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Breakfast tacos from Pueblo Viejo.
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17 Essential Austin Breakfast Tacos

From Veracruz All Natural’s migas to Taco Joint’s chorizo to Bouldin Creek Cafe’s vegan to Tex-Mex/barbecue at Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ

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Breakfast tacos from Pueblo Viejo.
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Breakfast tacos are a very important part of any Austinite’s life, all of who are rightly so obsessed with variations of beans, eggs, and maybe cheese and maybe meat, all wrapped in a corn or flour tortilla. Since the world of breakfast tacos is infinite, Eater gathered the best of the city's morning tortilla offerings.

Austin’s best breakfast tacos range from classics, like Marcelino, Mi Trailita y Mas, and Joe’s Bakery, barbecue and Tex-Mex mashups from Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ, vegan and vegetarian ones from Vegan Nom and Bouldin Creek Cafe, and, of course, migas from Veracruz All Natural.

For other morning foods, Eater has it covered. There are breakfast spots, bakeries, toasts, coffee, migas, and cafes with Wi-Fi. For tacos, there are the essentials.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Paco's Tacos

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The Mexican restaurant bordering Mueller and Windsor Park is a good bet for breakfast tacos, served on unique half-flour half-corn tortillas. The staple fillings are there, plus a good vegan showing (tempeh, mushrooms). Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dining areas.

Mi Trailita Y Mas

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Alas, the family behind Taqueria Mi Trailita closed the under-the-radar Windsor Park taco trailer, but their tacos live on with their relatively recent physical restaurant where they still make their tortillas to order and remains a neighborhood favorite. The migas are fantastic or opt for the build-your-own route. Takeout orders can be placed in person. There is indoor dining.

Vaquero Taquero

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The North Campus taqueria’s breakfast menu includes the classics, like the scrambled machacado and eggs, charro beans with melted, crispy cheese, and bacon/egg/cheeses. There’s a second location downtown too. Takeout and DoorDash delivery orders can be placed online. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Taco Joint

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The breakfast tacos from the San Jacinto and East Riverside locations are simple and massive, from the barbacoa (pro tip: add potatoes) to the potato-bean-cheese to the chorizo-egg. Takeout orders can be placed in person or over the phone; both locations feature indoor and outdoor seating.

Taco Mex

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The original walk-up window on Manor serves excellent takes on the classics with no fuss. Takeout orders can also be placed online.

Mi Madre's

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Mi Madre's is a Cherrywood classic, and the housemade machacado with jalapenos is a great way to mix up the breakfast taco routine. Takeout orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Veracruz All Natural

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Handmade tortillas, fresh ingredients, and amazing salsas have catapulted this series of trailers and restaurants by sisters Reyna and Maritza Vasquez into the breakfast taco stratosphere. Don’t skip the migas taco. Takeout orders can be placed online. All locations feature outdoor dining and some indoor dining.

Marcelino’s

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Tucked away on Tillery Street, the East Austin taqueria serves up thick cubes of bacon and makes the flour tortillas in-house. The salsa is super spicy too. Takeout orders can be placed online. There is an indoor dining area.

Tamale House East

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The fourth-generation restauranteurs from Austin's Vasquez-Valera family sling classic, affordable, hangover-busting tacos (migas and queso make for a winning combination). Takeout orders can be placed online. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Joe's Bakery & Coffee Shop

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The restaurant is a classic East Austin institution and the bacon is battered before frying for extra crispiness. Takeout orders can be placed over the phone or in person. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The Vegan Nom

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Austin’s vegan population needs breakfast tacos too, and even carnivores will enjoy the occasional break from chorizo. The East Austin truck’s refried beans and avocado taco is a great, simple start to the day, or go the scrambled tofu route. Takeout orders can be placed over the phone and there are third-party deliveries. There are outdoor dining areas too.

Tacos Guerrero

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The East Austin truck serves up delightful breakfast tacos with eggs, meats, beans, potatoes, and nopales (the migas are great too). Takeout orders can be placed in person. There are tables for on-site outdoor dining.

Bouldin Creek Café

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Classic Austin hangout Bouldin Creek is another great bet for vegetarian tacos. Opt for either eggs or tofu with vegetables and cheeses (vegan and not). Takeout orders can be placed online. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

El Primo

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The tiny cart is South Austin’s most beloved breakfast taco destination with simple but tasty offerings. The migas with ham is an epic taco. Takeout orders can be placed online; in-person orders are cash-only. There are outdoor tables for on-site dining.

Papalote Taco House

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The mini-Austin-chain’s tacos with an interior Mexican bent are another favorite. The breakfast tacos can be made with chicharrones and nopales. Takeout orders can be placed in person or over the phone; all offer on-site dining.

Pueblo Viejo

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The Don Chago breakfast taco from the Austin mini-chain is the way to go, with the best combination of beans, cheese, bacon, and avocado. Takeout orders can be placed online. There are on-site dining areas available.

Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ

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Tex-Mex and barbecue unite for one of the city's most ingenious breakfast tacos from Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ. The Real Deal Holyfield comes with a mess of fried egg, potatoes, refried beans, and bacon, and a pick of smoked meats, including brisket. Takeout orders can be placed in person, there’s outdoor seating.

A breakfast taco from Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ
A breakfast taco from Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ
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Paco's Tacos

The Mexican restaurant bordering Mueller and Windsor Park is a good bet for breakfast tacos, served on unique half-flour half-corn tortillas. The staple fillings are there, plus a good vegan showing (tempeh, mushrooms). Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dining areas.

Mi Trailita Y Mas

Alas, the family behind Taqueria Mi Trailita closed the under-the-radar Windsor Park taco trailer, but their tacos live on with their relatively recent physical restaurant where they still make their tortillas to order and remains a neighborhood favorite. The migas are fantastic or opt for the build-your-own route. Takeout orders can be placed in person. There is indoor dining.

Vaquero Taquero

The North Campus taqueria’s breakfast menu includes the classics, like the scrambled machacado and eggs, charro beans with melted, crispy cheese, and bacon/egg/cheeses. There’s a second location downtown too. Takeout and DoorDash delivery orders can be placed online. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Taco Joint

The breakfast tacos from the San Jacinto and East Riverside locations are simple and massive, from the barbacoa (pro tip: add potatoes) to the potato-bean-cheese to the chorizo-egg. Takeout orders can be placed in person or over the phone; both locations feature indoor and outdoor seating.

Taco Mex

The original walk-up window on Manor serves excellent takes on the classics with no fuss. Takeout orders can also be placed online.

Mi Madre's

Mi Madre's is a Cherrywood classic, and the housemade machacado with jalapenos is a great way to mix up the breakfast taco routine. Takeout orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Veracruz All Natural

Handmade tortillas, fresh ingredients, and amazing salsas have catapulted this series of trailers and restaurants by sisters Reyna and Maritza Vasquez into the breakfast taco stratosphere. Don’t skip the migas taco. Takeout orders can be placed online. All locations feature outdoor dining and some indoor dining.

Marcelino’s

Tucked away on Tillery Street, the East Austin taqueria serves up thick cubes of bacon and makes the flour tortillas in-house. The salsa is super spicy too. Takeout orders can be placed online. There is an indoor dining area.

Tamale House East

The fourth-generation restauranteurs from Austin's Vasquez-Valera family sling classic, affordable, hangover-busting tacos (migas and queso make for a winning combination). Takeout orders can be placed online. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Joe's Bakery & Coffee Shop

The restaurant is a classic East Austin institution and the bacon is battered before frying for extra crispiness. Takeout orders can be placed over the phone or in person. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The Vegan Nom

Austin’s vegan population needs breakfast tacos too, and even carnivores will enjoy the occasional break from chorizo. The East Austin truck’s refried beans and avocado taco is a great, simple start to the day, or go the scrambled tofu route. Takeout orders can be placed over the phone and there are third-party deliveries. There are outdoor dining areas too.

Tacos Guerrero

The East Austin truck serves up delightful breakfast tacos with eggs, meats, beans, potatoes, and nopales (the migas are great too). Takeout orders can be placed in person. There are tables for on-site outdoor dining.

Bouldin Creek Café

Classic Austin hangout Bouldin Creek is another great bet for vegetarian tacos. Opt for either eggs or tofu with vegetables and cheeses (vegan and not). Takeout orders can be placed online. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

El Primo

The tiny cart is South Austin’s most beloved breakfast taco destination with simple but tasty offerings. The migas with ham is an epic taco. Takeout orders can be placed online; in-person orders are cash-only. There are outdoor tables for on-site dining.

Papalote Taco House

The mini-Austin-chain’s tacos with an interior Mexican bent are another favorite. The breakfast tacos can be made with chicharrones and nopales. Takeout orders can be placed in person or over the phone; all offer on-site dining.

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Pueblo Viejo

The Don Chago breakfast taco from the Austin mini-chain is the way to go, with the best combination of beans, cheese, bacon, and avocado. Takeout orders can be placed online. There are on-site dining areas available.

Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ

A breakfast taco from Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ
A breakfast taco from Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ
Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ/Facebook

Tex-Mex and barbecue unite for one of the city's most ingenious breakfast tacos from Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ. The Real Deal Holyfield comes with a mess of fried egg, potatoes, refried beans, and bacon, and a pick of smoked meats, including brisket. Takeout orders can be placed in person, there’s outdoor seating.

A breakfast taco from Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ
A breakfast taco from Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ
Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ/Facebook

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