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The 5 Best Mexican Breakfast in Houston

The 5 Best Mexican Breakfast in Houston
  • Plenty of choices: The best Mexican breakfast in Houston should have plenty of choices to choose from! You don’t know what you’ll be craving on a particular day, after all!
  • Authentic flavor: A diverse menu is one thing - but flavor is another that we’re on the lookout for! Mexican food has that distinct taste that separates them from the crowd; that’s what we’re on the lookout for!
  • Affordable pricing: Having breakfast on a dime really can help elevate the experience, and the best Mexican breakfast in Houston shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg!
  • Early opening time: Breakfasts are typically no later than 10 AM (as a general rule, anyway)! So a good Mexican breakfast should open early in case we want one before going to work.
  • Accessibility: Yes, we know that DoorDash exists. But the best Mexican breakfast in Houston should be accessible and easy to find so anyone can get a bite (or two) when we feel like it!

1.) Villa Arcos

Villa Arcos Homepage

Credit: Villa Arcos

Website: Villa Arcos

Address: 3009 Navigation Blvd Houston, TX 77003

Contact info: 832-426-4766

Operating Hours:  Monday – Friday 6 AM – 2 PM

Saturday 7 AM – 2 PM

Sunday 8 AM – 2 PM

Google Reviews Score4.5/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.1/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.2/5
Total Reviews4.3/5
Score Consistency4.3/5


  • Food is made-to-order
  • All-day breakfast
  • Good, authentic food selection
  • Day-limited menus are a must-try


  • Little hard to find

Ever been tempted for Mexican breakfast in the middle of the day? Us, too. And that’s why we tried Villa Arcos!

What we appreciated about Villa Arcos is that they offer their breakfast menu all day long, and there’s a lot to choose from! If you want a filling option, the bacon and potato taco is the way to go. But if you have dietary restrictions, you can’t go wrong with potatoes and beans.

Their food is really fresh, too! Everything is made-to-order – you can taste the difference between freshly cooked bacon and reheated from the pantry! 

And if you want a memorable experience, we suggest you visit them on the weekends for an exclusive special menu. We highly recommend you try out their Barbacoa Tacos! 

If we do have a gripe with Villa Arcos, it’s probably that they’re located a bit further away from the main road. And although this is a bit of a nitpick, it makes them a bit harder to find than others.

But in our opinion, Villa Arcos still takes the cake for being one of the best Mexican breakfasts in Houston thanks to their tacos alone. That, and the fact that nothing costs more than $12 really sealed the deal for us!

2.) La Guadalupana

La Guadalupana Homepage

Credit: La Guadalupena

Website: La Guadalupena

Address: 2109 Dunlavy St., Houston, TX 77006

Contact info: (713) 522-2301

Service Hours:  Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Sunday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Google Reviews Score4.6/5
Yelp Reviews Score4/5
Facebook Reviews Score5/5
Total Reviews4.8/5
Score Consistency4.8/5


  • Diverse food options
  • The bakery menu is a must-try
  • Authentic Mexican breakfast
  • Reasonable pricing


  • Long wait time

With tons of authentic food options on the menu, you’re literally spoilt for choice for Mexican breakfast when you visit La Guadalupena!

In our opinion, you really have to give their Omelette Especial and the Taco Home Style a try. They have a unique flavor that’s very much unlike any other Mexican breakfasts in Houston. 

And since they’re a bakery, their desserts and specialty drinks are delicious, too! They all have just the right amount of sweetness, complementing the menu items well. We really have to put our hands down for their tiramisu and champurrado.

But these options also come with longer than usual wait times. It took 30 to 40 minutes before we got our order. While some might be okay with that, we think a breakfast menu should arrive faster. 

However, a long wait time isn’t enough to ruin our experience in La Guadalupena. They have great value for money and they’re quite accessible too, so we’ll definitely be back. 

3.) Tamales Don Pepe

Tamales Don Pepe Homepage

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Website: Tamales Don Pepe

Address: 3816 Link Valley Drive, Houston, TX 77025

Contact info: (281) 846-6195 

[email protected]

Service Hours:  Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Saturday: 7 AM – 3 PM

Sunday: 8 AM – 3 PM

Google Reviews Score4.6/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.7/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.2/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5


  • Plenty of Mexican food options
  • The breakfast menu is top-notch
  • Specialty drinks are a must-try
  • Good price points on every menu option


  • Smaller servings

If you’re craving for tamales in Houston, then Tamales Don Pepe is a must-visit! 

Although their tamales are awesome, their breakfast portion sizes are a bit too small. But then again, with everything on the menu costing only between $2.50 to $11, we got what we paid for.

But for what they lack in size and menu options, they make up for in flavor! So if we’re talking value for money, Tamales Don Pepe fits the bill.

We think you should definitely try the Pepe’s Breakfast Special if you want to start your day with a little bit of spice. Their spicy tomato sauce is really good and goes really well with their hot chocolate.

Speaking of specialty drinks, their Cafe de Olla has that glorious kick you’d expect from a morning coffee. All that without being too hard on the stomach if you haven’t eaten yet! 

Oh and they’re not just for breakfast! We recommend visiting them on the weekend to try out their small Menudo as well.

4.) Hugo’s

Hugo’s Homepage

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Website: Hugo’s

Address: 1600 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77006

Contact info: 713-524-7744

Service Hours:  Monday: Closed

Tuesday & Wednesday 3 PM – 9 PM 

Thursday 11:30 AM – 9 PM

Friday 11:30 AM -10:30 PM

Saturday 11 AM – 10:30 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 9 PM

Google Reviews Score4.6/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.1/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.3/5
Total Reviews4.3/5
Score Consistency4.3/5


  • Specialty cocktails are well-made
  • Happy Hour specials available
  • Vegan and vegetarian Mexican food
  • Limited-time events


  • More of a brunch spot

When you want a bit of a Mexican twist on your brunch options, then you should give Hugo’s a visit! Their diverse food options and specialty drinks make them stand out.

What’s more, Hugo’s has a wide vegan and vegetarian menu for you to choose from! We liked their Pastel de Chocolate and have to say their vegan chocolate is top-tier!

They also have limited-time events where you can get a promo on their menu. For example, as of the time of writing, Hugo’s runs a Holiday Lunch promo where you can buy plenty of items on the menu for $37 per person plus a beverage.

Now, Hugo’s is actually more of a brunch spot than an early breakfast place – but if you’re a late riser, then you give this joint a try. They open at 11 AM on most days and 3 PM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

And hey, if you like their breakfast, you should visit on the weekend for their brunch menu! The Huegos Rancheros and the Enchiladas del Dia are a must-try off their brunch menu. 

And if you’re in for a little fun, their sangria can take you to fun town!

5.) La Mexicana

La Mexicana Homepage

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Website: La Mexicana

Address: 1018 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006

Contact info: (713) 521-0963

Service Hours:  Monday – Thursday: 7 AM – 10 PM

 Friday-Saturday: 7 AM – 11 PM

Sunday: 7 AM – 9 PM

Google Reviews Score4/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.2/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.3/5
Total Reviews4.4/5
Score Consistency4.4/5


  • Long tenure in the community
  • Well-curated menu
  • Fajitas are made with good meat cuts
  • Open on Mondays


  • Some menu items are expensive

While most of the best Mexican breakfasts in Houston are closed on Mondays, La Mexicana is open for the entire week! 

La Mexicana has been part of the community since the 1950s, so they’re pretty well-known around the area for a good reason. Their well-curated menu really speaks volumes about that!

Their menu is well-made and is made to complement every item. In our opinion, the Chorizo con Huevo with an extra egg is the unique, tasteful breakfast menu we’ve been looking for.

Their fajitas are really good, too and it should be – they’re made from Angus beef, after all. And we think that’s exactly why some La Mexicana menu items are more expensive compared to others.

To put it in perspective, you’d have to spend $35 for one fajita. And while we know we’re paying for quality, we can’t help but feel that it’s a bit excessive. 

Nevertheless, we’re still willing to occasionally indulge for a taste of La Mexicana. If your budget is tight, their Taco de Chicharron is only $4,95.

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