Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Top 10 Breakfast Tacos (and One Burrito)

Categories: Best of Houston

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Photo courtesy Tacos A Go-Go
That's a big-ass breakfast taco at Tacos A Go-Go.
6. 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.

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Photo by Robb Walsh
Try the nopales for an unusual but always delicious breakfast at El Ultimo.
5. 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.

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Try the Chappell Hill sausage for a local taco or the Jimmy Dean for a corporate one at Chilosos.
4. Chilosos Taco House
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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Location Info

Taco Nuts

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

El Rey Taqueria

910 Shepherd, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Laredo Taqueria

311 Patton St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Tacos A Go-Go

3704 Main St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

El Ultimo Taco Truck

SW Corner of Long Point and Antoine Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Chiloso's Taco House

701 E. 20th St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Taqueria La Macro

1822 N. Main St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Brothers Taco House

1604 Dowling, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Tacos Tierra Caliente

1919 W. Alabama, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


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65 comments
Britny Salguero
Britny Salguero

Villa Arcos should've been in the top 5 of this list!!! Why is it not on the list?????

Brittany Graham
Brittany Graham

Christopher Graham weren't you just talking about breakfast tacos lol

Natalie-Crystal Arismendez
Natalie-Crystal Arismendez

Brothers tacos is not better than Laredos tacos and El Rey is disgusting shouldn't even be near this list

DorothyMantooth
DorothyMantooth

Absence of Villa Arcos -- coupled with the inclusion of limited El Rey and bland Chilosos -- means this list has zero credibility. Would take Taco Cabana over those two.

Christina Martinez
Christina Martinez

Porras on the corner of Market & Kress should've made the list, love their egg, potato and cheese tacos! Fresh hot homemade tortillas and the tacos are huge!

bobbydigi
bobbydigi

On the positive side, thanks for turning me on to La Macro, their chorizo is chunky and meaty unlike so many that mix it in with the eggs.

bobbydigi
bobbydigi

This list is sorely missing Villa Arcos (super bacon) and Sunrise. Also missing Fiesta Tacos on 34th and Gallo de Jalisco.

Laredo Is THE most overrated bfast taco in town. Soggy shit.

chris luder
chris luder

Tierra Caliente always on top, best tacos in Houston. Taco Nuts is great too.

Fermin Martin
Fermin Martin

David Rodriguez this is a bull crap list obviously the person that came up with this list has never had a Bacon Super Taco from Villa Arcos

Hector Ayala
Hector Ayala

Sorry have to disagree....Sunrise Taquitos on Memorial is way better than Laredos....no steam table remade eggs here. Everything fresh and made to order. Also, Andy's Home Cafe on 11th St. Has som killer breakfast burritos! I had heard all the hype about the no. 1 choice, Tacos Tierra Caliente, and tried them.....awful tacos...the barbacoa taco was nasty! You get what you pay for-no, actually less!

Anse
Anse

I've had some really, really mediocre food at El Rey lately. I'm a fan of the place but sometimes it seems like they aren't even trying.

Victor Vega
Victor Vega

Where is Villa Arcos? Need to try it out.

bengali
bengali

Yum, I noticed Robb Walsh's food picture! Is he still in the restaurant business? Or in Houston? Hadn't seen his name forever.

Branden James Meekes
Branden James Meekes

No villa arcos? Y'all trippin. Or are they gonna be on your best of the rest from the best of the rest list?

David Rangel Jr
David Rangel Jr

Tried them all, these places are ok. Villa Arcos is probably the best. Nothing beats tacos from San Antonio.

Andrew Sanchez
Andrew Sanchez

Villa Arcos is #1 and its not even on the list. Sad.

Doryn Hix
Doryn Hix

Brothers tacos needs to be #1

texmex01
texmex01 topcommenter

Taco Palenque, get the Bean/Cheese/Bacon!

krissybolt
krissybolt

FYI, correction for Tierra Caliente - after reading this, the boyfriend and I decided to go try them out.  we've gone by probably 4 times since living in Houston to try to get them in the morning, and for some reason, they've always been closed.  Anyway, we got lucky this morning!  Just wanted to note, the choices are ham and egg, chorizo and egg, or potato and egg.  No bacon.  But OMG are they amazing!  Thanks for the great suggestion!

thequesoqueen
thequesoqueen

El Gallo de Jalisco (just two years ago named top 10 restaurant in the Heights by this very blog) has amazing breakfast tacos, which would give an OFBD to some of the tacos on this list. 

Rudy Torres
Rudy Torres

Hello Taco Bell didn't make the list!?

KaitlinS
KaitlinS topcommenter

@krissybolt That's weird, cause I went again recently to check it out, and there weren't any options. It was just eggs with chorizo, ham and bacon. No mix and match. I asked, and the woman in the truck said it's pretty much one size fits all. Maybe they were feeling generous today!

martinidry
martinidry

@KaitlinS @bengali

I love HOUSTON magazine and Peter Remington remains my favorite $ucces$ guru of all time, so I'm glad Robb landed comfortably! Thanks for the tip!!

krissybolt
krissybolt

@KaitlinS @krissybolt Crazy!  Today on the board it said eggs, then had a bracket and on the other side of the bracket listed chorizo, ham, potato.  The article you linked to from February has the author getting a chorizo and a potato, too.  I wonder if they just switch it up occasionally to mess with people?  ;)  Regardless, I'll be back!  Those were ridiculously good.

KaitlinS
KaitlinS topcommenter

@krissybolt @KaitlinS That's so funny. I know that sometimes they do switch it up, but I guess I've always been on a non-flexible day. Oh well. It's good regardless!

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