27 Hole-in-the-wall San Antonio Restaurants Where You Can Find Authentic Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast tacos are not created equal, let's get that straight. Nope, not even in the self-described taco capital of Texas. While everyone has their favorites, we rounded up some of the best taquerias, Mexican restaurants, cafes y mas that make some dang good tacos to start your morning off right.
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Taqueria Atotonilco
3431 W Commerce St, (210) 227-8090, facebook.com
Located in Prospect Hill, this taqueria serves up tacos packed with flavor. Head on over for some breakfast tacos and you’ll realize that Atotonilco knows what they’re doing.
Photo via Instagram / tacoist
Taqueria Atotonilco
3431 W Commerce St, (210) 227-8090, facebook.com
Located in Prospect Hill, this taqueria serves up tacos packed with flavor. Head on over for some breakfast tacos and you’ll realize that Atotonilco knows what they’re doing.
Photo via Instagram / tacoist
Garcia’s Mexican Food
842 Fredericksburg Rd, (210) 735-4525, facebook.com
Hold the phone – go to Garcia’s right now. This laid-back spot serves up Mexican digs that will straight up change your life. Frequented by locals and visitors who know what’s up, Garcia’s is the place to go for some authentic eats. (Order the brisket taco, y’all.)
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniomunchies
Garcia’s Mexican Food
842 Fredericksburg Rd, (210) 735-4525, facebook.com
Hold the phone – go to Garcia’s right now. This laid-back spot serves up Mexican digs that will straight up change your life. Frequented by locals and visitors who know what’s up, Garcia’s is the place to go for some authentic eats. (Order the brisket taco, y’all.)
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniomunchies
Maria’s Cafe
1105 Nogalitos St, (210) 227-7005
Forget Olive Garden – if you want to be treated like family, go to Maria’s Cafe. This cozy cafe may not be posh, you’ll be satisfied by everything you eat from start to finish. The salsa is just the right amount of spicy, so be sure to pour it on just like you like it to whatever breakfast tacos you choose.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
Maria’s Cafe
1105 Nogalitos St, (210) 227-7005
Forget Olive Garden – if you want to be treated like family, go to Maria’s Cafe. This cozy cafe may not be posh, you’ll be satisfied by everything you eat from start to finish. The salsa is just the right amount of spicy, so be sure to pour it on just like you like it to whatever breakfast tacos you choose.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
Little Taco Factory
1510 McCullough Ave, (210) 227-5657, facebook.com
Little Taco Factory isn’t playing when they say “little.” This tiny hole-in-the-wall might inspire lots of assumptions, but let it be known that it offers a range of Mexican fare that will have you eating your words. That will especially be the case if you opt for the red salsa – it’s seriously delicious.
Photo via Instagram / theminitaco
Little Taco Factory
1510 McCullough Ave, (210) 227-5657, facebook.com
Little Taco Factory isn’t playing when they say “little.” This tiny hole-in-the-wall might inspire lots of assumptions, but let it be known that it offers a range of Mexican fare that will have you eating your words. That will especially be the case if you opt for the red salsa – it’s seriously delicious.
Photo via Instagram / theminitaco
Mary Lou’s Cafe
4405 McCullough Ave, (210) 396-7909, 
If you find yourself in Olmos Park and in need of a few tacos, head on over to Mary Lou’s. From early morning to late at night (except Sundays), you’ll get to enjoy quality tacos at this roomy restaurant. Go for the basic chorizo y papa or opt for something heartier like the chicharron guisado, you can’t go wrong.
Photo via Yelp / Walter S.
Mary Lou’s Cafe
4405 McCullough Ave, (210) 396-7909,
If you find yourself in Olmos Park and in need of a few tacos, head on over to Mary Lou’s. From early morning to late at night (except Sundays), you’ll get to enjoy quality tacos at this roomy restaurant. Go for the basic chorizo y papa or opt for something heartier like the chicharron guisado, you can’t go wrong.
Photo via Yelp / Walter S.
Mendez Cafe
201 Bartholomew Ave, (210) 923-6603
This pint-sized cafe might not catch your eye, but the flavors here will likely make you a regular. The neighborhood spot is a favorite among residents in the community, especially due to popular dishes like carne guisada. Warning: you’ll likely have to wait for a table and feel rushed, but isn’t that part of the taqueria experience? If you want homemade food but don’t feel like cooking, look no further.
Photo via Instagram / tacoist
Mendez Cafe
201 Bartholomew Ave, (210) 923-6603
This pint-sized cafe might not catch your eye, but the flavors here will likely make you a regular. The neighborhood spot is a favorite among residents in the community, especially due to popular dishes like carne guisada. Warning: you’ll likely have to wait for a table and feel rushed, but isn’t that part of the taqueria experience? If you want homemade food but don’t feel like cooking, look no further.
Photo via Instagram / tacoist
Taqueria Datapoint
4063 Medical Dr, (210) 615-3644
Though a favorite for mini tacos, Taqueria Datapoint also holds it down with its breakfast tacos. Not only can you score all the classic taco combinations you know and love, but you can also order these delicacies all day long (which is a big deal since TD opens early and closes late).
Photo via Instagram / shetastesliketexas
Taqueria Datapoint
4063 Medical Dr, (210) 615-3644
Though a favorite for mini tacos, Taqueria Datapoint also holds it down with its breakfast tacos. Not only can you score all the classic taco combinations you know and love, but you can also order these delicacies all day long (which is a big deal since TD opens early and closes late).
Photo via Instagram / shetastesliketexas
Rolando’s Super Tacos
919 W Hildebrand Ave, (210) 549-5950, facebook.com/RolandosSuperTacos1
Got a big appetite? You’ll need a big-ass taco. Head over to Rolando’s for super tacos that are roughly the size of a plate. You can even get it half-and-half so you can mix-and-match fillings to enjoy. Honestly, why would you go anywhere else if you’re eat well and eat a lot? Oh, and there’s a second location on the South Side if that’s easier for you.
Photo via Instagram / rogersaurus_mex
Rolando’s Super Tacos
919 W Hildebrand Ave, (210) 549-5950, facebook.com/RolandosSuperTacos1
Got a big appetite? You’ll need a big-ass taco. Head over to Rolando’s for super tacos that are roughly the size of a plate. You can even get it half-and-half so you can mix-and-match fillings to enjoy. Honestly, why would you go anywhere else if you’re eat well and eat a lot? Oh, and there’s a second location on the South Side if that’s easier for you.
Photo via Instagram / rogersaurus_mex
Taqueria Los Arcos
13777 Nacogdoches Road #103, (210) 599-1822, 
This strip-mall joint may be small, but it draws crowds for its solid offerings of breakfast tacos. No really, the fillings are all tasty as heck here. If you find yourself in the neighborhood and in need of dependable tacos, you can trust Los Arcos.
Photo by Ben Olivo
Taqueria Los Arcos
13777 Nacogdoches Road #103, (210) 599-1822,
This strip-mall joint may be small, but it draws crowds for its solid offerings of breakfast tacos. No really, the fillings are all tasty as heck here. If you find yourself in the neighborhood and in need of dependable tacos, you can trust Los Arcos.
Photo by Ben Olivo
Ruthie’s Mexican Restaurant
11423 West Ave, (210) 308-0253, facebook.com/Ruthies78213
A Blue Plate award-winning restaurant that serves breakfast all day – what more could you want?! Ruthie’s should be on your shortlist of Mexican spots to check out if you haven’t already, even if just for the taco list that has dozens of options. This counter-serve spot is authentic in every way possible, so just order up and enjoy it.
Photo via Instagram / james_powers
Ruthie’s Mexican Restaurant
11423 West Ave, (210) 308-0253, facebook.com/Ruthies78213
A Blue Plate award-winning restaurant that serves breakfast all day – what more could you want?! Ruthie’s should be on your shortlist of Mexican spots to check out if you haven’t already, even if just for the taco list that has dozens of options. This counter-serve spot is authentic in every way possible, so just order up and enjoy it.
Photo via Instagram / james_powers