Loco for Breakfast Tacos

Austin

Breakfast tacos are a staple of Austin’s rich food heritage. This classic Tex-Mex dish is the simple yet amazing result of the combination of a fresh tortilla folded around scrambled eggs, cheese, meat, and heaps of other delicious ingredients like potatoes or refried beans. Just don’t call it a breakfast burrito, the two are only adjacently related! Breakfast tacos originated in the homes of Mexican immigrant families, and Austinites—young and old alike—love them to this day! In Austin, it isn’t hard to spot a nearby breakfast taco shop awaiting a visit, there's practically one on every corner. However, not all tacos are created equal. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make it count! Take your pick from our list of the best authentic breakfast tacos below!

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Veracruz All Natural

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Austin, United States • Recommendation • 

Sisters Reyna and Maritza Vasquez always dreamed of opening a restaurant. Today, they’re living that dream as the female super star co-owners of Veracruz! Taco lovers flock to sample their Migas Breakfast Tacos on Webberville Road, their first look location of many now located throughout the city. The perfect meal to kick off your day, top of your taco with fresh ingredients of tomato, onion, cilantro, Monterey Jack cheese, or avocado. Here, the tortillas are homemade fresh off the griddle and you won’t be judged for ordering more than one or two. Choose your spot among the sea of picnic tables and enjoy your breakfast!

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Tamale House East

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Austin, United States • Recommendation • 

There’s a lengthy menu of crave-worthy dishes to try at Tamale House East, including their yummy breakfast tacos. While their breakfast taco with eggs, bacon, and cheese is a no brainer go-to, a vegan version that comes with mushroom, spinach, black bean, and guac is also exceptional! The toppings are fresh, making for a lip-smacking taco—especially when eaten with their signature salsas! If you want to indulge a bit more, add a tamale to your breakfast taco order, it is their namesake after all!

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Juan in a Million

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Austin, United States • Recommendation • 

This Tex-Mex restaurant boasts a huge space fit for family reunions or celebrations with your best buds. Get ready to feast on more than 10 breakfast taco varieties, including the incredible Don Juan Taco El Grande. “Grande’ means big, so the name alone suggests it’s the heartiest breakfast you’ll have in a while! This particular taco is a combo of potatoes, eggs, bacon, and cheese held together by a delicious tortilla. You can’t go wrong!

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Vaquero Taquero

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Austin, United States • Recommendation • 

Simple, fresh, delicious is the name of the game at Vaquero Taquero. Unlike other spots, you’re welcome to choose between homemade corn or flour tortilla as your breakfast taco’s base to hold your choice of their generous taco fillings. Their bacon, egg, and cheese taco and the veggie-friendly nopales taco are among favorites here. Get your taco made with costra de queso, crispy cheese, a real feast for the taste buds! These are the kind of breakfast tacos you won’t mind eating daily.

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El Primo

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Austin, United States • Recommendation • 

One of the best things about El Primo, apart from their breakfast tacos, of course, are the number of flavors to savour! Made with either flour or corn tortilla, you can grab fresh breakfast tacos here filled with perfectly spiced country sausage, mexican chorizo, or migas and ham.

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