Don’t let the attractive plating work fool you; this is not a good brunch.
The eggs in my huevos rancheros have the odor of chicken meat just on the edge of going rancid (a smell I’m very used to, having frequented Park Slope’s 5th Ave Associated Supermarket a few years back). I should probably take this as a warning to stop eating altogether, but I figure if I just push the eggs off to the side, I can get by safely. The rest of the meal is acceptable, if not particularly memorable.
Then, about 6 hours later, the eggs work their way into my lower digestive tract. I’ve never before had the displeasure of producing the kinds of smells these eggs have caused, and I hope to never again.
El Moderno did pass their most recent health inspection, and this restaurant has been in this spot for a very long time, so I’m willing to assume this isn’t a major recurring issue with the restaurant as a whole. On my only other previous trip to El Moderno (a year or two back, before its impactless renaming from Chaucas), nothing was particularly wrong, but the food was unremarkable. I don’t plan on stopping by again, especially given the many other strong dining options within a few blocks.
519 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211