Austin Taco Project Hipster with Mustache, Austin, Texas


Regular Hours of Operation

Breakfast | Daily from 7 am to 11 am

Lunch | Daily from 11 am to 4 pm

Dinner | Tuesday-Saturday from 4 pm to 10 pm

Open for Private Events

Located in the heart of downtown, Austin Taco Project is a vibrant playground for your senses. In our digs, at our bar, or on our patio, join us for fusion tacos, custom craft cocktails, interactive games, and a shameless celebration of all-things eclectic.

Find out what’s going on and when…we have endless games including downtown Austin’s first Topgolf Swing Suite, bar games, and more to come in the future!


This dynamic duo is responsible for the spec-taco-lar spread at Austin Taco Project. They’re not regular chefs, they’re cool chefs (if you know, you know)!

Daniel Ben-David

Executive Chef

Daniel Ben-David brings more than 15 years of experience to downtown Austin and is on a mission to take guests on a diverse culinary journey using local ingredients to showcase contemporary American cuisine.

Though Executive Chef Daniel leads all of Hilton Austin’s culinary and banquet operations, his personal favorite spot is Austin Taco Project because he’s as quirky as our menu and the city of Austin!

Born in Israel and raised in South Africa, Chef Ben-David offers a global approach to his cuisine reflective of the different people and traditions he has encountered throughout his career. He has a particular affinity for American cuisine, which is synonymous with America’s diverse culture.

Before joining Hilton Austin, Chef Daniel was the Chef de Cuisine at the historic beachfront destination, Hotel del Coronado, where he was responsible for the daily operations of two restaurants. He also held the role of Banquet Sous Chef and was responsible for preparing food for events ranging from five guests to 1,500 guests. Additionally, he has held previous culinary and general manager roles at other restaurants throughout the country.

Chef Daniel received his culinary degree from the Secchia Institute of Culinary Education in Grand Rapids, MI.

Menu Favorite: Confit Pig Tacos

Ryan Gossett

Chef de Cuisine

Growing up making enchiladas and cheese dip with his grandmother, Ryan Gossett has always had an appreciation for food. In fact, his family owned 5 Mexican restaurants which led him to his first food service job at the age of 14. Food continued to be vital in Chef Ryan’s life for many years to follow.

Ryan brings over 25 years of industry experience to Austin Taco Project. He carries a culinary arts degree from The Art Institutes International Minnesota, where he met his wife who was studying to become a pastry chef. He has extensive experience, having held various roles within restaurants and hotels throughout Minnesota and Texas, such as Sous Chef, Banquet Chef and Executive Chef and has serviced everything from intimate chef tables to plating events for 1,000 guests.

Ryan has called Austin, Texas home for 16 years. He particularly loves Austin for its diverse culture with its perfect balance of innovative drive and laid-back atmosphere. He joined the Austin Taco Project team in 2021 as Chef de Cuisine so he could focus on tacos, because what chef wouldn’t want to focus on tacos!? His cuisine demonstrates a mastery of traditional dishes as well as uncommon taco creations.

Chef Ryan jumps out of bed each morning excited to come to work at Austin Taco Project- though he refuses to characterize his daily creations as “work”. And for that, we are very grateful!

Menu Favorite: Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos because they’ve got it all going on – hot, cold, crispy, creamy, sweet, sour, spicy, & succulent.

Award-Winning Dining Experience!


500 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

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