15 Great Places to Grab Brunch or Breakfast in Arlington
#1 Marquez Bakery
1730 E Division Street—East Arlington
Ah, breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day, and not just because of the possibility of mimosas and pancakes. If you’ve got a hankering for that early morning good stuff, here are 15 places for brunch or breakfast in Arlington (in no particular order) that are worth checking out:
Don’t be fooled by this unassuming little Mexican eatery near AT&T Stadium—it’s home to some of the tastiest (and spiciest) breakfast fare in town, not to mention Marquez’s famous homemade cakes. Menu items to try: Menudo (a traditional Mexican beef stew) or huevos rancheros (a Mexican egg dish). And don’t forget about those cakes!
Why Marquez Bakery Should Be Your Go-To Mexican Restaurant
Part of me wants to slap myself for making such a big mistake.
Not that I’m into that sort of thing, but after wasting my time and taste buds at various restaurants claiming to serve “authentic Mexican cuisine”, I should punish myself some kind of way.
All the times I’ve driven right by this place and never thought to stop in is what gets me. But that’s all over because Marquez Bakery, Tortilla Factory & Restaurant on E. Division is now one of my favorite restaurants in Arlington for real mexican food.
The family owned Marquez Bakery has been a part of the Arlington scene for over 20 years. 16 of those years have been spent at their current location on E. Division near Stadium Drive.
Marquez Bakery is a bit of second heaven. Their menu is a laundry list of yummy mexican cuisine you’ll spend a few minutes surveying as your mind processes all the options. They’ve got you covered whether you’re looking for a breakfast joint, a hearty lunch or something for supper.
It may be tough to make up your mind not only because of the number of items, but realizing that everything is so darn inexpensive!
Their 16 lunch and dinner plates range from $6.50 to $8.50 and includes options like enchiladas, flautas, tamales and more. I’m a sucker for the asado and carne guisada which are super tender and full of flavor! And the tortillas are made from scratch right on site. You can also buy some and take them home with you.
Love tamales? A dozen tamales will only run ya 8 bucks!
If you have a sweet tooth, they’ve got you taken care of via their bakery. You can either add a freshly prepared pastry (tons to choose from) to your meal or make a special stop in for something. You’ll spend more time than you realize just looking at the variety of sweets through the glass in the back of the restaurant.
In fact, these guys also prepare specialty cakes for weddings, birthdays and more if you’re ever in need of that type of thing.
Delicious, reasonably priced Mexican fare and more 15 minutes or less from your front door? It’s enough to get this type of reaction from you.
They also have a few discounts. Police, Firefighters and EMTs can enjoy 1/2 price burritos between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Additionally, kids eat free with a purchase of an adult entrée on Tuesdays from 11 a.m – 8 p.m (dine-in).
The service is fast, the folks are always courteous, and the food? Beyond just “good” — some of the fastest, most delicious Mexican food in Arlington (and dare I say the Metroplex).
Now what are you waiting for? Head on down to Marquez Bakery, Tortilla Factory & Restaurant and see for yourself.
10 Best Says
EXPERT TIPS BY: Denise Brandenberg
Dallas Local Expert
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. the Marquez Bakery, Tortilla Factory and Restaurant is the perfect place to get your taco fix before the big game at AT&T Stadium. It's been... Read More
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. the Marquez Bakery, Tortilla Factory and Restaurant is the perfect place to get your taco fix before the big game at AT&T Stadium. It's been family-owned and operated since 1990 and actually started out as a small Mexican bakery (panaderia). Since then, it has evolved into a popular restaurant and tortilla factory, so be sure to plan on getting some homemade tortillas to go while you're there. Some of the most popular menu offerings at Marquez Bakery, Tortilla Factory and Restaurant are the burritos, tacos and tortas (Mexican sandwiches). Other favorites there include the wide variety of breakfast plates like huevos rancheros, migas, barbacoa and eggs, and Mexican omelette.