6 Delicious Mexican Breakfast Dishes You Must Try

Mexican dishes remind us of cheesy and tasty Honolulu tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. But it’s a lot more than just throwing an egg on the top of tortillas. There are several ways you can slip in the popular Taco Tuesday into your Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday mornings. From classic breakfast staples like bacon to making your spicy jalapeño bagels, the options are endless. 

Whether you need a grab-and-go option or want to host a weekend breakfast, these six Mexican food recipes are a perfect choice.


It’s not a classic Mexican breakfast if it doesn’t include a crunchy plate of chilaquiles or tortilla chips. These chips are bathed in red or green sauce and topped with chicken or egg (or both), crema, onions, and lots of cheese. The dish is popular in Mexican families, local breakfast spots, and among street vendors. You might also find them served with bread as torta de chilaquiles. 

Customizable Quesadillas 

A typical quesadilla comprises a doubled tortilla filled with a healthy serving of cheese and eggs with additional extra fillings. You can try various fillings with quesadillas ranging from chicken, chopped bell peppers, grilled fish, to guacamole, salsa, sesame poke, shrimp, black beans, and squash blossom. 

Torta de Tamal

A staple of Mexican cuisine, Torta de Tamal (tamale sandwich), otherwise known as the guajalota, is one of the most authentic and delicious on-the-go street-cart Mexican breakfast dishes. It has a soft bolillo or telera roll filled with a tamal (corn dough filled with either meat, cheese, or vegetables). The tamal can also contain various flavors such as red mole with chicken, cheese, and chile poblano, and salsa verde with pork. You can even ditch the bread (or bolillo roll) and eat the delicious tamal. 

Mexican Quiche

Mexican quiche is a tasty and customizable breakfast loaded with peppers, onions, diced green chiles, and taco spices. It’s also a perfect meal for a brunch, potluck, or light lunch. Unlike a frittata, a similar-looking Italian dish, quiche is baked slowly in a savory pie crust. The crust base gives it a crunchy texture and allows it to hold a lot more cream. 

Huevos Motuleños

It is a nutritious breakfast that has fried eggs and black beans on two crispy and fried tortillas. The usual toppings are peas, ham, salsa, and cheese, which are typically accompanied by plantains, chorizo, and queso fresco. It’s a Yucatan specialty but is big in the Mexican breakfast space. 

Huevos rancheros is a popular variation with slightly cooked corn tortillas, fried eggs, and salsa. It was originally a filling breakfast for those working on the range, but today it’s a great weekend breakfast for everyone. 

Freezer Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast burritos with three or quadruple layers of sausage, cheese, refried beans, and chopped tomatoes is a love story that unfolds in your mouth. Make them in batches on weekends with every topping you can imagine and freeze them. Just pop one in the microwave on a busy morning, and you’re good to go.

Delectable Mexican food in Honolulu 

If you want to have mouthwatering Hawaiian/Mexican food in Honolulu, Surf N Turf Tacos should be your one-stop destination. We offer a wide selection of dishes made from fresh, locally sourced produce at our restaurant in the heart of Waikiki. You can call us at 808.922.8226 or drop an email at surfnturftacos@gmail.com to know more.

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