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7 Standout Choices For Mexican Breakfast In Chicago

Start your day with some tortillas and spice at these spots.

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Imagine that it's breakfast time. You could microwave a pouch of oatmeal, toast a slice of bread, or head over to one of the following 10 restaurants for breakfast tacos, or breakfast burritos, or chilaquiles, or breakfast tortas, or all of the above. Your choice.

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1. Angel's Restaurant

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230 S Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 666-7253
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An unassuming restaurant on Ashland and Jackson, Angel's serves an array of Mexican breakfast items starting at 8 a.m. daily including five types of huevos, omelets, a breakfast burrito, and a breakfast empanada. There's also a nice patio in the summer.

2. Cafe Con Leche

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2714 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 289-4274
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The Logan Square daytime mainstay has been serving up Mexican breakfast favorites for years, including three types of breakfast tortas, three breakfast tostadas, and Mexican-tinged coffee drinks including the namesake cafe con leche.

3. Esencia Urban Kitchen

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3351 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 472-8553
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The quaint Lakeview daytime cafe has refined Mexican staples including breakfast tacos, breakfast burritos served in pairs, pretty veggie breakfast enchiladas, and much more.

1434 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 243-0477
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The brunch favorite in West Town also serves standout Mexican-tinged weekday breakfast. Try the Mexican steak and eggs and the breakfast tacos and burritos. The second location in Lakeview isn't open for breakfast hours.

5. La Casa Del Pueblo

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1834 S Blue Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 421-4664
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Pilsen has a wealth of taquerias and other authentic Mexican restaurants, yet this over half-century-old counter-service eatery and market represents in the morning hours. Head here for migas, scrambled eggs with beef jerky, Mexican soft boiled eggs, and much more.

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6. La Catedral Cafe & Restaurant

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2500 S Christiana Ave
Chicago, IL 60623
(773) 823-7546
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The cathedral-named restaurant has locations in Little Village and Lincoln Square, serving five types of chilaquiles, eight egg dishes, a fantastic selection of Mexican coffee drinks and hot chocolates, and more still.

7. WHISK

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2018 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 252-9060
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The burger and brunch restaurant serves breakfast dishes starting at 7 a.m. daily, and many have Mexican twists such as a poblano omelet, chilaquiles, and a breakfast burrito.

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1. Angel's Restaurant

230 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607

An unassuming restaurant on Ashland and Jackson, Angel's serves an array of Mexican breakfast items starting at 8 a.m. daily including five types of huevos, omelets, a breakfast burrito, and a breakfast empanada. There's also a nice patio in the summer.

230 S Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60607

2. Cafe Con Leche

2714 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

The Logan Square daytime mainstay has been serving up Mexican breakfast favorites for years, including three types of breakfast tortas, three breakfast tostadas, and Mexican-tinged coffee drinks including the namesake cafe con leche.

2714 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

3. Esencia Urban Kitchen

3351 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657

The quaint Lakeview daytime cafe has refined Mexican staples including breakfast tacos, breakfast burritos served in pairs, pretty veggie breakfast enchiladas, and much more.

3351 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60657

4. Flo

1434 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

The brunch favorite in West Town also serves standout Mexican-tinged weekday breakfast. Try the Mexican steak and eggs and the breakfast tacos and burritos. The second location in Lakeview isn't open for breakfast hours.

1434 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

5. La Casa Del Pueblo

1834 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
Daniel Gerzina

Pilsen has a wealth of taquerias and other authentic Mexican restaurants, yet this over half-century-old counter-service eatery and market represents in the morning hours. Head here for migas, scrambled eggs with beef jerky, Mexican soft boiled eggs, and much more.

1834 S Blue Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60608

6. La Catedral Cafe & Restaurant

2500 S Christiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60623

The cathedral-named restaurant has locations in Little Village and Lincoln Square, serving five types of chilaquiles, eight egg dishes, a fantastic selection of Mexican coffee drinks and hot chocolates, and more still.

2500 S Christiana Ave
Chicago, IL 60623

7. WHISK

2018 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

The burger and brunch restaurant serves breakfast dishes starting at 7 a.m. daily, and many have Mexican twists such as a poblano omelet, chilaquiles, and a breakfast burrito.

2018 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

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