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Stomach says it is full and very very happy
Between registering a username and actually writing this review, I proudly inhaled the second half of my elephante burrito.

The elephante is so tasty, it could and should be eaten at every meal. It is also quite large, so I always try to insert a couple hours between start and finish. That way it can at at least feel like I gave it the dignity of being truly savored.

For $4.50, you really won't be disappointed. Unless you are, but you won't be.

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Best breakfast tacos in Waco
Sometimes outsiders--people unfamiliar to the stuff that's completely mundane to me--can describe things a lot better than I can. A while ago, Red Bull decided to film David Coulthard running one of their Formula 1 cars running around downtown Austin and the construction site of race track they're building down there. Even though people were posting enough pictures and video of a brutally loud race car and the camera set-ups they were using to film it to cause a serious film grad nerdgasm, nothing warmed my heart quite as much as when someone handed Coulthard a breakfast taco. Of Central Texas' signature dish, the Scottish driver said, "It's almost everything I need all in one."

Well, he nailed it. I'm a big believer in the breakfast taco. They're instant happy. Whenever I eat one, it's as if I'm automatically having a better day from that point forward. I can't say that about anything I'd have to eat with a fork. If the rest of the world had breakfast tacos, it'd be a happier, less hungry place. Had Red Bull been filming on Franklin instead of FM 812, there's no doubt that this taco would have come from Lolita's. Breakfast tacos are what Lolita's does best.

Lolita's scrambled eggs are fluffy and moist without being runny. The white cheese adds just enough flavor that's not overpowering or greasy. The sausage is cooked just right, too, without any tough, overcooked bits. I accidentally ended up with a friend's potato, egg and cheese taco, too, and even though I don't like potatoes, the potatoes seemed fresh and chewy so that they weren't half bad.

The warm red salsa they have is a nice compliment to their breakfast tacos as well. It's oniony and mildly spicy, and my only complaint is that the big chunks of onion don't fall out of the plastic salsa containers as freely as the runny salsa juice. Considering that the "taco pee" running down my hand was all salsa instead of egg juice, I'd say Lolita's is doing it right.

I tried the enchiladas there for lunch once and wasn't as impressed with them as I was with the breakfast tacos. They were good, but nothing particularly special. I'd definitely say that Lolita's strength is in their tacos. Perhaps I need to try their lunch elefante.

You get a lot of food for cheap here. The dining room is bright and clean, or if you're too lazy to get out of your pajamas, there's a drive-thru window to order from.

Lolita's is definitely the place to start your day off right: with tacos.

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Favorite breakfast taco
I love Lolita's!! I can't hammer back the Elephante anymore but no weekend is complete without a taste of Lolita's.
It's good to see the same people always behind the counter, sup Jeremy!

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Why has nobody reviewed this place?!
Oh. Em. Gee. Nothing hits the spot in the morning (particularly, after a night at Scruff's [for those of you who don't mind VDs that abound on every surface]) like an elephante burrito. What's even more awesome is they are so unbelievably cheap and filling. Eggs, potatoes, cheese, beans, need I say more? They have quite a few other breakfast items on the menu, but I normally just stick with what I know and love.

And, if after a night of fun and frivolity, you can't seem to make it out of bed past 11AM, there is plenty on the menu as far as typical Mexican food goes. My dad once ate the Menudo soup there and said it was pretty tasty, so there's that.

Plus, they have lots of Mexican drinks in glass bottles, which I get super excited about. It's like drinking sugar (sort of like Big Red. Anyone? Anyone?), and I must admit that I do like such a drink every once in awhile (for nostalgia's sake, of course).

Side note: Little pink cake in the display case? Not all it's cracked up to be. Be advised.

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