100 Favorite Dishes: Huevos Rancheros at Las Potrancas

The huevos rancheros at Las Potrancas are what you think of when you think of the perfect version of this dish.EXPAND
The huevos rancheros at Las Potrancas are what you think of when you think of the perfect version of this dish.
Laura Shunk

No. 42: Huevos rancheros at Las Potrancas
Testament to the strength of the cooking at Las Potrancas is the fact that the restaurant has grown rather quickly: After winning fans with a tiny shop on Wadsworth, it usurped a space near 64th and Simms (11651 West 64th Avenue) that's been home to a number of Mexican restaurants over the years, and it immediately brought fresh life to the strip mall.

The kitchen turns out a hefty list of Mexican specialties that runs the gamut from menudo to mole, from carne adobada to the Mexican hamburger, a Colorado invention and specialty. But if you look carefully, you'll notice that most of the dishes here are topped with green chile, and for good reason: The kitchen aces this item. This version is relatively light compared with other Colorado examples, though it still packs the required punch — it's imbued with addictive tingly heat and thickened with pork, which also provides a nice savory note. No matter how much smothers your entree, you're going to want more as a chaser.

We recommend tasting that chile via huevos rancheros; the classic combination of yolky eggs and corn tortillas doesn't break with tradition here, but it's compiled exactingly and sided with silky refried beans swirled with melted cheddar and a little tomato-and-garlic-soaked rice. These huevos are what you imagine when you imagine your perfect version of this dish, which is why we guarantee you'll crave it consistently after you've had it once.

Best of all? Las Potrancas serves breakfast all day, so you don't even have to be a morning person to partake.

Hungry for more? All of the dishes in our 2016 countdown are linked below.

No. 100: Masala Beef at Biju's Little Curry Shop
No. 99: Bacon Shrimp and Grits at Bacon Social House
No. 98: Porchetta and Kimchi Sandwich at Brider
No. 97: Squab-and-Sunchoke Tortellini at Abejas
No. 96: Housemade Burrata at Viand
No. 95: Schweinshaxe at Rhein Haus
No. 94 Kimchi Jeon at Seoul BBQ
No. 93: Zuppa Pomodoro at Parisi Italian Market & Deli
No. 92: The Ocean Salad at Sushi-Rama
No. 91: The Signature Bowl from Churn & Burn
No. 90: Green Chorizo at Los Compadres
No. 89: The Diavola Calzone at Pino's Neighborhood Pizzeria
No. 88: Biscuits and Green Chile at the Noshery
No. 87: Chirashi at Izu Sushi
No. 86: Brisket and Ribs at GQue Championship BBQ
No. 85: The Tornado at the Chowder Room
No. 84: Korean Fried Chicken Wings at Yong Gung
No. 83: A Meatball Hero at Lil' Ricci's New York Pizzeria
No. 82: Shakshuka at Stowaway Coffee + Kitchen
No. 81: Late-Night Ramen at Brazen
No. 80: Potato Tacos at El Tejado
No. 79: Corned Beef Heart at theWay Back
No. 78: The Fried Bologna Sandwich at Snarfburger
No. 77: Sweet Corn Mezzaluna at Bar Dough
No. 76: Duck Confit at Table 6
No. 75: Croque Monsieur at Fire
No. 74: Tahini Cookies at the Preservery
No. 73: The Alferd Packer Salad at MAD Greens
No. 72: The Tuna Poke Bowl at Ohana Island Kitchen
No. 71: Mini Chile Rellenos at La Loma
No. 70: The Combination Banh Mi at Vinh Xuong Bakery
No. 69: The Falafel Waffle at Moxie Eatery
No. 68: Korean Fried Duck Wings at Chow Urban Grill
No. 67:  Spaghetti Alla Carbonara at Spatola
No. 66: The Classic Burger from Skirted Heifer
No. 65: The Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado at Poppies
No. 64: Super Pass Key Special at Pass Key
No. 63: How the West Was Won at Dozens Restaurant
No. 62: Manzo With Polenta at Spuntino
No. 61: P & S Snack Mix at the Pig & the Sprout
No. 59-60: Sloppers at Gray's Coors Tavern and Diego's
No. 58: Potstickers at Zoe Ma Ma
No. 57: Griddle Cooked Bullfrog at Yum Yum Spice
No. 56: Macaroni and Cheese at Work & Class
No. 55: Lobster, Egg and Caviar Bruschetta at Bar Fausto
No. 54: Orecchiette at Coperta
No. 53: Cheese Steak at Steuben's Food Service
No. 52: PB&B Acai Bowl at ProsperOats
No. 51: Gold Miner's Breakfast at River and Woods
No. 50: Bison Pastrami at To The Wind Bistro
No. 49: Spicy Beef Hot Pot at Bronze Empire
No. 48: Brad's Neo Gyro at Avelina
No. 47: The Egg and Croissant Sandwich at La Fillette Bakery
No. 46: Smoked Brisket Stroganoff Pot Pie From Humble Pie and Kitchen Table
No. 45: Hisbiscus-Flower Tacos at Comal
No. 44: The Juicy Lucy at the Midwestern Saloon
No. 43: The Italian Combo #2 at Carbone's/The Monkey Barrel

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Las Potrancas Mexican Restaurant

6610 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003-3946

303-420-6688

www.laspotrancasmexrest.com

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Las Potrancas Mexican Restaurant

11651 W. 64th Ave.
Arvada, Colorado 80004

303-432-2364

laspotrancasmexicanrestaurant.com


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