we love breakfast tacos

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.

the details


Los Feliz: 4624 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles
Playa: 12105 E Waterfront Dr Suite B, Los Angeles
Highland Park: 5611 N Figueroa St Unit #1, Los Angeles


Los Feliz: https://www.yelp.com/biz/homestate-los-angeles
Playa: https://www.yelp.com/biz/homestate-los-angeles-8
Highland Park: https://www.yelp.com/biz/homestate-los-angeles-4


Los Feliz & Highland Park: 8am – 8pm every day
Playa: 8am – 2pm Wednesday – Saturday, closed Sunday – Tuesday

Price$ – $$ – all the breakfast tacos are $3.50 each, besides alcohol there really isn’t anything over $10 on the menu 
Aestheticrustic, heavy on the tex-mex aesthetic

good to know

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)


  • Los Feliz: Parking can be tough, if you aren’t lucky enough to snag a meter on Hollywood, try Maubert or Rodney.
  • Playa: Parking is weird in this part of town (lots of red zones and pricey parking garages), your best bet would probably be to circle around to Millennium Drive.
  • Highland Park: if there aren’t any meters available on Figueroa, try one of the side streets (but note the parking signs – they differ from street to street).


Other things to note: 

  • If you’re just picking up, you can order ahead online (great to minimize the wait on busy mornings, and avoid having to find parking). 

Last visited: November 2019

Last updated: October 2020

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