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The Best Huevos Rancheros in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 18, 2014

huevos rancheros torontoThe best huevos rancheros in Toronto is an alternative to the pancake and benny-saturated menu options that dominate the city's brunch landscape. The Mexican breakfast standard has a number of merits: not only will it satisfy hunger pangs with its hearty base of eggs and refried beans, but it also has this power to simultaneously wake-up taste buds and tame hangovers thanks the delicious combination of spicy salsa, creamy guacamole and salty queso.

Here are the best huevos rancheros in Toronto.

See also:

The top 50 brunch restaurants in Toronto
The Best Brunch in Toronto
The Best All Day Breakfast in Toronto
The Best Mexican Restaurants in Toronto

Easy Breakfast

Easy Breakfast

Easy calls their eggs Huevos Divorciados ($14), which translates to an over-packed plate with two sunny side up eggs over a corn tortilla with salsas, re-fried black beans and guacamole. On the side comes a toasted baguette with ancho jam plus a choice of salad or home fries. Available at both the College and Queen St. locations. More »

Playa Cabana

Playa Cabana

While it only opens up at noon, this Dupont restaurant makes a mean huevos rancheros ($14) that is best enjoyed with a Cardini cocktail, a dill and cucumber infused twist on the classic Caesar. Here the hearty dish features three eggs, two types of chorizo (Spanish and Mexican), rice, beans, flour tortillas and queso. More »

Beast Restaurant

Beast Restaurant

Brunch at Scott Vivian's Tecumseth Street restaurant runs from Friday to Sunday weekly. On the morning menu you'll find huevos rancheros ($13) comprised of two sunny side up eggs over crisped corn tortillas with Mexican-style chorizo, bean salad, avocado puree, tomato-red chile sauce, sheep’s milk feta and a heaping of house potatoes on the side. More »

El Cafetal

El Cafetal

This Latin American bakery and cafe on St. Clair includes well priced huevos rancheros ($6) on its breakfast menu. The satisfying plate features fried eggs over soft corn tortillas that are entirely smothered with spicy red pepper sauce. Rice and beans are served on the side. More »

El Catrin

El Catrin

In The Distillery District, this stunning Mexican restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating. The brunch menu opens with huevos rancheros ($14) consisting of three fried eggs over a corn tortilla with salsa roja, black bean puree and guac. Other variations include the huevos Mexicana ($14) done with scrambled eggs and tortilla chips, and, the huevos placero ($16) made with the additions of chorizo, mole sauce and fresh cheese. More »

Universal Grill

Universal Grill

On Shaw at Dupont, this retro diner does brunch that includes an attractive plate of huevos rancheros ($12) stacked with fried eggs on a grilled tortilla with spicy red beans, cheddar, guacamole, sour cream and fried tortilla sticks to garnish. More »

El Trompo

El Trompo

A spot for great value, this Kensington Market cantina does a full menu of Mexican breakfast standards including huevos rancheros priced at just $7. Here fried eggs are served over corn tortillas and doused in spicy salsa verde. Frijoles and pico de gallo are supplied generously on the side. More »

The Ace

The Ace

This popular brunch destination on Roncesvalles serves up its ultra-filling huevos rancheros ($11) on platters loaded with a pair of farm-fresh eggs with black beans, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa fresca with fresh corn tortillas. More »

The Beet

The Beet

Priding itself on its all organic menu, this cafe in The Junction is a favourite for serving its huevos rancheros ($13) until 5pm daily. Here the dish is composed of a duo of baked sunny side up eggs served on a Canadian corn tortilla with raw lactose-free cheddar, sweet potato mash, pico de gallo, avocado and a dollop of sour cream to finish. More »

Insomnia

Insomnia

Insomnia's huevos rancheros ($12) come with two fluffy eggs, soft tortillas, refried beans, salsa, monterey jack cheese and avocado. Mixed greens and homefries on the side complete the dish, and there's the option to substitute egg whites for $1. Healthy! More »

The Scullery

The Scullery

The cute Cabbagetown cafe opens for brunch at 8am, making it an early bird's best bet for delicious huevos rancheros ($11.50), featuring two eggs, salsa, corn tortilla, refried beans, rice and sliced avocado. Vegans can even opt for tofu instead of eggs for just $1 more. More »

Duffy's Diner

Duffy's Diner

The compact Bloordale diner offers huevos rancheros ($9) with all the essentials. The plate sees two fried eggs on top refried black bean-slathered corn tortillas and surrounded by piles of gaucamole, shredded cheddar and pico de gallo. Homefries and fruit on the side make it an especially satsfying start. More »

Discussion

8 Comments

@MMiotts / July 18, 2014 at 01:59 pm
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I always find it depressing when people get in a tizzy over their favorite places being kept off the list.

Until today.

The fact that the huevos rancheros at OK OK Diner is not included in this list is shameful and embarrassing for BlogTo.
Mjp / July 18, 2014 at 03:45 pm
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Regardless of merit, it's not only East of Yonge but East of the river! East of Carlaw, even! The horror, the horror..
Ed / July 18, 2014 at 08:08 pm
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So tired of BlogTO not supporting the east end in the slightest. Honestly most of the time these lists are just the 'best places' in the west and then a few 'just okay' places in the west. When there is the entire city to choose from and always something, if not multiple something's they're missing from other areas. The staff can't be bothered I guess. Should really rename this place to Blog West TO
Captain Fucking Obvious / July 18, 2014 at 10:08 pm
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Theres no fucking way in hell BlogTo can review ALL the restaurants serving heuvos rancheros in Tdot. Pick an area and review the best. These lists are not perfect and the journalists do a damn good job of putting them together. So haters in the east or north or wherever you fucking came from, take a chill pill, smoke something and uhhh...go fuck yourselves. :-)
G / July 18, 2014 at 11:01 pm
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Uhm hi ... Lady Marmalade's Huevos are yum yum to the tum tum
TotTot / July 18, 2014 at 11:18 pm
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I don't understand how La Mexicana didn't make this list, they have an awesome Huevos Rancheros. It's delicious and the best hangover dish too!
The Poll replying to a comment from Captain Fucking Obvious / July 19, 2014 at 01:36 am
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It was a poll selected by the readers.
Kate / July 19, 2014 at 11:45 am
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yes, unless you voted, quit bitching. It's a readership poll.

Funny how the actual latin restos/bakeries are charging half the price of the others. Having a drink w/your huevos rancheros and you have a breakfast that will come to $30.00

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