Good Huevos Rancheros in Santa Fe
I will be in Santa Fe for 4 days mid-September and would like a recommendation for a place with good huevos rancheros. We will be staying at Ten Thousand Waves so any other restaurant recs near there would be great. (Obviously we are spending the big bucks on lodging and spa instead of dining out, ha ha, so inexpensive recs would be nice).
The Plaza Restaurant. Although I like the chile relleno omelette better.
Maria's has a very nice and relatively simple version that I like. But, it could be the tequila tastings that influence my judgment there.
As a recent Santa Fe transplant and huevos rancheros enthusiast, I've tried 'em at the high-profile places (the Shed, La Choza...) and been reasonably happy (personally I still say they're overrated), but the best I've found is actually in the section of town with the big box stores and chain hotels, at a place called the Flying Tortilla.
It looks kind of chainy and nondescript from outside, but turns out to serve what must surely be some of the best New Mexican food I've had. Good green chile, awesome red chile (be warned it has some heat), and generally good everything else (beans, rice, carne adovada, and really good cinnamon rolls at breakfast). I love that their only two draft beers are Tecate and the outstanding local Monks' Ale made in neighboring Pecos (for less than $3 a glass, incidentally).
A few quibbles: (1) no hard liquor = no margaritas, and (2) their tortillas are inconsistent by NM standards, sometimes being good and sometimes tasting just a bit stale.
Google informs me the Flying Tortilla is at 4250 Cerrillos, out by the mall. Nothing fancy, but very good.