Huevos Rancheros

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Huevos Rancheros, which means ranch-style eggs, once was an exotic dish that U.S. travelers found only in the southern border-state cafes. With the burgeoning popularity of Mexican food — Tex-Mex in particular — huevos rancheros now is found on menus everywhere and in all sorts of dolled-up variations. We think the best traditional huevos rancheros — little more than eggs on tortillas garnished with hot sauce — still are found in the southwest; the most wonderful enhanced one is at Hell’s Kitchen in Minneapolis.

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Wanda’s

Wanda's is Nehalem, Oregon's comfort-food restaurant serving a famously good plate of huevos rancheros. Interior decor is wall-to-wall retro-kitsch.

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Cottage

The best sunny southern California cafe, from magnificent granola and homemade pastries to superb fish tacos and so much more. The Cottage is a La Jolla must!

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Harlow’s Cafe

A bustling diner serving breakfast all day ('til 2pm closing), Harlow's of Tempe offers well-crafted omelets, griddle-crisp hash browns, and blueberry pancakes.

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Teresa’s Mosaic Cafe

While enjoying Teresa's scrumptious Mexican breakfasts (some of Tucson, Arizona's best) you can watch tortillas being hand-formed and griddle-cooked.

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Frontier

The Frontier is great New Mexico quick-eats: huevos rancheros, green chili stew, tacos, & burgers. Cinnamon rolls are legendary. Vegetarian options abound.

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Garcia’s Kitchen

Garcia's is a fun, friendly place (6 locations in Albuquerque) that serves some of the best New Mexican food, especially breakfast, available any time.

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Nellie’s

A sign on the wall in Nellie's of Las Cruces says: "A day without chile is like a day without sunshine." No problem on this fine chile-centric New Mexico menu!

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Hell’s Kitchen

One of America's best restaurants, Minneapolis' Hell's Kitchen does everything better, from house peanut butter to Mahnomin porridge. Breakfast, lunch & dinner.