Two of the greatest food trends of our generation are brunch and Taco Tuesdays. What if we could bring our love for brunch and tacos together? Well, we can, and it’s amazing! Breakfast tacos are here, and they’re a breakfast and brunch favorite. You can find them at many of the taquerias and Mexican restaurants in Corpus Christi. Here are seven of the best places to get a breakfast taco in Corpus Christi, Texas.
3700 Ayers St., Corpus Christi, TX 78415
One of the most talked about taco joints in Corpus Christi is Chacho’s Tacos. They’re famous for being home of the bigger-than-your-face Almighty Chacho’s Taco. The Chacho’s Taco Challenge puts brave and hungry competitors to the test, as they attempt to finish a 3.5–4 pound taco in under 10 minutes. If your appetite isn’t quite up to the challenge, there are plenty of normal-size plates, including delicious breakfast tacos. This is a small, family-run business that will give you great service along with great tacos!
5894 Everhart Road #A, Corpus Christi, TX 78413
Barbacoa is a steamed meat, typically beef or goat, with Mexican and Caribbean origins. It’s flavoring and preparation varies around the world, but it’s always cooked low and slow. The result is tender, easily shredded, juicy meat that goes perfectly on a taco. Southside Barbacoa is known for their barbacoa and breakfast plates. Choose from options like chorizo, egg, potato, beans, migas, and bacon as your taco fillings, then choose your meat. We definitely recommend the barbacoa, but they also have machacado, carne guisada, beef, and chicken. Check out the full menu on Zomato.
1237 Nile Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Taqueria Chapala is a great place to get breakfast on the go. This fast food, Tex-Mex restaurant makes breakfast tacos similar to those you’d get from an authentic Mexican street food taco stand. If you’re on the way to work or school early in the morning, their drive-through is incredibly convenient! You’ll have soft, hot, and fresh tacos ready in just minutes to take with you. If you’re really nice, you might even pick some up for your friends, classmates, or co-workers.
Taqueria El Potro
1401 Rodd Field Road, Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Visit Taqueria El Potro any day of the week before noon for an amazing Tex-Mex breakfast menu. The most standout item on the menu is the Trash Can Taco. Don’t let the name scare you off! It gets its name from all the fillings “dumped” into it. You get to choose five items to fill your Trash Can Taco! They have a bunch of other taco and burrito options, plus omelettes, waffles, pancakes, and more. This is a very affordable and tasty choice for breakfast or brunch.
There are a dozen Taqueria Jalisco locations in Corpus Christi, all serving affordable and very good breakfast tacos. Their breakfast plates are priced low, with the daily special starting at just $3.59. Taco options include beans, potato, chorizo, ham, bacon, sausage, chicharron, nopalitos, machacado, and smoked sausage. With such a selection, you’re bound to find a taco you love.
Taqueria Almeida #1
2650 Waldron Road, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Taqueria Almeida #1 is a large food stand with abundant outdoor seating. You walk up to the window to place your order, and then wait for your name to be called when your order is ready. There are over 20 breakfast tacos to choose from, plus an additional 10 breakfast plates. They’re known for their watermelon punch, which is made from fresh watermelon right in their kitchen. It makes a very refreshing drink in the morning to go with your breakfast taco. The restaurant is located near Flour Bluff High School and is popular with students.
6314 Yorktown Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 8414-5829
Cancun is a traditional Mexican restaurant in Corpus Christi. Customers love the breakfast tacos here. They come in homemade tortillas and are filled with whatever you want. If you like to sleep in, you’ll be happy to know they serve breakfast tacos all day long! No need to wake up super early. You can show up at Cancun anytime for breakfast tacos, chicken tacos, ranchero enchiladas, barbacoa, or whatever you desire! Consider choosing horchata as a beverage to go with your meal. You’ll love this authentic Mexican drink.