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The Best Breakfast Tacos in Houston

A lot of towns aren’t even sure what a breakfast taco is. Some towns have some really good ones. But Houston has the best. Now, we’ll avoid the H-Town trap of piling on Austin; they cook up a downright acceptable breakfast taco, occasionally. But, this blog is about the BEST breakfast tacos. And so we’ll speak nothing more of Austin.  

Born of the crucibles of our own Tex-Mex cocinas, the breakfast taco (and its sister, the breakfast burrito) is a Texas original. Enjoy the best breakfast tacos around Houston!


Tacos Tierra Caliente is legit. They’re a taco truck parked at Hollywood Food serving eggy, cheese-filled corn tortillas every day until 11:30 a.m. for less than a trip to Starbucks. This is about as good as it gets, folks. Alexandria T., of Houston, TX, agrees.

She yelps, “The best thing about Houston is tacos. And, more specifically tacos from Tacos Tierra Caliente.”

Thrillist recommends “you drench [the breakfast tacos] in both the red AND the green salsa.”   


The line moves fast at Laredo Taqueria. So do the breakfast tacos. Thrillist throws in its two cents: “get spicy potatoes, chorizo & eggs, chicharrones, and refried beans.” They sing corridos about the handmade corn tortillas there.

Houstonia Magazine chimes in: “Even the most basic potato-and-egg taco tastes amazing thanks to Laredo’s homemade tortillas and zesty, fiery salsas.”


“Inhale tacos. Exhale emotions.” Tacos A Go-Go gets it right. Like a flaming El Camino out of the Texas sunset, Tacos A Go-Go, well, goes at Houston’s taqueria scene with its rockabilly vibe, old-school Mexican kitsch and simple, no-nonsense food made from scratch every day. They serve breakfast until late into the night, so go-go anytime.

Sonal M., of Houston, TX, likes the food and the value of Tacos A Go-Go. She yelps, “Four huge breakfast tacos for 10 bucks! Can’t beat that! Each one comes with perfectly cooked eggs and two toppings on either a flour or corn tortilla.”

Delicious and affordable.

“What the bagel is to NYC, the breakfast taco is to Houston,” Houstonia Magazine asserts. So you’d better get it right! Do yourself a favor and try the best breakfast tacos in Houston.  

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