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Top 18 Best Breakfast Tacos in Austin

Best Austin Breakfast Tacos

A dish as popular as breakfast tacos has dozens, if not hundreds, of prospects among the city’s many communities and metro area. The best breakfast tacos are in Texas. When you leave Texas – they are just not the same. When it comes to Austin – we had to try to narrow this down to 10. It was a challenge to pick just the right ones. Many of the breakfast tacos came with home made fresh salsa or hand made tortillas – which is a big bonus. The more love that goes into a taco the better these delicious breakfast tacos are. Alot of the breakfast tacos places we picked started out in a food truck and now are a brick and mortar restaurant. To start out so humble and not changing the authentic taste of the way they make tacos – these are places that the city demand more tacos.

Breakfast tacos are Tex-Mex cuisine that began in the kitchens of Mexican immigrants living in Texas. Here in Austin, we are obsessed with these sumptuous breakfast tacos. They are tasty, warm, inexpensive, versatile breakfast meals that can be held in just one hand. Breakfast tacos are best eaten with a cup of hot black espresso.

Taco Flats

5520 Burnet Rd. Ste. 101
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 284-8352

The original Taco Flats came to life during Austin’s first booming period in the late 1970s, developing quite the reputation as an infamous local hangout. You could always find a friend inside, and entertainment was guaranteed. As an active participant in Austin’s famous music scene, Taco Flats provided a stage for the likes of Gary P. Nunn, Blaze Foley, Calvin Russell, and Townes Van Zandt, just to name a few. And if there wasn’t live music, there was a crowd cheering on a jalapeno eating contest, or maybe an (unofficial) drinking contest. The calmer days were spent simply sharing cheap beer with good company. No matter what, Taco Flats was the place to party and it was always open to everyone. But like all great parties, it had to come to an end when Taco Flats shook off its hangover and closed up shop in October 1981. – tacoflats.com

Vaquero Taquero

104 E. 31st St.
Austin, TX 78705
512.383.5582

Vaquero Taquero makes breakfast and street-style tacos in Austin, Texas. Our specialty is the Taco al Pastor, made by carving flame-seared pork off our trompo (vertical fire spit) which we wrap in a warm handmade tortilla and garnish with roasted pineapple, cilantro, onion, salsa, and avocado crema. We started Vaquero Taquero in 2016 to create a taquería with as much flavor as those from our past homes. We began in the heart of Austin at the doorstep of the Mexic-Arte Museum, serving our tacos from a modified paleta push-cart, reminiscent of the street vendors that are part of the fabric of city life in Mexico. In March 2017, we grew into our food truck in Hyde Park, where we continue to push to bring the best al pastor from our trompo, carne asada from our grill, and fresh, handmade tortillas from our tortillero. – vaquerotaquero.com

Veracruz All Natural

9003 Waterford Centre Blvd. Suite 180
Austin, TX 78758
512.363.5917

We are a family run business in Austin, Texas, founded by sisters Reyna and Maritza Vazquez in 2008. Our passion is cooking traditional, authentic food from our hometown of Veracruz, and other regions in Mexico. Some of our recipes have been passed down in our family for several generations, and we pride ourselves in cooking homemade food and using fresh, natural ingredients. We have five locations in Austin and Round Rock. – veracruzallnatural.com

Peached Social House

5520 Burnet Rd., Suite 100
Austin, TX 78756
512.330.4439

We created an Austin dining experience that merges the familiar with something new: our menu is based on simple Southern comfort food with an Asian flair. The taste and quality of our menu items speak for what we believe in. Over the years, we have grown from a single food truck to a brick and mortar restaurant, full service catering company, and venue space (Peached Social House) in Austin, Texas. We are proud to offer a range of experiences from dinner and a cocktail at our restaurant on Burnet Road to a plated service wedding catering at one of Austin’s beloved venues. – thepeachedtortilla.com

Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon

915 North Lamar
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 428–5077

Fresa’s, an Austin original, offers a modern take on the classic Mexican Chicken al Carbón. Our wood-grilled meals, complete with homemade tortillas, authentic salsas and traditional rice and beans, are both healthy and satisfying. Our menu also features a wide variety of grilled vegetables, inventive salads and select guilty pleasures. Fresa’s meals are the ideal choice for sharing with friends and family; and whether picky-eaters, gluten-free or vegetarian, there’s something for everyone at the table. Enjoy $2 off all Aguas Frescas & Botanas during our Happy Hour – fresaschicken.com

Joe’s Bakery

2305 E 7th St.
Austin, TX 78702
512-472-0017

For over 75 years Joe Avila’s family has been serving the Austin community. Throughout the years the Avila family has become a dynasty among East Austin businesses and has generated a loyal customer base. Generations of families have patronized and been employed by this family business from the beginning of La Oriental at 2305 E. 9th St. to Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop at 2305 E.7th St. The story of Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop is four generations in the making, and shows the perseverance, commitment and loyalty of one family. The family business began in 1935 when Joe’s mother and stepfather, Sophia and Florentino De La O, opened La Oriental Grocery & Bakery at 2305 East 9th Street. – joesbakery.com

Valentinas Tex Mex BBQ

11500 Manchaca Rd.
Austin TX 78748
512.221.4248

The Vidal family strongly encourages passion and love for family and friends. It has been a long-standing family tradition to BBQ at get togethers and holidays, where every family member plays a role in creating the menu and preparing the made from scratch foods. Fresh hand-rolled flour tortillas, spicy salsa, avocado, cilantro, and lime are a family favorite when it comes to accompanying the BBQ. Miguel brings this spirit and tradition to Valentina’s. Valentina’s truly is a family business! – valentinastexmexbbq.com

Tamale House East

1707 E 6th St.
Austin, TX 78702
512-495-9504

Home of Mom’s Migas! Family owned and operated since 1958! Happily serving Austin since 1958. An Eastside original. All our food and drinks are made by hand. Featuring Mom’s Migas and the Best Bloody Mary in town! The Tamale House East is a project of Inka Cinko. The Inka Cinko are: Carmen Valera, Juan M. Valera, Jose Valera, Robert Valera & Colombina Valera with support provided by Juan & Diane Valera. – facebook.com/tamalehouse.east

Tyson Tacos

4905 Airport Blvd.
Austin, TX, 78751
(512) 451-3326

Located in Austin’s Airport Corridor, Tyson’s Tacos is a friendly neighborhood taco joint from the esteemed Taquero Tyson Blankemeyer. Tyson and Cherry Blankemeyer were happy with their restaurant in Monterrey Mexico. They had three kids, a house in the mountains with a little stream and 74 pecan trees. Then one day the Zetas came and killed the mayor with machetes and all the police quit and the military occupied the city. So they sold their house and their successful restaurant (Cafe XBox) and took out the map. – tysonstacos.com

Dai Due Taqueria

111 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 284-7083

Tacos start with tortillas. We use locally-grown heritage varieties of dried corn, which is then nixtamalized in post oak ash from our grills. The nixtamal is then ground daily into masa dough to produce a fresh, simple and nutritious corn tortilla. Our flour is sourced from area farms and milled locally before being mixed with our traditional house-rendered lard for tortillas and house baked telera rolls. – daiduetaqueria.com

Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ

11500 Manchaca Rd.
Austin TX 78748
512.221.4248

The Vidal family strongly encourages passion and love for family and friends. It has been a long-standing family tradition to BBQ at get-togethers and holidays, where every family member plays a role in creating the menu and preparing the made from scratch foods. Fresh hand-rolled flour tortillas, spicy salsa, avocado, cilantro, and lime are a family favorite when it comes to accompanying the BBQ. Miguel brings this spirit and tradition to Valentina’s. – valentinastexmexbbq.com

Tamale House East

1707 E 6th St.
Austin, TX 78702
512-495-9504

Happily serving Austin since 1958. An Eastside original. All our food and drinks are made by hand. Featuring Mom’s Migas and the Best Bloody Mary in town! The Tamale House East is a project of Inka Cinko. The Inka Cinko are Carmen Valera, Juan M. Valera, Jose Valera, Robert Valera & Colombina Valera with support provided by Juan & Diane Valera. – web.facebook.com/pg/tamalehouse.east

Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop

2305 E 7th St.
Austin, TX 78702
512-472-0017

For over 75 years Joe Avila’s family has been serving the Austin community. Throughout the years the Avila family has become a dynasty among East Austin businesses and has generated a loyal customer base. Generations of families have patronized and been employed by this family business from the beginning of La Oriental at 2305 E. 9th St. to Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop at 2305 E.7th St. The story of Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop is four generations in the making, and shows the perseverance, commitment, and loyalty of one family. – joesbakery.com

Pueblo Viejo

502 Brushy St.
Austin, TX 78702
512-373-6557

Pueblo Viejo offers a variety of Mexican food ranging from breakfast tacos, street meat tacos, Gorditas, popular Mexican dishes, variety of sauces, bottled drinks and much more. Located on the east side of Austin, Pueblo Viejo has been open since 2010, by Nestor and Margarita. While keeping the flavors of their hometown in Mexico, Pueblo Viejo is committed to keeping the freshness and quality that everyone deserves, complemented by a friendly service necessary for a complete Mexican food experience. – puebloviejoaustin.com

Tacodeli

1500 Spyglass Dr.
Austin, TX 78746
512-732-0303

Tacodeli opened in Austin in 1999, but our story began long before in Mexico City. That’s where our founder Roberto grew up and first fell in love with the magical flavors of the taqueria. Years later, his childhood memories mixed with Austin’s friendly vibes to inspire Tacodeli’s food and the way we share it. The result is a big, ambitious menu, prepared by hand every day. A healthy obsession with both the quality of our ingredients and the quality of our lives. And a merging of flavors from both sides of our heritage to create something all its own. We extend a warm welcome to anyone who’s hungry for something different. Bienvenidos, y’all. – tacodeli.com

Mi Madre’s Restaurant

2201 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78722
512-322-9721

Aurelio and Rosa Torres opened their doors and hearts to Austinites in 1990. What started as a 10 seat “taco shop” has evolved into a wonderful restaurant serving the finest Tex-Mex cuisine. The restaurant has been renovated twice, and now offers two dining rooms, a beautiful patio, and a quick to-go area. Mi Madre’s has become an East Austin favorite with a very loving and loyal clientele. – mimadresrestaurant.com

Juan in a Million

2300 E Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78702
512-472-3872

Juan in a Million has been serving Mexican breakfast and lunch in East Austin since 1980. Opened by two school teachers, Juan and Myrna Meza, the restaurant values their homemade recipes and welcoming everyone like family. Juan still shakes hands with everyone who walks through the doors. Home of the Best Hangover Eats in Austin (Eater) and selected in the Top 50 Breakfast Tacos in the U.S. (Business Insider). We welcome you to enjoy our original, homemade recipes such as Enchiladas, Con Queso Breakfast, Migas and Menudo. – juaninamillion.com

La Cocina de Consuelo

4516 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78756
512-524-4740

Born Consuelo Arroyo Martinez, in Zacatecas State, Mexico, Connie learned quickly that hard work and determination, along with strength from God, would lead to a means of accomplishment. At 9 years old, tragedy struck her family when her father was killed in a trucking accident. By age 13, as a means of survival, she was sent away to work with the family in Monterrey, Mexico. Connie came to know the Lord through her brother who led her to an understanding of the Sabbath and the Church of God 7th Day. She learned to lean on God through troubled and difficult times, but she also came to love the Lord with a fervent understanding and devotion. – consueloskitchen.com


Here’s a Great Recipe (not Breakfast Tacos)

Chicken Ranch Taco Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8-10 hard taco shells
  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • additional ranch dressing for topping if desired

Recipe

Place pre-cooked chicken in a medium microwavable bowl and sprinkle with taco seasoning mix: toss gently to coat. Microwave uncovered on high 2 to 3 minutes or until hot. Stir in 1/2 cup ranch dressing.

Heat taco shells in the oven for about 3-4 minutes at 350 degrees. Carefully spoon warm chicken mixture into shells. Top with lettuce, cheese, tomato, and onions. Drizzle with additional dressing.

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