There’s much to say about starting your day with breakfast tacos. Nutritious and delicious this to-go early morning Tex-Mex staple is an Austin area must-have. They’re convenient, easy to eat and are made-to-order to accommodate the pickiest of eaters. And did we mention that they are also inexpensive and overflow with flavorful combinations and toppings.
The foundation of any breakfast taco is its homemade warm tortilla that’s filled with scrambled eggs, bacon, potato, chorizo and beans. Plus, other fillings such as smoked brisket, green chilies, cheese, and fresh avocado. Tomatillo Salsa Verde, Pico de Gallo and a multitude of sauces ranging in heat from mild to spicy are traditional accompaniments. We’re sure once you sink your teeth into a breakfast taco you’ll never go back to the traditional eggs and sausage breakfast again. For a special morning treat during the week or on the weekend, below is a list of area taco emporiums that make the grade.
Flour or Corn for the Ultimate Breakfast Taco?
The choice is up to you but here’s our take on it. If you’re new to the concept of eating a taco for breakfast you may not know that it’s the tortilla that sets apart a good taco from a great one. They need to be warm, fresh, and homemade. Self-claimed taco purist opt for the corn variety. The warm corn flavor is intoxicating and is perfectly fitting for the fresh ingredients. Since the corn ones are thin, you’ll get two tortillas instead of one. When done right flour tortillas are warm, chewy and never crispy. Homemade tortillas whether corn or flour, far outweigh any store bought varieties. You’ll definitely know the difference.
Weekday Breakfast Tacos—Close to Home Places to Go
Cedar Pork Smokeyard and Mexigrill – Made-to-order build your own breakfast tacos are served all day at this Cedar Park food truck that serves beyond the border specialties. Cedar Pork dishes up a variety of street and monster tacos with pork as its featured meat. Located on Brushy Creek Road its open Tuesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dining options include curbside, to-go, or under a tree with a breeze. Family fiesta packs are available in three sizes.
Torchy’s Tacos – There aren’t too many people around the area that haven’t heard of Torchy’s. Even former President Barrack Obama found his way here in 2016. From taco truck to over 55 locations in seven states, Torchy’s is a modern day success story that began in Austin. Torchy’s breakfast tacos are crafted with cage free eggs that are served all day. Order a family pack of tacos online and pick up at its convenient Cedar Park location on Whitestone Blvd.
Dos Salsas – Whether you are craving a breakfast taco, a full Mexican breakfast, or a Tex-Mex omelet Dos Salas delivers. For a true Tex-Mex experience order the Migas. It combines scrambled eggs and fried tortilla chips rolled in salsa. Dos Salas has a variety of combo plates for the Migas lover in all of us. The Cedar Park location is open for dine-in and take-out. Breakfast is served on the weekends only and opens at 8 a.m.
Taconmaye Mexican Food Truck – This food truck is usually on the move. But you can catch them at several locations around town including in the parking lot at Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Company on weekends. After sweating it out on the Brushy Creek Trail, running and biking enthusiasts flock here to grab a taco and a beer. The plentiful, tasty offerings don’t disappoint. Check out Taconmaye’s Facebook page for their hours of operation and weekly locations.
Taco House – This quaint mom and pop shop located in Pflugerville is worth the drive. Its small interior lends itself to a lengthy outside line on the weekends. Currently, it’s open for takeout only. A patio adjacent to their building is available for outdoor dining. It opens at 7 a.m. during the week and at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Taco House serves breakfast and lunch only. Their Migas and specialty tacos won’t leave you hungry. Scan their online menu by visiting their Facebook page.
Veracruz All Natural – The breakfast taco is king here and the Migas reigns as one of the best in the Austin area. There’s five locations including a couple of food trucks. For the one closest to you check out their website. They also serve a variety of luncheon tacos.
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