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CRISPY Chile Relleno

flproject Oct 5, 2006 02:49 AM

Where in LA can I find a cripy chile relleno?? Places I have been:

1. El Coyote (sick)
2. Merix
3. Gardens of Taxco
4. Mexican place at the Farmers Market

I've been in LA for about 2 years and I havent found a mexican restaurant I love. 2,3, and 4 above are all very good, but they dont have a crispy relleno!


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  1. Joe Blowe RE: flproject Oct 5, 2006 04:20 AM

    Care to explain to the rest of us Angelenos what exactly is a "crispy" chile relleno? Where have you had it? Is it possible that it may not be "authentic" Mexican food, and that's why you're having a hard time finding it?

    1. timsmom RE: flproject Oct 5, 2006 03:08 PM

      I've had "crispy" chiles rellenos in New Mexico where it seems to be the predominant type as opposed to the puffy or omelet-like batter found in California. I am currently having a fond memory flashback of running up to a take-out window and buying 2 or 3 of those tasty morsels with their crispy batter (no sauce) and devouring them immediately!!
      Sorry for the lapse but to get back to the question: I have not found that type of relleno in the Los Angeles area. Maybe someone on this board has. I certainly would like to know.

      1. Bon Vivant RE: flproject Oct 5, 2006 03:36 PM

        I don't know if the info is up to date but the Authentic Cafe on Beverly used to serve a very crispy chile relleno (it was coated in blue corn meal as opposed to a thick egg batter.) The relleno was then served on a bed of chipotle sauce as opposed to being drenched in goopy sauce.

        The relleno was stuffed with a combo of cheeses one of which was a smokey cheese and it worked really well with the chipotle sauce.

        I used to work there many years ago and learned to hate the food but I always loved the chile relleno. This was a while back so I don't know if they still have the same relleno on the menu (they would be stupid to get rid of it since it was so popular.)

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          MeowMixx RE: flproject Oct 5, 2006 07:07 PM

          Tere's on Melrose?

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            duckduckgoose RE: flproject Oct 5, 2006 11:41 PM

            Ask for the sauce on the side.

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