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Huevos Rancheros (in Reno, or anywhere else..) long rant

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Huevos Rancheros (in Reno, or anywhere else..) long rant

Janet | Nov 19, 2002 07:08 PM

OK, I had to pick my husband up at the airport this noon. In return, he agreed to take me to lunch. There's this place I like, Taqueria La Michoacana, on Plumb St. near the airport (near Costco). Imagine how upset we were to go there and find it had been closed and replaced with a Bar and Grill!!! Since I was craving a taco fix, my husband took me to another place I've been to which is OK, Puerto Nuevo on Kietzke (near Moana). We should have gone to Beto's, but that was too far away and I was getting HUNGRY!!

Well, when we arrived, they had a special advertised of Huevos Rancheros. Now, I LOVE Huevos, and I've eaten a lot of them (including more than a few times in Mexico. Major disappointment. I think of Huevos as two eggs, sunnyside up or over-easy (but only if you insist!), on a corn tortilla, with ranchero sauce. Well, these were what I would called Huevos Revueltos (maybe huevos revolting ): SCRAMBLED (ugh!) eggs scrambled with onions and tomatoes and chilis....not a tortilla or sauce in sight. The whole idea of Huevos Rancheros is to have some of that good runny egg yolk to mix with the sauce and wipe up with tortillas, no? Am I totally off base here? I asked the kitchen if they had made a mistake, but no, they insisted these were huevos rancheros (and yes, I spoke to them in Spanish....)

So, Chowhounds, when you think of Huevos Rancheros, what do YOU think of? Are you like me in preferring them without a lot of cheese on top? (preferably no cheese....) Anyone have any good spots to eat them anywhere in Northern Nevada or Northern California? I will travel for a good plate of Huevos!

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