From Wheels To Walls: El Narango

The hottest food craze in decades, food trucks are starting to put it in park and go brick-and-mortar. Stay tuned as we feature three truck timelines to see the roads they traveled, starting with…

EL NARANGO of Austin, Texas!


March 2010

After moving to Texas from Oaxaca, Mexico, chef Iliana de la Vega opens El Naranjo Mobile in Austin. Customers line up for tacos al pastor, tacos carnitas and her killer weekly mole specials.

December 2010

El Naranjo is the only truck to make Texas Monthly’s roundup of the state’s 50 best Mexican restaurants.


May 2012

Just after de la Vega turns a 100-year-old house into El Naranjo the restaurant, The Austin Chronicle publishes a glowing review.

Find out more: 85 Rainey St., Austin, TX

—Andrew Kaplan