Breakfast tacos are a breakfast staple in the Lone Star State. No other state seems to be quite as obsessed as Texas is when it comes to breakfast tacos. Although the taco filling is customizable, breakfast tacos are typically filled with egg, potato and cheese. Now there are so many great places in Texas, hundreds actually, to get a remarkable breakfast taco. However the establishments below made this list for consistently making topnotch breakfast tacos encased with a wonderful tortilla worthy of a Texan’s breakfast. Find your next favorite breakfast taco joint among these 10 top places for breakfast tacos in Texas.


Tacodeli (Nearby Hotels)

Tacodeli continues to make “best breakfast tacos” lists across the internet due to the fact that Tacodeli makes their tacos with locally-sourced, organic and fresh ingredients. Since 1999, this taqueria has created some mean breakfast tacos that are always made from scratch. Go with the classic Otto breakfast taco, which is made with bacon, refried beans, avocado and cheese. Or if you’re feeling really hungry, order the Migas Royale Plate. There are 8 different breakfast options at this Mexican restaurant so you’re sure to find a breakfast taco to fit your morning. Although established in Austin, this popular taco joint has grown into multiple locations in the Austin area as well as locations in Houston and Dallas.

Torchy’s Tacos Breakfast tacos at Torchy's Tacos
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Breakfast tacos at Torchy's Tacos

Torchy’s Tacos (Nearby Hotels)

No list about Texas tacos would be complete without mentioning Torchy’s Tacos. Although Torchy’s has grown into a taco empire with multiple locations around Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado, its humble beginnings started in Austin, Texas. Even now, Torchy’s still churns out some of the best breakfast tacos in the state. Fluffy eggs fill up the tortillas, and there are a variety of salsas to choose from to top your perfectly eggy taco. The Ranch Hand, made with scrambled eggs and beef fajita meat, is a perfect hangover cure. However for those who don’t need much add-ins on a breakfast taco, Torchy’s also offers classic egg and cheese breakfast tacos too.

Laredo Taqueria

Laredo Taqueria (Nearby Hotels)

For cheap, filling and absolutely delicious breakfast tacos, head to Laredo Taqueria. With four locations in the Houston area, Laredo Taqueria is a well-known taco joint among Houstonians. Now make sure to get to Laredo Taqueria early, but even then there’s sure to be a line. Don’t worry though, Houstonians know the line moves quite quickly and everyone gets their fair share of delicious tacos made with beans, egg, and chorizo. At only $2 each, a breakfast taco from Laredo Taqueria just can’t be beaten.

Brothers Taco House Breakfast taco spread at Brothers Taco House
Breakfast taco spread at Brothers Taco House

Brothers Taco House (Nearby Hotels)

Brothers Taco House is another Houston taco joint that is worth the wait in line during the breakfast taco rush. However the line moves quickly since all the taco fixings are all ready to be made into delicious tacos once the doors open. If you’re willing to venture into something new, try lengua, which is tongue meat, or chicharron, pork skin, in your next breakfast taco. However classic toppings like egg and bean are staples here too.

Mi Madre’s Restaurant Dish from Mi Madre's Restaurant
Dish from Mi Madre's Restaurant

Mi Madre’s Restaurant (Nearby Hotels)

Head to East Austin for some of the best breakfast tacos in the Bat City. Mi Madre’s Restaurant opened in 1990 and has been pleasing Austinites and tourists alike ever since. When it comes to breakfast, there is no other way to enjoy a breakfast taco from Mi Madre’s than on the restaurant’s dog-friendly patio. There are plenty of breakfast taco offerings, from bacon tacos to even vegetarian migas. However aim for the housemade machado breakfast, which is shredded beef in a delicious egg scramble.

The Original Donut Shop Breakfast tacos at The Original Donut Shop
Breakfast tacos at The Original Donut Shop

The Original Donut Shop (Nearby Hotels)

It may come as a surprise that a donut shop made the list of some of the best breakfast tacos in Texas, but Original Donut Shop proved its worth by actually competing in a breakfast taco challenge among San Antonio taquerias, and it won. San Antonio residents can’t get enough of Original Donut Shop’s breakfast tacos. The flour tortillas here are made by hand and a humble egg and bacon stuffing is all you need.

Veracruz All Natural

Veracruz All Natural (Nearby Hotels)

There’s no surprise that one of the best breakfast tacos in Austin comes from a food truck. Veracruz All Natural has one of the most popular breakfast tacos on this list, its Migas Taco. Loved and devoured by both celebrity chefs Rachel Ray and Alton Brown, the Migas Taco is something of a celebrity in the breakfast taco scene. Made with a corn tortilla and topped with scrambled eggs, tortilla chips, cheese, pico de gallo and fresh avocado, this breakfast taco is truly a champion.

Taco Palenque Tacos at Taco Palenque
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Tacos at Taco Palenque

Taco Palenque (Nearby Hotels)

Taco Palenque is a well-known taqueria chain with locations all over south Texas. Started in Laredo, Texas, this taco chain has grown into an affordable establishment that serves up some great Mexican tacos. When it comes to breakfast tacos, you won’t be disappointed as the tacos are big and vary from a humble potato and egg to more interesting fillings like chorizo, chicharron and barbacoa.

Taco Joint

Taco Joint (Nearby Hotels)

Taco Joint has three locations in Dallas and one in Richardson. What makes this place stand out is the breakfast burrito, which has everything a breakfast taco has but in a 14-inch tortilla. So if you’re hungry and tired of eating breakfast tacos made with tiny tortillas, a breakfast burrito from Taco Joint is perfect for you. However the breakfast tacos here are all under $3, so you won’t break the bank if you do want a few different tacos.

Tacos Tierra Caliente

Tacos Tierra Caliente (Nearby Hotels)

Tacos Tierra Caliente in Houston is the second food truck to make this list of the best breakfast tacos in Texas. This food truck keeps things simple by only serving a few humble offerings of breakfast taco, a fluffy flour tortilla stuffed with eggs mixed with either potato, bacon, ham or chorizo. However do you really need more? Just add some of Tacos Tierra Caliente’s salsa and you’re halfway to a perfect morning. And at only $1 each, Tacos Tierra Caliente offers the cheapest breakfast tacos on this list.

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