It’s breakfast, Houston. What are you doing? If you’re not picking up donuts or kolaches, the only other valid option on-the-go is breakfast tacos. Be it the morning or late night, here’s where to find the best breakfast tacos in Houston.
1. Laredo Taqueria
Lines aren’t for everyone, we get that. But when seeking breakfast tacos that will make your morning, the deceptively long line in front of Laredo Taqueria is a queue you should do. Laredo Taqueria, offers incredible scratch-made barbacoa, nopales, and spicy chicken tacos that just might make a morning person out of you.
2. Brothers Taco House
Start your morning bright and early at Brothers Taco House. Open at 5 am, lines gather soon thereafter of hungry patrons seeking loaded tortillas, and migas, barbacoa, and egg breakfast tacos on fresh tortillas. Tacos run about $2-$3 each. Spice up your tacos with one of their salsas.
3. Tacos A Go Go
Now with locations in Midtown, Oak Forest, and The Heights, Tacos A Go Go is a breakfast taco go-to. Available all-day long, Tacos A Go Go gives late-starters the chance to enjoy award-winning breakfast tacos until 9 pm if they so choose. Migas, taco plates, and add-ons running the gamut from chorizo to guacamole, grilled onions, and tater tots.
4. Tacos Tierra Caliente
Parked across the lot from the historical West Alabama Ice House, Tacos Tierra Caliente is a cash-only food truck that serves up some of the best street tacos in town. Their no-frills menu features tacos and gorditas with a choice of meats from barbacoa, chicken, and beef, to fajita, pastor, and chicharron, on flour, corn, and veggie tortillas.
Green sauce is a must. Prices range from $1.50 to $5.00. Feel free to chase your meal with a couple of brewskies at West Alabama next door.
5. La Guadalupana
La Guadalupana Bakery & Cafe is a family-owned restaurant in Montrose that – more than most area restaurants – feels like true Mexican home-cooking. Their breakfast taco options might occupy a small part of their extensive menu, but they surely occupy a large part of our hearts.
6. Chilosos Taco House
Home to Big Texas Breakfast Tacos, Chilosos Taco House serves a variety of breakfast options including the classic bean, chorizo, barbacoa, potato, and bacon. For the tops, Chilosos serves breakfast tacos with Chappell Hill sausage, famed for its high quality sausage and higher quality kolaches.
7. Dona Maria
Dona Maria is a vibrant and charming mom-and-pop Mexican cafe in East Downtown. Inside the colorful atmosphere is reminiscent of a small Mexican town, adding a special ambiance when enjoying homemade flour and corn tortillas piled with chorizo, potatoes, and eggs.
8. La Mexicana
Opened initially in the ’50s at a little grocery store, La Mexicana is now a full-service, family-owned Mexican restaurant. Located in The Heights, the neighborhood restaurant specializes in sandwiches, Tex-Mex, and authentic Mexican cuisine. Choice breakfast taco options include Fajita & Eggs, Machado Taco, and Papas A La Mexicana.
9. Alamo Tamales and Taco
Now with two locations in Bayou City, Alamo Tamales features a cafeteria-style environment and attached panaderia in which customers can enjoy breakfast and lunch. Tacos at Alamo Tamales are also a big hit. If swinging by for breakfast, customers can choose from dozens of breakfast taco options. Priced between $1.50 and $3.50, options include chicken mole, fajitas with onions, and cactus.