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Baytown Cafe & Taqueria’s breakfast tacos have what it takes to make you a repeat customer. 

One of my favorite breakfast eateries is Baytown Café & Taqueria in Old Baytown, across from the post office on Market Street.

One can belly up to the counter, order a breakfast taco with a little salsa, a cup of coffee, and there you have it - good to go. 

I drink a little coffee with my milk. 

My philosophy on the taco: Everyone needs just a little bacon in life. 

There are worse things.

My coffee arrives within seconds, service with a smile.

The breakfast taco arrives shortly after, hot and steaming. I like mine in a corn tortilla. You know, the lighter side. My breakfast is under $5 including the tip. 

It works for me.

I chose egg, bacon and cheese. This time it was served with a fork, which puzzled me at first. A taco is to be picked up. Right? Then I realized what they were up to.

The taco was packed so full of the savory bacon, egg and cheese that there was no way to hold it all in the tortilla. The more bites I took, the more spilled out on to my plate, only to be rescued later by my handy fork. They were way ahead of me.

Baytown Café & Taqueria won Best Breakfast Taco Runner Up as voted by readers of The Baytown Sun in April. 

They serve breakfast all day, along with many other delicious entrées. If you want something other than breakfast, they have the classic dishes, sandwiches, burgers, appetizers, combination platters, seafood, salads and sides.

Now back to breakfast.

They serve many options for breakfast tacos. Choose from Chorizo and egg, potato and egg, sausage and egg, bacon and egg, ham and egg, chorizo and potato, spicy potato, Nopalitos, Chicharon and egg, Migas and egg, or fajita and egg. Add additional meats; cheese, rice or beans; or avocado, pico de gallo or guacamole.

Other breakfast choices include the Juevos Rancheros Platter, Huevos Divorciados Platter (two split eggs covered in green and red salsa), Pancake Platter, Chilaquiles Rojos Platter (crispy tortilla strips with tomato salsa & jack cheese, served with refried beans, guacamole, sour cream and your choice of meat and/or eggs), Breakfast Fajita Plate, American Platter, Omelet Platter, Pancakes or BLT or Breakfast Egg Sandwiches. 

Baytown Café and Taqueria caters too. They are located at 3507 Market Street, right across from the old post office in Old Baytown (formerly Scarborough’s Drug Store). They can be reached at 281-422-9372.

Hours are: 5 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays. Find them on Facebook.

Carol Skewes is the Publisher for The Baytown Sun. She can be reached at carol.skewes@baytownsun.com. 

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