Jan 15, 2007 Messy and Picky
"... best huevos rancheros Messy has ever had remain those at the mouth-watering hole-in-the-wall of Las Brisas in Port Chester, NY, but she has also had some pretty awesome ones at Taqueria de Veracruzana here in Philly, where they serve them all day ... "
We began our meal with drinks and some complimentary pan fried bread, which was delicious. Messy had a nice solid cup of coffee while Picky went with a cool glass of freshly squeezed OJ. Picky thought the OJ was very good without too much pulp. Messy, who is not a fan of pulp whatsoever — she firmly believes that orange juice should never involve chewing — wasn't impressed. Picky's main dish was an orange spiced scrambled egg platter, which included three eggs scrambled with a hint of orange with a Cuban chorizo and some fried veggies. The "hint" of orange was more of a notion of orange. The eggs weren't the least bit orange-y, but they were still very good. The chorizo, which was split right down the middle and gently fried with tons of flavor, was the prize of the dish.
Messy had one of her favorite meals ever, huevos rancheros. [The best huevos rancheros Messy has ever had remain those at the mouth-watering hole-in-the-wall of Las Brisas in Port Chester, NY, but she has also had some pretty awesome ones at Taqueria de Veracruzana here in Philly, where they serve them all day long.] Our server happily agreed to substitute avocado slices for the meat that was included in the dish. Messy was expecting huge chunks of avocado, but instead she got a couple of dinky slices. The eggs were quite yummy, but they came with crispy tortillas which made it really difficult to mop up the soppy eggs. The meal was better than average, but Messy still wished for more avocado and more bread.
Although the service was kind of slow, overall, our meal was a pleasant experience. It was our first brunch outing in a while (we like to sleep late, and Picky makes killer omelettes on the weekends) and we were both very happy to find a good, decently priced and convenient location for brunch. Mixto also seems like a good place for a group brunch outing, as we were pretty much surrounded by larger parties sipping Bloody Marys (Bloody Marys are gross). We're both glad we found Mixto for those rare occasions when we go out to brunch — we won't need to wait an hour at a time for those Philly brunch favorite spots anymore!