LA definitely has more of a breakfast burrito culture than tacos, but HomeState proves that Angelenos too appreciate a good Tex-Mex breakfast joint. This homey fast casual local spot serves up LA’s favorite breakfast tacos, with conveniently spaced out locations that cater to east and west siders. The formula is simple: variations of a theme for breakfast tacos (with vegetarian and meat options available), some “any time” tacos, migas, round it out with some quesadillas and plenty of sides and you you have a lot of happy customers. If you’re dining in, you can just sit and be mesmerized as they make the flour tortillas fresh before your eyes.
This is the kind of comfort food that will get even the most committed aesthetic brunching crowd to think about a more casual breakfast instead. But HomeState isn’t just for the weekenders, if you want people to like you at work, just show up with a bag of HomeState tacos in the morning and everyone will want to be your friend.
Los Feliz & Highland Park: 8am – 8pm every day
|Price||$ – $$ – all the breakfast tacos are $3.50 each, besides alcohol there really isn’t anything over $10 on the menu|
|Aesthetic||rustic, heavy on the tex-mex aesthetic|
Go here for: breakfast like you mean it
Order this: the trinity breakfast taco (eggs, bacon, potato, cheddar), lone star migas & always get some guac too
Amount of time to spend: great for grabbing things to go, or for a quick breakfast
When to come: weekends almost always have a line so avoid peak brunch hours (10a – 2p) or come on a weekday (a lot of people stop by before work but after 9:30 or 10a usually mellows out)
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Last visited: November 2019
Last updated: October 2020