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Apr 14, 2009 03:20 PM

Good Breakfast Tacos?

Having grown up in Texas, I realize that most of the Mexican food in Brooklyn is different than what I was raised on, and I've learned to appreciate different things that aren't available in Texas - cemitas, for example, and the tacos here are very different but good in their own way.

The thing I haven't gotten used to is the lack of readily available breakfast tacos - I used to eat bean potato cheese, chorizo and egg, egg potato cheese, etc. etc. on a very regular basis - options were everywhere - and I really miss it. This morning I went into a Mexican restaurant that said it served breakfast and it only had huevos mexicana and rancheros. Is there anywhere in Brooklyn or Queens (or beyond) that does good breakfast tacos?

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  1. I've been looking for 14 years and I still haven't found anything like we get back home. Some places do breakfast burritos, but they're not the same (not to mention the flour tortillas taste like paper). If you find something, let us know!

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    1. re: homesicktexan

      I'm convinced that a cart in Midtown or somewhere busy with cafe con leche and breakfast tacos would make a killing. People don't know what they are missing!

      Like the username. :)

    2. Yesterday I printed up a breakfast taco menu from Arandas(Austin TX) and tried to talk my local Taqueria/Grocery into adding it to their breakfast menu. Hopefully it works.
      I'll post if they do it. I really like their Burritos.
      BTW it is:
      La Delicia - Deli & Grocery
      270 Jefferson St
      (between Irving Ave & Knickerbocker Ave)
      Brooklyn, NY 11237
      (718) 366-2277

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      1. re: food_food

        great idea! i think we need to do that everywhere we think it might make an impact.

      2. Are you willing to go into Manhattan? I think Pinche Taqueria has them, also Downtown Bakery:

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          1. I agree, I'm a native Texan (Austin) also and haven't found any breakfast tacos anywhere. Good news though is that I have a taco truck in Brooklyn called El Diablo Tacos and we're putting breakfast tacos on the menu this summer. I don't know why no one else has done this, so delicious and simple. How can you go wrong with a flour tortilla, eggs, chorizo, potato, and cheese???

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            1. re: eldiablo

              Where is your taco truck stationed usually?

              1. re: dark knight

                We park in the backyard of the bar Union Pool in Williamsburg. Starting this month, we'll be there full time.

                1. re: eldiablo

                  Awesome - I live blocks from there so I'll definitely check it out. Will it have consistent hours?

                  1. re: dark knight

                    Currently, we're open Weds-Sat 7pm-3:30am. In the next couple weeks we'll be going to 7 days and doing lunch on the weekends. The breakfast tacos will only be available for lunch to start and then we'll putting them on the menu full time.