There is no better cure in this wild world for the post-late-night-partying, "Saturday morning sunglasses-ies" than eggs, cheese, and a flour tortilla. Apparently the entire state of Texas agrees.
In collusion, Foursquare and Mapbox determined recently that Texas' most distinct food order, based on customer check-ins and reviews, is the humble breakfast taco. Texans are 3,861 percent more likely to search out breakfast tacos here than anywhere else in the nation, which easily dwarfs most other states' predilections. New York comes close with 3,143 wanting avocado toast.
Most of the results aren't too shocking: More northern Midwest states like fish (walleye, anyone?) and the southwest obviously loves green chiles and putting them in anything you'll let them. The South loves grits, fried green tomatoes, and hushpuppies, and one thing that's definitely not shocking Las Vegas' obsession with bottle service. Seriously, guys.
Others, like Washington D.C.'s love affair with Ethiopian cuisine or Ohio's crushing demand for pierogi, might seem unexpected to the uninitiated, but just roll so it doesn't devolve into one of those "you ain't from around here" things, which happens a lot in movies that don't end well.
When in Texas
Since we love 'em so much, why not marry them? AKA, grab some now, for that's the beauty of the best breakfast taco locales: No midday cutoff.
Good 2 Go Taco: Delectable fancy-pants choices (think apricot brown sugar glazed ham or a dedicated "Hangover Helper" whipped up with mashed potatoes, chorizo, and cotija) describe Good 2 Go, with one location on Peavy Road, serving from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Tues-Sun.
Tacos la Banqueta: You're not going to find much online about this authentic stop, but Yelpers consistently call its breakfast tacos the best in town. They're remarkable for both size and price, and you can get them on Gaston near the Lake or North Carroll starting at 9 a.m. every day except Sunday.
Fuel City Tacos: Speaking of authentic, if you haven't made a midnight drop in to the Taco Stand at Fuel City, you haven't really experienced Dallas. In a large truck stop, the stand is open 24 hours -- that means "breakfast" anytime -- but note that they do stop serving true breakfast varieties daily at 11 a.m. Currently, there are just two locations (one in Dallas and one in Lufkin), but another is slated to open this year in Mesquite. Get there early, or super late, and enjoy some of the state's highest regarded inexpensive street tacos.
Road-trippin'? Foursquare offered handy suggestions in Texas' most breakfast taco forward cities including the ATx and Houston.