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Mar 10, 2010 10:55 AM

ISO Breakfast Burritos

i just read a terrific article in the times about breakfast burritos in austin, tx:

i also just read a very general summary of breakfast burritos in america on wiki:

i am now craving breakfast burritos. unfortunately i wasn't able to bring up any threads that focused mainly on breakfast burritos. and my knowledge of breakfast burritos is very limited. so i was wondering if anybody can direct me to some of SF's great/best breakfast burrito joints? :


i should also point out that i'm less interested in gourmet/high-end versions, but rather the types prepared at more humble/less-fancy/considerably-inexpensive establishments.

i live in sf, so i would prefer sf. but other bay area recs are welcome also.

thanks so much! :D

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    1. re: c oliver

      A list of best SF burritos (breakfast or otherwise) where the only entry for the Mission District is "Boogaloos" seems highly suspect to me.

      My favorite breakfast burrito in the east Bay is the El Ojo de Agua truck near the Fruitvale BART station.

      (I still don't know how to add a tag so I'll do it this way)

      1. re: c oliver

        Which of those listed are you recommending? Surely the reason the OP asked here is to raise a chowhound recommendation and not just a link to an outside list.

        1. re: c oliver

          unfortunately i don't think you'll get any of the austin-style breakfast tacos anywhere in the bay area. (they are not burritos -- they are small soft tacos).

          they are really tasty and they're about $1 each. plus the people who make them do drop-offs at cafes (and keep them in a steamer) so you can buy them with your morning coffee.

          one of the problems of sf tacos and burritos is that they're way too big. these tacos are about 2 bites and much more appropriate for a breakfast. plus you can get 2-3 if you're really hungry and try different flavors.

          1. re: cornflower55

            Can anyone update us on the breakfast tacos at Little Chihuahua?

            1. re: Melanie Wong

              thanks for the link melanie. looking forward to trying the place out this week! hopefully i'll have good news to report back

        2. "i should also point out that i'm less interested in gourmet/high-end versions, but rather the types prepared at more humble/less-fancy/considerably-inexpensive establishments."

          Please report back after checking the first 15 or 16 places on the list. Rankings would be appreciated.;-)

          1. Well, you could take a shot at the controversial breakfast burrito at the El Ojo de Agua taco truck in Oakland (right next to the Fruitvale BART station for easy access from SF). I say controversial, because while I've never had trouble ordering one and it's amazingly delicious, other people report difficulties ordering and/or not receiving what they were expecting.


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            1. re: Ruth Lafler

              thanks so much ruth for the links. i have to get myself over there soon; they sound really great! will report back!

            2. I know Taqueria Cancun and El Gran Taco Loco both have egg/breakfast burritos on their menus.

              1. Did I skim the Times article too quickly, or was it primarily about breakfast tacos, not burritos?

                I don't ever recall seeing those in these parts. What I do see from the mobile lunch wagons at the flea market are breakfast burritos made with egg, hash browns and some combination of chorizo, breakfast sausage, ham, bacon served with salsa.

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                1. re: chocolatetartguy

                  Yeah, it was about breakfast tacos. It sounded interesting.

                  1. re: chocolatetartguy

                    Yep. If you see burritos on a menu in Austin do not walk, run away. Traditionally there's no such thing in that part of the world.

                    1. re: chocolatetartguy

                      thanks for correcting that. yes, the article talks about breakfast tacos. i had a follow up conversation with a friend regarding breakfast burritos and my interest in both breakfast burritos/tacos must have somehow blurred at the moment. perhaps i was a bit over-eager or something to get the thread up there. anyway, silly mistake on my part. sorry for the confusion. but ultimately, i'm interested in both breakfast burritos and breakfast tacos.