100 Favorite Dishes: No. 23, Breakfast Tacos at Revival Market

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​This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least once.

So often, the noble breakfast taco -- arguably the most Houstonian of breakfast items alongside kolaches -- can be marred by ugly ingredients: gummy, store-bought tortillas; powdered eggs; tough, gristly cuts of meat; chorizo that's more orange grease than it is meat. None of that is a problem at Revival Market, purveyor of all foods fresh and Texan.

The fresh yard eggs in your breakfast taco here came straight from the store, as did the other ingredients in this most blissfully basic taco: cuts of beef fresh from the ranch, a piquant salsa made in-house. The taco is only a couple of bucks and I've found that three split between two people makes for a filling, no-nonsense breakfast -- especially combined with a flat white from Revival's expert baristas at the little coffee shop that adjoins the larger market space.

The best part of breakfasting here is getting to Revival Market before it gets well and truly packed around midday. Get your grub, get your groceries and get going: It's a brilliant way to start your Saturday on the right foot.

The list so far:

No. 100: Dumplings at Heights Asian Cafe
No. 99: Mixta Pizza at Friends Pizzeria
No. 98: Veggie tacos from Radical Eats
No. 97: Bean pie from Conscious Cafe
No. 96: Swiss chard crepes from Giacomo's Cibo e Vino
No. 95: Eggs Mia Bella at Mia Bella
No. 94: Mulligatawny soup at the Queen Vic
No. 93: Helado de Lúcuma from Pollo Bravo
No. 92: Black bean burger from Natachee's
No. 91: Chupacabra pizza from ERA
No. 90: Roast chicken from El Norteño
No. 89: Eggs El Salvador from Brasil
No. 88: Frank the Pretzel from Eatsie Boys
No. 87: Caldo Tlalpeño from Tacos del Julio
No. 86: English pea soup at Brasserie 19
No. 85: Falafel from Zabak's
No. 84: Buttermilk-fried pork loin with fried eggs at Canopy
No. 83: Grillades and grits from BB's Cajun Cafe
No. 82: Haemul dolsot from Seoul House
No. 81: Pandan waffles at Parisian Bakery III
No. 80: Pita bread and hummus at Phoenicia
No. 79: Goat pepper soup at Peppersoup Cafe
No. 78: Melon and Texas feta salad from Beaver's
No. 77: Hot Italian beef from BB's Beef & Hot Dog
No. 76: Bacon-avocado burger from Facundo Cafe
No. 75: Pancakes from Fountain View Cafe
No. 74: Hobnobs from Fluff Bake Bar
No. 73: Chu chee eggplant from Nidda Thai
No. 72: Sausage sampler from King's Biergarten
No. 71: Shawarma from Abdallah's
No. 70: Moules-frite at the Broken Spoke
No. 69: Hong Kong-style French toast at House of Bowls
No. 68: Sashimi sampler at Sushi Miyagi
No. 67: Baleadas from Honduras Mayan
No. 66: Snow ice from Star Snow Ice & Teriyaki
No. 65: Boudin balls from MerCheri's
No. 64: Miso ramen at Umai
No. 63: Grim burger at Lankford Grocery
No. 62: Dabeli at Bansuri Indian Food Corner
No. 61: Wine and cupcakes at 13 Celsius
No. 60: Pâté de France from Spec's
No. 59: Steak and eggs from Ninfa's on Navigation
No. 58: Breakfast pita at Niko Niko's
No. 57: Vegan curry at Cafe TH
No. 56: Samosas at Shiv Sagar
No. 55: Ceviche at Latin Bites Cafe
No. 54: Wicked Philly at Pappa Geno's
No. 53: Pork chop at Perry's Steakhouse
No. 52: Soft-shell crab at Pico's Mex-Mex
No. 51: Sno-balls at MAM's House of Ice
No. 50: Whole catfish at Saigon Pagolac
No. 49: Nova fish box at New York Bagel & Coffee Shop
No. 48: Sojok mana'eesh at Cedars Bakery
No. 47: Pho ga at Pho Ga Dakao
No. 46: Sicilia salad at Trevisio
No. 45: Dahi puri at Sweet 'n' Namkin
No. 44: Hot dogs at Moon Tower Inn
No. 43: Real guacamole at Yelapa Playa Mexicana
No. 42: Akaushi short ribs at Soma Sushi
No. 41: Country-fried chicken livers at Haven
No. 40: Seafood gumbo at Cajun Town Cafe
No. 39: Tacos at Karanchos
No. 38: Crepes at Melange Creperie
No. 37: Gua bao at Yummy Kitchen
No. 36: Guanciale burger at Plonk
No. 35: Snapper al cilantro at Teotihuacan
No. 34: The Houstonian at James Coney Island
No. 33: The Montrose at Amy's Ice Cream
No. 32: Lobster bisque at Philippe
No. 31: Tacos de cabeza y orejas at El Ultimo
No. 30: Oyster stew at Danton's
No. 29: Fried oysters at TQLA
No. 28: Banh mi at Cali Sandwich
No. 27: Captin's fried chicken at Zelko Bistro
No. 26: The Brisket House Special at The Brisket House
No. 25: Menudo at La Mexicana
No. 24: Chargrilled oysters at Wild Cajun



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Location Info

Revival Market

550 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


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7 comments
Maryann McDaniel
Maryann McDaniel

Sounds good, but as a school district math coordinator have to point out there already is a #24....the Chargrilled Oysters at Wild Cajun.

Just do the math!~ This one is #23....

Laurie
Laurie

We have enjoyed our visits to Revival Market, but I cannot justify a trip just for a taco as I live in the burbs. It makes me sad, but driving nearly 20 miles for a breakfast taco goes against everything they claim to stand for and I sort of do. Might have to make it a stock up trip.

FattyFatBastard
FattyFatBastard

How much are they and when do they stop serving?  I may have to try this out.  Been meaning to put in an order for slow dough, anyway.

Katharine Shilcutt
Katharine Shilcutt

Like I said above (sorry, had to give you a hard time...), they're about $2 each, and the serve them until they sell out. Which is every day. I find that they're usually gone by 11 a.m. at the latest.

FattyFatBastard
FattyFatBastard

Sorry, my eyes were looking for a number.  i glazed right over the "couple of bucks" line.  Almost like Where's Waldo.

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