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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
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
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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Victoria, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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802 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were in San Marcos for a ball tournament and a dad who had grown up in San Marcos told us the best place in this area of Texas for TexMex is definitely Herbert's. Of course, we had to try it. Had breakfast tacos...They were fresh and hot and oh so tasty. The salsa is homemade and yummy. Will definitely... More 

Thank Gran7
San Marcos, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Years ago is was a good greasy spoon for cheesy TexMex food. Since the kids took over the quality of the food and service have steadily gone down hill

Thank popsat70
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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155 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The most authentic Mexican I have ever had above the border. Cool little funky spot recommended by locals. The refried beans were to die for! I couldn't stop complimenting our waitress how happy we were.

Thank Alis0n401
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This place has been there forever. Good Mexican food at good prices. Daily specials. Everything is good, and of course you cannot go wrong with Taco's!

Schertz, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We visit this place often after paddling the San Marcos River. It is small and cramped inside but we sit and wait to get inside every time. Everything I've tried has been delicious and the beer is always extra cold.

Thank mmball1
Martindale, Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This place never disappoints. You might look at the building and wonder if you should go in. Just look at the line and the cars outside and that should tell you something. Definitely go for the enchiladas and sweet tea. Only negative with this place is there bathroom. Super small...don't know how they get away with that because it is... More 

Thank staples_travelers
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

From out of town trying this place for the 1st time. The staff member was extremely helpful and friendly in helping me decide what to get for my carryout meal. They are known for their enchiladas and I was not disappointed

Thank Ted T

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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?