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Best Huevos Rancheros in Durham/Chapel Hill?

ToothTooth Mar 17, 2008 07:56 AM

I've had a wicked need lately for some really good Huevos Rancheros. Anyone have recommendations for establishments in the Durham/Chapel Hill area that serve some of a noteworthy variety?

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    dschoonmaker Apr 18, 2010 10:51 AM

    I enjoy the huevos rancheros at Fiesta, but for different and very special treatments of huevos, try Saturday brunch at Tonali (Shannon Road between MLK and Old Chapel Hill). They do several different renditions, but my current favorite is huevos divorciados (half red, half green).

    Tonali Restaurant
    3642 Shannon Rd Ste 1, Durham, NC 27707

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    1. re: dschoonmaker
      walras Apr 19, 2010 05:58 AM

      Azteca Grill also has a fine huevos divorciados as standard on its daily menu, and even as a lunch special.

      Azteca Grill
      1929 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707

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      ToothTooth Apr 11, 2010 07:28 AM

      Has anyone had the huevos rancheros at Dos Perros yet? I guess they've only been serving brunch on Sundays for a few weeks now, so I'm curious.

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        ToothTooth Apr 13, 2010 06:22 AM

        My lady and I went to Dos Perros for brunch this past Sunday. She had the huevos rancheros and I had the huevos en rabo de mestiza (poached eggs in tomato chile sauce). Both were really good. The ranchero sauce that came with her dish was of the spicy verde variety and the eggs were served on top of a crispy tortilla. My poached eggs were each perched on top of a nice fat patty of masa which was covered in tomato chile sauce. All very tasty stuff and reasonably priced for the quality and enviornment. That being said, the huevos rancheros at Azteca Grill are still my local benchmark. Their rancheros sauce is awesome and the plate of huevos rancheros they offer is a lot more food for about the same price.


        Azteca Grill
        1929 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707

        Dos Perros
        200 N Mangum St. Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701

      2. TSQ75 Mar 18, 2008 11:29 AM

        my preferred spot is La Fondita In Durham...open at 9am on weekends--saturday and sunday! with all the huevos, chilaquiles, caldos and pozoles you could want! complete with that awesom hole in the wall atmosphere and superb christian ranchero music from the juke box!

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          halfgreen Sep 21, 2008 08:18 AM

          We had breakfast at La Fondita on Saturday. The food was awesome. Unfortunatley the juke box was so loud we could not hear each other. What a shame because the food was so very good but the noise may keep me from going back. I think I'll give it one more shot and request they turn the music down ;-)

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          walras Mar 18, 2008 07:29 AM

          The Huevos Rancheros with fried plantains at El Cuscatleco on Garrett Road in Durham are a treat.

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            dschoonmaker Mar 17, 2008 01:39 PM

            My favorite so far is from Fiesta Grill, west of Carrboro on 54.

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              tacostacoseverywhere Mar 17, 2008 03:01 PM

              second that. would also add el superior in Durham.

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                suse Mar 17, 2008 08:04 PM

                Which one is el superior? Not super taqueria, is it?

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                  tacostacoseverywhere Mar 21, 2008 03:27 PM

                  no, it's the one in the big mexican grocer. they also sell tortillas by the pound.

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                    TSQ75 Mar 24, 2008 07:16 AM

                    amazing fresh tortillas! i'll stand there and watch their machine go from corn, to soak, to grind, to mix and through the conveyor belt--its great!

            2. eclaire Mar 17, 2008 08:02 AM

              they have some good ones called "abuela's" at Citrus in Southern Village...

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