These Mexican breakfast recipes will make you explore the flavors and aromas of Mexico’s vibrant morning cuisine. From savory Chilaquiles and Huevos a la Mexicana to sweet & warm beverages, start your day with a taste of Mexico’s rich culinary heritage.

Mexican breakfasts have been a staple in Mexican households for centuries, with some dishes tracing back to the Aztecs and Mayans. They’re often hearty meals, designed to give workers the fuel they need for a long day.

A traditional Mexican breakfast often consists of simple yet flavorful dishes that are commonly enjoyed throughout the country. Eggs, tortillas, vegetables, beans, and chorizo are often included in this important meal.

Desayunos is the Spanish word for breakfast. In the context of Mexican cuisine, desayunos refers to the breakfast dishes and mealtime traditions specific to Mexico.

Traditional Mexican breakfast huevos rancheros being drizzled with ranchero sauce.


Chilaquiles are often enjoyed as a hearty and flavorful morning meal, they are made by frying or baking tortilla wedges until crispy and then tossing them in a flavorful sauce.

This traditional breakfast dish is not only delicious but also a great way to use up leftover corn tortillas. It’s a popular choice for breakfast in many Mexican households and is often enjoyed with a cup of coffee or a refreshing glass of orange juice.

Chilaquiles Rojos

Make the best chilaquiles rojos for breakfast with this foolproof recipe. This classic Mexican dish is made out of tortilla chips soaked in flavorful red sauce and served with cheese, cream, and onions.
Get the recipe
Mexican Chilaquiles Rojos recipe.

Chilaquiles Verdes

This traditional chilaquiles verdes recipe is made with crispy corn tortillas drenched in a flavorful homemade green sauce and served with cheese, cream, and onions.
Get the recipe
Chilaquiles verdes recipe.

Mole Chilaquiles

Mole Chilaquiles feature crispy tortillas drenched in a flavorful mole sauce. Serve with cheese, crema, onions, and fried eggs for a fulfilling weekend breakfast or brunch!
Get the recipe
Mole chilaquiles recipe.

Migas Con Huevo

These delicious migas con huevo are made with tortilla chips and eggs, dipped in a delicious tomato sauce and served with lots of cheese, cream and onions.
Get the recipe
Migas con huevo recipe.


Eggs are a versatile and popular ingredient that can be prepared in various ways and incorporated into a wide range of Mexican breakfast dishes, they are often served with a side of frijoles refritos (refried beans) and corn or flour tortillas de harina.

Eggs provide protein, texture, and flavor to breakfast recipes, and their versatility allows for endless possibilities when it comes to creating delicious Mexican breakfast recipes.

Huevos Divorciados

Get your day started with those delicious Mexican divorced eggs. Drizzled with two types of sauces and served with refried beans those eggs are a nice choice for a Sunday brunch.
Get the recipe
Huevos divorciados. Aka divorced eggs recipe.

Papas Con Huevos

Papas con Huevo is a Mexican breakfast dish made of scrambled eggs and potatoes. The recipe is super simple to make, really tasty, and fulfilling.
Get the recipe
Papas con huevo recipe.

Huevos a la Mexicana

A delicious egg scramble made with onion, tomatoes, and green chili peppers. Perfect to serve as breakfast along with coffee and warm tortillas.
Get the recipe
Mexican eggs Huevos a la Mexicana recipe.

Huevos Ahogados

Huevos Ahogados are poached eggs simmered in a delicious and hearty red sauce, a simple and nutritious breakfast to serve with warm tortillas and coffee any day of the week.
Get the recipe
Huevos Ahogados Recipe.

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros is a traditional Mexican breakfast featuring warm corn tortillas and fried eggs covered with delicious ranch-style salsa.
Get the recipe
Traditional Huevos Rancheros Mexicanos Recipe.


Mexican chorizo is a flavorful and spicy sausage made from ground pork, seasoned with various spices. It is commonly eaten for desayunos (breakfast) in Mexican cuisine because it adds a robust and savory flavor to breakfast dishes.

Mexican chorizo can be cooked in various ways and incorporated into breakfast recipes along with eggs, potatoes, and vegetables. Those below are my favorite breakfast recipes that include chorizo.

Nopales Con Chorizo

Nopales con chorizo is a Mexican recipe made of chunks of cactus paddles cooked along with chorizo and onions, all simmered in a flavorful tomato and chile sauce.
Get the recipe
Nopales con chorizo recipe.

Chorizo Con Papas

Papas con chorizo are a delicious and simple Mexican breakfast perfect for any day of the week. Potatoes infuse with the amazing flavor of Mexican chorizo and deliver a scrumptious and aromatic dish in just 15 minutes.
Get the recipe
Papas con chorizo recipe.

Huevos Con Chorizo

Huevos con chorizo is a Mexican traditional breakfast made with chorizo and eggs scrambled and served with various side dishes and coffee. This super simple recipe can be made in just 15 minutes!
Get the recipe
Huevos con chorizo recipe.


In many Mexican households tamales are commonly consumed in the morning often enjoyed with a cup of Mexican hot chocolate, café de olla, or a warm beverage of your choice.

The hearty and flavorful nature of tamales makes them a satisfying breakfast option because they provide a good balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, which can help keep you energized throughout the morning.

Tamales Verdes de Pollo

Tamales verdes de pollo are made with a tender filling of shredded chicken cooked in a flavorful and bright tomatillo sauce. Enjoy along with atole or your favorite hot beverage!
Get the recipe

Tamales Oaxaqueños

Those tamales Oaxaqueños are so flavorful, super moist, and perfect to serve with hot chocolate or champurrado.
Get the recipe
Tamales Oaxaqueños.

Tamales de Rajas con Queso

Those tamales de rajas con queso are super moist, soft, and flavorful. Stuffed with roasted poblano peppers and melty cheese, they are a family favorite and perfect to serve with champurrado or atole!
Get the recipe
Tamales de rajas recipe.

Tamales de Elote

Those tamales are made with fresh corn, butter, and sugar. Soft and fluffy, the sweet corn tamales are perfect to enjoy as breakfast or dessert.
Get the recipe
Tamales de elote recipe.


Antojitos are a popular category of Mexican street food that consists of various small, savory dishes typically enjoyed throughout the day, including for breakfast.

From breakfast quesadillas with squash blossoms to the prehispanic bean Tlacoyos, these dishes showcase the diverse flavors and culinary traditions of Mexican cuisine.

Squash blossom quesadillas

Those traditional quesadillas de flor de calabaza are made with a tasty and delicate mixture of squash blossoms, corn, onions, and chilies. All stuffed with gooey cheese on a soft corn tortilla.
Get the recipe
Quesadillas de Flor de Calabaza Recipe.

Birria Tacos

Those quesabirria tacos are packed with bold flavors and so delicious! Birria tacos with consommé are made with soft corn tortillas stuffed with birria meat and cheese then heated until gooey and slightly crispy on the outside.
Get the recipe
Quesabirria, aka birria tacos with consommé recipe.

Tlacoyos de Frijol

Tlacoyos are a Prehispanic Mexican dish that consists of a corn thick tortilla filled with mashed black beans, cooked on a comal, and served with different toppings.
Get the recipe
Tlacoyos de frijol recipe.

Gorditas Recipe With Maseca

Soft and puffy, those gorditas are made with Maseca flour and they are delicious! Stuff them with your favorite foods and enjoy them for a fun meal any day of the week!
Get the recipe
Gorditas Recipe With Maseca.


Mexico offers a variety of delicious drinks that complement the flavors of traditional Mexican breakfast dishes. These breakfast drinks provide a range of flavors and textures, allowing you to find the perfect beverage to accompany your first meal of the day.

Whether you prefer the boldness of café de olla, the comforting warmth of champurrado, or the fruity freshness of licuados, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Authentic Café de Olla

Mexican café de olla is a warm, comforting delight. Its cinnamon-infused richness and a touch of piloncillo create a cozy experience that's like a hug in a cup. Truly soul-soothing!
Get the recipe
Mexican café de olla recipe.

Atole de Elote (corn atole)

Atole de elote is a warm, thick, and sweet Mexican beverage made with corn kernels, cinnamon, and milk. Is perfect to serve with tamales or pan dulce.
Get the recipe
Atole de elote recipe.

Licuado de Plátano

This Mexican licuado de plátano is made with bananas, milk, and cinnamon. It is super creamy, sweet, and satisfying. Perfect to start your day or to enjoy as a lunch pairing with a sandwich.
Get the recipe
Licuado de Plátano recipe.

Pan Dulce

In Mexican households, it is common to enjoy pan dulce alongside a cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or another warm morning beverage. Many people visit local panaderías (bakeries) or neighborhood street vendors to pick up freshly baked pan dulce for their breakfast.

The sweet and soft texture of pan dulce, combined with a cup of hot drink, makes for a delightful breakfast treat. It’s a beloved part of Mexican breakfast culture and adds a touch of sweetness to the morning meal.

Gorditas de Nata

Fluffy, butter, and sweet. These delicious gorditas de nata will become your favorite breakfast!
Get the recipe
Gorditas de nata recipe.

Mexican Polvorones Recipe

Those yummy Mexican polvorones are delicious and similar in texture to a pie crust, but also something between a cake and a cookie.
Get the recipe
Mexican polvorones cookies.

Pan de Elote (Mexican Corn Cake)

Pan de elote is a delicious, fluffy, and moist Mexican sweet corn cake. A classic and simple dessert to enjoy for breakfast with coffee or as a dessert drizzled with caramel!
Get the recipe
Mexican Pan de Elote (sweet corn bread).

Other Mexican Breakfast Recipes

The average breakfast recipes varies depending on personal preferences, regional cuisine, and cultural traditions.

However, there are other common breakfast options that are widely enjoyed throughout Mexico. Here are my favorite recipes:

Molletes Mexicanos

Enjoy these molletes Mexicanos, an open-toasted sandwich made with creamy refried beans, melted cheese, and pico de gallo salsa. A quick and easy breakfast for the family!
Get the recipe
Authentic molletes Mexicanos recipe.

Molletes Dulces

Molletes dulces are a delicious Mexican breakfast made with bolillo bread sliced, buttered, toasted, and then served with condensed milk or cajeta.
Get the recipe
Molletes dulces recipe.

Avena (Mexican Oatmeal)

Avena is a creamy, sweet, and aromatic Mexican oatmeal dish with a hearty touch of cinnamon. Serve for breakfast with a drizzle of agave syrup, fresh fruit, and a sprinkle of cinnamon!
Get the recipe
Avena Recipe.


What do Mexicans eat daily?

The daily Mexican diet consists of staples like corn, beans, rice, and protein sources like eggs, cheese, and meat. Street food is also popular, offering affordable options like breakfast tacos, tortas, and quesadillas.

Is a Mexican breakfast healthy?

A nutritious breakfast can be achieved by carefully choosing the ingredients. Including foods such as eggs, beans, veggies, and whole grains like corn or avena can provide a healthy balance. Incorporating fresh fruits can provide extra health benefits too.

You Might Also Like


I hope you enjoyed this collection of delicious breakfast recipes from Mexico and maybe even stumbled upon a new favorite.

As a Mexican cook I take pride in creating mouthwatering breakfast dishes that capture the essence of my country, so leave a comment below to let me know if you made one of those recipes or tag me on InstagramFacebookPinterest, or YouTube!

Join now my email list  

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

One Comment

  1. These Mexican breakfast recipes are my morning favorites! From the comforting Chilaquiles to the flavorful Huevos a la Mexicana, they bring the authentic taste of Mexico to my table. Simple, hearty, and absolutely delicious – they make my breakfasts a true delight!