While exploring Austin I fired up the iPhone and checked Yelp to find a nearby breakfast joint. The top suggestion was Cisco’s Restaurant, a little Mexican joint that all the reviewers were raving about their “awesome migas”. Well I didn’t know what a miga was, but I enjoy a good breakfast tacos! So we headed on over.
From the outside, the place was unremarkable – except for the fact that the tiny parking lot was packed! The inside was worse. Seriously cramped tables in a maze of rooms were packed with people, and it was hard to even find a seat. But finally we sat down, and learned what a miga actually is…
I guess it’s a local specialty, but basically it’s eggs scrambled with onions, tomatoes, sausage, and tortilla chips. I wasn’t brave enough to try it, but it did look good. Anyway, we ordered up a table full of tacos in a variety of flavors including bacon and egg, sausage and egg, and potato and egg. Then we waited…
Now, the folks working at Cisco’s were very nice, but the service was still poor. But right about the time you are getting a little negative – they bring the food.
The tacos were honestly great, and they were seriously loaded with eggs and meat! I couldn’t even finish two of the three I ordered.
All in all, Cisco’s gets a thumbs up! I shall return…
You mentioned using yelp on the iPhone to look for restaurants, have you checked into the Urbanspoon app at all? It’s both useful and fun in addition to being geared toward food specifically. I have been using it for a few weeks with good results.
Cali Lewis says
I can’t believe you haven’t tried migas, and even more, that you had never heard of them! I have failed you as a friend.