Unlike our relative the rooster, Taco Pollos are not excited to get up early in the morning. Yet this means we miss out on the joy of eating breakfast tacos. Since Austin is all about the breakfast taco, we sacrificed our precious sleep to head down to Villa’s on Congress, just south of Ben White.
Villa’s has a large selection of breakfast tacos. You can choose from vegetarian to different types of meat, egg and veggie combinations.
On this visit to Villa’s we decided to try something a little bit different, so we chose the nopalito and egg breakfast taco. Nopalito is diced nopales, which is a vegetable made from the young cladode (pad) segments of the prickly pear cactus, carefully peeled to remove the spines. (more info)
What Did El Taco Pollo Think?
3 out of 5 Tacos: These tacos were bueno for a morning meal. The CORN tortilla had a light flavor, and was warmed on the stove before serving, which gave it a homemade feel. If you want your taco on a CORN tortilla, and you should if you are eating a taco, you must specify that you want one on a CORN and NOT FLOUR tortilla.
The eggs were light and fluffy and perfectly cooked. As for the nopalito, it had a bland, mild, slightly pickle taste and really didn’t add much to the taco. We would recommend not getting this taco unless you want a very simple tasting taco.
We also ate a bacon, potato, egg and cheese taco, and it was muy bueno. Overall, Villa’s has a large assortment of breakfast tacos, so we’re sure you’ll be able to find one that fits your tastes.
El Taco Pollo ~ Austin Taco Reviews
Villa’s Taco Shack
4406 South Congress Avenue Austin,