Arlo's Food Truck - Cheerup Charlie's

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900 Red River St, Austin, Texas, USA, 78701

Mobile food trailer selling vegan comfort food like burgers, fries, and tacos. Parked at Cheer Up Charlie's which has a 21+ year age requirement. Open Mon-Fri 12:00pm-2:00am, Sat-Sun 6:00pm-2:00am.

Categories: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out

40 Reviews

First Review by ColonelSeitan

wonderful - Edit

Had a great BBQ burger. Staff is very nice. Will go back!

Pros: all vegan menu

Cons: neighbourhood is a bit sketchy.

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A Must - Edit

Out of this world.

Pros: Fun location, Excellent Food, Great price

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Filling and fantastic - Edit

I stopped by for lunch and tried the bac’n cheeze burger and a cup of mac and cheese. They were both wonderful!

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Super yummy! - Edit

I went to the Arlo's at Spider House Cafe so I've had it before. But this one has more variety and I wanted to try it out. I'm glad I did and it was all super delicious as always!

Pros: 100% Vegan, Affordable

Cons: Oily

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THE VEGAN COMFORT FOOD YOU NEED - Edit

We all need those mega vegan cheat days and Arlo’s is the perfect place to do that. I had a “bacon cheese burger” and “Mac and cheese” and it was so incredible and authentic! Arlo’s doesn’t short cut anything; they don’t compromise taste. Would recommend to any vegan/non-vegan. Definitely the best vegan burger and Mac n cheese I’ve ever had! And of course, it is always great to go to a 100% vegan eatery and not have to worry about a thing while ordering.

Pros: 100% vegan, incredible taste, great comfort food

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we came here three times on our honeymoon - Edit

The bacon cheeseburger absolutely blew us away, and we tried it both drunk AND sober.

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love - Edit

Arlos is awesome. One of the best burgers I've ever had! Everything on the menu is excellent. Get the chili cheese tots

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amazing! - Edit

Favorite food truck in town ! The cheeseburger and mac n cheese are top notch

Pros: delicious , good price, excellent service

Cons: takeaway only in summer days ( too hot)

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great food truck - Edit

Outside seating. Great did. We had the barbecue burger and street tacos and we were not disappointed. The French fries were nothing special so I would order a different side next time We will be back.

Cons: no beer until after 3 pm

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Delish - Edit

My favorite thing about Happy Cow is it points you to the best spots when traveling. Bac'n Cheeze burger with tots. Definitely not diet food. Could have been worse, they have a Frito pie burger. Maybe tomorrow.

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Simply Amazing - Edit

This place was really good. I'm not a burger person but we came for my boyfriend and he said it tasted exactly like what he remembers a burger tasting like! I had Frito Pie on their specials menu and it was delicious as well! They had a really good sauce on top. I also liked how this place was easier to park at then a few other food trucks in town.

Pros: Delicious food, Easier Parking for the city

Cons: none

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Arlo's Bac'n Cheeze Burger is Excellent! - Edit

I visited Arlo's for the first time recently but I have been wanting to try it for a long time. Arlo's is plant based food. I had the Bac'n Cheeze Burger and home made fries. Both very good selections. That burger is among the best I have ever had anywhere. I will try other selections as well, next time. It's nice to have a choice of plant based options. Guy behind the counter was helpful and pleasant. Arlo's is parked at Spiderhouse and they will let you eat your meal at Spiderhouse. Nice ambiance.



Updated from previous review on 2017-04-24

Pros: Delicious plant based foods, Delicious, Everything on menu is plant based

Cons: No cons, unless one doesn't like food trucks

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Awesome burger - Edit

The bac'n cheeze burger is incredibly tasty.

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Bummed out - Edit

I've heard and read such a good things about this place, except couple negative ones about the hours they're open, that I couldn't wait to go and try it. But even I got there, Monday at around 7pm, the truck was closed. They're supposed to be open 1200-0200, I believe. Couple hungry people that came to eat as well left confused before me, asking if the place is open. Finally someone showed up, not for work though, said there's a party somewhere and so they're not open today. Would be nice if they informed people on their website about such things. So yes, unfortunately reviews about non existing, or not set hours they're supposed to be open are true. Went To Counter Culture after that, for the very first time (I'm relatively new to Texas), and it was amazing. Food was great, service was friendly, even customers were super friendly, trying to recommend things off the menu. So If Arlo's happens to be closed again and you have no place to eat, go to counter Culture. You'll be amazed.

Updated from previous review on 2017-03-23

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respectanimals2 24 Apr 2017 - I wouldn't have given them a bad review for this as it does not reflect on their food. Some of these small businesses don't have the resources to update websites as often as we would like, but because I know that, I would cut them slack. Maybe you want to reconsider after you have tried the excellent food?
 


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Delicious and awesome staff! - Edit

This food competes with all the best vegan places we've been to around the country, especially the bacon cheeze burger. The staff (Shane) was friendly, helpful, and went out of his way to suggest additional vegan options to us. (We're from Chicago).

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WHOA!!! - Edit

CAN'T. BEGIN. TO. DESCRIBE. HOW. BLOWN. AWAY. I. WAS. WITH. THIS. PLACE!!! I've been a vegan for a while now, on a mostly plant based whole foods diet. I really can't recall what meat/animal products taste like. Until I ate at Arlo's. I had the bac'n cheeze burger. I had to go up to the window and confirm that it was actually vegan. If you're looking for something that mimics the animal proteins that you once craved, this is the only place I've been to that does that so superbly. Very incredible feat in my opinion.

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holy ****balls! - Edit

This was hands down the best burger (vegan or not) I've ever had in my entire life. My best friend and I had the Bac'n Cheeze Burger with Mac n' cheese. It was so delicious, beyond words amazing. I can't write enough good things about this food truck. Definitely a must eat if you're in the Austin area.

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Best Burger I've Ever Had - Edit

Literally anywhere. The Bac'n Cheeze burger has so many clear flavors that go so well together, and it's really filling! Not bad for $8!

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Holy Vegan COW! - Edit

I cannot tell you how delicious this place is. I got the bac'n cheeze burger and YOWZA was it tasty. It was hard not to keep coming here for every meal while vising Austin. Not to mention, Cheer Up Charlie's is a vegan bar which is so awesome.

Pros: Tasty, Nice atmosphere, Tots were good too

Cons: Birds will attempt to steal the deliciousness...

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good food fast - Edit

Good vegan street tacos came out fast. The Chipotle sauce is great. No kids allowed.

Pros: all vegan

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amazing - Edit

Had the bac'n cheeze burger and after the first bite I had to go and check it was definitely vegan.
Best burger I have ever eaten, pre and post becoming vegan.

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Best bacon cheese burger in history - Edit

I truly loved the burger! It was so full of flavor!

Pros: Great

Cons: Small parking lot

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Hands Down the Best Vegan Burger I've Ever Had - Edit

The Bacon Cheese Burger is a must for anyone, especially vegans who struggle to find a decent veggie burger. I've had veggie burgers around Austin that I've enjoyed but they were all so obviously a veggie burger. If you're ever in the mood to pig out, get the Bacon Cheese Burger and the Chili Cheese Fries (I got mine over sweet potato fries). I went there twice within two weeks because it is just so delicious. If you're in Austin and you're hungry for some vegan fast food, go to Arlo's, you will definitely go again.

Pros: Excellent Food, Good Value

Cons: Hidden

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Best vegan burger I've had in 7 years - Edit

This is hands down the best vegan burger I've had in my 7 vegan years. You will see angels. Bacon cheeseburger and tots. Get a drink at CUC, you're good to go. Love this place.

Pros: Best. Vegan. Burger., Bacon cheeseburger, Tots

Cons: Not in my mouth right now, So far away from my couch

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Bacon. Cheez. Burger. - Edit

The best burger and fries! They have 3 locations, 2 are stand alone food trucks. So I assume the reviewer below is referring to the Caesar Chavez location... Arlo's is a vegan staple and hopefully will have a brick and mortar in the future.

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Failed to mention..... - Edit

This is not a food truck, you literally have to order from the bar. The smell of booze was a huge turn off so we went to the vegan yacht instead.

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Oh My- So Good! - Edit

Had the "bacon" "cheese" burger here... and oh man was it good! The food truck is located in the patio area of a bar. So environment is relaxed and you can grab a drink to go with your burger and fries. This was easily the best burger I've ever had.

Pros: Yummy

Cons: Hard to find parking

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