Where to find the best breakfast tacos in San Antonio

best breakfast tacos in san antonio

I spent most of my childhood in Texas, but it wasn’t until I moved to San Antonio in 2010 that I realized that breakfast tacos were a thing. I was initially repulsed, associating tacos as a lunch or dinner food only.

But my friends finally peer-pressured me into trying a bean and cheese taco, and 12 years later, it’s still one of my favorite breakfast foods.

Every San Antonian has a breakfast taco spot that they claim is the best. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions, but here are some of my favorite breakfast taco stops in the Alamo City.

P.S. You might also enjoy our guide to the best Mexican breakfasts in San Antonio.

Map of the Best Breakfast Tacos in San Antonio

Tacos Y Café Mexican Restaurant

I first visited this restaurant when it was still called Cafe Martinez. With the new rebrand, these folks focus not just on making a fantastic cuppa joe, but some fine breakfast tacos, too.

(If you want a true taste of Argentinian wonder, get the Submarino, a coffee brewed over a bar of chocolate. Mmm.)

Their tacos are pretty darn good, too! I used to eat the huevos rancheros plate a few times a month as a post-workout treat, but the bacon, egg, and cheese tacos are legit, too.

All in all, if you’re looking for a cheap sit-down breakfast taco spot, Tacos Y Cafe has a gorgeous ambiance and great food.

Tacos N Salsa

I am obsessed with Tacos N Salsa. My husband spoke about this place as if it were a myth or a legend. But when the Huebner location opened up just down the road from us, we knew we had to try it together. One visit turned into many more, and today, Tacos N Salsa is our go-to Saturday breakfast spot.

Seriously. The owner knows our order now and everything.

I always get a papa ranchera taco and my husband orders chicharron and carne guisada tacos. The best thing about Tacos N Salsa though is their fresh salsa bar; feel free to sample every salsa they have! (My go-to is the arbol chili, but you do you)

  • Address 1: 5123 N Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78249
  • Address 2:11860 Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230
  • Address 3:10222 Huebner Rd Ste 108, San Antonio, TX 78240
  • Website: TNS Mexican Cafe

Little Taco Factory

Like most breakfast taco joints, the Little Taco Factory is open from 7 AM – 2:30 PM and closed on Sundays.

But judging by the amount of cars in the parking lot, you know that this place serves up some mean breakfast tacos. They do a Polish sausage taco, which is pretty unusual, but tasty! My husband goes for the crispy chicharrones and egg tacos, but the Little Taco Factory’s breakfast plates are good, too.

Pete’s Tako House

Pete’s is only open for lunch and dinner, but what sets this place apart is the space! Most breakfast taco joints are small or to-go only, so it’s nice dining at a restaurant where you can sit and enjoy your tacos.

If you haven’t tried machacado before, this is the place to get it. Pete’s makes a bangin’ machacado taco, which comes with eggs, pico de gallo, and dried beef (I know it sounds weird if you haven’t had it before, but trust me).

Tia’s Taco Hut

We used to spend a lot of early mornings at Tia’s with the family. They open at 4:30 in the morning, so if you’re working an early shift, this is the place to get your breakfast taco fix.

You can’t go wrong with the classic tacos here, like bean and cheese, papa ranchera, or chorizo and potato. Tia’s also has a pretty decent drive-thru, so if it’s your turn to do Taco Friday at work, this is a good stop.

And while I usually don’t like the coffee at most breakfast restaurants, but Tia’s has really good Community coffee!

Taco Palenque Broadway

My husband is OBSESSED with Taco Palenque. I’ve eaten there several times and I think it’s pretty good, but he’s a diehard fan. There isn’t a Taco Palenque nearby, but he braves the SA traffic in the name of acquiring taco deliciousness.

My husband likes to get the chicharron tacos, but he’ll treat himself to barbacoa if Taco Palenque has it in stock. And if you want just a little bit of barbacoa, they have a Barbacoa Junior taco that’s a smaller portion. (Barbacoa is pretty rich, so this is actually a great idea.)

I go for the Pirata breakfast taco, which comes with crunchy potatoes, chorizo, cheese, and refried beans. Pair that with Taco Palenque’s avocado salsa and you’ve got a little plate of heaven.

Mimi’s Barbacoa

When I used to live in Castle Hills, Mimi’s was our go-to taco spot. Every now and then, I’ll make the trip for their bacon, egg, and cheese tacos, which are still some of the best I’ve ever had. They don’t do flimsy bacon, and I love that!

Mimi’s specializes in barbacoa, which you can buy by the pound, along with tortillas and salsa.

It’s a small, homey, family-style place without a lot of seating, so I recommend getting your breakfast tacos to-go. But even still, their breakfast tacos are so darn good that they rarely make the trip back to the house!

Taco Taco

Taco Taco will always have a special place in my heart. This was the first breakfast taco I ever tried, and it’s the yardstick I use to compare every other taco I’ve had since.

Guy Fieri even featured them on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, so you know this place is legit!

Taco Taco is different because the owner makes the tortillas with a modified Greek pita bread recipe. It makes for fluffier, slightly thicker tortillas that are perfect for sopping up juicy taco fillings and salsa. Since Taco Taco is right down the road from my old alma mater, I assure you those tortillas sopped up a lot of my hangovers.

P.S. Parking and seating are limited at Taco Taco. Come early, prepare for a wait, or get your food to-go.

  • Address: 145 E. Hildebrand Road, San Antonio, Texas 78212
  • Website: Taco Taco SA