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8 Excellent Spots to Score Breakfast Tacos

Start the morning off right with a roll up of chorizo, egg, and cheesy goodness

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Houstonians will argue that a plate of breakfast tacos — not a bowl of Wheaties — is the true breakfast of champions. Few things satisfy a monster morning craving better than a loaded breakfast taco. The combination of savory meat with fluffy egg or salty potato, finished off with a sprinkle of cheese and bacon, is like a fiesta in every bite.

Whether you’re looking to grab breakfast on-the-go at a no-frills taco shop, or on the hunt for a trendy taco stand with fun brunch beverages, check out our map for the top places to score breakfast tacos in Houston.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tacodeli

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1902 Washington Ave D
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 357-7770
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Breakfast tacos are part of the daily bounty at Tacodeli, available from 7 to 11 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. Pick from hearty choices like the jamón el suavecito with scrambled eggs, smoked ham and a jack cheese glaze, or the migas taco, crunchy with tortilla strips. Not into meat or dairy? Try the black bean-stuffed Freakin’ Vegan.

2. La Mexicana

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1018 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 521-0963
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This supermarket-turned Mexican restaurant, now owned and operated by the Treviño family, has served the Montrose neighborhood for nearly four decades, and is favored for its wide variety of budget-friendly breakfast tacos. Chorizo and egg and Papas a la Mexicana tacos are under $3. Insider tip: Visit on Saturday or Sunday to score chicharron tacos.

3. Tacos A Go Go

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3704 Main St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 807-8226
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Have breakfast for dinner at Tacos A Go Go, where breakfast tacos grace the menu all day long. The migas taco packs a punch with fresh jalapeños and spicy verde sauce, while the loaded Veggie Lover’s is chunky with grilled vegetables, egg, and shredded jack cheese. Picky eaters rejoice — here, you can build your own breakfast taco, beginning with a choice of corn, flour or whole wheat tortillas, scrambled egg, and meat and vegetable toppings.

4. El Rey Taqueria

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233 N Loop W
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 861-6342
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Find a no-nonsense menu of breakfast tacos daily beginning at 7 a.m. at El Rey Taqueria. Mouthwatering options include egg and chorizo and Mexican egg with tomatoes, onion and jalapeño — and all are served with pinto beans on the side.

5. Laredo Taqueria

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

Live your best breakfast taco life at this decades-old taqueria on Washington Avenue, which makes its tacos available bright and early, beginning at 6 am. Find plenty of tasty options, from chorizo and egg to the papas Mexicanas, stuffed with spicy potatoes. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the cactus-filled nopales taco. All are built on house-made tortillas.

6. Chilosos Taco House

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701 E 20th St
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 868-2273
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For more than a decade, this family-owned taco house has been a reliable Heights neighborhood go-to, thanks to its vast menu and house-made tortillas. In addition to simple breakfast taco offerings like bean and cheese, barbacoa, potato and bacon, and egg and chorizo, they also offer a chilaquiles taco made with fried tortillas, potato, egg, beans and salsa.

7. The Taco Stand

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2018 N Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77008
(832) 409-6433
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From the creative minds behind The Burger Joint comes The Taco Stand in the Heights, with a hefty number of new breakfast tacos to indulge in. Made with house-made tortillas (and fresh salsa), the huevos a la Mexicana, chorizo and potato, and more are under $3, but you can pep your taco up toppings like beans, cheese or avocado for a few cents more. Add on a limonada or horchata agua fresca.

8. Brothers Taco House

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1604 Emancipation Ave
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 223-0091
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The early bird gets the breakfast taco at Brother’s Taco House, which begins slinging its famed menu of tacos at 5 a.m. Monday through Friday. Visitors move through a cafeteria-style line (and there is almost always a line) for combination tacos like beans, bacon, and potato for $1.50. Check out the views — tortillas are made fresh on site in the kitchen.

1. Tacodeli

1902 Washington Ave D, Houston, TX 77007

Breakfast tacos are part of the daily bounty at Tacodeli, available from 7 to 11 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. Pick from hearty choices like the jamón el suavecito with scrambled eggs, smoked ham and a jack cheese glaze, or the migas taco, crunchy with tortilla strips. Not into meat or dairy? Try the black bean-stuffed Freakin’ Vegan.

1902 Washington Ave D
Houston, TX 77007

2. La Mexicana

1018 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006

This supermarket-turned Mexican restaurant, now owned and operated by the Treviño family, has served the Montrose neighborhood for nearly four decades, and is favored for its wide variety of budget-friendly breakfast tacos. Chorizo and egg and Papas a la Mexicana tacos are under $3. Insider tip: Visit on Saturday or Sunday to score chicharron tacos.

1018 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006

3. Tacos A Go Go

3704 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

Have breakfast for dinner at Tacos A Go Go, where breakfast tacos grace the menu all day long. The migas taco packs a punch with fresh jalapeños and spicy verde sauce, while the loaded Veggie Lover’s is chunky with grilled vegetables, egg, and shredded jack cheese. Picky eaters rejoice — here, you can build your own breakfast taco, beginning with a choice of corn, flour or whole wheat tortillas, scrambled egg, and meat and vegetable toppings.

3704 Main St
Houston, TX 77002

4. El Rey Taqueria

233 N Loop W, Houston, TX 77008

Find a no-nonsense menu of breakfast tacos daily beginning at 7 a.m. at El Rey Taqueria. Mouthwatering options include egg and chorizo and Mexican egg with tomatoes, onion and jalapeño — and all are served with pinto beans on the side.

233 N Loop W
Houston, TX 77008

5. Laredo Taqueria

915 Snover St, Houston, TX 77007

Live your best breakfast taco life at this decades-old taqueria on Washington Avenue, which makes its tacos available bright and early, beginning at 6 am. Find plenty of tasty options, from chorizo and egg to the papas Mexicanas, stuffed with spicy potatoes. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the cactus-filled nopales taco. All are built on house-made tortillas.

915 Snover St
Houston, TX 77007

6. Chilosos Taco House

701 E 20th St, Houston, TX 77008

For more than a decade, this family-owned taco house has been a reliable Heights neighborhood go-to, thanks to its vast menu and house-made tortillas. In addition to simple breakfast taco offerings like bean and cheese, barbacoa, potato and bacon, and egg and chorizo, they also offer a chilaquiles taco made with fried tortillas, potato, egg, beans and salsa.

701 E 20th St
Houston, TX 77008

7. The Taco Stand

2018 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77008

From the creative minds behind The Burger Joint comes The Taco Stand in the Heights, with a hefty number of new breakfast tacos to indulge in. Made with house-made tortillas (and fresh salsa), the huevos a la Mexicana, chorizo and potato, and more are under $3, but you can pep your taco up toppings like beans, cheese or avocado for a few cents more. Add on a limonada or horchata agua fresca.

2018 N Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77008

8. Brothers Taco House

1604 Emancipation Ave, Houston, TX 77003

The early bird gets the breakfast taco at Brother’s Taco House, which begins slinging its famed menu of tacos at 5 a.m. Monday through Friday. Visitors move through a cafeteria-style line (and there is almost always a line) for combination tacos like beans, bacon, and potato for $1.50. Check out the views — tortillas are made fresh on site in the kitchen.

1604 Emancipation Ave
Houston, TX 77003

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