On Sunday, two friends and I had a very late breakfast at Pastores. One friend had huevos rancheros, other friend and I had chilaquiles with eggs. For rainy, lazy Sundays, I think this might be the best restaurant breakfast in the city. The dishes were very similar, the main difference being that the huevos rancheros had two soft corn tortillas, while the chilaquiles were fried strips of tortilla. Unlike the the chilequiles at Primavera, the fried tortillas here don't seem to be soaked for very long in the sauce before they are served. The sauce is also wetter than at the Primavera stand - so they are very different chilaquiles experiences, but both are great.
All of us had the same mild red sauce on our dishes, and extra was served on the side, along with a bowl of the more spicy green sauce. Both sauces are complex and full tasting - the cooks know how to use chiles to their full flavor potential. The eggs were cooked perfectly, with firm whites and runny yolks. Rice was pillowy and flavorful, beans were cooked just right.
After cleaning my plate, I felt full, but also more healthy and awake. It's simple food, but it's cooked really really well.
As we got in the car, one friend, who was visiting from out of town, remarked that he could have easily eaten a whole extra plate.
3486 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110