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Feb 27, 2013 09:06 AM

Desayuno con Lucha Libre

Just had a great (yes, probably not authentic, maybe not even Mexican, OK?) breakfast at Lucha Libre. It was called a Huevos Rancheros Burrito, and is pretty much as described.

Take a typical Huevos Rancheros (notice I typed typical, not authentic or genuine), including fried eggs, beans, corn tortillias, sauce, cheese etc, and wrap it in a flour tortilla to make a burrito gigante.

I didn't eat the wrapper (notice I typed wrapper, not rapper)- too many carbs, even for me, but I enjoyed the sloppy meal. I particularly liked they were bold enough to cook the eggs properly, plenty of runny yolk (runny yolk, not running joke) to distribute the flavor throughout.

Lucha Libre does have some very good salsa (again, not authentic, just good) including a mango-ish concoction which I enjoyed tremendously.

No, I wouldn't wait on line to get it- I'm nowhere near mature enough to wait.

But it was great, and I'll regreso soon.

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  1. Sounds good but was it authentic?

    1. haha could you not just get huevos rancheros on a plate the authentic way?

      Are the eggs at Lucha Libre authentic at least?

      1. Have to agree on the wrapper, there's a lot of empty calories, like around 400, in one of them. I do like the runny egg yolks, nice textural effect.

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          1. re: cstr

            A 12" flour tortilla provides a calorie hit of between 240-250 calories depending upon whose tortilla they are using. Of that it can range in fat anywhere from 50-80 calories from fat and anywhere from 5-12 gms of fat. It also provides anywhere from a low of 39 gms of carb up to nearly 60 gms (which is a pretty serious hit) while also providing at least 1.5 gms of fiber and, at minimum, 8 gms of protein. There is also some calcium and iron value.

            So while it isn't a total waste of calories, after all there is some protein, calcium, iron and a bit of fiber, it is pretty much using up an entire days worth of carbohydrates in one meal.

              1. re: Fake Name

                Yeah no kidding. DiningDiva Downer.
                So should we all rescind our votes for CAB? :>)

                1. re: Island

                  Sorry guys <sheepish grin>

                  I only know this because I once had to do the nutrient analysis on our breakfast burrito. To say it was an eye opener is an understatement. We had one log in at 1,020 calories. Yowza!

                  I don't think I've eaten one I have had huevos rancheros (corn tortillas have fewer calories and carbs) and I have eaten breakfast tacos which also have a better nutrient profile.

                  1. re: DiningDiva

                    Mmmm... Breakfast tacos... Now that would make a great dish of the month!

                    1. re: DiningDiva

                      Well, now I don't feel so bad about giving up burritos for Lent.

                      1. re: jmtreg

                        I happen to have a Milky Way sitting in front of me, and did you know that there are fewer calories, less sodium and fewer carbs in a 1.84 oz Milky Way than there are in a 12" tortilla? Fat is about the same.

                        So, jmtreg, if you're really missing your burritos during lent, just sub it with a Milky Way ;-)