7166 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel (831) 625-2252, carmelcantina.com
Nobody should watch candidates debate immigration reform on an empty stomach when the county’s best huevos rancheros are within reach. One forkful into the creamy egg yolk and zesty ranchero sauce and you’re sold. The addition of Baja Cantina’s guacamole and pico de gallo takes it to your happy place. Even Trump wouldn’t be able to find fault in the black beans and Mexican rice that round out the dish. It’s so good you may have to build a wall of chips around your plate so you won’t have to share.