The breakfast taco probably owes less to Mexico and more to Texas, where it's been a staple on menus for three decades. Taco stands, trucks and delis throughout Austin sell inexpensive flour tortillas stuffed with eggs, cheese, salsa and meat or vegetables for breakfast, or pretty much any time of the day. In San Antonio, the savory morning offerings sometimes come in the thicker, "puffy" tortillas for which the city is known.
DC's taco boom during the past couple of years has been focused mostly on lunch and dinner, but a small but growing number of the district's taco purveyors have a.m. options, too. Fillings range from the traditional egg to more exotic pairings, including short ribs and steak.
Here's where diners can satisfy a morning taco craving. Falls Church breakfast taco fans, be patient — Taco Bamba plans to open for breakfast soon with a specific menu of breakfast taco offerings. Have another favorite spot for breakfast tacos? Share in the comments.