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Best chilaquiles in the Bay Area?

Kmanlove Sep 30, 2007 03:27 PM

A friend and I had a conversation about chilaquiles last night and we are trying to find the best. So far, in SF I have had them at Los Pastores, Los Jarritos and Mijitas. I like the Los Pastores ones the best, but do other folks have good recommendations?

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    SarahKC Sep 30, 2007 03:30 PM

    I think a big question is how crunchy you like the tortilla strips. Please include preferences next time.

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    1. re: SarahKC
      Kmanlove Sep 30, 2007 03:32 PM

      The perfect chilaquiles, to me, must have the full range of soggy tortilla chips to super crunchy chips. That, plus a spicy sauce, plus some great meat (carne asada or al pastor if possible) make for some great eating.

      1. re: Kmanlove
        kare_raisu Oct 2, 2007 02:37 PM

        This description takes the cake for encapsulating what Chilaquiles should be - I like mine with egg

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      zaftig Sep 30, 2007 06:41 PM

      I'm early in my search to find ones that rival the ones I had in Mexico, and the best ones I've had so far have been at La Pinata in San Leandro (they have a few locations) www.lapinata.com. I've tried them at the stand at the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market and they were good/high quality but too crunchy and individuated for my taste. I've also had them at La Calaca Loca in Temescal/Oakland and at that old school looking diner/Mexican place on Piedmont Ave. and they were good at both but nothing to write home about.

      I tend to like them predominantly soggy and saucy just to the point where the tortilla starts to lose it's form. I also like when they have both red and green sauce options.

      Any other stellar recs??

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      1. re: zaftig
        Robert Lauriston Oct 2, 2007 01:34 PM

        If you like them soggy, get them to go and reheat later.

      2. kimchee Oct 2, 2007 12:50 PM

        see this: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/400528

        my current favorite is Tamarindo Antojeria's in Oakland: "Chilaquiles en Salsa Chipotle: Chips tossed with a chipotle purée, garnished with cotija & crema"

        website: http://www.tamarindoantojeria.com/

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