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Breakfast Tacos in Austin, Texas

published on June 21, 2012

Breakfast tacos are an elemental part of Austin culture, and the city is known for having some of the most delicious morning treats in the country. Austin is speckled with taco stops, and an Austin realtor can help put you in walking distance of your favorite taqueria. Below are a few places known for their drool-inducing, well-wrapped breakfast fare:  

Torchy’s Tacos 

Torchy’s Tacos originated as a food truck in South Austin, but its quick rise in popularity has led to locations all over the city. Their tagline, “Damn good tacos,” originated from the words of first customers who doubled as guinea pigs for the early evolving menu. Now, guests can enjoy Torchy’s breakfast tacos (and regular tacos) any time of day. You may put your house up for sale on an Austin home search after trying a few because you’ll probably want to set up camp outside the store!

Their selections include the Monk Special, featuring eggs, bacon, green chilies & cheese; Migas with scrambled eggs, crisp corn tortilla strips, green chilies, avocado, pico de gallo & shredded cheese served on a choice of tortilla; The Wrangler with scrambled eggs and potatoes topped with smoked beef brisket, jack cheese, and tomatillo sauce on a flour tortilla; the Ranch Hand with strips of grilled beef fajita, scrambled eggs, shredded cheese, and diablo sauce on a flour tortilla; and the classic Breakfast Taco served on your choice of fresh tortilla with the options of potato, egg, cheese, bacon, chorizo, beans, or jalapeno sausage. 


Founded in 1999, Tacodeli has been the local spot for award-winning Mexican flavors for both breakfast and lunch. All items are hand-made from scratch, and the salsas and sauces use locally sourced and organic ingredients. Tacodeli is a locally owned business that has won numerous awards, including the’s Best Breakfast Taco of 2007 and 2008, Texas Monthly’s Best of Austin 2009, and multiple awards from the Austin Chronicle readers’ and critics’ picks. Tacodeli has locations in several Austin spots, with a popular one close to the Domain and Avery Ranch. 

Breakfast tacos come on your choice of flour, whole wheat or gluten-free corn tortillas. Options include the Migas Royale Plate topped with Tacodeli queso, Monterrey Jack cheese, avocado and pico de gallo served with Mexican mashed potatoes, refried black beans and tortillas; the Sirloin, Egg & Cheese taco with grilled sirloin, scrambled egg and Monterrey Jack cheese, the El Popeye with spinach and scrambled egg topped with crumbled queso fresco; The Vaquero with eggs scrambled with grilled corn, roasted poblano, red peppers, and Monterrey Jack cheese; the Taco Blanco with egg whites and a choice of one additional item; the Migas Taco; The Jess Special with scrambled eggs, Monterrey Jack cheese and fresh sliced avocado; and The Otto with refried black beans, bacon, avocado and cheese. Guests can also build their own taco, choosing from 17 toppings on their choice of tortilla. 

Maria’s Taco Xpress 

Maria Corbalan is known as South Austin’s Taco Queen and is the proud owner and founder of Maria’s Taco Xpress. She first opened 14 years ago in a food trailer, and business took off after a glowing review in the Austin American-Statesman. Now, the anchored storefront draws huge crowds with room to spare on a wide deck and hosts live music every week. Breakfast tacos are served all day, and include Migas tacos with egg, onions, jalapenos, tomatoes, tortilla chips and cheese; the Mexi Taco with egg, onions, jalapenos, and tomatoes; a Huevos Rancheros Plate with eggs, beans, potatoes, two tortillas and salsa ranchera; and a Migas Plate. 

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