hi y'all -- i lived in Austin about a decade + ago (live in NYC now) and will be in town for a few days at the end of the month for the 3M half marathon.
i miss breakfast tacos and migas something fierce. where is the best places to go these days?
if possible, i'd like for the locale to offer both great corn tortillas (homemade preferable) and great fresh salsas. i still miss the long close Seis Salsas on S. First, and it closed when i lived in Austin. although they didn't have great tortillas. i love the tortillas at Guero's, but i hate their salsas and their food is hit or miss (although their el pastor is/was good).
oh, and refried beans are important too. with Migas, i prefer to go charro beans if on offer and tasty ... but for breakfast tacos, you need refried beans, and i prefer them with a good lardy taste.
that dive that closed long ago that was next to the Fiesta had the best refried beans... if anyone remembers them, they are the flavor that i'm hoping to come close to...
despite their lack of corn tortillas of any stripe and middling refried beans, i used to use the Austin Tamale House (airport rd location) as a staple, but that was because their sauce was so good and they were cheap.
one one visit about 5+ years ago, there was a great place my friend took me too out on the west side of 5th, in a red place done up to look like a train or caboose? it had tasty migas breakfast tacos.
i had lived near Curras/Oltorf when it first opened and liked it, but it seems that they are generally considered way-overrated these days?
where is good? is Dos Hermanos on the eastside still good?
i'll be in town for 5 mornings, so i'll be able to try a few... i found an old thread on best taquerias in Austin with a very in-depth post from MPH that i intend to use as a mexican reference for other meals ... s/he mentions Aborrotes Mexicanos for breakfast tacos ... can someone tell me more?
i love al pastor, but i think i've found enough info on that ... and for some things i'll be relying on memory, even if it's just nostalgia that's taking me back.
breakfast tacos & migas... yummmmmm.