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These are Houston’s 13 best breakfast tacos

Published On 10/08/2014 Published On 10/08/2014
Brooke Viggiano
Brooke Viggiano
Brooke Viggiano
Villa Arcos Tacos
Chilosos
Brothers Taco House
Tacos A Go-Go
Revival Market
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1. Laredo Taqueria 915 Snover St, Houston, TX 77007 (Washington)

This bright orange shack is hard to miss -- right off of Washington Ave with a line out the door as a result of their seriously delicious breakfast and lunch tacos -- get in line and prepare for some fluffy, handmade tortillas stuffed with chorizo, barbacoa, and chicharrones.

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2. Dona Maria Mexican Cafe 2601 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003

This East End restaurant/catering business offers up homemade corn tortillas, chorizo-packed huevos, and top-notch house salsa verde.

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3. La Mexicana 1018 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006

La Mexicana is known for their breakfast burrito, made with a fat and fluffy tortilla stuffed to the brim with eggs, ham, shredded cheese, sour cream, two kinds of salsa, whipped beans, and spicy potatoes.

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4. Villa Arcos 3009 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003 (East End)

This East End Tex-Mex treasure has been around for almost 40 years, and here there are two very important words you need to know: Breakfast tacos. This joint's serves them (and other breakfast dishes) all day long, and the options are almost endless. For the few spare dollars in your pockets you can load up on a combination of eggs, cheese, potatoes, beans, rice, bacon, chorizo or pork sausage. Dining atmosphere here is ... well, it's your typical Tex-Mex restaurant. If you don't want to sit, however, takeout is incredibly quick.

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5. Chilosos Taco House 701 E. 20th St, Houston, TX 77009

Chilosos serves up handmade flour tortillas – possibly the thickest, fluffiest ones in the city – and a breakfast taco with a crap ton of sausage, huevos, pico de gallo, cilantro, and guacamole.

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6. Brothers Taco House 1604 Dowling St, Houston, TX 77003 (East End)

This small family-owned join that's well known in East End serves up tacos buffet-style, and everything is made right before your eyes. You can watch cooks behind the griddle make fluffy flour and corn tortillas before stuffing said tortillas with breakfast staples such as bacon, eggs and potatoes. If you come for lunch or dinner it'll be carnitas, lengua, chicharrones, and desebrada. The staff and the line move rapidly and the only seating is outside, so you'll be in and out the door in no time.

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7. Revival Market 550 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007

This craft butcher shop and cafe in The Heights offers breakfast, lunch and full-service dinner in addition to its in-house charcuterie program. Revival prides itself on preparing sustainable, thoughtfully grown food, from butchered meats to bottled jams, pickled vegetables and condiments. The butcher case offers beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and seasonal game (all cut and ground to your specifications), while the café serves house-made bagels, kolaches, salads, soups, and sandwiches. With plenty of seating in the open, industrial-chic space, you’ll be able to enjoy your bites in a friendly, relaxing atmosphere.

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