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:

8 Best Places for Breakfast Tacos in Austin

1. Veracruz All Natural

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Veracuz has locations all across Austin, including multiple food trucks and a brick and mortar restaurant. You can also find their tacos for sale at a number of local coffee shops including Fleet, Levercraft Cofee and Flat Track Coffee

 

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They are most famous for their migas taco. In 2014, upon tasting their migas taco, former Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell tweeted “This is not an ordinary taco!” and declared it one of the best he’d ever had.

My favorite part about Veracruz’s tacos are the fresh tortillas and the assortment of yummy salsas to top your taco. 

COVID-19 Policies

According to the Veracruz All Natural website, all locations are currently only accepting online orders for takeout or delivery. Their tacos are also available via ChowNow and DoorDash for pick up and delivery. 

2. Joe’s Bakery

Central East Austin

An Austin institution since 1962, 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.

The best part? They serve breakfast all day, so you can get your breakfast taco fix open to close. 

COVID-19 Policies

Joe’s Bakery dining room remains closed, but they are accepting call-in and take-out orders. Per city orders, masks are required when inside the restaurant. 

3. Mi Madre’s

Manor Road

Mi Madre’s breakfast tacos were named the best in town by the Austin Chronicle in 2018.

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.

Or, if you’re in on the go, you can pop in the front for breakfast tacos to go. 

COVID-19 Policies

Mi Madre’s is open for take-out and delivery. They’re offering their full menu as well as to-go cocktails and family meal kits. 

While their dining room remains closed, they have reopened their patio with counter service only. 

4. Juan in a Million

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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. Feeling bold? Try the Don Juan Taco Challenge. Made famous by Adam Richman on Man v. Food, the current record is nine tacos. 

 

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COVID-19 Policies

Juan and a Million is open for dine-in and to-go. Take-out orders can be placed online, over the phone or by walking in. 

5. 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.

Tamale House East’s patio is a peaceful retreat in the heart of the bustling East 6th street neighborhood. If you’ve got time to sit and enjoy your meal, it’s the perfect spot. 

COVID-19 Policies

The patio at Tamale House East is open for dining, and online ordering is available for take-out. The full menu is available to go including their margaritas.

6. Fresa’s

Old West Austin

The original Fresa’s location is perfect for grabbing tacos to-go (service is walk-up and drive through only), on your way downtown. 

 

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The new South First location is perfect for dining in. The picture-perfect patio is a great spot for a leisurely brunch on a weekend morning. 

For bigger appetites, I recommend The Tomas (Bacon, Potato, Egg, Chorizo, Avocado, Pico, and Cheese).

COVID-19 Policies

Fresa’s on South First is now open for dine-in on the patio and in the dining room with limited seating available. Take-out and online ordering is also available. 

The original location remains open for take-out only.

7. Texas Honey Ham

Westlake

Don’t let the name fool you. Texas Honey Ham has a lot more up its sleeve than ham. 

The breakfast tacos are all build-your-own. I highly recommend getting your’s “ranchero” style, which means they mix it all up with their ranchero sauce on the skillet before putting it on the tortilla. 

These aren’t dainty tacos. One will probably fill you up, and two will last you well into lunch. 

 

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Fun Fact of the Day: one can never have too many tacos! 🌯

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COVID-19 Policies

Texas Honey Ham is open for curbside, take out and delivery with the full menu available. Order online or over the phone. 

8. Maudie’s

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Maudie’s is well known in Austin for its Tex-Mex dinner menu, but not many know that they also serve breakfast tacos. And they’re really good. 

Don’t miss the Tatiana’s Tamale Taco – it comes with pork tamale inside! Or if you’re looking for something lighter try the Blanco Verde Taco featuring egg whites, spinach and avocado. 

COVID-19 Policies

Maudie’s has reopened its dining rooms and patios at 50% capacity and is also offering curbside pick up. 

Customers dining in are not allowed to wait for their tables inside, and masks are required unless seated at a table. 

 

This article was originally published on 2/23/2018. Note: The original version of this article included Torchy’s Tacos and TacoDeli. I can’t deny these are delicious breakfast tacos, but, when updating this article, I decided to keep the list to strictly local restaurants. The goal is to highlight tacos you can’t get anywhere else! 

 

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