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Sep 14, 2006 08:45 PM

Best Tortilla Soup

I live on the westside...I need me some tortilla soup...the really good kind that's thick and almost creamy. lots of cheese and crispy tortilla chips on top. Yum!

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    1. For a thick and creamy tortilla soup, I know it's sacrilegious to say, but I like California Pizza Kitchen's. It doesn't have a lot of cheese on top, though.

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      1. While we're being sacreligeous I love the Tortilla Soup at Islands. It's not real thick but a lot thicker than at most places I've tried it.

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        1. re: LesThePress

          I always head for island's for gringo-ized tortilla soup when Im coming down with a cold. Who can beat the price of the "never-ending bowl" , as in all you can eat, for $5.95

        2. I'm not saying it's the best, but El Cholo actually makes a really good version. In fact, that and the green corn tamales are the only things I can stomach there.

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          1. re: ozzygee

            Not on the westside, but Mijares in Pasadena does a good version.

            1. re: WildSwede

              WildSwede, I have not been to Mijares in years!!!! I used to do my laundry next door and get thier Enchiladas!!!! They have very good food indeed. Thier tortilla soup is good, especially on a rainy day.

              1. re: silvana

                You went to the little one, huh? I prefer to go to that one if I am not having a margarita! And they do make one of the best table salsas, too!

            2. re: ozzygee

              I'll second El Cholo's tortilla soup. It's thick and spicy though - not creamy. The flavor is awesome! Don't you like their enchiladas? I love them! Oh, and great regular margarita-on-the-rocks (with salt) too!

              1. re: sweetTooth

                With the exceptions noted above, I don't think of it as a good dinner destination at all. More of a social one for drinks.

            3. Houston's Restaurant. Bar None. I know it's a chain, but it's the most delicious, thick and creamy soup with chuncks of chicken and avocado, spiced just right. I know it's a chain, but the place has it's standouts. I think they serve it Tuesdays and Thursdays. You won't be disappointed.