The Most Amazing Huevos Rancheros in Texas

31 Jul

The Tamale House in Austin, Texas

Ok, fine, perhaps I should have titled this post “The Most Amazing Huevos Rancheros in Austin” since admittedly I didn’t eat ALL the huevos rancheros Texas has to offer, but still…I’m pretty sure this place is THE BEST.  There are so many excellent restaurants in Austin, but when we asked my brother for a place we could get some good, cheap breakfast tacos, The Tamale House was the first on his list.  It’s located just off I-35 in northern Austin, in an area that’s a bit run down.  The building is small and has only a few tiny tables inside, and a few more tables outside.  You place your order at the counter and the food is made right in front of you.

What makes this family-run place so great?

  • There are more than a dozen kinds of breakfast taco available, all for less than a dollar
  • There is nothing on the menu over $5
  • Everything we had (7 tacos plus the huevos) has great flavor
  • The huevos rancheros looks a mess, but is huge, and is smothered in an amazing, secret sauce
  • It was super fast
  • Did I mention everything had great flavor?
  • It’s small, a bit grungy, and totally full of charm

The Tamale House isn’t fancy, it isn’t trendy, it isn’t new, but it IS cheap and it’s good.  Get the huevos (and a taco or two).


2 Responses to “The Most Amazing Huevos Rancheros in Texas”

  1. Melissa July 31, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    Love this! Especially the list. Do you have pictures of your huevos rancheros? I ask because I’m from Oregon and I’m willing to bet we make it 500 times different.

    • The Parallel Life July 31, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

      I wish we had taken a picture! There may be some on Yelp, we found lots of food pictures there later when I was looking it up to give it a review. It seems like people make their Tex-Mex differently all over the county, I’m particularly partial to the kind I’ve usually gotten in Colorado, but the sauce on these bested anything I’ve had elsewhere.

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