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12 Top Spots for Breakfast Tacos and Burritos in New Orleans

A tortilla with egg, cheese, potato, and chorizo is the perfect way to the start the day

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When it comes to breakfast in burrito or taco form, New Orleans is not, for instance, Austin. However, these Southwest-Tex-Mex bundles of morning joy — often involving a tortilla, egg, cheese, potato, and chorizo — are well-represented in the Crescent City. From light weekday options to hearty hangover cures, here are twelve delightful breakfast burritos and tacos available for takeout or delivery right now in New Orleans.

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1. Refuel Cafe

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8124 Hampson St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 872-0187
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This somewhat health-conscious destination for breakfast and brunch all the way Uptown has a build your own breakfast burrito option (egg, cheese, avocado, spinach, ham, bacon, andouille, etc.) in addition to a few on the menu. NOTE: Refuel is closed for the remainder of July, but typical COVID hours are Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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2. Cherry Espresso Bar

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4877 Laurel St #1649
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 875-3699
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An expansion of the coffee stand inside Stein’s Deli, Cherry Espresso Bar on Laurel Street serves a hearty breakfast menu to match its coffee. Breakfast tacos contain scrambled egg, chorizo, black beans, roja sauce, avocado cream, and chimichurri, topped with cotija and fresh cilantro. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

3. Wakin' Bakin'

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4408 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 252-0343
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Cozy Mid City charmer Wakin’ Bakin’ cranks out incredible breakfast options, including a breakfast burrito with three eggs and cheddar in a flour tortilla served with salsa, sour cream, and a slew of optional additions. Try it smothered in gravy and you won’t regret it. Order online for pickup or via Doordash for delivery.

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4. The Kolache Kitchen (Multiple Locations)

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4701 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 218-5341
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Baton-Rouge based Kolache Kitchen now has two locations in New Orleans, Uptown and in the CBD. And while it’s of course known for its Texan-friendly, sweet and savory kolaches, it’s almost as loved for breakfast tacos. Open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

5. El Pavo Real

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4401 S Broad Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 266-2022
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This Broadmoor gem serves top-notch Mexican specialties for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. In addition to a breakfast burrito with carnitas, potato, egg, pintos, cheese, salsa ranchera, crema, and pico; El Pavo serves breakfast tacos Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m., for $2 a pop. NOTE: The restaurant is taking a summer break from July 19 through July 27, reopening with abbreviated COVID-19 hours July 28. 

6. Taqueria Guerrero

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208 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 484-6959
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This Mid City outpost for homey Mexican fare has excellent, extensive breakfast options, including four types of breakfast burritos. It also opens at 9 a.m. and serves breakfast all day, so it’s a great spot for a hangover cure (get the menudo as well) after a long night out in. Order via DoorDash for pickup or delivery.

7. Ideal Market #2

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250 S Broad Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 822-8861
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The kitchens at Ideal Market are not to be overlooked, especially the Broad Street location, and especially when it comes to breakfast. Solid breakfast tacos and baleadas on the go, served until 9 a.m.

8. Slim Goodies Diner

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3322 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-3447
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Magazine Street’s classic breakfast diner serves a hefty breakfast burrito: a 12” grilled tortilla filled with hash browns, cheddar cheese, roasted peppers, chopped bacon and sausage, onions, jalapenos, and avocado, with sour cream and plantains on the side. Open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for takeout, patio seating, and delivery via all of the third party apps.

9. Pagoda Café

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1430 N Dorgenois St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 644-4178
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Pagoda Cafe is a citywide destination for breakfast tacos, serving four excellent options made with potatoes, egg, and cheese on a Mawi tortilla — with either house-refried beans, bacon, turkey bacon, or tofu — and served with green hot sauce. NOTE: Pagoda Cafe is closed for the time being.

10. The Daily Beet (Multiple Locations)

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1000 Girod St
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 605-4413
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For breakfast tacos on the lighter side, both of The Daily Beet’s locations are open for takeout — downtown from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Magazine Street from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The gluten-free corn tacos include tortilla, pastured egg, sweet potato, avocado, pickled red onion, arugula, queso fresco, and chimchurri.

11. HiVolt

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1829 Sophie Wright Pl
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 324-8818
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LGD corner coffee house HiVolt serves a classic breakfast burrito: scrambled egg, potato, sour cream, salsa, avocado, cheddar cheese, and bacon on flour tortilla — it’s also only $7.50. Order online for pickup daily, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., or delivery via D’livery Nola.

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12. Petite Clouet Cafe

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3100 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70117

This new coffee shop and cafe in Bywater has more than excellent coffee and fresh pastries beyond its friendly yellow exterior. Petite Clouet takes it to the next level with breakfast tacos from Rosalita’s Backyard Tacos, a hugely popular three-day-a-week operation a few blocks downriver. Egg, potato, cheese, and salsa, plus an option of chorizo.

1. Refuel Cafe

8124 Hampson St, New Orleans, LA 70118
The Southwestern burrito from Refuel Cafe
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This somewhat health-conscious destination for breakfast and brunch all the way Uptown has a build your own breakfast burrito option (egg, cheese, avocado, spinach, ham, bacon, andouille, etc.) in addition to a few on the menu. NOTE: Refuel is closed for the remainder of July, but typical COVID hours are Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

8124 Hampson St
New Orleans, LA 70118

2. Cherry Espresso Bar

4877 Laurel St #1649, New Orleans, LA 70115

An expansion of the coffee stand inside Stein’s Deli, Cherry Espresso Bar on Laurel Street serves a hearty breakfast menu to match its coffee. Breakfast tacos contain scrambled egg, chorizo, black beans, roja sauce, avocado cream, and chimichurri, topped with cotija and fresh cilantro. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

4877 Laurel St #1649
New Orleans, LA 70115

3. Wakin' Bakin'

4408 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119
Wakin Bakin’s breakfast burrito
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Cozy Mid City charmer Wakin’ Bakin’ cranks out incredible breakfast options, including a breakfast burrito with three eggs and cheddar in a flour tortilla served with salsa, sour cream, and a slew of optional additions. Try it smothered in gravy and you won’t regret it. Order online for pickup or via Doordash for delivery.

4408 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119

4. The Kolache Kitchen (Multiple Locations)

4701 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Baton-Rouge based Kolache Kitchen now has two locations in New Orleans, Uptown and in the CBD. And while it’s of course known for its Texan-friendly, sweet and savory kolaches, it’s almost as loved for breakfast tacos. Open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

4701 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

5. El Pavo Real

4401 S Broad Ave, New Orleans, LA 70125

This Broadmoor gem serves top-notch Mexican specialties for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. In addition to a breakfast burrito with carnitas, potato, egg, pintos, cheese, salsa ranchera, crema, and pico; El Pavo serves breakfast tacos Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m., for $2 a pop. NOTE: The restaurant is taking a summer break from July 19 through July 27, reopening with abbreviated COVID-19 hours July 28. 

4401 S Broad Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125

6. Taqueria Guerrero

208 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

This Mid City outpost for homey Mexican fare has excellent, extensive breakfast options, including four types of breakfast burritos. It also opens at 9 a.m. and serves breakfast all day, so it’s a great spot for a hangover cure (get the menudo as well) after a long night out in. Order via DoorDash for pickup or delivery.

208 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

7. Ideal Market #2

250 S Broad Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

The kitchens at Ideal Market are not to be overlooked, especially the Broad Street location, and especially when it comes to breakfast. Solid breakfast tacos and baleadas on the go, served until 9 a.m.

250 S Broad Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

8. Slim Goodies Diner

3322 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Magazine Street’s classic breakfast diner serves a hefty breakfast burrito: a 12” grilled tortilla filled with hash browns, cheddar cheese, roasted peppers, chopped bacon and sausage, onions, jalapenos, and avocado, with sour cream and plantains on the side. Open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for takeout, patio seating, and delivery via all of the third party apps.

3322 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

9. Pagoda Café

1430 N Dorgenois St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Pagoda Cafe is a citywide destination for breakfast tacos, serving four excellent options made with potatoes, egg, and cheese on a Mawi tortilla — with either house-refried beans, bacon, turkey bacon, or tofu — and served with green hot sauce. NOTE: Pagoda Cafe is closed for the time being.

1430 N Dorgenois St
New Orleans, LA 70119

10. The Daily Beet (Multiple Locations)

1000 Girod St, New Orleans, LA 70113

For breakfast tacos on the lighter side, both of The Daily Beet’s locations are open for takeout — downtown from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Magazine Street from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The gluten-free corn tacos include tortilla, pastured egg, sweet potato, avocado, pickled red onion, arugula, queso fresco, and chimchurri.

1000 Girod St
New Orleans, LA 70113

11. HiVolt

1829 Sophie Wright Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130
HiVolt’s breakfast burrito
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LGD corner coffee house HiVolt serves a classic breakfast burrito: scrambled egg, potato, sour cream, salsa, avocado, cheddar cheese, and bacon on flour tortilla — it’s also only $7.50. Order online for pickup daily, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., or delivery via D’livery Nola.

1829 Sophie Wright Pl
New Orleans, LA 70130

12. Petite Clouet Cafe

3100 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70117

This new coffee shop and cafe in Bywater has more than excellent coffee and fresh pastries beyond its friendly yellow exterior. Petite Clouet takes it to the next level with breakfast tacos from Rosalita’s Backyard Tacos, a hugely popular three-day-a-week operation a few blocks downriver. Egg, potato, cheese, and salsa, plus an option of chorizo.

3100 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70117

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