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 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.