When we arrived, we were greeted and encouraged to take a seat anywhere we liked. We started with drinks--I had the Margarita which is 512 tequila, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, and jalapeño agave. It was simple, straight forward and refreshing. My husband ordered the Real Ale Seasonal Coffee Porter and was satisfied with his choice of coffee laced brew. For a starter, we order the Guacamole: avocado, lime, garlic, serrano peppers, cilantro, served with house made tortilla chips. The guacamole was fresh with just the right amount of zesty spice and we were given a generous portion. I just wish it had been served in something other than a plastic to-go container. The chips were crispy with a thick quality and they had a dusting of chile powder on top (a very subtle, nice touch, but nothing too overpowering), and were served in a brown paper bag. Alas, the starter actually became a side since it arrived with our entrees instead of our drinks. All the tacos come with a choice of homemade corn, flour or jicama tortillas. I ordered the Pollo Asado Taco, which is grilled chicken breast, seasoned cabbage, pico de gallo, sliced avocado, and queso fresco on a flour tortilla. This was a standout taco; everything was balanced and well seasoned, and the tortilla had that homemade quality you can taste. I also had the Carnitas Taco, which is slow roasted pork, radishes, cilantro, and onion on a corn tortilla. I enjoyed the combination of ingredients, but the pork was over salted, which made it difficult to fully appreciate the taco. My husband also had the Pollo Asado Taco, which was his favorite as well. The other taco he tried was El Hippie, which contains grilled oaxaca cheese, refried black beans, guacamole, grilled onion, house pickled escabeche, and grilled corn. He had this on a jicama tortilla, which is made from the tuberous root of the Mexican yam. I have never seen a jicama tortilla before and I applaud the offering of a gluten free alternative. It was a little tricky to eat (a bit on the slippery side), but it was a tasty veggie taco with extra punch from the onion and pickled escabeche.
According to the website, happy hour happens on certain days of the week usually in the evening. On Mondays there are $4 frozen margaritas and $3 local beers, on Wednesdays $1 lone star and $4 house wine, and additional drink specials during Saturday and Sunday brunch. They are open for lunch every day except Tuesday, the one day they are closed. I think Taco Flats is off to a good start, and with a few minor tweaks to some menu items and timing, they will be a great addition to the Burnet Road restaurant/bar scene.