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megamalone said: Come to Napa and have brunch at the Boon Fly Cafe at the Carneros Inn! Delicious breakfast...super huevos rancheros with big chunks of chorizo...
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Made me think....the best Huevos Rancheros used to be at the Dipsea Cafe in Mill Valley. Then, well, it wasn't and isn't. Became somewhat grimy too.

So I'm open for suggestions - I like Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo and Jalapeno - where's the best, bar none, in the Bay Area?

Or should I go to Napa?

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  1. I was on a huevos rancheros search for awhile. I may be the wrong person to answer your question, however, since I am not a big chorizo fan, and definitely prefer mine without chorizo(as for the jalapeno, it is ok, but I'd rather see it incorporated into the sauce than just there doing nothing....especially given the variance in the quality of jalapenos in the States).

    Bottom line: I never did find anything as good as the huevos rancheros I had on my last trip to Morelia, or as good as I can made at home for that matter, but the runners up include Pastores on Mission near Cortland. I also had some great huevos at the coffee shop in the Marriott in downtown Oakland about two years ago, although I've been afraid to go back, as I am convinced it was a fluke influenced by a cook from Michoacan who decided to do his own thing one morning....

    My old quest for good huevos rancheros (not terribly succesful, unfortunately):

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/35880...

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    1. re: susancinsf

      Any chance you've tried Tres Agaves for huevos rancheros?

      1. re: Mari

        no, but I was just noticing they had them on the brunch menu......would love to hear any reports...

    2. I used to ADORE the huevos rancheros from Primavera, the Mexican food stand from the Saturday Farmer's Market. They did them with black beans, homemade tortillas, cojita cheese, and this delicious pumpkin pesto sauce on top...not terribly traditional, but great flavors. They never seem to have them anymore (at least, not when I am there) - now they've got chilaquiles (sp?). These are tasty, but not as crave-worthy as the huevos rancheros...I miss them.

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      1. re: megamalone

        I intended to try them at Primavera, the one time they were on the menu when I was there, but aside from the non traditional sauce on top, I noticed that they were made from poached eggs that were poached to the point that the yolks were hard: which eliminates the entire point of huevos rancheros (mixing the runny yolk in with the sauce and then mopping it up with the tortilla)....

      2. Well, it must be a big day for huevos rancheros. I was randomly craving some today, then saw (rather simplistic) recipie for them on top of a bisquick tortilla in a waiting room magazine today, and now this post ...

        So does anyone have a good recipie for them, besides just resturants?

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        1. re: MrBigTime

          Here is a fairly recent Home Cooking Board thread link with a few recipes, including mine, which is so simple as to be more a technique description than an actual recipe...Not sure the connection between Bisquick and tortillas (?) but huevos rancheros are a simple, homey dish, IMO

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/28527...

        2. Betty's Ocenview Diner on 4th street in Berkeley makes some good Huevos Rancheros. If you still have room afterwards, check out the banana cream pie!

          1. I don't know how far you are willing to travel but on El Camino in Belmont there is a great place for Huevos Rancheros. I think the name is Sunshine Cafe. They are at the South end of the Belmont CalTrain station parking lot, right on the corner of Harbor. I haven't found anything else on the menu worth eating but the huevos rancheros are the best I've had around here.

            1. I second Pastores in the mission (Mission @ Cortland). Haven't tried Morelia, but Pastores has the best Huevos Rancheros I've ever had and they serve any time (not just a breakfast option). Great mole and chilaquiles as well.

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              1. re: tbot

                See, I like the mole as well but many other CHers (including some that love the rest of the Pastores line-up) really disliked it. One even called it canned which I find incredibly hard to believe when everything else Irma does seems to be homemade and crafted with care.

                1. re: tbot

                  just in case it isn't clear, I meant the City of Morelia (in the Mexican State of Michoacan)...didn't want anyone to go on a wild goose chase for a restaurant that doesn't exist... but if you are ever in that lovely city, the sidewalk cafe under the arches facing the Zocalo, connected to the Best Western Motel (of all places)...is the place to sample darn near perfect Huevos Rancheros. :-)