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Hands down, my favorite breakfast spot in San Leandro. They don’t have great coffee and the table service is a little slow and inattentive, but I forgive them for everything because of the food.
They have an amazing buffet on Sunday with fragrant pans of steaming meats, stews, eggs, ham, waffles, refried beans, pan dulce, fresh fruit, finger jello and more… but I prefer to just go and order my favorite dishes as they are cooked fresh, instead of sitting on heating trays. You get a basket of warmed crispy tortilla chips and a bowl of really good spicy salsa even with breakfast.
The huevos rancheros are very tasty, two eggs cooked as you like them, on a corn tortilla swimming in a spicy red sauce with onions and peppers on top of fabulous re-fried beans and red rice. There is no more exciting moment than piercing the egg and letting it run into the beans and rice and scooping it up with a tortilla.
I crave the chilaquiles, served either with a red sauce, or with a green sauce which comes with shredded chicken and sour cream. Chilaquiles are fried tortilla strips that are cooked with egg and sauce and are a lovely gooey messy dish with a toothsome crunch still to the strips – highly addictive I’m afraid… These are served piled on a large platter with rice and beans.
My absolute favorite breakfast dish is Huevos Divorciados, which are two eggs, one with red sauce and the other with green sauce, served with your choice of red or green chilaquiles, along with those luscious beans and rice.
Actually, this is so much food that you could split this with someone. Mr. K and I do, sometimes we get an extra plate of rice and beans, but combined with the chips and flour tortillas, it’s a lot of food. And quite a deal too, I think the plate itself is $8-9…
There is always a fresh rose at each table, I think they must come from the rose bushes surrounding the restaurant.
They are open until 3 am and I hear that the bar gets pretty crowded, but I’m just a big fan of their breakfast and brunch and their New Mexico Enchilada is worth trying too.