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Breakfast at Los Jarritos, South Van Ness...

susancinsf | Jan 29, 200501:51 AM

Did make it to this place last weekend, based on some prior posts.

Pluses: loved the high cielings and general atmosphere; I thought Paul H's post in the thread below captured the feel of the place quite well. At 9:30 on a Sunday morning it was easy to get a nice table by the windows. Lots of room to spread out and read the paper, very pleasant, and the service was friendly.

Food: The orange juice was fresh squeezed and delicious, and quite generous even though I asked for a small oj (exactly what I would expect from a good Mexican restaurant). Salsa was quite tasty, and the tortillas were fresh, but much too cakey and not too flavorable. I am beginning to wonder if places are making their tortillas too thick just to prove they aren't machine made (though I do think a machine could actually make them that thick)?

Hubby had 'huevos con amor': basically a scramble with potatoes and Mexican spices. Good solid diner type food, which he was in the mood for. With much anticipation, perhaps too much, I tried the huevos rancheros, which were a mild disappointment: the eggs were poached, not fried, served on the same overly thich tortillas, with a rather bland ranchero sauce. Tasted sort of like a healthy version of huevos rancheros, which sort of defeats the purpose, imo.

They do have a version of chilaquiles without eggs on the dinner menu, as well as albondigas one day a week, so you can bet I will be back soon to check them out at dinner time very soon!

Thanks for the tip, Chowhounds.

Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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