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You Gotta Try This: Ms. P’s Electric Cock breakfast tacos



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If you can get past the name, you can find some pretty good food at Ms. P’s Electric Cock, the silver bullet of a trailer on South Congress Avenue across from the Texas School for the Deaf. 

I’ve only been able to get as far as breakfast tacos, thanks to the suggestion of a friend who had heard through the grapevine that Margarita Escobedo Melendez, who for many years served the faithful patrons of Nueva Onda just down the road (that building houses another fried chicken restaurant that likes to play on innuendo), was now slinging her famous tacos for Ms. P. (Yes, there really is a Ms. P., trailer owner Perry Jane Ray.)

We met for breakfast tacos recently and tried two distinct takes on this Austin staple. The first was Melendez’ specialty, Marg’s migas topped with ranchero sauce and thick avocado slices and wrapped in a flour tortilla. The flavors are enough to transport you to a different time and place, when South Congress was a little sleepier, the salsa spicier. The second taco gives you a taste of new South Austin: a perfectly fried piece of Ms. P’s chicken, two crispy slices of bacon and a handful of Cheddar cheese tucked inside a corn tortilla. The breakfast tacos, which you can also have filled with staples including ham, chorizo, bacon, beans and chicarrones, start at $2.50, and they only serve them until 11 a.m. or noon, depending on the day.

Open: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to midnight Friday, 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Where: 1101 S. Congress Ave., 512-912-7778, electriccock.com

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