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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 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, Taqueria Mi Trailita, and Tamale House East, 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.

As with all businesses, be sure to call ahead to make sure each restaurant/truck is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Wear a mask, tip well, and if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the restaurants/trucks themselves.

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1. Paco's Tacos

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1304 E 51st St
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 323-6206
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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.

2. Vaquero Taquero

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104 E 31st St
Austin, TX 78705

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 in downtown too. Takeout and DoorDash delivery orders can be placed online

3. Taqueria Mi Trailita

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5301 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 497-9877
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This under-the-radar Windsor Park taco trailer makes its tortillas to order and is a neighborhood favorite. Plus there’s the physical restaurant just down the street. The migas are fantastic or opt for the build-your-own route. Takeout orders can be placed in person; there are outdoor tables at the truck; and indoor dining at the restaurant.

4. Taco Joint

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2807 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 473-8223
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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.

5. Taco-Mex

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2613 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 524-0860
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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.

Breakfast tacos from Taco-Mex
Breakfast tacos from Taco-Mex
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6. Mi Madre's Restaurant

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

Breakfast tacos from Mi Madre’s
Breakfast tacos from Mi Madre’s
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7. Veracruz All Natural

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2505 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 981-1760
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Handmade tortillas, fresh ingredients, and killer salsa 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.

8. Marcelino’s

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901 Tillery St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 926-1709
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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.

9. Tamale House East

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1707 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 495-9504
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The fourth-generation restauranteurs from Austin's Vasquez-Valera family sling classic, cheap, hangover-busting tacos (migas + queso is a winning combination). Takeout orders can be placed online. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

10. Joe's Bakery & Coffee Shop

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

Breakfast tacos from Joe’s
Breakfast tacos from Joe’s
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11. The Vegan Nom

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2324 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin
TX, 78705
(512) 497-3147
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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.

Vegan Nom’s breakfast tacos
Vegan Nom’s breakfast tacos
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12. Tacos Guerrero

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96 N Pleasant Valley Rd
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 939-2308
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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.

13. Bouldin Creek Café

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1900 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 416-1601
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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.

14. El Primo

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2101 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

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.

15. Papalote Taco House

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2803 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 804-2474
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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.

Breakfast tacos from Papalote
Breakfast tacos from Papalote
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16. Pueblo Viejo

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2410 E Riverside Dr Ste. H-8
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 305-3448
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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.

17. Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ

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11500 Manchaca Rd, Austin
TX, 78748

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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1. Paco's Tacos

1304 E 51st St, Austin, TX 78723

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.

1304 E 51st St
Austin, TX 78723

2. Vaquero Taquero

104 E 31st St, Austin, TX 78705

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 in downtown too. Takeout and DoorDash delivery orders can be placed online

104 E 31st St
Austin, TX 78705

3. Taqueria Mi Trailita

5301 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78723

This under-the-radar Windsor Park taco trailer makes its tortillas to order and is a neighborhood favorite. Plus there’s the physical restaurant just down the street. The migas are fantastic or opt for the build-your-own route. Takeout orders can be placed in person; there are outdoor tables at the truck; and indoor dining at the restaurant.

5301 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78723

4. Taco Joint

2807 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78705

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.

2807 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78705

5. Taco-Mex

2613 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Breakfast tacos from Taco-Mex
Breakfast tacos from Taco-Mex
Cindy L./Yelp

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

2613 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

6. Mi Madre's Restaurant

2201 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Breakfast tacos from Mi Madre’s
Breakfast tacos from Mi Madre’s
Mi Madre’s/Facebook

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.

2201 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

7. Veracruz All Natural

2505 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702

Handmade tortillas, fresh ingredients, and killer salsa 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.

2505 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78702

8. Marcelino’s

901 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78702

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.

901 Tillery St
Austin, TX 78702

9. Tamale House East

1707 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

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

1707 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

10. Joe's Bakery & Coffee Shop

2305 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702
Breakfast tacos from Joe’s
Breakfast tacos from Joe’s
Joe’s Bakery/Facebook

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.

2305 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

11. The Vegan Nom

2324 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78705
Vegan Nom’s breakfast tacos
Vegan Nom’s breakfast tacos
The Vegan Nom/Facebook

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.

2324 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin
TX, 78705

12. Tacos Guerrero

96 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78702

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.

96 N Pleasant Valley Rd
Austin, TX 78702

13. Bouldin Creek Café

1900 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

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.

1900 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

14. El Primo

2101 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

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.

2101 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

15. Papalote Taco House

2803 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Breakfast tacos from Papalote
Breakfast tacos from Papalote
Papalote/Facebook

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.

2803 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

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16. Pueblo Viejo

2410 E Riverside Dr Ste. H-8, Austin, TX 78741

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.

2410 E Riverside Dr Ste. H-8
Austin, TX 78741

17. Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ

11500 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX, 78748
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.

11500 Manchaca Rd, Austin
TX, 78748

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