Austin is a city that runs on breakfast tacos. Salsa flows through our veins and the air freshener in our cars might as well be bacon-and-egg scented. That’s probably because there’s usually a bag full of breakfast tacos in the passenger seat on any given morning. A few months ago we put out a guide to the best breakfast tacos in Austin, and most of those are still available for pickup. But sometimes you don’t want to leave your house. Maybe you stayed up a little too late watching Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga and need a few extra hours of sleep, or maybe you just don’t want to battle the Texas sun. Whatever your reason, here are seven great breakfast tacos that you can get delivered.
No list of breakfast tacos in Austin would be complete without mentioning Veracruz. It’s the Franklin Barbecue of Austin tacos, with an inevitable line, a dedicated following, and consistently high-quality food. And they have five locations around town, so you’re never too far away from a quality breakfast. We usually go with the Migas Poblanas taco or keep it classic with an El Tradicional (eggs, bacon, refried beans, potato, and cheese). You can order on their website for pickup or delivery.
At Pueblo Viejo, you can keep things simple with the standard bacon, egg, and cheese, and be very happy. Or, you can go with one of their more inventive options, like the Taco Azteca packed full of egg, ham, jalapeno, and beans. There are a lot of options, and none of them bad, so roll the dice if you have to. But maybe the most exciting thing about Pueblo Viejo is the five salsa options available, meaning you can get a breakfast taco covered in pico, tomatillo, creamy jalapeno, roasted habanero, and ghost pepper salsa. But we’d probably advise against that. You can get them delivered on most third-party delivery apps, with online ordering available at their East side location on Brushy Street.
The al pastor - cooked on a trompo and served on handmade corn tortillas with roasted pineapple and spicy salsa - is what put Vaquero Taquero on the map. But it’s the absurdly good breakfast tacos - especially the bacon, egg, and griddled cheese - that keep us coming back. They’re also one of the few places in town that have machacado breakfast tacos. Originally Vaquero Taquero had a trailer in Hyde Park, but now they’re opened a brick-and-mortar right by campus. We’d study for a PhD just to get that machacado.
Sometimes, you want the best breakfast tacos Austin has to offer. And other times, you just want a lot of eggs, bacon, potatoes, and cheese. Juan In A Million might not make our favorite tacos in town, but it definitely does the trick. And eating your way through this literal pound-and-a-half mountain of breakfast is an Austin rite-of-passage, right up there with the Polar Bear Plunge at Barton Springs, or taking your parents to see the bats on South Congress. And now that you can order delivery from their website, you don’t even have to wait in line for a breakfast taco-induced coma, though we can’t say the experience will be the same without the obligatory fist bump from Juan when you enter the doors.
Taco Mex takes the term “hole-in-the-wall” to a new extreme, with nothing more than a small window in a strip mall off Manor Road. You won’t get your food on a plate, because there aren’t any plates. And you don’t have to worry about indoor dining because there isn’t any. What you will find is cheap, fast, and tasty tacos at all times of day. The breakfast tacos are $1.75 and generously filled. You can even go with a breakfast torta or burrito if you just want to eat one big thing instead of a bunch of smaller things. Orders can be placed online for pickup or delivery.
Tamale House East has been around in some capacity since the late 1950s, so it’s fair to say they’ve learned a thing or two about breakfast tacos in that time. There’s no shortage of breakfast taco combinations, ranging from the classic bacon, egg, potato and cheese, to their signature combination of migas and queso - a perfect combination of eggs, tortillas chips, and queso, all wrapped up in a soft tortilla blanket. You can get them for delivery on most third party apps.
The last time we checked, there was approximately one Tacodeli for every three Austin residents, which means you’re never too far from some solid tacos no matter where you are . Tacodeli has all the standard offerings and remains one of the most popular local chains in town, but the reason we keep going back is for their doña sauce - a roasted jalapeno and garlic salsa that gets blended and emulsified into a creamy sauce. They claim to have invented it, and while we have no idea if that’s true, it’s great on tacos and packs a nice punch. They also go the unconventional route with mashed potatoes instead of the more typical roasted or fried potatoes. It makes for a much softer breakfast taco that seems to leave many divided (for the record, we’re on team mashed potato). You can get them delivered through most third-party delivery apps.