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A pile of goodness.

With some family in town, I headed to Santa Monica to eat breakfast at the Omelette Parlor. When we arrived, the line was out the door, but we were told there was only a 20-minute wait. Since it was so nice out, we took a walk up Main Street and came back just in time to be seated.

Now the usual thought would be that if you go to a place with omelette in the name, you order an omelette, but on this day, I was glad I didn’t follow that rule. Instead, I decided to order their Huevos Rancheros because they looked so good. It was a delicious mix of rice, beans, egg, cheese, tortilla and sauce. There wasn’t any meat involved, but there also weren’t any vegetables there to ruin the party.

Or so I thought. When my breakfast came, something was slightly off. It wasn’t a huge deal, but there was a pile of pico de gallo hidden on the edge of my plate. Fortunately, it wasn’t dumped all over my plate, but it sure made a portion of my huevos rancheros untouchable.

As for the rest of the dish, this hearty Mexican breakfast did not disappoint. Each bite was filled with a delicious mix of food and I could pick and choose just how much of everything I wanted in each bite. There also wasn’t too much or too little of anything. The mix was perfectly balanced and each bite was delicious. Aside from the wait (which we would have encountered at any breakfast joint in LA) and pico, Omelette Parlor delivered a nice, hearty meal, even if it wasn’t an actual omelette.