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vewyfunny Sep 26, 2006 06:02 PM

Had a ok version of it at the office cafeteria. Looking for an outstanding version. Downtown or on the Westside. Anyone?

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    themook RE: vewyfunny Sep 26, 2006 06:08 PM

    Hugos on Santa Monica in WeHo used to have pretty good chilaquiles. Haven't been in a while. Also, I don't know if Loteria in the farmer's market has them, but I would definitely check them out, they have great stuff.

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      lil mikey RE: themook Sep 26, 2006 07:15 PM

      Yes. I also like the Hugo's version.

      I'm always disappointed when I order it somewhere else and compare it to Hugo's.

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        Mr. Cookie RE: themook Sep 26, 2006 07:22 PM

        Si, Loteria has them. I like this place a lot, too, but I don't think the chilaquiles are the best thing they do.

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          Ollie RE: Mr. Cookie Sep 26, 2006 09:15 PM

          Loteria Grill, although good, IMHO is "overpriced & underportioned" for chilaquiles or anything else they serve. Must be the location lease fees @ Farmers Market.

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            cyberroo RE: Ollie Sep 26, 2006 11:11 PM

            I seem to be alone in this, but I actually adore Loteria's chilequiles. They are simply chips sauteed in salsa (I crave their green sauce), with a sprinkling of onion and cheese, and a drizzle of crema. Sometimes they come with black beans, sometimes they don't. They're obviously a bit different than the other chilequiles out there, but they're pretty tasty.

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              bsquared2 RE: Ollie Jun 29, 2007 08:53 PM

              I've had the chilaquiles en mole at Loteria and they are expensive but they came on a turkey platter. My wife and I split them and they were still a lot of food. Their tacos are good but tiny and expensive. For everyday tacos, we go to El Gran Burrito. Only $1.

        2. mollyomormon RE: vewyfunny Sep 26, 2006 06:11 PM

          I like the one at Gilbert's El Indio on the westside. Get it with a bloody maria in the morning! On the eastside, I like Eat Well and Brite Spot who, i believe, use the same recipe.

          1. Dommy RE: vewyfunny Sep 26, 2006 06:17 PM

            The BEST I've in all of L.A. have come from Pepe's Galley in Mar Vista Bowl on Venice and Centinella. Get them along side the Machaca and you are in Mexican Breakfast HEAVEN...

            --Dommy!

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              mollyomormon RE: Dommy Sep 26, 2006 06:18 PM

              thanks Dommy! I'm always looking for good chilaquiles suggestions. I'll check these out this weekend!

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                Jeryy RE: Dommy Jun 30, 2007 03:16 PM

                I did just that - Machaca and Chilaquiles. Thank you - it was utterly fabulous. I plan to go back and explore the menu.

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                  Mas o Menos RE: Dommy Jun 30, 2007 03:50 PM

                  I love their chilaquiles along with their homemade salsa. Their eggs ranchero, which I think they've removed from their menu but are still available, are fantastic as well. Be sure to ask for both their salsas rojas on the side, hot and mild, different tastes.

                  BTW, it is called Pepy's Galley and it is located on the northeast corner of Venice and Grand View Blvd.

                2. Bob Brooks RE: vewyfunny Sep 26, 2006 06:21 PM

                  In the SFV, La Fogata on Van Nuys blvd. does a good job. On the Westside, I don't think you can do better than The Talpa.

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                    sfglutton RE: vewyfunny Sep 26, 2006 06:38 PM

                    I too am a fan of this dish but am looking for a great version in the OC. Any thoughts? TIA.

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                      1000steps RE: sfglutton Sep 26, 2006 10:31 PM

                      In OC - Coyote Grill in South Laguna.

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                        js76wisco RE: sfglutton Jun 11, 2011 02:23 PM

                        Anepalco's Cafe in Orange has excellent chilaquiles. It's a much more refined version than what you'd expect at a place like Anepalco's. A great red sauce and crema.

                      2. kellydeez RE: vewyfunny Sep 26, 2006 07:07 PM

                        I second Hugo's version. The one on Santa Monica. I also love Neddy's in Silverlake. Their's seems a bit more authentic. Both are served all day...

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                          bluemonster RE: vewyfunny Sep 26, 2006 07:30 PM

                          Try La Taquiza on Figueroa near USC. Yum!
                          Other people have recommended Cha Cha Cha's chilaquiles. I'm not a huge fan of them, but they do have them every day.
                          Avoid Loteria's chilaquiles--it's just a massive serving of chips with some salsa and cotija. Truly disappointing.
                          p.s. It's Netty's in Silverlake.

                          1. SilverlakeGirl RE: vewyfunny Sep 26, 2006 11:59 PM

                            I'm fond of the version at Tacos Delta in Silverlake on Sunset close to Hyperion.

                            If you get Chilaquilas con Huevos they are served with sunny side up eggs on the bottom and saucey freshly made chilaquiles on the top. You can request other types of egg interpretations.

                            I am there on either Saturday or Sunday morning ... sitting under the arbor in the back.

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                              Hollis Greene RE: SilverlakeGirl Nov 18, 2007 04:40 PM

                              Tacos Delta has the best chilaquiles I have ever tasted.

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                                happybaker RE: SilverlakeGirl Jun 11, 2011 11:50 AM

                                The Tacos delta chilaquilas are excellent. Not too formal a seating situation, but, yummy : )

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                                sassille RE: vewyfunny Sep 27, 2006 02:52 AM

                                Not located downtown, but worth the drive are the Chilaquiles Divorceadas at La Casita on Gage in Bell. They are delicious with both a red and green sauce. Everything they serve there is extra special good.
                                www.casitamex.com
                                Cecilia

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                                  pleasurepalate RE: sassille Sep 29, 2006 04:19 AM

                                  I second the chilaquiles at La Casita. It was crispy and the sauces were flavorful. To see a pick, go to:

                                  http://www.flickr.com/photos/la_addic...

                                  Thanks,
                                  Abby

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                                  LLLLL RE: vewyfunny Sep 27, 2006 05:10 PM

                                  Just to add a few more options I like the chilaquiles at Highland grounds, they add soy chorizo so they are slightly gringo but they're delicious. I also tend to order the chilaquiles at Mexico City. It comes in a green sauce with chicken, it has a nice tang.
                                  Like other chowhounds, I also adore the chilaquiles at Gilberts and MarVista Bowl.

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                                    crb2 RE: LLLLL Jul 5, 2007 05:00 PM

                                    Gilbert's also has the benefit of cushy booths, dark lights, and bottomless coffee to make it an ideal place to service a hangover

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                                    ladelfa RE: vewyfunny Sep 28, 2006 10:38 PM

                                    El Gran Burrito (Vermont and Sta. Monica Blvd, in Silverlake). They make a green one and a red one, and neither seem to contain eggs.

                                    The green one is good, but the red one is the one to write home about. So complexly spicy and creamy (from dissolved cojita, I guess), slightly sweet -- it almost borders on Indian food, e.g. "tortilla tikka masala."

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                                      revets2 RE: vewyfunny Sep 29, 2006 06:06 AM

                                      i like the red and green chilaquiles at BORDER GRILL, santa monica.

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                                        happybaker RE: revets2 Jun 11, 2011 11:51 AM

                                        I adore the chilaquiles at Homegirl Cafe - and all the recipes there are developed by Border Grill chefs, so I suspect they are close : )

                                        The green are my fav - the sauce is so bright and flavorful, with just the right amount of fresh cheese crumbles on top and fresh mint - DIVINE.

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                                          bulavinaka RE: happybaker Jun 12, 2011 07:26 PM

                                          As a sidenote to the Homeboy/Homegirl group, the Homeboy bakery stand at the Mar Vista FM has been offering a new salsa that I don't recall seeing there before. Salsa "Morita" is just a little sweet, very savory, and a nice slow burn. If Homegirl has this salsa in their kitchen, I'd jump on that one for a really nice chilaquiles plate.

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                                            Dommy RE: bulavinaka Jun 12, 2011 10:34 PM

                                            You can get that Morita salsa at Ralphs.. it was a bit hit at a party where I did a salsa bar with mostly Homeboy Salsas (Two are home made, guess which two! ;))

                                            http://yfrog.com/gzaiedyj

                                            As for Homegirls Chilaquilles... they are okay... I MUCH Prefer their their M'jas, which are Migas.

                                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/dommichu...

                                            They also have several housemade salsas that are VERY different from their Ralphs line (Which are excellent for store bought)... my favorite is the Habanero...

                                            --Dommy!

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                                              happybaker RE: Dommy Jun 13, 2011 01:38 PM

                                              Okay Dommy - you got my attention - those migas look good!

                                              I've never had them, but now they are on my list : )

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                                                Dommy RE: happybaker Jun 13, 2011 04:05 PM

                                                They have several different version, the ones pictured above where with an herbal green turkey chorizo. They have a traditional spicy chorizo and for those spa types, a wonderful salmon with potatoes...

                                                --Dommy!

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                                              dtm323 RE: bulavinaka Jul 3, 2011 07:59 PM

                                              OMG the Morita Salsa is SPECTACULAR! And Mayor Villaraigosa (OK, I disagree with him on just about everything, but...) says it's his favorite. I had the most simple dinner imaginable tonight - butterflied whole chicken, rubbed with ground ancho chili and salt, and roasted on the grill, grilled green onions, some sauteed garlic and greens and some supermarket tortillas - and a big bowl of Homeboys Morita salsa. It SO made a good dinner into a GREAT one! I can't recommend it enough!

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                                                bulavinaka RE: dtm323 Jul 3, 2011 10:20 PM

                                                Ate a huge dinner tonight, and now you're making me regret that I didn't pick up another tub of the Morita salsa... glad it fits the bill for you and The Mayor.

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                                          highendhats RE: vewyfunny May 19, 2007 07:12 PM

                                          You'd never expect it, but The Farm has amazing chilaquiles. Hugo's is a close second...but only if you order them without the chicken sausage.

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                                            Sugar Jones RE: highendhats May 19, 2007 07:27 PM

                                            I'm absolutely addicted to the chilaquiles at ChaChaCha in Los Feliz. Hugo's is decent too.

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                                              echoparkdirt RE: Sugar Jones May 19, 2007 07:32 PM

                                              Mexico City in Los Feliz
                                              The Mexican place at the farmers market

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                                              lil mikey RE: highendhats Jul 5, 2007 07:07 PM

                                              Excuse my ignorance, but are you referring to The Farm in Beverly Hills or West LA?

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                                                Servorg RE: lil mikey Jul 5, 2007 07:12 PM

                                                Gotta be The Farm in B. Hills (or the Grove) vs. L.A Farm in Santa Monica (which I seriously doubt has chilaquiles on the menu).

                                            3. Wenx RE: vewyfunny Jun 29, 2007 02:56 PM

                                              If you get down to laguna beach, I don't think I've had any better than at Coyote Grill.

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                                                kellydeez RE: Wenx Jun 29, 2007 03:04 PM

                                                Neddy's is closed but I will hole heartedly second the Cha Cha Cha version in Silverlake with a cool glass of sangria. Hugo's is great too, although I hear they've been having some problems with the Health Dept.

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                                                chris1621 RE: vewyfunny Jun 29, 2007 07:23 PM

                                                Hugo's is good, I've also had the ones at the Marix down the street on Flores awhile back and remember thinking they were also pretty good.

                                                1. tatertotsrock RE: vewyfunny Jun 29, 2007 10:41 PM

                                                  La Cabanita!!!
                                                  It doesn't get better than that...well, except the ones I make thanks to my Grandma.
                                                  Now that she's gone and I moved back to Glendale, I am SO HAPPY I can go to La Cabanita to get the things she used to cook so well.

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                                                    FoodZealot RE: vewyfunny Jun 30, 2007 09:02 AM

                                                    I really enjoy the chilaquiles at Lares on Pico - it has eggs mixed in, not just sauce. I also add on carnitas to take it over the top.

                                                    For the sauce-only style, the booth at the Virginia Park Saturday farmer's market has some delicious chilaquiles, too. I prefer the red sauce over the green (mild) sauce.

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                                                      petitchou RE: vewyfunny Jun 30, 2007 01:23 PM

                                                      I second Tacos Delta in Silver Lake. I try chilaquiles everywhere I can find them and these are hands down the best I've had in L.A.

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                                                        cakers RE: vewyfunny Jun 30, 2007 03:13 PM

                                                        Cha Cha Cha's in Silverlake is definitely the best!!!

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                                                          calblaze RE: vewyfunny Jun 30, 2007 05:30 PM

                                                          I had been on a hunt for the best green chilaquiles in LA for 2 months. The best I found were in Downey at GLORIAS. I know it is not west side but they are the best in LA, best mexican authentic version anyways.

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                                                            search_for_the_holy_gruel RE: vewyfunny Nov 19, 2007 08:33 AM

                                                            I actually like the chilaquiles at Luna Park on La Brea. They only serve it during weekend brunch, though (try their grilled cheese & tomato"soup", too).

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                                                              kvalla RE: vewyfunny Jun 12, 2011 06:32 PM

                                                              The chilaquiles at Sazón Latin fusion in Mar Vista are amazing! It´s a small chef-owned restaurant in a strip mall. They still have a bit of crunch to them and are made for each order. The red and green salsas are fantastic, especially if you enjoy a bit of spice. I've never actually made it there in the morning, but Claudia still lets me order them for dinner :)

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                                                                zips RE: kvalla Aug 3, 2011 12:15 AM

                                                                Ortega 120 in Redondo Beach serves a Duck Confit Chilaquiles that is incredible. It is also a massive serving.

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                                                                bulavinaka RE: vewyfunny Sep 8, 2013 03:47 PM

                                                                Pinches on Washington in east Culver City has a very flavorful chilaquiles. It's much lighter on the salsa, but is full of queso, eggs, onions and maybe some kind of broth. The tortilla chips are more of a simmered texture - not crispy/semi-crispy. Served on a plate with a nice chunky guacamole and crema on the side.

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                                                                  Dommy RE: bulavinaka Sep 8, 2013 10:59 PM

                                                                  I really like Pinche's version... they remind me more of Migas than Chilaquilles since they do such a nice job of cooking the egg in...

                                                                  --Dommy!

                                                                2. tenxtone76 RE: vewyfunny Sep 10, 2013 06:13 AM

                                                                  Great question. I've usually had hole in the wall or homemade ones only. That being said, the Mexican joint next to Dinah's in Glendale was pretty good hole in the wall!

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