Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Top 10 Breakfast Tacos (and One Burrito)
9. El Rey Taqueria
Photo by Amber Ambrose Good coffee and good breakfast tacos are a match made in Houston.
This Mexican-Cuban hybrid also boasts a drive-through for breakfast on-the-go, as well as an excellent selection of coffee drinks (by that we mean more than basic black coffee, which is all that many taco joints have). A small coffee and a basic breakfast taco will set you back only $3.50, but why not go big or go home and combine the Mexican egg taco with tomatoes, onions and jalapeños mixed into the eggs with a chorizo taco for an even heartier meal? Extra toppings are only 25¢ each, so mix and match and delight in the fact that a smear of refried pinto beans comes on every taco for free.
8. Doña Maria
Photo from Foursquare It's all about the corn tortillas at Doña Maria.
Though flour seems to be the norm for breakfast tacos in Houston, Doña Maria is known for its corn tortillas, which are thick and substantial -- none of those flimsy, fall-apart corn tortillas here! The simple chorizo and egg tacos are the way to go here, as the chorizo is perfectly seasoned and never greasy. It's good the chorizo is spicy, though, because the salsas are pretty mild, unlike at other taco joints that seem to aspire to create the hottest hot sauce ever known to man. Check out Doña Maria for the unique tortillas and delicious chorizo.
7. Laredo Taqueria
Photo by Robb Walsh And the light of heaven shown down upon the Laredo Taqueria breakfast tacos...
There's pretty much always a line for breakfast tacos at Laredo Taqueria, but that's just because they're so damn good. The line moves quickly, though, ensuring you'll get your handmade flour tortilla with a smear of beans and egg and chorizo mix in no time at all. The green salsa adds an extra jolt to the already flavorful tacos (thanks, lard), and even though each is only $2, they're mighty filling (shoutout to lard there, too). Laredo Taqueria opens at 6 a.m. every day and even serves barbacoa for breakfast, if you're not a bacon or chorizo fan.
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