Where to Find Delicious Breakfast Tacos and Burritos Around DC

Whether you're craving Texas-style tacos or burritos stuffed with French fries.

Republic Cantina serves breakfast tacos in the mornings. Photo by Chris Svetlik.

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Amparo Fondita

2002 P St., NW

The shortlist of weekend breakfast items at Christian Irabien’s Dupont hotspot include well-crafted burritos stuffed with black beans, scrambled eggs, and either chorizo or carne asada. Quality doesn’t come cheap—choosing the latter meat will boost your burrito’s pricetag to $30. 


Baker’s Daughter

1065 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 1402 Okie St NE; 1201 K St., NW

Texas-style breakfast burritos are on the menu at Gravitas chef Matt Baker’s casual cafes, which open daily at 7 AM (Georgetown and K Street) and 8 AM (Ivy City) with all-day breakfast. The roll-ups come stuffed with fillings like egg, cheese, and chorizo, or vegetarian potato and caramelized onion, each with a side of roasted-tomato salsa.



615 I St., NW; 3207 Grace St., NW 

Egg tacos, once a weekend-only offering at these “farm-to-taco” spots, are now an everyday treat. Scrambled local eggs are tucked in griddled corn tortillas with black beans, queso fresco, jalapeños, and cilantro.


District Taco

Multiple locations in DC, MD, and VA

The homegrown chain dishes up several styles of breakfast tacos at select locations. All include eggs, cheese, and crispy potatoes—bacon or chorizo is up to you.


La Tejana

3211 Mount Pleasant St., NW

Breakfast tacos worth lining up for at La Tejana. Photograph by Jason Garza.

This ever-popular carryout specializes in one thing only: killer Texas-inspired breakfast tacos on beautifully made flour tortillas. Fillings include 2Fifty barbecue brisket, house-cured chorizo, and a nice selection of vegetarian options.


Locals Tacos and Tequila

20789 Great Falls Plaza, Sterling; 8326 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield

These colorful taquerias have plenty of options ranging from birria tacos to seafood. Breakfast tacos make an appearance on the all-day menu with eggs, cheddar, chorizo, pickled onions, and pico de gallo, and you can round out a platter with rice and beans.



3008 Q St., NW 

Monstera serves San Diego-style breakfast burritos stuffed with fries. Photograph by Mack Ordaya.

Lucky Buns chef/owner Alex McCoy’s breakfast burrito pop-up inside Sara’s Market in Georgetown comes and goes (check its Instagram for the latest). While it’ll take a hiatus in late May, McCoy plans to reopen it in June at a new location. If you can nab one of the San Diego-style roll-ups, which come stuffed with French fries, do it—and go for the barbacoa.


Muchas Gracias

5029 Connecticut Ave., NW

The brunch menu at this Chevy Chase DC spot serves up breakfast burritos with chorizo, beans, scrambled eggs, and fiery habanero salsa on homemade tortillas.



1101 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

The Capitol Hill Mexican restaurant offers breakfast tacos, burritos, and quesadillas on its weekday breakfast (starting at 8:30 AM) and weekend brunch menus. Try queso-scrambled eggs with ham, or egg-and-potato hash with chile escabeche.


Republic Cantina

43 N St., NW

This Tex-Mex cafe has become a breakfast-taco destination—and a steady delivery option—for weekday mornings or weekend brunch. There are several styles of morning tacos, all wrapped in fluffy homemade flour tortillas native to Texas and northern Mexico. Try a simple bacon-and-egg version with cheddar and scallions, or another with carne guisada (braised beef in chili gravy) with egg, cheddar, scallions, and tortilla crisps.



33 District Sq., SW; 1800 N St., NW; 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Tonga taco with crispy potatoes at Surfside. Photograph courtesy of Surfside.

Try the Tonga taco with scrambled eggs, chorizo, potatoes, poblano peppers, refried beans, and queso fresco in house-made corn tortillas. At the Tenleytown branch, weekend brunch brings a variety of Mexican-American breakfast options.


Taco Bamba

Multiple locations in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia  

Chef Victor Albisu is known for his uber-creative tacos—think kung pao shrimp or Lebanese-style chicken—but mornings run more classic at his NoVa taqueria empire. An all-day breakfast taco arrives with a cheddar omelette, plus chorizo, guacamole, pickled onions, cilantro, cotija cheese, and pico de gallo. You’ll also find dishes like a bacon-egg-and-cheese empanada or egg enchiladas.


Taqueria la Placita

5020 Edmonston Rd., Hyattsville

Breakfast taco with pork chorizo at Taco Bamba. Photograph by Greg Powers.

The lauded Hyattsville taqueria doesn’t serve breakfast tacos, per se, though the morning menu features several hearty egg platters with beans, rice, optional breakfast meats, and a side of tortillas if you feel like wrapping.

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