Once in a while, you come across a place and the food is the star. Not the decor, not even the service, but the food just out does everything. Anepelco’s Cafe is just that place — it’s definitely a hole in the wall. Breakfast was impressive at this unassuming restaurant. The place was small, and the atmosphere wasn’t really all that impressive, but the food was incredible. The menu consists of Mexican dishes influenced by French fare.
Huevos divorciados translates to divorced eggs. One side of the dish, you have an egg omelet with red sauce, and the other side has the same with green sauce. This dish was amazing, The best part was the red sauce. It had such a deep flavor, similar to mole. The flavor was similar to harissa, a Tunisian chili sauce — it had so much depth. It wasn’t really smokey as I thought it would, but the eggs with these were very delicious. The cheese on top, probably cotija, seasoned the dish with a nice salty flavor. It was new and interesting, and I will always yearn for that flavor profile.
The chilaquiles was no different, and quite possibly, the best chilaquiles I ever had. The same red sauce was used for this dish, and the plate was drenched with it. The tortillas were mushy, and though I like a little crunch, it did not matter — Flavor and taste was just exceptional. The egg on top with the sour cream really topped off this dish. But that red sauce, so deep in flavor — it was unforgettable.
Anepelco’s Cafe is an exceptional establishment. The French Mexican food really pops at you. The oily and greasy Mexican food can be good, but they do it with a bit more quality and class. The dishes were so refined — it must be that French influence. It was quite possibly one of my favorite breakfasts. The food was the star, as it should be. Flavor is exuded in all of the dishes and I am glad I ate at Anepelco’s Cafe. Here is to one of the best breakfasts ever.