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Veracruz All Natural’s chorizo and egg tacos
Veracruz All Natural’s chorizo and egg tacos
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19 Essential Austin Breakfast Tacos

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

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Veracruz All Natural’s chorizo and egg tacos
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Breakfast tacos are a very important part of an Austinite’s life, who are all rightly so obsessed with variations of beans, eggs, and maybe cheese and maybe meat, all wrapped in a 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 Pan y Vino, Taqueria Mi Trailita, and Tamale House East, barbecue and Tex-Mex mashups from Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ, vegan 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, cheap breakfasts, bakeries, toasts, coffee, and cafes with Wi-Fi. For tacos, there are the essentials, the heatmap and tacos under $3.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Paco's Tacos

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1304 E 51st St
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 323-6206
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Paco’s Tacos is a good bet for go-to tacos, served on a unique half-flour half-corn tortilla, and also offer breakfast gorditas. One reader recommends the veggie chorizo.

Paco’s Tacos’ breakfast taco
Paco’s Tacos’ breakfast taco
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2. Vaquero Taquero

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104 E 31st St
Austin, TX 78705

The taco restaurant’s breakfast menu includes the classics, like the machacado and eggs, potatoes with tomatoes, and bacon/egg/Oaxacan cheese.

Vaquero Taquero
Vaquero Taquero
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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 taco trailer makes its tortillas to order and is a neighborhood favorite.

Breakfast tacos from Taqueria Mi Trailita
Breakfast tacos from Taqueria Mi Trailita
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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.

A taco from Taco Joint
A taco from Taco Joint
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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.

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 (beef with eggs) is a great way to mix up the breakfast taco routine.

Breakfast tacos from Mi Madre’s
Breakfast tacos from Mi Madre’s
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7. Pueblo Viejo

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502 Brushy St, Austin
TX, 78702

Pueblo Viejo's Don Chago is the way to go, with the best combination of beans, cheese, bacon and avocado. There's the South Austin trailer and East 6th Street brick-and-mortar (part of North Door).

Tacos from Pueblo Viejo
Tacos from Pueblo Viejo
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8. Cisco's Restaurant & Bakery€Ž

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1511 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 478-2420

While there are new owners, Cisco's migas tacos are still an Austin classic. Don't forget to order a biscuit too.

Cisco’s migas
Cisco’s migas
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9. Marcelino’s

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901 Tillery St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 926-1709
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Tucked away on Tillery Street, Marcelino’s serves up thick cubes of bacon and makes the flour tortillas in house. The salsa is super spicy too.

Breakfast tacos from Marcelino’s
Breakfast tacos from Marcelino’s
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10. 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.

Breakfast tacos from Tamale House East
Breakfast tacos from Tamale House East
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11. Joe's Bakery & Coffee Shop

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2305 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 472-0017
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Joe’s is a classic East Austin institution and the bacon is battered before frying for extra crispiness.

Breakfast tacos from Joe’s
Breakfast tacos from Joe’s
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12. Tacodeli

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1500B Spyglass Dr
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 732-0303
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Tacodeli has been fulfilling Austinites’ breakfast taco needs for over 19 years. The Otto with dona sauce is a must.

The Otto breakfast taco from Tacodeli
The Otto breakfast taco from Tacodeli
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13. Veracruz All Natural

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1704 E Cesar Chavez St, 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.

The migas tacos from Veracruz All Natural
The migas tacos from Veracruz All Natural
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14. The Vegan Nom

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2324 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin
TX, 78705
(512) 619-7989
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Austin’s significant vegan population needs breakfast tacos too, and even carnivores will enjoy the occasional break from chorizo. The Vegan Nom’s refried beans and avocado taco is a great, simple start to the day.

Vegan Nom’s breakfast tacos
Vegan Nom’s breakfast tacos
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15. Bouldin Creek Café

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1900 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 416-1601
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Classic Austin vegetarian hangout Bouldin Creek is another great bet for plant-based tacos. The veggie chorizo comes with eggs and cheese, or go all-vegan with a tofu scramble.

Tacos at Bouldin Creek Cafe
Tacos at Bouldin Creek Cafe
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16. La Mexicana Bakery

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1924 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 443-6369
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Yes, it's called a breakfast taco, but don’t make the mistake of limiting 'em just to the morning. La Mexicana serves up classic breakfast tacos on house-made flour tortillas 24/7.

La Mexicana Bakery’s migas tacos
La Mexicana Bakery’s migas tacos
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17. El Primo

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2101 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

El Primo is South Austin’s most beloved breakfast taco destinations with simple but tasty cash-only offerings.

Breakfast tacos from El Primo
Breakfast tacos from El Primo
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18. Papalote Taco House

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2803 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 804-2474
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Papalote’s tacos with an interior Mexican bent are another favorite, now with three locations, including the original South Austin one. The breakfast tacos can be made with chicharrones and nopales.

Breakfast tacos from Papalote
Breakfast tacos from Papalote
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19. 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 pick of smoked meats, including brisket.

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
Paco’s Tacos’ breakfast taco
Paco’s Tacos’ breakfast taco
Brendan T./Yelp

Paco’s Tacos is a good bet for go-to tacos, served on a unique half-flour half-corn tortilla, and also offer breakfast gorditas. One reader recommends the veggie chorizo.

1304 E 51st St
Austin, TX 78723

2. Vaquero Taquero

104 E 31st St, Austin, TX 78705
Vaquero Taquero
Vaquero Taquero
Vaquero Taquero [Official]

The taco restaurant’s breakfast menu includes the classics, like the machacado and eggs, potatoes with tomatoes, and bacon/egg/Oaxacan cheese.

104 E 31st St
Austin, TX 78705

3. Taqueria Mi Trailita

5301 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78723
Breakfast tacos from Taqueria Mi Trailita
Breakfast tacos from Taqueria Mi Trailita
Jonathan C./Yelp

This under-the-radar taco trailer makes its tortillas to order and is a neighborhood favorite.

5301 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78723

4. Taco Joint

2807 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78705
A taco from Taco Joint
A taco from Taco Joint
Chris J./Yelp

The breakfast tacos from the San Jacinto and East Riverside locations are simple and massive.

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.

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 (beef with eggs) is a great way to mix up the breakfast taco routine.

2201 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

7. Pueblo Viejo

502 Brushy St, Austin, TX, 78702
Tacos from Pueblo Viejo
Tacos from Pueblo Viejo
Pueblo Viejo/Facebook

Pueblo Viejo's Don Chago is the way to go, with the best combination of beans, cheese, bacon and avocado. There's the South Austin trailer and East 6th Street brick-and-mortar (part of North Door).

502 Brushy St, Austin
TX, 78702

8. Cisco's Restaurant & Bakery€Ž

1511 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Cisco’s migas
Cisco’s migas
Cisco’s/Facebook

While there are new owners, Cisco's migas tacos are still an Austin classic. Don't forget to order a biscuit too.

1511 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

9. Marcelino’s

901 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78702
Breakfast tacos from Marcelino’s
Breakfast tacos from Marcelino’s
Harshad M./Yelp

Tucked away on Tillery Street, Marcelino’s serves up thick cubes of bacon and makes the flour tortillas in house. The salsa is super spicy too.

901 Tillery St
Austin, TX 78702

10. Tamale House East

1707 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Breakfast tacos from Tamale House East
Breakfast tacos from Tamale House East
Bryan M./Yelp

The fourth-generation restauranteurs from Austin's Vasquez-Valera family sling classic, cheap, hangover-busting tacos.

1707 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

11. 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

Joe’s is a classic East Austin institution and the bacon is battered before frying for extra crispiness.

2305 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

12. Tacodeli

1500B Spyglass Dr, Austin, TX 78746
The Otto breakfast taco from Tacodeli
The Otto breakfast taco from Tacodeli
Tacodeli/Facebook

Tacodeli has been fulfilling Austinites’ breakfast taco needs for over 19 years. The Otto with dona sauce is a must.

1500B Spyglass Dr
Austin, TX 78746

13. Veracruz All Natural

1704 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78702
The migas tacos from Veracruz All Natural
The migas tacos from Veracruz All Natural
Nadia Chaudhury/EATX

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.

1704 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin
TX, 78702

14. 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 significant vegan population needs breakfast tacos too, and even carnivores will enjoy the occasional break from chorizo. The Vegan Nom’s refried beans and avocado taco is a great, simple start to the day.

2324 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin
TX, 78705

15. Bouldin Creek Café

1900 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Tacos at Bouldin Creek Cafe
Tacos at Bouldin Creek Cafe
Rachel H./Yelp

Classic Austin vegetarian hangout Bouldin Creek is another great bet for plant-based tacos. The veggie chorizo comes with eggs and cheese, or go all-vegan with a tofu scramble.

1900 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

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16. La Mexicana Bakery

1924 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
La Mexicana Bakery’s migas tacos
La Mexicana Bakery’s migas tacos
Kay K./Yelp

Yes, it's called a breakfast taco, but don’t make the mistake of limiting 'em just to the morning. La Mexicana serves up classic breakfast tacos on house-made flour tortillas 24/7.

1924 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

17. El Primo

2101 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Breakfast tacos from El Primo
Breakfast tacos from El Primo
Elizabeth K./Yelp

El Primo is South Austin’s most beloved breakfast taco destinations with simple but tasty cash-only offerings.

2101 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

18. Papalote Taco House

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

Papalote’s tacos with an interior Mexican bent are another favorite, now with three locations, including the original South Austin one. The breakfast tacos can be made with chicharrones and nopales.

2803 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

19. 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 pick of smoked meats, including brisket.

11500 Manchaca Rd, Austin
TX, 78748

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