Monte Alban

Best Breakfasts, April 2006

Huevos rancheros are everywhere. But Monte Alban may be the only place to get a higaditos fiesta breakfast. The dish looks like matzo ball soup and is made by dropping minced chicken and beaten egg into an exquisitely flavored broth to form dumpling-like balls. Think south-of-the-border dim sum, with hot sauce on the side.