When you visit Austin, there are three things you have to do:
1) Listen to live music
2) Enjoy happy hour on a patio
3) Eat breakfast tacos (as many as you can, as often as you can)

We’ve got you covered on that last one. Here’s our list of Austin’s best breakfast tacos:

1. Veracruz All Natural

Central East Austin

Upon tasting these Migas Tacos, former Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell tweeted “This is not an ordinary taco!” and declared it one of the best he’d ever had.


2. Taco Deli


An Austin staple, Taco Deli has many locations around the Austin area. They are well known as having great meat tacos, but also fantastic vegan options. If you like a little heat, be sure to try the Dona Salsa.


Torchy's Best Breakfast Tacos

Torchy’s Tacos are local (and regional) favorites. Photo courtesy of Torchy’s Tacos.


3. Torchy’s Tacos

South Congress

Another Austin classic, Torchy’s has several spots in Austin and has even expanded across the state. They offer delicious meat and vegetarian options. Be sure to take a peek at their secret menu . . . you won’t be disappointed!


4. Joe’s Bakery

Central East Austin

Joe’s has an authentic family atmosphere that makes you feel right at home. They make their tortillas in-house, which puts their tacos over the top! Be sure to save some room for the Mexican sweets sold at the bakery.

Mi Madre’s on Manor Road. Photo courtesy of Mi Madre’s.


5. Mi Madre’s


If you’re looking for a chill atmosphere and great Tex-Mex, then Mi Madre’s is for you. This East Austin spot offers great brunch. Grab one of their specialty tacos and a side of chips and salsa and enjoy on the patio.


6. Juan in a Million


This popular brunch spot is an East Austin favorite. You might have to wait, but it is worth it. Get the Don Juan and be prepared for a pound of egg, potato, chorizo, and cheese. You may need to order extra tortillas.


7. Tamale House East

Central East Austin

Family run and known for its noteworthy salsas and cheap, delicious tacos. Don’t let the line scare you, as the service is quick and the food is definitely worth it.


Fresa's Best Breakfast Tacos Austin

Fresa’s original location on North Lamar. Photo courtesy of Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon.


8. Fresa’s

Old West Austin

Grab these tacos to-go (service is walk-up and drive through only), on your way downtown. For bigger appetites, we recommend the The Tomas (Bacon, Potato, Egg, Chorizo, Avocado, Pico, and Cheese).

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