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.Read More
7 Standout Choices For Mexican Breakfast In Chicago
Start your day with some tortillas and spice at these spots.
1. Angel's Restaurant
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
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
The quaint Lakeview daytime cafe has refined Mexican staples including breakfast tacos, breakfast burritos served in pairs, pretty veggie breakfast enchiladas, and much more.
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
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
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.
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.