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Apr 23, 2002 12:32 PM


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I am looking for chilaquiles like I used to eat frequently at dozens and dozens of little places in San Antonio, Texas. I've (very, very infrequently) run across something called "chilaquiles" on a menu here in New York, but it has never been very similar to the yummy, fatty, perfect hangover food I remember from San Antonio. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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  1. I've had good ones at Cafe Frida (on their Sunday brunch menu). Can't vouch for their authenticity, but they sure are yummy.

    1. Having come from San Francisco, I sympathize with your search for Chiaquiles. Truly the best morning-after meal. El Paso Taqueria on Lex. & 104th serves pretty good Chilaquiles-sometimes the dish is a little too saucy for my liking but the taste is always right on. There is also a place on 1st by 116th called La Casa de los Tacos (sp?) which is good as well. Hope this helps.

      1. It's been a while, but I remember liking the chilaquiles at El Maguey y La Tuna in Williamsburg. Also, Castro's in Brooklyn has them, and I bet they're great (most of their stuff is.)

        1. Wow. So many nice replies! I'll make my way down this list. Maybe I should be more specific about the kind of chilaquiles I'm seeking, though. I've had a few different things called chilaquiles that were not "right" at all. What I'm looking for seems to be nothing more than scrambled eggs, cheese, salsa, and fried tortillas. I've managed to make something similar and passable at home, but not exactly like what I remember from my Texan days. I'm pinning my main hopes on "El Paso Taqueria" because of the "El Paso" part. I lived in San Francisco for a time, too, and while the chilaquiles I had there weren't the same as the dish in several hundred different San Antonio restaurants, they were a damned sight closer than what I have found here thus far. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone!