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In Search of Breakfast Tacos

michele_corum Aug 3, 2007 10:58 PM

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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    mandala12 RE: michele_corum Jan 21, 2008 08:01 AM

    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

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      figrrl RE: michele_corum Jan 22, 2008 08:59 PM

      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.

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        televiking RE: michele_corum Jan 23, 2008 08:29 PM

        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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          michele_corum RE: televiking Feb 2, 2008 10:29 AM

          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.

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            peggydaly RE: michele_corum Feb 13, 2011 08:55 AM

            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!

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          klyeoh RE: michele_corum Jan 23, 2008 09:51 PM

          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).

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            eldub RE: michele_corum Jan 24, 2008 06:31 PM

            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. Atomica RE: michele_corum Jan 25, 2008 06:50 AM

              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

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                klyeoh RE: michele_corum Feb 27, 2009 01:07 AM

                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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                  larochelle RE: klyeoh Feb 27, 2009 08:03 AM

                  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"

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                    klyeoh RE: larochelle Mar 1, 2009 09:03 PM

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

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