Breakfast tacos - can you help a guy out?
Not to be too repetitive here but I have a few specific needs in my search.I've done quite a bit of research and here's what I'm looking for my only breakfast in Austin on this trip (doesn't mean I can't hit a couple or three stops): home-made torillas, barbacoa, lengua and al pastor.Thanks all for any help
Thanks everyone for all the recs. Follow up questions:El Taco Rico open for breakfast?I read they open at 11:00.We'll be headed out east towards Tomball after taco munch. Do you think going South (staying the nite on Sixth St.) to El Meson, La Flor or La Moreliano would be too out of the way? Thx again
Hi. Welcome to Austin. I'll be your guide.
Breakfast through Lunch, take a taco tour, all grouped in East & South Austin, to be hit in this order:
* El Primo for a single breakfast taco
* La Flor for a breakfast taco (also has delicious lunch tacos, so if you're craving picadillo, feel free to make an early switch)
* El Meson on Burleson has great tacos; still wanting breakfast tacos? try chori-migas taco on flour or eggs, bacon, potato, cheese on flour; wanting to move towards lunch? try chilorio, pipian, tinga, cochinita pibil, or al pastor on corn. Do not confuse w/ El Meson Lamar
* Mi Ranchito's carnitas is a must; good desebrada as well - either way go heavy on their spicy green sauce
* El Taco Rico's on Montopolis barbacoa + anything else, everything is good [this place is considered by many the crown jewel of Austin tacos]
* Rosita's Al Pastor's tacos al pastor
Getting full? Time to wind this thing down at a sit-down restaurant w/ a bar, either:
* Curra's on Oltorf (Tex-Mex meets Interior Mex) where you can grab a table, relax, and have a couple avocado margaritas (people love them although I think they're vile) or Negra Modelos; split the cochinita pibil (probably the best pibil in town!)
* La Condesa: fancy, upscale interior Mexican downtown, stylish and hip, expensive
Finally, go home and take a nap!
Appendix A: Other good places to get tacos that I left off this itinerary:
- La Moreliana on E. William Cannon
- La Fruta Feliz
- Marcelino Pay y Vino
- El Mana
- Panaderia Chuy
- Taqueria Los Canario
- Taco More
- La Michoacana
Look up La Fruta Feliz on here and elsewhere. They have killer tortillas that you will hear being "pitty patted" out for the griddle after you order your food. their goat barbacoa is outstanding (chico), as are the pastor and carnitas. find / ask for a squeezer of the avocado salsa. it's kicked up and a great addition to everything. don't be distracted by the fact the spot and area isn't much to speak of. these are probably the best tacos in town and anything better is really just splitting hairs. at least for those fillings, for sure. +1 for el taco rico.
Hmmm, I bet I've eaten weekday lunches there (work at UT, so it's a 5 min. drive) 50 times or more and can't recall them being out of anything but maybe consistent chips and salsa. Sometimes they'll make their chips fresh fried, others they're some awful tostitos knockoff. I always get a two meat plate half and half pastor, carnitas, and chivo in some combination. love it.