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Best "Huevos Rancheros" in Los Angeles...?

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BCM Mar 13, 2008 10:26 AM

Criteria-
Sauce: must be from scratch (like home made). None of this heated "Pace Picante" style stuff.
Queso: Either "cotija" or "fresco" (ranchero style) or any other cheese that's not monterey jack...

Must use corn tortillas at the base of the sauce/ "huevos", not flour tortillas. I know that these are prepared differently based on what Mexican state you're from. But please help me find a place that serves it like the above, what " I " would call madre, tia, abuelita authentic. THANKS.

Oh, and one more thing, the sauce must be HOT.... :)

  1. susancinsf Mar 13, 2008 10:35 AM

    ooh...I will be following this thread with very great interest: now that I have found (almost) perfect albondigas, huevos rancheros were next...my only addendum to the criteria is that, if there must be cheese, let it not be a heavy slab just melted onto the eggs (and thus over cooking the yolks, which totally misses the point) but just sprinkled on...

    Edited to add: I guess the cheese/yolks point made this clear, but versions with scrambled eggs need not apply! :-)

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    1. re: susancinsf
      oakjoan May 15, 2008 04:07 PM

      SISF! Lurking in L.A., I see.

      So where are these perfect albondigas? I used to get really great albs at Barrigan's when I used to live in Echo Park, but that was more than 25 years ago.

      Too bad I didn't read this thread before I was in L.A. last week and early this week. Since I plan to go again.....plz inform re albondigas!

      Oops, should have read further. Thanks!

      1. re: oakjoan
        susancinsf May 15, 2008 10:36 PM

        Hi Joan! I am loving spending some time in LA. World's Greatest Granddaughter (my first, in case you couldn't guess :-) is the biggest reason, but the outstanding Mexican, Japanese and Thai food are right up there as reasons two, three and four... :-)

        just to clarify....I can't personally vouch for the albondigas at Teresita's, though I do intend to try them if I am there on a Tuesday. Here's my recommendation for the best I've found in LA. Beats the living daylights out of any I've had in the bay area:

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/498228

    2. Servorg Mar 13, 2008 10:39 AM

      http://teresitasrestaurant.com/index....

      Added thought:

      El Tepeyac Cafe
      812 N Evergreen Ave (Between Winter St & Blanchard St
      )Los Angeles 90033
      323-267-8668

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        rickym13 Mar 13, 2008 01:01 PM

        i second el tepeyac

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          diaz May 4, 2010 10:10 PM

          I third el tepeyac. It's the best!

        2. re: Servorg
          susancinsf May 14, 2008 08:57 PM

          Thanks, Servorq for the Teresita's recommendation: I filed it away for future reference, and today was the day I had a chance to head over there...

          The restaurant is smaller and not as upscale as I imagined based on the website drawing. Nice neighborhood cafe vibe. When I arrived at 11:30 or so (breakfast is served till noon on weekdays) there were only a few folks there, but by the time I left the place and the parking lot were full. Lots of the patrons seemed to be regulars, judging from the greetings for and from the host.

          Nothing special chips were brought with two sauces, a hot 'salsa borracha' and a verde that wasn't very hot, but heavy on the garlic. They have an espresso machine, so I ordered a cappucino, with came with a bit of cinnamon.

          The huevos come with a choice of salsa roja or verde. I am normally a red sauce fan, but went with the green since the menu said it was spicier. The right choice for fans of heat: it definitely fit BCM's 'the sauce must be HOT' criteria...the eggs were done perfectly over easy...soft yolks, just the right amount of cheese, good tortillas, great house made sauce. Served with rather bland potatoes, more tortillas, and very good stewed pinto beans.

          Good thing it wasn't Tuesday, I'd have had to also try the albondigas and I am not sure I would have found room...it was hard enough to resist the Wednesday special (costillas).

          The cosido going to a neighboring table looked pretty darn good too (lots of cabbage, which I love), and so did some carnitas.

          Total with cappucino, a large and freshly squeezed orange juice, tax and tip was about $16 (the oj and coffee were as much together as the huevos). Service was friendly, fast and efficient. Thumbs up.

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            BCM May 15, 2008 12:05 PM

            Thank you SusanCinSF for the update and review on Teresita's!!! A friend of mine recommended this restaurant around 9 years ago (or maybe longer...) went there a couple of times but haven't been there since.

            One thing I do remember was the friendly greeting by Teresita herself, and the many follow-ups to make sure everything was OK..

            We had the Huevos a la Mexicana and Machaca, which were quite good, no complaints. Everybody knew everybody. This was a true, or is a true family restaurant. Oh, and the owner insisted we try the atole de ciruela and champurrado, it was a very nice experience, like visiting your favorite aunts house or visiting your grandmother. BTW, she did not charge us for the atole or the champurrado :)

            If it's still as I remember it, then I highly recommend it! Must make time to reacquaint myself...and try their Huevos Rancheros.

            1. re: BCM
              susancinsf May 15, 2008 10:46 PM

              and thank YOU for the machaca mention: I didn't spend a lot of time perusing the menu, but I have been craving machaca. (just when hubby and I made a pact to give up beef for a month. or maybe that is why I am craving it! :-)) Oh well, surely I can get an exemption when I am out of town. One more thing to try on my next LA trip...

            2. re: susancinsf
              Servorg May 15, 2008 04:54 PM

              Susan, thanks for a great report. I love Teresita's. I just don't get over to that side of town nearly often enough. Your presence on the LA board is our gain (and SF's loss). One of these day's when you're on the westside again don't forget about Gloria's Cafe on Venice Blvd. in WLA.

              1. re: Servorg
                susancinsf May 15, 2008 10:57 PM

                thanks!...yes, I should get to Gloria's, which is very close to my daughters place...but what do you particularly like on the Mexican side of the menu? Don't have the motivation to go there for pupusas since I can get quite good ones within a few blocks of home in SF (in the Outer Mission)...

                alas, am heading back north again, but I will be back soon. I've said it before, will confess it again: if you don't count the Dodgers, I love LA....

                1. re: susancinsf
                  Servorg May 16, 2008 04:47 AM

                  I love their carne adobada, but generally I have liked all of their offerings that I have samples. Nice people and good food at a reasonable price. What's not to like.

              2. re: susancinsf
                susancinsf May 15, 2008 10:40 PM

                adding a link (I hope)

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                Teresitas
                3826 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90063

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              RicRios Mar 13, 2008 11:33 AM

              I'm having exactly what you describe pretty much every morning at a (real) hole in the wall downtown (Garment District), $4.00 cost.
              Valet parking NOT included.
              But I'm ashamed to post, what will people say...

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              1. re: RicRios
                lil mikey Mar 13, 2008 06:23 PM

                Would that be La Botana? YUM!!! Huevos Rancheros are $3.50. Homemade sauce, mama in the back cooking it up.

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                  RicRios Mar 13, 2008 08:16 PM

                  Since when holes have names?
                  Walk south on Los Angeles St from the corner with 7th St, west side of the street.
                  Second building on your right.
                  Enter "lobby", past snack shop, on your right. Ask for Señora Patty.

                  1. re: RicRios
                    lil mikey Mar 13, 2008 08:27 PM

                    Right on RR!! This is the most houndly rec I've seen in months. Thank you. I'll give it a try next time I'm down there.

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                      BCM Mar 20, 2008 09:36 AM

                      Do you know if "La Botana" is open on weekends? Thanks...

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                        lil mikey Mar 20, 2008 07:58 PM

                        I suspect not because it seems to serve the local sewing shops, but next time I'm down there on the weekend I'll check.

                    2. re: RicRios
                      Peripatetic May 4, 2010 01:13 AM

                      RicRios, since someone's kicked this thread back to life, I thought I'd take the opportunity to ask: is this place still around, and, if so, is it still good?

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                        RicRios May 4, 2010 09:15 AM

                        Still around? Yes.
                        Still good? No.

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                          Peripatetic May 4, 2010 10:50 AM

                          Thanks. Sorry to hear.

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                    JeetJet May 18, 2008 08:04 PM

                    True Huevos Rancheros under $5 from a hole in the wall and you ask what will they say? People will say you are cool and they will thank you.

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                    Rizza Mar 13, 2008 11:42 AM

                    Have you ever tried it at Polly's on the Pier in Redondo Beach? Just curious on your opinion if you have. Made with corn tortillas, runny eggs, frioles de las olas (sp?), and the spicy sauce is sooooo good. Depending on the day, sometimes it makes me sweat. But, alas, Idon't have an abuelita.

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                      Neta Mar 13, 2008 05:40 PM

                      After reading about Polly's for years on this site, we decided to try it last week. We ordered the huevos rancheros and the bannana pancakes and shared. The huevos rancheros were just okay. The eggs were smothered with a salsa that looked old and king of dry with no heat. They mention on the menu that the beans were prepared without oil. The beans we were served were smashed and dry, not de la olla. The pancakes on the other hand were delicious.
                      My recommendation for huevos rancheros would be Raphael's in Montebello. Order the ones smothered with the chile verde. They are spicy and delicious. They don't put any cheese on them and they don't put the tortilla under the eggs but nonetheless, they are really, really good.

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                        Rizza Mar 15, 2008 01:00 PM

                        Glad to hear you at least tried Polly's. It's been a while sine I had the huevos - but they certainly weren't dry before. And I did love the sauce. But i have getting the banana pancakes most of the time lately. It's such an awesome view on a beautiful sunny day, and my kids love to walk up the pier and see what the anglers are catching (they have a favorite they always cheer for). It just makes me feel lucky to live in such a beautiful place. I will have to make the trek for some authentic huevos though.

                    2. ipsedixit Mar 13, 2008 01:21 PM

                      Pacific Dining Car.

                      www.pacificdiningcar.com

                      Sauce? From scratch. Check.
                      Queso? Cojita. Check.
                      Tortillas? Corn. Check.

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                      1. re: ipsedixit
                        Servorg Mar 13, 2008 01:28 PM

                        That's one thing I haven't tried there. How is the spiciness factor?

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                          ipsedixit Mar 13, 2008 01:42 PM

                          It's not very spicy as is (at least not for me).

                          You can ask for them to turn up the heat (which I've done in the past), or simply ask for a bottle of tobasco (which I try to avoid doing).

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                            Servorg Mar 15, 2008 01:16 PM

                            I went this morning to the Santa Monica branch (SE corner of Princeton and Wilshire Blvd). Really good. Only problem was over done yolks, but I had not specified runny so I took what I got. They are also having a special on buttermilk biscuits and they were great. The rancheros, ($15.95 + coffee) comes with a huge serving of potatoes, (I had the lyonnaise). Not cheap, just like all their breakfasts. With tax and tip I was out the door for $26, but I won't need to eat again today. Thanks for the tip.

                            1. re: Servorg
                              ipsedixit Mar 15, 2008 02:14 PM

                              What did you think of the spice level?

                              Glad to hear you liked it.

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                                Servorg Mar 15, 2008 02:29 PM

                                While it wasn't mild I wouldn't call it spicy exactly. A nice level for the way I was feeling this morning. I did add a little tobasco, but not much. Good amount of cojita cheese and some beautifully ripe avocado, (which - while it's not traditional was a tasty touch). I would have it again.

                              2. re: Servorg
                                susancinsf Mar 22, 2008 09:21 AM

                                How does it compare with the Teresita's recommendation you made above? (other than obviously being more expensive).

                                Is the cheese melted on top, or crumbled?

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                                  Servorg Mar 22, 2008 09:26 AM

                                  Teresitas is my favorite. That said the example at PDC is darn good. The very generous amount of cheese is crumbled on top, but since all the food I have ever had at PDC comes out of the kitchen really "hot" temp wise it does start to get soft as it sits there.

                        2. ellaystingray Mar 13, 2008 01:41 PM

                          I can't keep myself from ordering them at Cora's Coffee Shop in Santa Monica. The only caveat, I don't know any Abuelita's that serve white beans with them--but that might just have been the part of Mexico I was living in. But don't get thrown off by the beans, these are the goods.

                          1. ellaystingray Mar 13, 2008 01:42 PM

                            OOOH, I almost forgot. Senior G's in Playa Del Rey also has a very good version.

                            1. wyatt3290 Mar 13, 2008 02:19 PM

                              El Tepeyac

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                                jgilbert1000 Oct 2, 2013 01:38 PM

                                +1 for El Tepeyac

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                                paprkutr Mar 13, 2008 06:36 PM

                                I love El Tepyac, but have just recently found La Casita Mexicana in Bell. Address 4030 E Gage Ave. They make everything from scratch and use only the finest ingredients. If you go make room for their churros filled with fresh caramel. Also try their chiliquilles, can order eggs or chicken on the side.

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                                  BCM Mar 31, 2008 10:59 AM

                                  Thanks for your recommendation Paprkutr. We'll give it a try this coming weekend... Do you know their business hours on weekends? Thanks.

                                2. DiveFan Mar 13, 2008 06:38 PM

                                  Licha's in Hawthorne.
                                  Miranda's in Lawndale.
                                  Both places also serve chilaquiles with salsa verde.

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                                  Licha's
                                  4267 W El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250

                                  Miranda's - CLOSED :-(
                                  14400 Hawthorne Blvd, Lawndale, CA

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                                    BCM Mar 20, 2008 09:41 AM

                                    Thank you DF. I was just in the area of Hawthorne this past Saturday, to try a recommended Ecuadorian Restaurant (El Rinconcito Ecuatoriano). I'll make sure to visit Licha's and/or Miranda's next time I'm in the area. If you had to pick one, which would it be?

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                                      DiveFan Mar 20, 2008 03:26 PM

                                      Wow, I don't think that I could. I haven't had huevos rancheros at either place since I'm distracted by the items not found at your average Mex place e.g. huaraches and pambasos. Out of habit I go to Licha's for the chilaquiles.
                                      Both places could use the business - go to one for breakfast and one for lunch :-).
                                      I uploaded the menu to Licha's place link, and Miranda's place link has their web site. Read both and let your salivary glands be the judge.

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                                      Raachie Mar 15, 2008 01:47 PM

                                      Oooh, too bad you don't live near Ventura County! Eggs 'n Things has a really good Huevos Rancheros. Although, I haven't been there in a while... I'm not sure how they've been holding up the place. I apologize if this doesn't help much, but next time you're down in Camarillo or Ventura, look it up!

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                                        BCM Mar 20, 2008 09:43 AM

                                        Thank you Raachie! I'll keep this in mind when I'm dragged to the outlets in Camarrillo... :)

                                      2. Emme Mar 15, 2008 10:16 PM

                                        Gilbert's El Indio

                                        Hugo's Tacos

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                                          jgilbert1000 Oct 2, 2013 01:38 PM

                                          I tried Gilbert's and there is celery chunks in the sauce, which really turns me off.

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                                          girlwonder Mar 20, 2008 02:07 PM

                                          Having had Huevos Rancheros at least 100 times while living in New Mexico; it is important to point out what the ranchero sauce is made from in which over there is made from strictly chilies and I have found here the sauce tends to be tomato based.
                                          Does anyone know of a place that serves it New Mexican style?

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                                            Tony Miller May 17, 2008 01:00 AM

                                            I can't vouch for their authenticity, but the best Huevos Rancheros I've eaten are at the Baja Cantina on Washington Place in Venice. Very tasty and filling; moderately spicy.

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                                              JeetJet May 18, 2008 08:19 PM

                                              In the $5 to $6 range try El Jacal. IMO, the chips and two salsas (red and green) they give you for walking in the door are almost worth that kind of money. If you want the sauce hot just ask them. Also, this place makes all the sauces they serve and the A La Diabla is perfect. The coffee has just the right amount of cinnamon.

                                              El Jacal (Mexican breakfast, Real Mexican style asada tacos (marinated asada and avacado slices), several kind of different shrimp tacos)
                                              13414 Ramona Blvd
                                              Baldwin Park, CA 91706-3902
                                              (626) 813-4419
                                              Open 7 days, 8am to 9pm.
                                              Several blocks East of the 605

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                                              1. re: JeetJet
                                                meltedcheese May 18, 2008 11:01 PM

                                                I've been raving about this hole in the wall in the middle of nowhere as have my coworkers.

                                                Molcajete Grill on Bushard in Huntington Beach between Garfield and Yorktown. In the same center as the 7-11.

                                                Deep red sauce/spicy, It has a ton of red and green slices of bell pepper that's in the sauce. Comes with guaco and a huge pile of chopped onions and cilantro on the side. They have amazing fresh salsa that has a bite and they make it daily so it's a little different each day.

                                                My friend swears by the Chile Relleno burrito and I also really like their carnitas tacos. They have real Mexican coke in the bottles. And they'll make a hard shell veggie taco that is tasty.

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                                                  JeetJet May 19, 2008 10:55 AM

                                                  I found three Molcajete. I wonder whether they are related and if the have the same menu?

                                                  Molcajete Grill
                                                  6452 Westminster
                                                  Westminster, CA 92683
                                                  (714) 899-7140

                                                  19023 Bushard
                                                  Huntington Beach, CA 92646
                                                  (714) 593-2829

                                                  9342 Alondra Boulevard
                                                  Bellflower, CA 90706
                                                  (562) 804-2662

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                                                JeetJet Feb 28, 2009 09:11 PM

                                                Rather than start a new post I wanted to post this here because of the topic heading. These are the best! After having some good hard shell tacos at El Buen Gusto in Whittier a few weeks ago I returned for breakfast last week. I ordered the Huevos Rancheros and when the server asked if I wanter Hot Sauce I said "Yes." The palte is really big and really full of food. The rice is down home Mexican and the beans were perfectly moist and fresh. I never saw the eggs because they were covered with the green sauce. The eggs were cooked just right and I could see the yellow yokes when I cut them. The sauce has a great flavor although I really did not think it was hot -- spicy, and the corn tortillas were also flavorful. A basket of extra tortillas came with the breakfast and even thought I really enjoyed putting the sauce, rice, beans, and eggs on them to make my own breakfast tacos I never finished eating all of them in the basket -- I got very full. That breakfast has been on my mnd ever since and I will return this week for a repeat of the same..

                                                El Buen Gusto (Hard Shell shredded beef tacos and Huevos Rancheros)
                                                10820 Beverly Blvd # A2 (East of the 605 at Beverly, Workmen Mill Rd. and Norwalk Blvd. Next to Baskin Robbins)
                                                Whittier, CA 90601
                                                562-692-4448

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                                                  BCM Apr 8, 2009 04:34 PM

                                                  Thanks for describing in detail. I'm not to familiar with the area, but the next time I'm on the 605, I'll make sure I stop, and report back. GRACIAS!!

                                                2. eezerik Apr 8, 2009 06:48 PM

                                                  Have been to pretty much all the places listed.

                                                  I think the best is Joe's Restaurant for brunch on a weekend. Yes, it's a Cal-french restaurant but try it.

                                                  But the real best is in Santa Barbara... Not the best cafe in the world but their Huevos Rancheros are worth the trek for.

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                                                    JeetJet Jun 3, 2009 05:08 AM

                                                    I found a really good one at Roxbury Café. This is a small place with mostly inside seating but they have several tables out front on the sidewalk also. I sat out front because the sky was blue, the sun was warm and the sidewalk traffic in this part of town (Beverly Hills, 90210) sometimes includes well-heeled divas. The Huevos Rancheros however, notwithstanding the sunshine and all, was the highlight of my day. I made two special requests when I ordered. First, I asked for some spicy jalapenos to be added to the sauce. Second, I asked for the corn tortillas to be somewhat blackened lthe way I make them at home – directly over the fire. When the very friendly server brought my plate to the table I could not believe what I saw – perfection! The sauce was house-made with peppers, onion and the jalapenos. The tortillas looked just the way I make them at home. The rice looked moist and fresh made. The beans were special also -- thick black beans. My eggs were the way this meal should be – over easy and not overcooked. Once she sat the plate on the table in front of me I just sat there for a moment enjoying myself looking back at it. The first thing I tasted was that sauce. It was excellent and obviously made with a recipe from home. The jalapenos were much hotter than I expected but for me that is a good thing. It was all as good as it looked – an authentic Ranchero's lunch. The owner stopped by my table and with a smile asked me if all was right. I answered, “I have a blue sky, warm sun, the sound of high heels on the sidewalk and the best breakfast in Beverly Hills with a good cup of coffee all for under $9 – it does not get better than this.” I look forward to reliving this day soon.

                                                    Roxbury Café.
                                                    459 N Roxbury Dr
                                                    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
                                                    (310) 271-0027

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                                                      BCM Jul 29, 2009 12:50 PM

                                                      Thanks for the info JeetJet. Will definately give it a try!

                                                      BCM

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                                                      FranklinJefferson Jul 29, 2009 02:36 PM

                                                      Though I haven't tried them myself (will soon after this post), the Huevos Rancheros at Don Huarache look phenomenal. I'm more of the Chilaquiles Verdes kinda guy myself. Maybe Streetgourmetla can vouch for them....

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                                                        streetgourmetla Jul 29, 2009 10:28 PM

                                                        That's where I go for huevos rancheros whenever I have the urge.They're on the money.

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                                                        ericcalderon2 Oct 25, 2009 07:55 AM

                                                        Licha's
                                                        4267 El Segundo Blvd. Hawthorne, CA 90250 - 310-644-0401

                                                        My girl and I stumbled upon this tiny establishment and we were thrilled. by the outcome.

                                                        The Huevos Rancheros" where simply delectable. Everything was fresh and home made. I didn't hear any chicken in back. They must have been next door.

                                                        This is a small family restaurant. There is no pretense and it is not expensive (ours was $6.50/plate)

                                                        I highly recommend giving them a try

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                                                          swimfin Oct 25, 2009 06:13 PM

                                                          Tortas Mexico in the wilds of Tujunga. Also try Huevos Mexicana. Or the breakfast omelette (forget the name).

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                                                          nhb2009 May 3, 2010 11:49 AM

                                                          Cafe Verde in Pasadena has the best Eggs Rancheros I've ever had.

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                                                          Cafe Verde
                                                          961 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106

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                                                            MilesF Sep 27, 2013 10:57 AM

                                                            Not sure if it's better form to bump an old thread or start a new one, so I bumped an old one.

                                                            Looking for the best Huevos Rancheros out there. I live in the Mar Vista area but am willing to drive for the best.

                                                            Thanks in advance.

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                                                            1. re: MilesF
                                                              Servorg Sep 27, 2013 11:09 AM

                                                              Not too far east from MV you should give the ones at Taqueria Los Anaya http://www.taquerialosanaya.com/ a taste test/ I am also very partial to their Chilaquiles with chorizo.

                                                              ADD: I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I still haven't hit up this place (Cafe Milan) in Playa Del Rey that PaulF wrote up http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8992... but he mentioned the Huevos Rancheros as being good.

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                                                                Feed_me Sep 29, 2013 12:06 AM

                                                                Like the respected Servorg, I'm partial to the Los Anaya chilaquiles with chorizo (thank you Dommy for originally reporting this). However this morning I decided to try the huevos rancheros even though I rarely ever eat them at any restaurant. Can't say how they reside in the pantheon of such a dish, but it was pretty tasty and I believe well made. It came with 3 eggs cooked in your choice of style on top of 3 fresh made on site corn tortillas. I chose to let the chef choose and he did the eggs "over easy." The eggs were topped with a slightly chunky roasted tomato ranchera sauce and topped with some chopped cilantro, nice white mexican cheese (one creamy and one kind of soft and crumbly). There was some hotness to the sauce. I'm sure they would let you add their diablo sauce made with habaneros if you were so inclined. The plate also had spanish rice, refried beans with some tortilla chips. Also had a freshly made pineapple agua fresca.

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                                                                  MilesF Oct 2, 2013 10:03 AM

                                                                  Thanks to you both.

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                                                                    Feed_me Oct 2, 2013 11:38 PM

                                                                    If you happen to try their huevos rancheros, I'd love your opinion of their version. I found it very tasty, but since I haven't tried in a lot of places your opinion would be of interest to me and others I think.

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                                                                    Stravinsky Oct 29, 2013 03:42 AM

                                                                    Went and ordered the huevos rancheros at Anaya because of your post. They are stunningly great. I forgot how good Anaya is. Maybe the most underrated Mex place in LA.

                                                                    The tortillas they make are so good... and their beans have so much flavor it's ridiculous. The sauce was quintessential rancheros...

                                                                    I wish it didn't cost $8, but damn is it worth it. The habanero hot sauce is also a nice touch. But even without it, it's truly as good as huevos rancheros get I think.

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                                                                      bringiton Oct 29, 2013 01:26 PM

                                                                      Based on a recommendation I tried the huevos rancheros at the Griddle in West Hollywood and was disappointed. They were topped with enchalada sauce and served with a sausage. Pretty piss poor.

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                                                                        Stravinsky Oct 29, 2013 02:02 PM

                                                                        The huevos rancheros at the Griddle represent perhaps the worst rendition of the dish I have ever come across.

                                                                        I was horrified when I ordered them there. Thank God everyone else ordered pancakes.

                                                                        Someone should be tar and feathered for even calling that dish huevos rancheros, or presenting it at a restaurant.

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                                                                        Dommy Oct 29, 2013 04:08 PM

                                                                        Anaya excels in breakfast.. their housemade Chorizo is stunning!

                                                                        --Dommy!

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                                                                          Stravinsky Oct 29, 2013 06:56 PM

                                                                          I wonder if they would add it to their huevos rancheros... probably sacrilege... haha

                                                                          Their eggs with chorizo is insanely good as well though.

                                                                          Everything there sings with such quality...such flavor...mmm

                                                                          I don't go often enough.

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                                                                            Dommy Oct 29, 2013 07:58 PM

                                                                            It's right off the crenshaw exit off the 10... just sayin'.

                                                                            --Dommy!

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                                                                  latindancer Dec 9, 2013 05:14 PM

                                                                  Los Anaya off Crenshaw.

                                                                  I have to continue to, occasionally, bring this place up so they get the recognition they deserve.
                                                                  Outstanding Huevos Rancheros and what makes them stand out are the homemade corn tortillas.
                                                                  I could easily eat them everyday and absolutely love the owners.

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                                                                    kevin Dec 9, 2013 05:17 PM

                                                                    Hmm, never even heard of this place. I will have to give it, it's requisite whirl.

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                                                                    kevin Dec 9, 2013 05:16 PM

                                                                    Hollywood Hills Coffee Shoppe.

                                                                    Best I've ever had.

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