Mi Madre’s doesn’t look like too much from the outside, another taco shack in Austin situated on Manor. Once you get inside though a friendly interior, and relaxing outside space turn this in to a great place to recover from a weekend hangover. Despite the small outer appearance, Mi Madre’s has a lot of space on the inside so no matter whether you are looking for a secluded space, or a group of you are looking to eat, they can easily accommodate.
But lets face it, if you are looking for breakfast tacos in Austin, it’s all about the food, and Mi Madre’s delivers in both taste and portion sizes. For breakfast tacos you are going to be paying a little more than some of the other taco joints in Austin, maybe $3 over $2. Fortunately each taco is generously packed with tasty fillings that easily make up for the small difference in price, and you’ll be getting a lot more than you would in a $2 taco.
My breakfast mix of choice last time I came down here was the Carne Guisada and a pototo, sausage egg taco, both of which were filled to the brim with fillings. There’s a reason these fillings are flavor filled though, Mi Madre’s tries to locally source it’s food. The food you taste is way more likely to come from a local farm than a factory mess.
Mi Madre’s isn’t just about breakfast tacos, though that is where they get most of my business personally, they run lunch and dinner options as well, which are sure to please if the breakfast taco fare is anything to judge by!
Stepping in to Mi Madre’s is a welcome break from some of the more popular taco joints around town (like Torchy’s) which can serve great food, but are often crowded and less relaxed. Mi Madre’s retains that Austin vibe, and lets you chill out in true Austin style.
As with any true Austin taco venue, Mi Madre’s comes with some great drinks to start the morning off right. The micheladas and margaritas are both fantastic (the michelda comes in three styles!) and they also have the standard bloodymary/mimosa/beer fare for the more traditional drinkers in a group.
Mi Madre’s fast became one of my favorite breakfast taco joints in Austin, on a par with Pueblo Veijo and Starseeds Cafe. If you get the chance, check it out, you won’t be disappointed!
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