8 Mouthwatering Migas to Eat This Weekend

By Megan Giller  |  February 13, 2014

A while back we rounded up some of the tastiest breakfast tacos in town, and today we’re talking about Austin’s other favorite hangover food: migas. Funny how that combination of eggs, tortilla strips, cheese, tomatoes, onions and salsa can be the best thing ever - or just meh. Here are eight places that do it right, from high-end options to down-home cooking in to-go containers.

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    Tamale House

    We’re not sure if the people-watching, the 95¢ tacos or the migas are the best things here, but fortunately, for under $6, you can have all three. The bustling, authentic restaurant is more like a to-go stand with a long line to boot, but it moves fast and the migas here are cheesy, cheap and satisfying. (Take note that Tamale House is closed on Sundays.)

    5003 Airport Blvd.; 512-453-9842

  • Chavez

    Chef Shawn Cirkiel’s new Southwestern restaurant in the Radisson features a plated take on the classic Tex-Mex dish that he serves every morning, seven days a week. The migas are largely traditional, except they are garnished with thinly sliced watermelon radishes and fresh cilantro and served with crispy whole new potatoes on the side instead of tortillas. While we wished for more spice (or at least some salsa), it made a satisfying breakfast.

    111 E. Cesar Chavez; 512-478-2991

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    Veracruz All-Natural

    This taco trailer on East Cesar Chavez doesn’t have migas proper but instead a migas breakfast taco. And thank goodness, because you really wouldn’t want to miss the amazing homemade tortillas here. The fresh ingredients make a big difference, and the crunch of the tortilla strips is simply addicting.

    1704 E. Cesar Chavez; 512-981-1760

  • Luke’s Inside Out

    The food trailer outside of the Gibson Bar is mainly known for its massive griddled sandwiches, but they pull out all the stops at Sunday brunch, including using a secret ingredient: Cheez-Its, the most addictive cracker known to mankind. For $12 from 11:30 AM to 3 PM, it’s all-you-can-eat, with eggs, cream cheese, salsa, Cheez-Its, cheddar cheese and tortilla strips, served with flour tortillas. Be sure to get yourself a $1 mimosa or $5 Bloody Mary from the Gibson too.

    1109 S. Lamar Blvd.; 512-386-1345

  • Z’Tejas

    You can’t go wrong with brunch at this Southwestern grill, and one of our favorite dishes is the migas. Z’Tejas preps you for your entree with a complimentary starter of fruit and a muffin (we go with banana-nut). Then comes a big plate of scrambled eggs, tortilla chips, Jack cheese, jalapeños and salsa fresca, served with puréed black beans, warm tortillas and breakfast potatoes. We dare you to eat the whole thing.

    1110 W. Sixth St.; 512-478-5355

  • 1886 Café and Bakery

    This cute cafe in the Driskill Hotel features more than an amazing chocolate cake. Try the South Congress Migas Plate, two scrambled eggs with pico de gallo garnished with tortilla strips and queso fresco, served with a side of refried black beans and corn tortillas.

    604 Brazos St.; 512-391-7066

  • South Congress Café

    The migas at this upscale New American cafe come dressed up a bit at their famous brunch. Think the usual ingredients plus jalapeños and a three-cheese blend, sided with refried black beans and a smoked gouda potato pancake. It’s served with your choice of salsas and housemade tortillas. We also advise splitting an order of the carrot cake French toast with your table.

    1600 S. Congress Ave.; 512-447-3905

  • Trudy’s

    Sure, you could go with the traditional migas at this Austin Tex-Mex staple. Or you could hit up the migas and fajitas and get the best of both breakfast and lunch. That’s a hefty amount of their famous migas served with your choice of beef, chicken or portobello fajitas as well as tortillas. Breakfast just got even more decadent.

    8820 Burnet Rd.; 512-454-1474