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Review

Mica McCook

Dai Due Taqueria

Written by
Mica McCook
Perfect For: Breakfast Lunch

Dai Due Taqueria – an offshoot of the East Austin butcher shop/restaurant Dai Due in the downtown food hall Fareground – might be best known for its wood-fired trompo and al pastor tacos, but it’s the breakfast tacos that you should be coming here to eat. The first time we tried them, we sat there for a while, stunned, admiring them like the glowing briefcase in Pulp Fiction.

The foundation are the tortillas: homemade heirloom corn tortillas or flour tortillas made with freshly-rendered lard and locally-produced flour; there are only a few other places in town with flour tortillas this good. The eggs glow a hue that only the eggs of the happiest of chickens could produce. There’s a wild boar chorizo taco with egg, potato, and refried beans; a migas taco with crispy tortillas and a brilliant and citrus-y avocado; and a basic bacon, egg, potato, and cheese (that’s anything but basic when the bacon’s from Dai Due). The roasted red salsa and the salsa verde are so much more intense than the standard red and green salsas you get everywhere else. The only problem with these breakfast tacos is that they’re only available on the weekends from 9am-3pm (which makes them special and rare, sort of like a meteor or a McRib). Make sure to eat them outside in the courtyard under the old oak trees.

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