21 Marvelous Mexican Breakfast Ideas (+Recipes)

If you’re tired of the same boring breakfast selections, then it’s definitely time to spice up your mornings with some delicious Mexican breakfast food.

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The best Mexican breakfast is filled with deliciously spiced, flavorful, and hearty ingredients, sure to leave you feeling full and energized to tackle your day.

Mexican chilaquiles with fried egg and chicken close-up on a plate.

We’ve put together a list of some of the best Mexican breakfast ideas, including perfect recipes for a Mexican brunch with a couple of Mexican mimosas.

Below you’ll find a few familiar dishes: Mexican breakfast dishes such as Mexican breakfast burritos and breakfast tacos.

You’ll see a few traditional Mexican breakfast dishes such as Gorditas de La Villa and Pan Dulce.

Here are 21 Mexican breakfast recipes certain to turn your morning meals into delicious fiestas!

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1. Tres Leches Overnight Oats

One of the more contemporary Mexican breakfast ideas out there is Tres Leches Overnight Oats, a wonderful alternative to boring old hot oatmeal.

These oats are soaked in three different kinds of milk to give them a flavor like nothing you’ve ever had!

It uses a combination of sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and almond milk to give your oats a creamy, heavenly taste.

You can also sub out the almond milk for coconut milk for a more tropical flavor profile.

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2. Gorditas de La Villa

This is one of those traditional Mexican breakfast dishes you are sure to fall in love with. Gorditas de La Villa is a fancy name for classic Mexican street food that tastes like griddle cakes.

This recipe shows you how to make this deliciously sweet treat at home using a few simple ingredients like egg yolks, vanilla, cinnamon, and Masceca flour.

Once you’re done, enjoy these little cakes with some maple syrup, honey, or jam.

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3. Mexican Fruit Salad

Mexican fruit salad is another traditional Mexican breakfast dish that takes the idea of fruit salad and adds its own twist using authentic Mexican spices.

In this recipe, you’ll need seedless watermelon, cantaloupe, mangos, fresh pineapple, cucumbers, jamaica, limes, and a Mexican spice called tajin.

The flavors of the fruits in this salad alone are amazing, but once you add the tajin, you’re talking about a completely different experience.

Now, if you can’t get your hands on some tajin for some reason, you can substitute it for chili powder.

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4. Pan Dulce

Are you getting bored with donuts? Even donuts as delicious as Krispy Kreme can start to lose their appeal if you have them often enough. A great Mexican breakfast substitute for donuts is Pan Dulce.

This sweet, fluffy, soft bread is covered with a special sugar frosting that really makes it irresistible.

Best of all, they are super-easy to make at home using a couple of ingredients like sugar, vegetable shortening, eggs, salt, and dry yeast, among others.

And the topping is equally as quick and simple to whip together.

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5. Breakfast Quesadillas

Another Mexican breakfast dish you’ve probably tried before is Breakfast Quesadillas. However, this recipe is like nothing you’ve had at those fast-food joints with their terrible eggs and sub-par ingredients.

In this recipe, you’ll use ingredients such as eggs, hot sauce, pinto beans (or black beans), butter (or extra-virgin olive oil), green onion, cilantro, pickled jalapeno, cheddar cheese, and tortillas to create the best Breakfast Quesadillas you’ve ever tasted.

You can also add meats like chicken, ham, steak, chorizo, and chicken to this dish for a supremely satisfying breakfast.

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6. Orange Atole

If you’d like to take a little break from morning coffee and orange juice, this recipe for Orange Atole is just the ticket.

Orange Atole is a hot drink traditionally made with corn masa harina, piloncillo, and water (or milk if you want it creamier).

However, in this recipe, we make it with strained orange juice, cornflour, sugar, and hot water or milk.

The result is a hot and zesty beverage certain to perk you up in the morning!

This drink is amazing with fresh Pan Dulce.

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7. Papas con Chorizo

Papas con Chorizo is a hearty Mexican breakfast dish that takes crispy fried potatoes and blends them with savory chorizo into a delicious corn tortilla.

If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying chorizo, you’re in for a treat as it possesses some of the most savory and feisty flavors you’ve ever tasted in sausage.

You can also add eggs, your favorite cheese, sour cream, and green onions to this meal to turn it into a skillet casserole for the ages.

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8. Sopapillas

Another delicious traditional Mexican breakfast sweet treat you can enjoy in the morning, as a sweet snack or dessert is Sopapillas.

These deep-fried pastry puffs are traditionally dusted with powder sugar then drizzled in golden honey.

They are pillowy, soft, and incredibly sweet. They almost remind us of beignets or funnel cake.

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9. Breakfast Tacos

Now, we know you’ve probably had something they called “breakfast tacos” at some pretty shady places like gas stations and fast-food restaurants.

But folks, we’re here to save you from those bad culinary influences and help you see the light with this simple and delicious recipe for homemade breakfast tacos.

Here is something you won’t find in those other places: tacos with fresh fried or scrambled eggs, refried beans, avocados, salsa (green, red, or pico de Gallo), and toppings like sour cream, cheese, diced jalapenos, and cilantro.

Not to mention your choice of meats such as chicken, fish, steak, pulled pork, and our personal favorite chorizo.

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10. Huevos Rancheros

One of our absolute favorite Mexican breakfast foods has to be Huevos Rancheros.

This incredible dish is packed with so many ingredients it’ll make your head spin!

For example, this recipe has delicious homemade Ranchero sauce, vegetable oil flour tortillas, Mexican chorizo, black beans, ripe avocados, crumbled queso fresco, and eggs.

You can also add on ingredients like sour cream, pico de Gallo, salsa verde, and cilantro for even more flavor!

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11. Churro Waffles

While not a strictly “traditional” dish, this Mexican breakfast dish offers a unique twist to American-style waffles by adding its own special touches.

In this recipe, you’ll use all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, kosher salt, ground cinnamon, fast-rising yeast, milk, butter eggs, and vanilla for your waffle mix.

And for your churro coating, you’ll need sugar, ground cinnamon, and melted butter.

When your waffles are finished cooking, brush your sweet cinnamon, sugar, and butter mixture onto your waffles.

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12. Vegetarian Sheet Pan Mexican Breakfast

We haven’t forgotten our vegan friends out there.

For those who would rather have zero animal meat and byproducts in their food, this recipe does just that and will deliver some incredible vegan-friendly ingredients that still pack plenty of savory Mexican flavors.

This dish features eggs, potatoes, jalapeno pepper, red bell pepper, yellow onion, canned black beans, ground cumin, ground coriander, ground Mexican oregano, chili powder, ground garlic, salt, black pepper, avocado, fresh cilantro, cotija cheese, extra virgin olive oil, and pico de Gallo.

Enjoy your feast with some homemade tortilla chips.

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13. Mexican Breakfast Hash

Now, folks, you may have thought you’d had a good breakfast hash at IHOP or Denny’s, but let us assure you, this Mexican breakfast hash puts anything you’ll find at a diner to shame!

Just let your eyes linger over the above picture for a few moments. Has anyone ever brought your breakfast that has this deliciously gorgeous while visiting some greasy spoon?

We didn’t think so.

This Mexican breakfast has eggs, crispy potatoes, beans, jalapenos, fresh cilantro, green onions, tomatoes, red bell peppers, avocado, and more — not to mention lots of savory Mexican spices.

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14. Mexican Breakfast Casserole

It’s official, people, Mexico just makes any food, in general, better.

Look no further for proof than this incredible Mexican breakfast casserole made with more delicious ingredients than you can shake a stick at (although why people shake sticks at stuff, we don’t know).

Let’s dive right in. We’ve got Mexican scrambled eggs, your choice of sausage (we picked chorizo), diced onion, poblano pepper (or green bell pepper), garlic, corn, your favorite store-bought or homemade salsa, black or pinto beans, cheese, seasonings, and lots of fresh toppings like diced avocado, red onion, fresh cilantro, green onion, sliced jalapenos, and crumbled cotija cheese.

This also makes for the perfect breakfast bowl.

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15. Mexican Breakfast Cups

Can’t sit down for a good hot breakfast. Don’t settle for those bland, tasteless fast-food “breakfast foods,” not when there are fun dishes like this Mexican breakfast cup recipe that you can take on the road.

Just look at that picture, people. How can you honestly say this is not one of the most delicious-looking breakfast bites you’ve ever seen?

It almost reminds me of a tart, but this cup is packed with a fried egg, bacon, beans (red or black), cauliflower, mushrooms, onions, cheddar cheese, and seasoned with lime, chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, fresh cilantro, and hot sauce.

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16. Mexican Breakfast Burritos

Even if you pay $10 for a Chipotle burrito or some other designer burrito joint, you’ll never find one as delicious as this recipe for Mexican Breakfast Burritos.

And honestly folks, it’s a bit unfair to hold anyone’s restaurant to this recipe’s standards. These burritos are just packed to the max with delicious ingredients and savory flavors.

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17. Migas

Migas is another Mexican skillet recipe a lot like hash but more like a large scrambled omelet with eggs, onion, green bell pepper, Monterey jack cheese, fresh cilantro, cooja, pico, avocado, and lots of spices.

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18. Breakfast Taquitos

These skinny breakfast taquitos are perfect when you are on the go and need something quick and filling to start your day. Paced with sausage, seasoning peppers, onion, eggs, and cheese, this deliciously does the job.

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19. Breakfast Enchiladas

For a savory sit-down Mexican breakfast, try this recipe for Mexican breakfast Enchiladas, which is similar to taquitos but baked in delicious red enchilada sauce with lots of cheese.

Yummy doesn’t even begin to describe this dish.

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20. Huevos Ahogados

This dish is basically a poached egg or two that swims in a savory red sauce and is very easy to make in less than 30 minutes. You can eat this with tortillas and your morning coffee.

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21. Chilaquiles

Last but far from least, offer this recipe for Chilaquiles!

Chilaquiles are baked corn tortillas with a red chile sauce, under a few sunny-side-up eggs. It’s almost like breakfast nachos.

And you can add other ingredients like bacon, chorizo, jalapenos, avocados, and more.

For more incredible traditional Mexican breakfast dishes, be sure to check out the video below.

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