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Where to Eat Excellent Breakfast Tacos in Houston

Start the morning with the city’s finest egg-stuffed tortillas

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Huevos ahogados at Tacodeli
| Photo by Kathy Tran for Tacodeli

Packed with the perfect ratio of carbs, fat, and protein, breakfast tacos are a truly perfect food. Capable of warding off the worst hangovers and providing just enough fuel to make it through the day until lunch, these tortilla-wrapped mainstays are a staple of Houston’s breakfast scene.

Looking for Houston’s best breakfast tacos? Head to these hot taco spots for eggs, chorizo, bacon, potatoes, and more wrapped in warm, soft tortillas.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. El Rey Taqueria

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233 N Loop W
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 861-6342
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Breakfast tacos at this drive thru taqueria come fully loaded with eggs, cheese, and toppings of your choice. For a one of a kind find, order the egg Cuban taco where black beans and caramelized plantains meld sweet with savory.

2. Tacos Tierra Caliente

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1535 N Durham Dr, Houston
TX 77008, United States
(346) 701-7933

One of Houston’s most buzzed about taco trucks now has a permanent location in the Heights. But, the iconic white and orange truck parked outside of West Alabama Ice House still draws crowds due to simple, but expertly executed breakfast tacos for $1 a pop. Don’t forget to grab a container of spicy red salsa or salsa verde to drizzle on top.

3. Laredo Taqueria

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915 Snover St
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-7279

Laredo’s assembly line service provides the convenience of fast food without sacrificing flavor. The menu features the usual selection of breakfast toppings like egg, bacon, and potatoes along with tender barbacoa and nopales (cactus) tacos. Tortillas are hot, fresh, and handmade on site.

4. Tacodeli

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1902 Washington Ave D
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 357-7770
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Order from the eclectic breakfast taco menu or build your own at this Austin import. Standouts include the jamon el suavecito with pork belly and gruyere and the sirloin, egg, and cheese taco.

Tacodeli accommodates dietary restrictions by offering gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options.

5. Villa Arcos

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3009 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 826-1099
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Villa Arcos is a longstanding family restaurant in the historic Second Ward. There are 19 breakfast taco variations available all day. The restaurant is known for their “super tacos,” sized up and bulging with breakfast-appropriate fillings.

6. Luna Y Sol Mexican Grill

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2808 Milam St
Houston, TX 77006
(281) 974-3530
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Luna y Sol is a family-run operation serving traditional Mexican food in an exposed brick cafe in Midtown. Breakfast tacos are scrambled egg based then piled with potatoes, bacon, veggies, or “a la Mexicana” with onions, tomatoes, and jalapenos. But the smoky huevos con chorizo taco is a consistent frontrunner.

7. Brothers Taco House

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1604 Emancipation Ave
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 223-0091
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This EaDo stalwart has locals lining up out the door on weekday mornings. Brothers opens bright and early at 5 a.m., and breakfast is served cafeteria style. Options include over 20 taco fillings ranging from potato and egg to chorizo or sausage on homemade tortillas.

8. Velvet Taco

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907 Westheimer Rd Suite A
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 370-8226
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Velvet Taco recently added a brunch taco section to their diverse menu. The bacon and egg, steak and egg, and chicken and waffle taco—juicy chicken strips drizzled with maple syrup and wrapped in a waffle pressed tortilla—round out the all-day brunch offerings.

9. Tacos A Go Go

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3704 Main St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 807-8226
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Tacos A Go Go boasts over one million breakfast taco combinations including the house specialty migas taco with crispy tortilla strips. The tater taco on the regular menu topped with tots, black beans, bacon, and queso is a killer hangover cure. Best of all, there are 5 locations spread across the city for easy access.  

10. Fusion Eats

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9 E Greenway Plaza #150
Houston, TX 77046
(713) 422-2882
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As the name suggests, tacos at this Greenway Plaza eatery fuse South American and Pan-Asian flavors. For breakfast, try a vegetarian fried avocado taco stuffed with black beans, goat cheese, and serrano ranch or the innovative eggs benedict taco where creamy hollandaise sauce blankets smoked pork belly on a fluffy grilled flatbread.

1. El Rey Taqueria

233 N Loop W, Houston, TX 77008

Breakfast tacos at this drive thru taqueria come fully loaded with eggs, cheese, and toppings of your choice. For a one of a kind find, order the egg Cuban taco where black beans and caramelized plantains meld sweet with savory.

233 N Loop W
Houston, TX 77008

2. Tacos Tierra Caliente

1535 N Durham Dr, Houston, TX 77008, United States

One of Houston’s most buzzed about taco trucks now has a permanent location in the Heights. But, the iconic white and orange truck parked outside of West Alabama Ice House still draws crowds due to simple, but expertly executed breakfast tacos for $1 a pop. Don’t forget to grab a container of spicy red salsa or salsa verde to drizzle on top.

1535 N Durham Dr, Houston
TX 77008, United States

3. Laredo Taqueria

915 Snover St, Houston, TX 77007

Laredo’s assembly line service provides the convenience of fast food without sacrificing flavor. The menu features the usual selection of breakfast toppings like egg, bacon, and potatoes along with tender barbacoa and nopales (cactus) tacos. Tortillas are hot, fresh, and handmade on site.

915 Snover St
Houston, TX 77007

4. Tacodeli

1902 Washington Ave D, Houston, TX 77007

Order from the eclectic breakfast taco menu or build your own at this Austin import. Standouts include the jamon el suavecito with pork belly and gruyere and the sirloin, egg, and cheese taco.

Tacodeli accommodates dietary restrictions by offering gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options.

1902 Washington Ave D
Houston, TX 77007

5. Villa Arcos

3009 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003

Villa Arcos is a longstanding family restaurant in the historic Second Ward. There are 19 breakfast taco variations available all day. The restaurant is known for their “super tacos,” sized up and bulging with breakfast-appropriate fillings.

3009 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX 77003

6. Luna Y Sol Mexican Grill

2808 Milam St, Houston, TX 77006

Luna y Sol is a family-run operation serving traditional Mexican food in an exposed brick cafe in Midtown. Breakfast tacos are scrambled egg based then piled with potatoes, bacon, veggies, or “a la Mexicana” with onions, tomatoes, and jalapenos. But the smoky huevos con chorizo taco is a consistent frontrunner.

2808 Milam St
Houston, TX 77006

7. Brothers Taco House

1604 Emancipation Ave, Houston, TX 77003

This EaDo stalwart has locals lining up out the door on weekday mornings. Brothers opens bright and early at 5 a.m., and breakfast is served cafeteria style. Options include over 20 taco fillings ranging from potato and egg to chorizo or sausage on homemade tortillas.

1604 Emancipation Ave
Houston, TX 77003

8. Velvet Taco

907 Westheimer Rd Suite A, Houston, TX 77006

Velvet Taco recently added a brunch taco section to their diverse menu. The bacon and egg, steak and egg, and chicken and waffle taco—juicy chicken strips drizzled with maple syrup and wrapped in a waffle pressed tortilla—round out the all-day brunch offerings.

907 Westheimer Rd Suite A
Houston, TX 77006

9. Tacos A Go Go

3704 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

Tacos A Go Go boasts over one million breakfast taco combinations including the house specialty migas taco with crispy tortilla strips. The tater taco on the regular menu topped with tots, black beans, bacon, and queso is a killer hangover cure. Best of all, there are 5 locations spread across the city for easy access.  

3704 Main St
Houston, TX 77002

10. Fusion Eats

9 E Greenway Plaza #150, Houston, TX 77046

As the name suggests, tacos at this Greenway Plaza eatery fuse South American and Pan-Asian flavors. For breakfast, try a vegetarian fried avocado taco stuffed with black beans, goat cheese, and serrano ranch or the innovative eggs benedict taco where creamy hollandaise sauce blankets smoked pork belly on a fluffy grilled flatbread.

9 E Greenway Plaza #150
Houston, TX 77046

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