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14 Great Tacos in San Antonio

The Original Donut Shop

Bacon and Egg

Photograph by Josh Huskin

Don’t say we didn’t warn you—this longstanding Deco District restaurant has a huge and fierce following. Having stood in its original spot since the 1950s, the Original Donut Shop is known for its strict cash-only rules and its government-like separation of church and state: or in this case, donuts and tacos. Brave either drive-thru on a weekend and be prepared to sit in a line of cars at times 15 deep. You can eat in the cacophonous dining room, of course, but it’s not necessarily more peaceful. The lines inside are also separated by food and you have several seconds to place your order. We advise sticking with the simple bacon and egg breakfast taco on a fresh flour tortilla made by hand by a hard-working line of women alongside the cashier counter.
3307 Fredericksburg (210-734-5661), Open Mon-Sat 6 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

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