How Many Breakfast Tacos per Person

How Many Breakfast Tacos for a Crowd – How many does each person eat.

You’ve had 10 people staying over after Thanksgiving or another big family event and you need to plan for what you’re going to feed them for breakfast the next morning.

Waffles – Sure

Pancakes or Crepes – Sure

But we have all had those numerous times.

One of the most exciting things that you can feed people in a big group for breakfast is breakfast tacos.

Furthermore, with a little bit of planning, you can let them build their own with a DIY Breakfast Taco Bar – more about what are the best fillings for a breakfast Taco Bar later.

But is there a standard serving size for each person how many should you plan for.

How Many Breakfast Tacos Per Person

Breakfast, what is a single serving size for the average person when they’re having tacos for breakfast – serve 3 per person.

Why 3-morning tacos – we are being extra safe and making sure everybody feels they’ve had enough. Most might start with 2, but while drinking coffee and talking they will often reach for an extra taco so the safe amount when you’re catering to a crowd eating breakfast tacos is three per person.

Can You Eat A Taco For Breakfast?

Are tacos eaten for breakfast – they sure are, to be honest, they are popular for breakfast the further south you go and especially in Texas (e.g Taco Cabana).

Can You Eat A Taco For Breakfast?
Can You Eat A Taco For Breakfast?

What Are the Main Ingredients for Breakfast Tacos

What are breakfast tacos made of – the main ingredients needed to make a tasty breakfast taco are

  • Eggs – Scrambled Are Best
  • Bacon – Nice and Crispy
  • Potatoes – cubed and crunchy
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Seasoning to taste like paprika, salt, pepper, and a flash of cayenne or red chili powder.
  • Salsa or another side like Guacamole is great but optional

How Many Tacos Do You Need To Feed A Big Crowd

For 8 People you will need 24 Tacos, 2 dozen eggs, 1.6 lbs Bacon (30 strips), and 1.5 lb cubed Potato

A Handy Table of the Exact Amount of Breakfast Tacos You Need To Serve A Morning Brunch or Breakfast Party


PeopleTacosEggsBaconPotatoSalsa / Pico de Gallo
4121216 strips12 oz12 tbs
10302.5 Dozen2 lbs2 lbs2 x 16 oz Jar Salsa
14423.5 Dozen2.8 lbs 2.6 lbs3 x 16 oz Jar Salsa
20605 Dozen4 lbs 4 lbs4 x 16 oz Jar Salsa
5015012.5 Dozen10 lbs 10 lbs10 x 16 oz Jar Salsa
10030025 Dozen20 lbs 20 lbs20 x 16 oz Jar Salsa
Chart Of How Many Breakfast Tacos to Feed between 4 and 100 people

Breakfast Tacos without All the Carbs

Use low-fat chicken, avocado, and cheese fillings to reduce the carbs in tacos.

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs for a crowd and use in tacos.

Use Avocado To Make Lower Carb Morning Tacos
Use Avocado To Make Lower Carb Morning Tacos

Can Breakfast Tacos Be Prepared Ahead Of Time

You can prepare the ingredients for breakfast tacos the day before or even longer ahead. Scrambled eggs are easily able to be made in advance, and you just need a Bain Marie or a slow cooker to bring them up to heat for the morning you are serving the breakfast.

In a similar way, bacon can be made many days before and then reheated in the oven.

Therefore breakfast tacos are a great way to serve a tasty breakfast that you can easily prepare the day before and of course, you can use in leftovers from the turkey roast.

What Goes Well with Breakfast Tacos?

  • Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Corn Chips
  • Grits
  • Hashbrowns
  • Tomatoes
  • Breakfast Rolls
  • Lime
  • Mango

How Long Does Taco Cabana Serve Breakfast Tacos?

Recently Taco Cabana changed to an all-day breakfast menu, it just shows how popular breakfast tacos are.

What Is The Difference Between A Breakfast Taco And A Breakfast Burrito?

The main difference between a breakfast burrito and a taco is size, a burrito is 2 to 3 times the size of a breakfast taco.

Are Breakfast Tacos Most Popular in  Texas?

Breakfast tacos are certainly more popular in the big state of Texas, however pretty much every other state you can find them in your local taco store. The best way though is to just put a little bit of preparation in and you can serve piping hot breakfast tacos for your family any time.

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