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Breakfast Burritos vs. Tacos?

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Breakfast Burritos vs. Tacos?

eliza0124 | Apr 27, 2007 07:30 PM

I am not from Austin, and in fact just moved here (from New York) but I lived in California for a while. One of my favorite things to eat there was breakfast burritos, which was pretty much eggs, potatoes, bacon or whatever wrapped up in a tortilla.

Is there anything like that here? I assumed that breakfast burritos and tacos were the same except for terminology, but apparently they're quite different.

The first time I had a breakfast "taco" was at Magnolia Cafe (SoCo) and granted, I'm sure that is by far not one of the best places to get breakfast tacos, but it was basically a plate of scrambled eggs and potatoes with some soft tacos on the side that I had to sort of stuff myself and there weren't enough tacos and the whole thing was a mess.

This morning I had my second breakfast taco from Austin Java (Parkway-Enfield) and this was a little better -- since I got it to go, it was wrapped up for me, but if I'd wanted to eat it in the car it would have been everywhere. PLUS breakfast tacos are tiny! No wonder you always have the option to get two.

I know that breakfast tacos are an Austin (Texas?) thing, and I should embrace the local cuisine, but I'm just wondering, is there anywhere that serves maybe bigger breakfast tacos, or more eater-friendly/portable ones? Not a huge fan of "wrap yourself!" or whatever, especially if I'm getting it to go. Thanks! (And I don't mean to sound like a whiny b#tch, I'm just a little picky about food!)

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