Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Top 10 Breakfast Tacos (and One Burrito)
6. Tacos A Go-Go
Photo courtesy Tacos A Go-Go That's a big-ass breakfast taco at Tacos A Go-Go.
Many places that serve breakfast tacos serve them only during the morning or until they run out. Tacos A Go-Go makes breakfast tacos all day long and as late as 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday at both locations. Each taco is $1.89 (plus tax) and comes with eggs and your choice of two items, many of which you won't find at more authentic, hole-in-the-wall taco joints. Those seeking a healthy option (healthy for a breakfast taco, that is) like the mushroom and spinach, while traditionalists can still get their chorizo and cheese combo late into the night.
5. El Ultimo
Photo by Robb Walsh Try the nopales for an unusual but always delicious breakfast at El Ultimo.
This is where to find Tex-Mex guru Robb Walsh's favorite breakfast taco -- or at least it was his favorite back when he wrote about it in 2010. El Ultimo has moved from its once-designated spot at the corner of Long Point Road and Antoine since then to a new corner at Long Point and Jacquelyn, but the great tacos don't seem to have changed. Neither has the menu, which still offers jamón (ham), tocino (bacon), papa (potatoes), nopales (cactus), machacado (shredded beef), salchicha (hot dog) or chorizo in a handmade corn or flour tortilla.
4. Chilosos Taco House
Photo from VoicePlaces Try the Chappell Hill sausage for a local taco or the Jimmy Dean for a corporate one at Chilosos.
Chilosos is the place for tortillas -- the thickest, most flavorful flour tortillas ever to envelop eggs and meat. There's corn available, too, but flour is king here. Go local with the fillings by ordering eggs and Chappell Hill sausage, produced in the tiny town of Chappell Hill between Houston and Brenham, or go guilty pleasure with the combo of scrambled eggs and good ol' Jimmy Dean. Each taco is $1.75 (plus tax) for two fixin's, but you can add on extras like cilantro and beans for a small fee. Oh, and did we mention the tortillas?
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