Potato and Egg Taco

How to make Potato and Egg Taco

Potato and egg taco from Taco Palenque is one of the best selling menu items of the restaurant that features crispy seasoned and baked potatoes and scrambled eggs wrapped in a flour tortilla. You can order this dish from the restaurant during their breakfast hours. 

If you want to prepare this dish at home, then you can follow the below recipe that we have modified for your convenience. Before preparing this dish, you should arrange the required ingredients that you need during the preparation.


Potato and egg taco features crispy baked potatoes and scrambled eggs as its main ingredients. However, the menu also has a few other ingredients in it. So, let us discuss all the ingredients that you need to keep handy at the time of preparation.

  • 1 Jar Green Salsa
  • 6 Flour Tortillas
  • 1 lb Russet Potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Oil 
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Smoked Paprika
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper
  • 6 Whole Eggs Beaten with 1 Tbsp of water
  • 1 Tbsp Butter 
  • 1 Avocado Thinly sliced


Method of Preparation

  1. To begin with the recipe, first preheat the oven to 375 F degrees. Then wash potatoes thoroughly and dice them into small even pieces. In a large bowl place the potatoes and add oil, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika to it. Toss well so that the spices coat each potato piece well.
  2. Then grease a large baking sheet with oil, and place potatoes in a single layer. Roast the potatoes in the oven for 25 minutes while flipping them over halfway through. If you find that potatoes are not crispy enough, then cook for 5 more minutes or until desired crispiness.
  3. Turn on the gas stove and place a skillet on medium low flame and add butter to the skillet. Allow the oil to heat up for about 2 min. Then turn the pan to low flame. Beat the eggs with water vigorously until it becomes smooth. Let the water evaporate and the eggs turn out fluffy without adding any milk.
  4. Now add the beaten eggs to the skillet, and gently move the eggs around the pan with a spatula. When the eggs start to firm up, turn off the heat, and leave them in the skillet to keep warm until you are ready to serve.
  5. Heat flour tortillas in the microwave for 20-30 seconds or until they become warm. You can also heat the tortillas in a dry skillet over high flame.
  6. To assemble tacos, place the tortilla on a pan, add a layer of scrambled eggs, potatoes, and top with Green Salsa, and sliced avocado.
  7. Serve hot and fresh to enjoy.


Nutrition Facts

There are 440 calories in 1 serving of Potato and Egg Taco from Taco Palenque; most of the calories come from carbohydrates and fat. Let us discuss all the nutrients that we get from 1 serving of Potato and Egg from Taco Palenque.

  • Serving Size (g): 1 taco (190g)
  • Calories: 440
  • Fat cal(g): 240
  • Fat (g): 27
  • Saturated fat: 7
  • Trans fat(g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 290
  • Sodium (mg): 1260
  • Carbs (g): 31
  • Fiber (g): 3
  • Sugar (g): 1
  • Prot (g): 14
  • Vit A %: 8%
  • Vit C %: 15%
  • Calcium%:8%
  • Iron %: 15%


* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Nutrition Facts Source: www.tacopalenque.com


Kristina B.


Definitely a hometown staple. I've been coming here for as long as I can remember and I can't leave Laredo without at least a couple of visits (sorry New Braunfels and San Antonio locations are just not the same). After a cold and brutal bike ride we settled in to restore all the burned calories with some coffee and tacos and of course chips and salsa. The potato and egg taco was tasty, but had obviously been sitting out for a while as it wasn't hot or fresh, even though service was slow this morning. The bean and cheese was also great and nice and hot, plus it comes with a second tortilla so all the dropped filling makes another taco (I refuse to admit the beans are not vegetarian, ignorance is heavenly bliss in this case). The coffee is self-serve so you can get all your little heart desires. My sister likes to add horchata to the coffee. Although I didn't try that because I needed straight up coffee, it's something I'd like to try. The salsa bar: Avocado salsa, tomatillo salsa, red salsa, pico de gallo, cucumbers, cilantro, radishes, cabbage, pickled onions, roasted jalapeños, Serrano peppers, serve your own chips at no additional cost. Hands down the best part of the dining experience. I love the avocado salsa with lime and cilantro, the tomatillo salsa, and the grilled jalapeños the best. My only complaint is that the quality is inconsistent and the orders are sometimes wrong. The food is always good, but at times everything is great and fresh, other times it's obviously been sitting out, cold, and stale. Nonetheless, it's a must do when I'm in town.

Ahsan C.

San Antonio, TX


Pros: Great tacos. They really fill the tacos up. Breakfast all day.

Cons: Salsa bar, though tasty, is a bit scary because any self-serve food section is. The place could be a lot brighter and less dingy.

Vegetarians/Vegans: Nothing for vegans. Vegetarians, it depends how strict you are. If you are okay with lard, then there's always potato and egg taco, bean and cheese taco, bean and rice taco, bean and cheese tostada, cheese chile relleno, cheese quesadilla, sopa de fideo (request meatless), and huevos rancheros.


How I enjoy tacos from Taco Palenque! I like them so much that I have yet to move on and try something different. The fajita taco is decent, if a little salty, but the bean and cheese and potato and egg are great. The sopa de fideo is very well done and worth trying. Note that the flour tortillas here are much thinner than most Tex Mex places in town, but still very tasty. I like the way Taco Palenque uses thin tortillas and stuffs them really well with different fillings.


This place serves breakfast all day, so if you are so inclined, you get grab breakfast tacos at night.

The Most Popular Queries

Can the Potato and Egg Tacos be frozen?

Ans: Yes! Potato and egg tacos can be made ahead of time and frozen for a quick breakfast or meal another day. You can cook the potatoes and eggs as stated in the recipe and then assemble them either in corn, small flour, or burrito size tortillas for a larger portion. Then you need to wrap each taco or burrito tightly with plastic wrap and place in a freezer safe ziplock bag. 

We recommend you not to add the salsa or avocado as they need to be added after the tacos are reheated. To reheat the tacos, remove from the plastic and microwave for 1-2 minutes, depending on the size of the taco


Latest News

Taco Palenque drive-thru now open in Corpus Christi

Taco Palenque's new location is now open in Corpus Christi, reported by News Break.

The restaurant made this announcement on the company's Facebook page Wednesday. The Laredo-based fast-food restaurant has locations across South Texas and the Houston area.

"It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for," said the post.

The drive-thru, located at 5617 Saratoga Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78414, is now open.

"Swing by and experience Fresh Mex, close to home," says the post. "We can’t wait to see you!"