I wanted to get a different view of the mountain, so I took a quick drive to Bernalillo for today’s huevos rancheros outing. Truly a hop, skip, and a jump from Albuquerque, Abuelita’s New Mexican Kitchen is a local hotspot on the Camino Del Pueblo. Locals of all kinds and a group of bikers in for a break from the day’s ride are lunching. I’m enjoying delicious huevos here!
A perfect plate of huevos rancheros appears with corn tortillas, eggs cooked to order smothered in green and red chiles, refried beans, and Spanish rice. A dusting of cheese and garnish of lettuce and tomato complete the plate.
The green chile is super satisfying with a consistent and constant medium heat. It is light in color, and it has the taste of a green chile stew with lots of flavor. I usually salt my eggs, but with the flavor of the chiles, I don’t feel the need to. The red chile is spicier than the green and peppery with a quick heat that slows me down at just the right time in my meal.
The sides are traditional refried beans that are classic in taste, as well as the Spanish rice. These both taste oh-so like home, with the familiar consistency and quality of the best New Mexican restaurants I’ve eaten at over the years.
A tasty flour tortilla is served on the side, as well as a complimentary basket of homemade hearty corn chips and fresh salsa. A side of thick cut bacon is also hearty and enough for two. Coffee is fresh, service is friendly, and the servers wear t-shirts that say, “Panza llena Corazon Contento” (“full stomach happy heart”). I truly finish my meal at Abuelita’s with a full stomach and happy heart!