I Can Eat 50 Eggs: Taqueria Arandas #3
In honor of Paul Newman and “Cool Hand Luke,” I’ll review 50 days of eggs from 50 different restaurants.
Day 15: Taqueria Arandas #3
6534 Burnet Road. 452-9886. Hours: 7 a.m. to midnight daily.
By Mike Sutter | Fed Man Walking | 01.15.12
Before 11 a.m., a plate of migas is only $3.95 at Taqueria Arandas. With refried beans, a few fried potato slices and four corn tortillas plus chips and salsa and table service, it’s an astounding deal. After 11 a.m., the plate goes up by a dollar.
The eggs won’t make you homesick for the Valley, or anywhere you’ve had better migas than these. They’re cooked as hard as the cook’s glare, with just enough chopped fresh jalapeño, tomato and onions to qualify as more than scrambled eggs with melted white cheese. I couldn’t taste corn tortillas in the mix, fried or otherwise, but I found a few hovering just under the cheese. I rescued breakfast by layering beans and tomatoes with a spoonful of eggs into a tortilla and pouring on green tomatillo salsa.
Arandas is one of my favorite places for big plates of al pastor and ribbon-thin fajitas, for spicy-sweet horchata, bean-and-cheese tacos or blazing-hot diner coffee. I’ll write off the migas as a bad day and remain grateful for the staff’s patience teaching me restaurant Spanish over the years.
(Photos by Mike Sutter © Fed Man Walking)
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