Chef Roberto Santibanez was raised in Mexico City, and the food you'll find at his Brooklyn restaurant shows it. For brunch, of course there are Huevos Rancheros, but the Chilaquiles (pictured) are much more interesting—and hangover-friendly. They are, quite plainly, crispy tortillas tossed in a sauce of roasted tomatoes and habanero peppers. On top, you get a choice of shredded chicken, grilled skirt steak, or scrambled eggs. Order it with a Vampiro cocktail—seasoned tomato juice with tequila and Oaxaca chiles—and call it a day. No, really; that's all you're going to be able to do today anyway.
Fonda, 434 7th Avenue (between 14th and 15th streets); Brooklyn; 718-369-3144.
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