I’ve been meaning to try Caliente’s New Mexican Restaurant for a while, and today is finally the day. For great food, not to mention a Sunday Brunch Buffet, I’m surprised more locals aren’t packing the place. I’m here specifically to try the huevos rancheros, mentioned in Andrea Feucht’s Food Lovers Guide to Santa Fe, Albuquerque, … Continue reading

Mannies huevos rancheros


At Mannies Restaurant, they say “Its not your momma’s cooking, but it’s the next best thing!” Somewhere between diner fare and home cookin’, just like its situation at the corner between UNM and Nob Hill, it’s very easy to feel like I’m welcomed as part of the Mannies Family any time I walk into the … Continue reading

Zs and Ts

ZS & T’s Great Grub

Albuquerque harbors mom & pop shops and eateries in random strip malls that one otherwise might not pay much attention to. I’m glad I took a chance on ZS & T’s Great Grub for today’s huevos rancheros outing. Like all good local haunts ought to be, they do things in their own unique way- and … Continue reading

Flying Star

Flying Star Cafe

Flying Star Cafe‘s mission is to, “fly below the radar of the larger chains and to cook where no one has cooked before!” Well, I love meeting below the radar of those pesky chains, especially with some of our beloved Albuquerque and New Mexico local “chains”. You KNOW the huevos rancheros will be better this … Continue reading

El Patio

El Patio

El Patio is a quaint little place that has been around the UNM area of Albuquerque for a long time, serving their brand of homemade New Mexican food. Their huevos rancheros makes me a believer in their brand! On top of typical corn tortillas are perfectly cooked eggs and delicious chiles of both red and … Continue reading

Slate Street Cafe huevos rancheros

Slate Street Cafe

Open and light urban ambiance coupled with yummy modern comfort-type food leads one to try huevos rancheros at Slate Street Cafe. Urban huevos are served here! Even the presentation is muy chic. Perfectly cooked eggs are served atop corn tortillas, and the sole side is crispy, nicely spiced-up hashbrowns. It’s so pretty, I’m not sure … Continue reading

Garcia's huevos rancheros


At an Albuquerque staple, Garcia’s, or The Original Garcia’s Kitchen, one expects to find traditional huevos rancheros, among other delicious New Mexican cuisine. One would be right. “Fresh, hand-prepared, New Mexican cuisine at a reasonable price” indeed. The huevos, perfectly prepared, are definitely in there over corn tortillas and alongside papitas and very refried beans. The … Continue reading

Cocina Azul huevos rancheros

Cocina Azul

Cocina Azul is indeed a great place to “Get your chile on!” In fact, as one drives by this little gem off 12th & Mountain, there is a sign mentioning one of their most popular dishes: huevos rancheros! But of course, that is why are here… Cocina Azul’s huevos are delicious, no-nonsense and fulfilling. Over … Continue reading

Jimmy's Cafe huevos rancheros

Jimmy’s Cafe

Jimmy’s Cafe is a fun family-friendly place to eat, even if your name doesn’t happen to be Jim, Jimmy, James… and Jimmy’s knows well how to put together some yummy huevos rancheros. Packed, as always, Jimmy’s produces a nice plate of corn tortillas hidden under a pile of perfect cafe eggs, New Mexico red and … Continue reading

Cedar Point Grille huevos rancheros

Cedar Point Grille

Late summer storms are a great reason to go driving around to the other side of the mountain. Sandia, that is. And stopping for huevos rancheros at the Cedar Point Grille is a great idea. We happily eat alongside the locals, and yes, there was word of a tornado touching down just down the 14. … Continue reading