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Jan 29, 2011 09:59 PM

Huevos Rancheros with Pool of Tomato Salsa/Sauce?

We all have fav. versions of commonly found dishes.My benchmark huevos rancheros(HR) come from Etta's in Seattle and Kate's in Carmel CA. Both of them have the eggs sitting in a pool of heated tomato salsa/sauce with black beans, avocado, rice etc. next to them. I can't remember what the HR are like at Tremont 647, and I have been wicked disappointed with the rather spare sauce-less ones at Union Bar and Grill(otherwise a great place.) We are thinking to try brunch (for the first time) at Highland Kitchen tomorrow, but their menu says nothing of salsa/sauce in their HR. So I got to thinking that I should ask youall if you have found some like the ones I've described as my favs. I'm hoping you can tell me where to find them. Thanks for your help!

Tremont 647
647 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118

Highland Kitchen
150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

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    1. re: Uncle Yabai

      yabs- ON THE SIDE. no biggie really. i'm talkin about the ranchera sauce here!

    2. I actually like Sonsies version, tortilla, black beans, salsa, sauce,sunnyside eggs and chorizo. No rice though.

      1. Back in the day, the Plough & Stars made fabulous HR, before anyone knew what it was. Can't recall the sauce factor. You could check w. them.

        Plough & Stars
        912 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

        1. I'm pretty sure the Tremont 647 Huevos Rancheros come with tasty rice and beans, but I seem to remember that they served a flour tortilla instead of corn. The Buttery in the South End also serves a cheese-filled flour tortilla. To me it just isn't true Huevos Rancheros without corn tortillas and ranchera sauce. Hope HK's are good.

          Tremont 647
          647 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118

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          1. re: bear

            ah, a sympathetic ranchera sauce fan!..... well, here's what i found out: plough and st doesn't make them these days; sonsie's and HK and Trem 647 all make HR w/ dollop of salsa (or multiple) on top or side.don't know yet about the buttery.
            we went to Masa in Woburn.Not their normal way (the GM lied) but the understanding el salvadorean chef made them per my request and they were v. good. Served with good black bean puree under a line of cheese quesadilla wedges. Very good table cornbread and flavored butter. My Love liked their soft scrambled eggs with chorizo and cotija cheese. The search continues...........

            Masa Southwest Bar and Grill
            350 Cambridge Road, Woburn, MA 01801

          2. Here's a thread I started on huevos rancheros last year:


            No mention of pools ot tomato sauce.

            The best I've had are at Clinton St. Baking Co. in NYC, where it's kind of a make-your-own version: a warm tortilla with poached eggs in the middle, surrounded by dollops of guac, salsa, beans, and sour cream. No rice. No tomato sauce.