Lincoln Heights: Perfecto Mexican Breakfast at El HuarachitoAug 16 2010 · 2 comments · Lincoln Heights, Mexican, Restaurant Reviews
Disclaimer: This picture is awful, but it looks much more appetizing in person.
You might as well know right now, I didn’t get a huarache. Yes, I know, this place is called the El Huarachito, but I was craving Mexican breakfast, and the other diners were all eating delicious looking egg dishes. I would have been too jealous, even if the huarache was spectacular. And I’m sure it would have been, judging by what I did eat.
I went for the Chilaquiles Rojos con huevos, over easy. I’m not opposed to saucy chilaquiles, but I prefer them to be a bit dry and dark, so that you know the sauce has been thoroughly absorbed into the tortillas. This really allows all the flavors to be distinct, instead of everything just blending together in a big mushy mess. El Huarachito’s are pretty near perfect and the rest of the plate followed suit, including beans were too delicious not to have been refried in lard and potatoes that tasted like meat.
In a good way.
Josh got the Plato Compesino (pictured at the top of the post), which had all the things already mentioned, plus carne asada and a basket of handmade tortillas. The meat was well cooked, though a little over-salted, and the tortillas were thick and chewy–we spread some crema on the leftovers and rolled them up, just like when I was a kid.
My mom was impressed by the Machaca (eggs with shredded beef). She liked the crispiness/tenderness of the meat and the lack of soupiness: “I stopped ordering machaca at restaurants because it’s always so soggy,” she remarked as she savored her decidedly un-soggy breakfast and kindly allowed my fork to make repeated visits to her plate.
A word about the chips. I read some reviews saying they’re homemade, but these didn’t taste homemade to me. They were fine, just not homemade. It should also be noted that El Huacharito has a good selection of drinks, including aguas frescas (the pineapple is great and not overly sweet), Mexican Coke, Jarritos Mineragua, my personal favorite and easily the sharpest mineral water in the universe.
3010 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90031