The not-so-secret weapon of this classic East Austin breakfast spot is its owner and namesake, local legend Juan Meza, who has run his modest eatery since 1981 and still greets every diner with a bone-crushing handshake and a smile. Juan's strong community spirit is infectious, but the simple, filling, and reliably good fare will start your day off right on its own. The Don Juan taco (a massive mound of eggs, potato, bacon, and cheese) is the true East Austin breakfast of champions; machacado con huevo (shredded dried beef scrambled with eggs), migas (eggs scrambled with torn corn tortillas, onions, chile peppers, cheese, and spices), and huevos rancheros are also above average. A variety of inexpensive Tex-Mex and Mexican specialties is served at lunch.
Jan 30, 2015
This place has a following in Austin and you're likely going to have to wait for awhile to get a table if you arrive around noon on a Saturday or Sunday but its a good cheap meal and the owner, Juan, makes your day with a handshake at the end of your meal. Get the Don Juan, best hangover cure in Austin.
Jan 14, 2015
It's a classic hole-in-the-wall, but an absolutely amazing value and great breakfast food. Get the Don Juan (I also like to add refried beans and get a side of lettuce and tomatoe for a full tastebud explosion). The salsa is spicy and complimentary. The only thing I would change is that I wish the tortilla chips were less heavy on the corn as I like then thinner and crispier. But overall, you can't beat the price and quanity of food.