Take on the Day with the Best Breakfast Tacos in Boston

By Eric Twardzik
10/14/2021
Lone Star Taco Bar

Boston’s no Austin, where the breakfast taco is a morning mainstay—but our city is blessed with several top tortillas to entice us out of bed in the a.m. Whether you’re looking for a simple chorizo breakfast taco to-go or are planning a big Tex-Mex brunch, the destinations below prove that tacos can (and should) be enjoyed at any time of the day.

Vincent's

Proper breakfast tacos appear on the so-called Texas-roadside brunch menu at Vincent’s, which is served every day the Kendall Square corner cafe is open. Try the Guadalupe with chorizo, potatoes, and eggs; or a vegetarian version called El Camino with slow-cooked heirloom beans, eggs, and pickled peppers. Any of the half-dozen options should be paired with a fizzy Topo Chico or a Mexican Coke—if not an equally proper breakfast cocktail.

Glasser Coffee Co.

Cozy and eclectic Brighton cafe Glasser Coffee Co. does Breakfast Tacos its own way. That means a soft flour tortilla with scrambled eggs, plus crispy and well-seasoned home fries, a sharp blend of cheeses, sweet and spicy mayonnaise, and black sesame seeds. Even the choice of protein is unexpected: There’s smoky bacon, but also a tangy black bean and corn salsa. Our move? Get one of each—and something to drink, such as the coffee shop’s can’t-miss Vietnamese Cold Brew or a Rose Matcha Latte. 

Six outposts of Chilacates that dot the Boston area from Mission Hill to Rozzie all offer a brunch menu featuring the humble Tacos de Huevos. These simple delights start with tortillas grilled with cheese and scrambled eggs, tomatoes, and white onions, but they can be upgraded with your choice of bacon, chorizo, or steak. We’d also advise giving them a kick with Chilacates’ house-made hot sauce.

There’s never not a good time to get breakfast tacos at Lone Star Taco Bar: both the Allston and Cambridge locations serve brunch daily until 4 p.m. The house Breakfast Taco is simply made with scrambled eggs, longhorn cheese, avocado crema, and roasted salsa, and can be upgraded with chorizo. Or, broaden your breakfast taco horizons with the Migas Taco, which tops a flour tortilla with eggs sofrito (scrambled in a fragrant tomato sauce), fried tortilla strips, and a smoky salsa quemada.

Photo Credit: Yellow Door Taqueria

You’ll find the YDT Breakfast Taco on the brunch menus at both the South End and Lower Mills locations of Yellow Door Taqueria. It piles scrambled eggs, spicy chorizo, cotija cheese, chipotle aioli, crispy tortilla strips, and a thick salsa verde over a soft house-made tortilla. Consider this mild, savory taco an excellent foil for a YTD Bloody Maria made with roasted garlic and black pepper-infused mezcal. 

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