Friday, March 8, 2013
Top 10 breakfast tacos in the state of Texas
Tacos are the proper way to begin a day.
Breakfast in Texas means tacos, and breakfast has been on my mind a lot lately. So, I’d thought I’d offer my current top 10 places in Texas for the proper way to begin a day — with tacos.
Taqueria La Salsa Verde -- Although its appearance shows otherwise, the taquera working this Dallas gas station counter claims the taco de cabeza (above) is prepared al vapor. And, yet, it’s still excellent. Which is really all that matters. The choriqueso is the cabeza’s equal. 14225 Coit Road, Dallas, 972-330-0403
San Juanita -- The chorizo and cheese at this South Congress shack offers buckshot heat in a large tortilla, giving any road trip a fiery start. 4406 S. Congress Ave., Austin, 512-443-9308
Cool & Hot -- Not only does my favorite breakfast taco spot in North Texas serve barbacoa and chorizo that kicks appetites into full throttle, it’s also got character. It’s the whole package—handmade tortillas, included. 930 East 8th Street, Dallas
La Tejanita -- Some of the finest gas station tacos in Dallas are found here. The morning lot are diminutive, savory, and fueling, if you have cash. The barbacoa, chorizo, and potato breakfast tacos are the ones to order here. 6769A Abrams Road, Dallas, 214-348-9900
Tito’s Mexican Restaurant -- The 35 breakfast tacos at this San Antonio institution range from the simple machacado to the complex house specialties like the Niles Favorite, packed with refried beans, cheese, bacon, and avocado -- offering a motley collection of textures, mushy, crisp, with a little punch.
Tacodeli -- My trips to Austin are failures without a meal at this small, 13-year-old chain. I go for the vaquero and the TK, made with locally sourced goodies and given an extra umph with that brilliant green salsa known simply as the Doña. (Yes, I love Tamale House, too. Who doesn’t?)
Good 2 Go Taco -- A breakfast taco list with a Dallas slant is incomplete without this East Dallas delight. For me, it’s all about the southern-breakfast-in-a-taco SoCo. However, the customizable options are a solid choice. Go. It won’t be good. It’ll be great. 1146 Peavy Road, Dallas
El Tacontento -- Shimmering barbacoa and mild chorizo and egg get the day started right at this strip-mall Plano operation. They’re quick noshes that culminate in lingering smiles. 2308 East Park Boulevard, Plano
Gordo’s Taqueria -- This freestanding Oak Cliff taco hut makes the best potato and egg breakfast taco I’ve had in Dallas. 8220 Westchester Drive, Dallas
Los Torres Taqueria -- Not breakfast tacos, per se, but a breakfast platter that comes with the soul-warming handmade flour tortillas characteristic of Sinaloa, the home of the owner. The eggs and chorizo are as one, as if the delectable result of a Star Trek transporter accident. Silky refried beans garnished with queso fresco are best slathered on the large tortillas splotched brownish-black from cooking before you apply the eggs and chorizo. Finish the antojito with a hit of salsa verde. 1322 West Clarendon Drive, Dallas
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