[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of the things I love about America is its highly diverse cusine. Depending on where you are, breakfast could be a showcase of local favorites. Georgia has grits, Califonia has avocado toast, and Texas has the breakfast taco and breakfast burrito. Filled with anything from scrambled eggs and crispy chorizo to brisket and queso, if you eat it before noon, it's a breakfast taco.
To get a full-perspective I asked our readers and my Texas-bred co-workers what they suggest to be the best breakfast tacos in Texas. There are no chains here (sorry Tacodeli and Torchy's Tacos), just warm tortillas and delicious fillings served up by bonafide Texan businesses.
Trigger warning: There are a few places on here that sell breakfast burritos instead of breakfast tacos. Some places (ahem, North Texas) seem to like their tacos a little bigger and roll the same ingredients up in a larger tortilla and call it a burrito. And to make things even more confusing some places in South Texas roll their tortillas and call them tacos when in reality they are more like burritos.
Josie's Authentic Mexican Food- Lubbock
Load up with the Big Mama Breakfast burrito and you'll be full for the entire day! Potato, refried beans, eggs, cheese, sour cream, and your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage come on a 12-inch flour tortilla.
Tortilleria Lupita - Amarillo
While their chile Relleno taco reigns supreme, this taqueria's breakfast tacos are nothing to laugh about. Make sure you get the chorizo tacos.
Valentina's Tex Mex - Austin
Breakfast is served! This South Austin food truck serves brunch from 8-11 am sharp. There are only three items to choose from but that's all you need at this taco truck. Our pick: the Ultimate Bean and cheese which comes with refried beans, bacon, cheese, tomato serrano salsa, and a choice of smoked brisket or pulled pork. It's worth the long line wait.
La Finca Bruncheria & Cafe - Laredo
This brunch place has it all! From Molletes and Chilaquiles Toluquenos topped with fried eggs to tacos, this Mexican brunch restaurant has everything covered. The Taco con Huevo a la Mexicana is a favorite!
Rolando's - San Antonio
I hope you are hungry! These massive tacos are filled with beef, beans, white cheese, jalapenos, and avocado. You might need a to-go box.
Nano's Taco Run - Corpus Christi
This hole-in-the-wall taco joint will make you feel like a local the minute you walk in. Dine-in or drive-thru, make sure to snag a few of the barbacoa tacos made with corn tortillas.
Hip and cool, this Dallas taco joint serves breakfast tacos (egg and cheese with your choice of meat) with coffee. Simple, yes, but oh so good.
El Rey Taqueria - Houston
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Order online or head into the store and pick up the Egg Cuban taco, filled with egg and fried plantains. Every order is served with a spread of pinto beans as well!
Taqueria Guadalupana - Odessa
You'll feel like family once you step into Taqueria Guadalupana. Homemade by passionate cooks, pick up a taco and grab a salsa from the large salsa bar.
H&H Car Wash and Coffee Shop - El Paso
This place is a literal one-stop-shop! Part car wash, part coffee shop, and part taqueria! Add on a little of their hot salsa for an experience you won't forget.