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Oct 9, 2007 11:30 AM

Best Huevos Rancheros around Berkeley?

Starving guests to feed. What do you suggest?

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  1. I am not a big fan of the american version but back in the day when I needed something close and I lived in Oakland I went to-

    La Estrellita Cafe in Oakland

    Jimmy Bean's does a version

    Other hearty breakfast placed I loved is Venus (Berkeley) and Sunnyside Cafe (Albany), fresh and great prices. But I don't remember if they had HR

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    1. re: Lori SF

      Thanks for the suggestions. Tried La Estrellita yesterday. The sauce had kind of a Campbell's Soup quality to it. Maybe how 'mom' might have have made it, but not what I was looking for.

      1. re: Romanmk

        oh sounds dreadful don't remember it being like that, sorry.. It's hard to find great or even good HR around here that I gave up a while back. Once you go to the central part of Mexico its hard to come back here. Well you are a good sport for trying!

        1. re: Romanmk

          I wish I'd seen this thread earlier so I could have told you to stay away from La Estrellita. I had such high hopes when we moved into the neighborhood years ago. Blah food.

        2. re: Lori SF

          After living in Albuquerque, I got use to the New Mexican version of this:

          Crispy corn tortilla with pinto beans with crispy hash browns on top then topped with two fried eggs over easy and then tons of cheese melted on top and red or green chile of course.

          While this may not be authentic it is great comfort food. If someone knows where they serve it like this I would be forever grateful.

        3. I've heard the place at Solano & San Pablo serves great huevos rancheros, though the name of the place escapes me at the moment.

          The Sunny Side Cafe on Solano at Curtis has great breakfast and lunch items, if you are in North Berkeley or thereabouts.

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          1. re: grishnackh


            1106 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706

            1. re: kc72

              Yes, that's the place. It has been recommended to me many times.

              Sunny Side, on the other hand, I can recommend from personal experience. I've been there many times and never had a subpar breakfast. The service is great too, with frequent refills of their tasty coffee.

              1. re: grishnackh

                I've had huevos rancheros at Sunny Side. Pretty good. I seem to be one of the few people who doesn't like Monteros, though the decor is nice.

              2. If you don't mind hoofin' it to Emeryville I really like Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe on 4081 Hollis St,. Goofy name, really good huevos!

                1. Mexicali Rose, 7th St. Oakland

                  1. Thanks for the ideas. I'll definitely try some more of these places.