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CHILAQUILES

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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  1. 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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    1. re: themook

      Yes. I also like the Hugo's version.

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

      1. re: themook

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

        1. re: Mr. Cookie

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

          1. re: Ollie

            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.

            1. re: Ollie

              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. 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. 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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            1. re: Dommy

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

              1. re: Dommy

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

                1. re: Dommy

                  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. 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.

                  1. 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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                    1. re: sfglutton

                      In OC - Coyote Grill in South Laguna.

                      1. re: sfglutton

                        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.