Taylor Cafe

101 N. Main
Taylor, TX 76574

Phone: 512-352-2828
Hours: Open 7 days 7-€“10.

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5


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Had brisket, sausage and chicken. Disappointed they were out of ribs but I'll be back. Not the best BBQ I've ever had but the cold, cheap beer, people and general feel of this joint will make it a must-stop when I'm in the area. Hard to beat a train horn blowing through the windows, a $1 to-the-death pool game next to the bar and cheap, cold beer with hot, smoky brisket on a plate. Reminds me of high school...
Adam Murray @ Taylor Cafe, 2015-04-16 00:51:43
A must for the history and atmosphere tx bbq bible has a good story on vencil
Vic Jones @ Taylor Café, 2013-11-05 00:53:10
Must be doing something right to be in business 60+ years. Ribs were great. Thanks for the history lesson Mr. Mares.
robert_lerma @ Taylor Café, 2012-12-11 15:31:09
Outstanding sausage and brisket not bad either.
texasgreen_girl @ Taylor Café, 2012-11-29 12:48:25
3 meat plate with pork ribs, brisket, and beef sausage. I thought the beef sausage was outstanding. Ribs were great...very moist!
jo3hookem @ Taylor Café, 2012-11-23 12:29:43
Ribs were out of this world!
wings24 @ Taylor Café, 2012-11-23 12:16:06
Once again the brisket was outstanding. The japaleno sausage was outstanding.
gonebald @ Taylor Café, 2012-10-09 11:22:51
Turkey sausage was awesome
douglas78@aol.com @ Taylor Café, 2012-09-23 13:32:37
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May 21, 2008

Octogenarian Vencil Mares has been perfecting his skills on the brick pit since 1948. We’d heard about his chicken, but the day we visited, the pork ribs were the highlight, with brisket not far behind. Mares’s trick is wrapping the meat in butcher paper and smoking it over post oak for eight or nine hours. “Don’t ever turn it over,” he says. After the meat is cooked, he rewraps it and stores it in an ice chest for seven hours.


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