Food & Drink

Breakfast Tacos Are Taking Over Seattle and These Are the Best

Seattle's Best Restaurant Trends: Local restaurateurs steal a page from Austin's playbook.

By Seattle Magazine Staff August 25, 2017

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This article originally appeared in the September 2017 issue of Seattle magazine.

Check out the rest of Seattle magazine’s Best Restaurants package here.

Texas’ favorite morning treat has finally made its way north, much to the relief of Lone Star State transplants. And now, we get it, too: Magic is made by the folding of eggs and potatoes (and perhaps meat) into a tortilla.

Jack’s BBQ
First it brought us brisket; now, it offers brisket (or sausage) with cheese, potatoes and eggs, wrapped in a pillowy soft flour tortilla—the best example of the genre you’ll find this side of the state line. Wash it down with one of Jack’s sublime brunch cocktailsGeorgetown, 3924 Airport Way S; 206.467.4038 

Sunrise Tacos
A small, earnest version that seems to incorporate a hint of Northwest (local ingredients, and there’s one with Soyrizo)—not quite as greasy and down-home as you’d find in Austin, but no less delicious. Available in deli cases at various coffee shops around the city. 

Citizen
Is it really a breakfast taco if you must order them in pairs and they come with a side of beans? Is it really a breakfast taco without the potatoes? Maybe it’s not to a real Texan, but it tastes good, and that’s good enough for us. Lower Queen Anne, 706 Taylor Ave. N; 206.284.1015

Skylark
Another breakfast taco that Texans might pooh-pooh (corn tortillas!) and the veggie version has hummus?), but the house-made chorizo makes this one worth granting an Austinite’s pardon. West Seattle, 3803 Delridge Way SW; 206.935.2111

 

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