit cards
  • NFC mobile payments
  • Fast service
  • Wheelchair-accessible car park
  • Small plates
  • Casual
  • Groups
  • Good for kids

Herbert’s Taco Hut’s Distinctive Enchilada Gravy

Over the years, the restaurant has garnered acclaim as the “Best in Hays County,” not only for the warm and family-friendly atmosphere but also for the unforgettable taste of the enchiladas, thanks to the exceptional enchilada gravy recipe. Crafted with precision and time-honored techniques, the enchilada gravy recipe takes center stage. This revered formula passed down through generations, is a testament to the dedication of the Rizk family. The commitment to maintaining the authenticity of this secret recipe sets it apart. In the bustling kitchen of Herbert’s Taco Hut, the enchilada gravy recipe undergoes a meticulous transformation. The rich and flavorful gravy is prepared with the utmost care, simmering slowly to perfection. This patient and labor-intensive process ensures that every enchilada served is a masterpiece.
As patrons step into Herbert’s, they embark on a journey through time and tradition. The tantalizing aroma of the enchilada gravy welcomes them, evoking cherished memories and anticipation. With each bite of the enchiladas, diners are transported to a place where culinary craftsmanship meets the warmth of family traditions. For 42 years and counting, Herbert’s Taco Hut has maintained its legacy, thanks in large part to its closely guarded enchilada gravy recipe. This recipe, rooted in history and nurtured with love, is the soul of the restaurant, making every visit to Herbert’s Taco Hut an unforgettable Tex-Mex experience.
Herbert’s Taco Hut’s Distinctive Enchilada Gravy
Herbert’s Taco Hut’s Distinctive Enchilada Gravy
Captivating Photos

Captivating Photos

Within the inviting confines of Herbert’s Taco Hut, the flavorful creations come to life through captivating photos of the food on the menu. These images reveal a tantalizing array of dishes, each exuding the rich and authentic essence of Mexico. From sizzling fajitas to hearty burritos, the menu photos showcase a diverse range of Mexican culinary treasures. The vibrant colors and enticing presentations make it impossible to resist the allure of these delectable offerings. These menu photos provide a window into the soul of Herbert’s Taco Hut, where every dish is a culinary masterpiece. They invite diners to embark on a sensory journey, where the flavors of Mexico awaken the palate and leave a lasting impression.
Captivating Photos
Captivating Photos

Diverse Menu and Prices to Satisfy

Chorizo & Potato Taco

This mouthwatering taco features a savory combination of chorizo and potatoes, wrapped in a warm tortilla. The flavors of this dish are a delightful blend of spiciness from the chorizo and the comforting taste of potatoes. It's a classic Tex-Mex favorite that's sure to satisfy your cravings.
Chorizo & Potato Taco

Chicken or Beef Fajita

The fajitas are a true crowd-pleaser. Whether you choose chicken or beef, you're in for a treat. Served on a sizzling hot skillet with sautéed peppers and onions, these fajitas are packed with flavor. They come with all the fixings you need to build the perfect fajita, from warm tortillas to sour cream, guacamole, and more.
Chicken or Beef Fajita

Tortilla Soup

For those looking for a comforting and hearty option, the Tortilla Soup is a must-try. This soup is a flavorful blend of shredded chicken and vegetables, topped with Monterrey Jack cheese and crispy corn tortilla strips. It's served with a side of rice, making it a satisfying and complete meal.
Tortilla Soup

Customer Service at Herbert’s Taco Hut

Knowledgeable and well-versed in the menu, the staff at the restaurant guides customers through the culinary journey, making insightful recommendations and answering queries. This affords patrons an enhanced understanding of the dishes and their ingredients, enriching their dining experience. What sets Herbert’s apart is the staff’s unwavering commitment to exceeding expectations. The restaurant goes the extra mile, ensuring that every customer’s visit is memorable and thoroughly enjoyable. Whether it’s accommodating special dietary requests, ensuring timely service, or providing assistance with menu selections, the restaurant’s dedication is unwavering.
Customer Service at Herbert’s Taco Hut
Customer Service at Herbert’s Taco Hut
Acknowledged for its friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable staff, the restaurant consistently excels in ensuring that each dining experience is nothing short of delightful. Customers are consistently met with a warm welcome and prompt attention. At Herbert’s Taco Hut, it is the diners who are the focal point, and the restaurant prioritizes their comfort and satisfaction as of paramount importance. The attentive nature of the staff is further evidenced by the restaurant’s keenness to anticipate and meet the needs of the patrons.

Herbert’s Taco Hut on Social Media

For those seeking to discover additional information about the delectable cuisine and captivating restaurant visuals, consider following the social media channels of Herbert’s Taco Hut. A wealth of content, including tantalizing glimpses of the dishes and the ambiance within the establishment, awaits your virtual exploration. The social media profiles are regularly updated with enticing images, showcasing the flavorful creations. The evocative photos provide a sensory preview of the dining experience that awaits you, all while maintaining the aura of an authentic Mexican atmosphere.
Herbert’s Taco Hut on Social Media
Special Food Delights

Special Food Delights

At Herbert’s Taco Hut, special food takes center stage with dedicated menus for lunch and dinner throughout the week. From Monday to Friday, patrons can indulge in delectable lunch specials, while Monday to Thursday brings exclusive dinner options that are sure to tantalize their taste buds.

Multiple Payment Options

A wide range of payment methods is embraced, ensuring convenience for all patrons. Credit cards, debit cards, and NFC mobile payments are all accepted, offering flexibility to accommodate various preferences. With the acceptance of credit cards, diners can settle their bills with ease and efficiency. This payment method provides a secure and widely recognized way to cover the cost of their dining experience.
Multiple Payment Options

Reviews

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Sandy Li
Sandy li
March 13, 2024
The Food was delicious. It looks a bit rundown but those are usually the best places to go eat. Chips and queso was great. Enchiladas and burritos are very tasty. Our waitress was very nice and courteous. Love the local feel of the place too. Their gravy is definitely a must! Will definitely be back!
DAVID GARON
David garon
March 13, 2024
I felt like I had been there before until I tasted the caso. I don't know what yall do differently than other restaurants, but they should be getting their cheese from yall. I poured it on everything, lol My enchiladas were great, too. Thank you, Herbert's Taco Hut 🛖
Cel Lalata
Cel lalata
March 13, 2024
I've been a loyal fan of Herbert's since 1981. The food and service has always been consistent. My go-to order is either beef or cheese enchiladas depending on my mood. Their enchiladas are my favorite comfort food of all time. ♥️
resa burke
Resa burke
March 13, 2024
Good food and service. I got the Friday lunch special - fried beef burrito. It was tasty and a good deal, it even includes iced tea. Nice local Tex-Mex place!
Doug Ck
Doug ck
March 13, 2024
Everyone else decided to come here today. There was about a 20 minute wait at 2pm, but so, so worth it. Herbert's might have the best tasting enchilada gravy anywhere. My Regular Dinner was hot, delicious and came out in just a few minutes …
Ewa N-S
Ewa n-s
March 13, 2024
To go orders are quick and easy even in the last hour of business. Pretty affordable and tastes delicious.
Mary Twiss Connolly
Mary twiss connolly
March 13, 2024
Opposite the park seeving good and fast mexican food. Very cozy set up with good service. Prices very affordable and parking at the front and back of premises.
Jim (Bear Hunter)
Jim (bear hunter)
March 13, 2024
🌮 A Tasty Fiesta at Herbert’s Taco Hut! 🌯 As a chauffeur cruising through the lively streets of San Marcos, Herbert’s Taco …
Nathaniel Chan
Nathaniel chan
March 13, 2024
I cannot overstate how much we enjoyed this place. The food was great, the service was lightning-fast, and the prices were more than fair. …
Summer Stubbins
Summer stubbins
March 13, 2024
Award winning.... staple in San Marcos hands down! Great food and fast service. The food is always great and the servers always very friendly. If you haven't been here you have got to visit! You'll love the enchiladas. The gravy is the best.

Find Herbert’s Taco Hut Here

Discover a menu adorned with aromatic dishes that promise to transport you to the vibrant streets of Mexico. Utilize Google Maps below to navigate your way to the restaurant and immerse yourself in the delightful journey of savoring the delicious Mexican creations within.

Location

419 Riverside Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666, United States

Hours

  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Saturday
    07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Sunday
    07:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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