Thousands wake early for free tacos at Cowboy Breakfast (w/ videos)

More than 17,000 breakfast tacos served Friday morning

SAN ANTONIO – Thousands gathered at the 39th-annual Cowboy Breakfast early Friday morning for free food in the parking lot of Cowboys Dancehall.

The breakfast began being served at 4:30 a.m. on 3030 NE Loop 410 at Interstate 35.

The Cowboy Breakfast is the unofficial warm-up to the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, which runs this year from Feb. 9-26.

The breakfast menu included thousands of sausage and eggs tacos, chorizo and egg tacos, biscuits and gravy, tamales, juice and coffee.

The full menu included the following:

  • 12,000 Kiolbassa chorizo and egg tacos; 5,000 potato and egg
  • 2,500 servings of Pioneer biscuits and gravy
  • 8,000 Pioneer biscuits and Pruski’s sausage
  • 5,000 Kiolbassa sausage wraps
  • 10,000 Rudy’s BBQ beef tacos
  • 10,000 Pruzkies sausage and egg tacos
  • 8,000 bacon and egg tacos
  • 10,000 delicious tamales
  • 5,000 pints Oak Farms milk and orange juice
  • 15,000 cups McDonalds Special Roast Coffee
  • 20,000 servings of picante sauce
  • 5,000 pastries from Flowers Baking Company/Buttercrust Tastekakes pastries

Below are videos of all the excitement from Friday's event:

Thousands attend 39th annual Cowboy Breakfast

National Anthem opens 39th annual Cowboy Breakfast & KSAT 12's Ashly Custer showcases the kitchen at Cowboy Breakfast

KSAT 12's Mike Osterhage reports on the the warmest placeearly crowds at Cowboy Breakfast 

Ashly Custer shows off her cowboy spiritMike Osterhage shows the production line at Cowboy Breakfast

Mike Osterhage interviews the cooks & SA Live's Fiona Gorostiza rolls out of bed to join Mike at Cowboy Breakfast

SA Live's Fiona Gorostiza and Mike Osterhage offer Cowboy Breakfast-style beauty tipsKSAT 12 intern Hannah Kliot speaks about her first Cowboy Breakfast

About the Author:

Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.