Breakfast tacos are San Antonio’s gift to the world. I published an earlier post with my Top 10 favorites, which became one of the entries in my book, “100 Things To Do in San Antonio Before You Die” (#49: Become a Breakfast Taco Believer). Had I known about Taco House before my book went to press, I would have had to expand my list to a dozen favorites.
My nephew was the first person to tell me about Taco House. He’s a real foodie, so I knew it had to be good. His standards are high. When my neighbor also opined–unsolicited–that Taco House was his favorite place for tacos, I knew I had to give it a try.
My husband and I went for lunch one Saturday, and we both enjoyed our food. We ordered a variety: cheese enchiladas, a bean and cheese chalupa, a bean and cheese taco on a flour tortilla and a chicken gordita. A patron sitting near us ordered a bowl of menudo, and it looked pretty tasty, even though I’m not a fan of menudo.
We also ordered a bean and rice taco on a corn tortilla because that is how I rate new places. Thumbs up or thumbs down. Taco House, whose slogan is Home Style Cooking, performed admirably, though Teka Molino, El Milagrito and Panchito’s can give them a run for their money on the bean and rice on corn front.
When I went back with a friend for breakfast tacos, my appreciation for Taco House grew. Their bacon and egg on corn and their ham and egg on corn ($1.89 each) were sublime. Throw in a bottomless cup of coffee for $1.59, and my day was made. Splash on a little of their homemade salsa, and I was thanking God once again that I live in San Antonio, Texas.
My second visit with another friend–also for breakfast tacos–was equally pleasing. I remembered how huge the breakfast tacos were from my last visit, so I only ordered one. She and I were both fascinated by the restaurant’s ordering system. You place your order and pay (CASH ONLY) at the register. The attendant writes your order on a pad, tears off the order, clips it to a wire, and sails it down to the cook. Sort of like a food ordering zip line. I’m sorry now that I didn’t shoot some video. You’ll have to go see for yourself.
Taco House is located at 6307 San Pedro Ave. They are open Mondays through Saturdays from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Sundays from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call (210) 341-3136 to place a to-go order.
For even more ideas of fun things to do and see in San Antonio, visit Barnes & Noble, The Twig, Whole Foods, Half Price Books on Broadway, Costco, Sam’s and Hudson News to purchase “100 Things To Do in San Antonio Before You Die” by yours truly. ¡Viva San Antonio!