Rockridge was notorious for its status as a desert when it comes to good tacos — until Porque No? Tacos opened in June. The restaurant shares a space with Pucquio, a Peruvian restaurant that’s only open for dinner. During the day, it transforms into Porque No?, serving both American breakfast and Mexican fare from 5:30 in the morning until two in the afternoon. The tacos come on freshly griddled tortillas, with generous portions of meat. The al pastor is the standout here, made with a warm, comforting spice rub that’s a treasured family recipe. Other meats, like the chicken, are beautifully grilled to order but lack flavor; same with the stewed options like the cabeza. Don’t miss the chilaquiles — the tortillas are saturated with sauce while maintaining their crunch. The French toast is also solid, soaked in fragrant orange zest and Mexican vanilla and topped with crunchy housemade candied walnuts.
Payment Type: Cash, All Major Credit Cards
Hours: Mon. 5:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Wed.-Sat. 5:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.