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In Search of Breakfast Tacos

Was visiting San Antonio a couple months back and fell in love with breakfast tacos: fresh flour tortillas, chorizo and eggs scrambled together and a bit of fresh salsa on top....just about 4 bites in total. OMG these were so awesome and nearly every restaurant from fast food to family style had them. Anyone run into them here in the Greater Bay Area????

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  1. I realize this is a really old post, but if you have yet to find those breakfast taco's try Salsa's in Concord. It's right across from park and shop (on the petsmart side), they have great breakfast Taco's and Burritos. Not to mention the awesome rotisserie Chicken they have in there. They make one of the best chicken quesadillas around (order it extra crispy).

    Also I think La Pinata in concord has Breakfast Taco's

    1. Try Green Chile Kitchen in SF (Baker/Fulton). They have a breakfast menu -- more than what they show on the website -- but I don't remember specifics.

      1. oh, and remember....what breakfast tacos are to central texas, breakfast burritos are to the Bay Area...maybe bigger, definitely more portable, and region-centric. Search on breakfast burritos....my favorite was fro El Faro (or El Farolito?) that served a baby burritos with no rice or beans...just eggs, chorizo, ham and cheese in a nicely griddled tortilla.

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        1. re: televiking

          I disagree. Breakfast taco and a breakfast burrito are two entirely different things. I still haven't found a San Antonio-style breakfast taco yet but I've been making them at home. Thanks for your reply.

          1. re: michele_corum

            michele you are absolutely correct. i'm an SA native living in oakland now and breakfast tacos are DEFINITELY NOT breakfast burritos. i'm reading this thread because i woke up this sunday morning pining for breakfast tacos. for some reason making them at home just isn't the same. good luck in your quest and if you find them, come back and post! i'm sure all the people posting "i love breakfast at...." are trying to be helpful but we need to get us some Central TX style breakfast tacos!

        2. I liked breakfasting at Mijita's, Ferry Building, on Saturday mornings when they open at 9am, before shopping for fresh produce at the weekly farmers' market. Mijita has a good range of tacos (although I tend to go for their chilaquiles).

          1. I love breakfast at La Calaca Loca in Oakland at 51st and Telegraph. I bet Tacubaya's (4th St. Berkeley) breakfast is good too.

            1. There are a couple of stands at the Alemany Farmer's Market that serve very good Mexican food (and another with very good tamales). The Mexican food booth next door to All Star Tamales has quite a varied menu of small and large breakfast dishes.

              Alemany Farmers' Market
              100 Alemany Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94110

              1. I had Sunday breakfast at Andalu on a Sunday 3 weeks ago (they open at 10.30am on Sat/Sun).

                Loved the fish tacos. And the tiny donut holes they served with my hot chocolate was good as well.

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                1. re: klyeoh

                  I'm a little confused. Could you tell us in what way were the fish tacos at Andalu were like the San Antonio style "breakfast tacos: fresh flour tortillas, chorizo and eggs scrambled together and a bit of fresh salsa on top"

                  1. re: larochelle

                    ARGH, thanks for pointing that out - I just read the title of the post, not the details. Sorry!

                2. SixFoot20 makes awesome breakfast tacos every Sunday night at Doctor's Lounge in the Excelsior District. I heard they have a mobile concept coming too...

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                  1. re: RayGaston

                    Nice tip! I love how they offer MSG on anything for 25 cents. And that you can only get their breakfast tacos at night. Mmmm, breakfast for dinner. May have to check this out next trip.