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Nov 6, 2007 11:29 PM

Best Enchiladas in LA

For enchiladas suiza I have enjoyed Frida in Beverly Hills, La Serenata in Santa Monica and Casablanca on Rose and Lincoln. Does anyone do it better?

What about for good ol' enchiladas in some red sauce?

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  1. The chicken enchiladas with roasted poblano cream sauce at Cozy Cactus in San Gabriel are my favorite suiza style

    8 Replies
      1. re: Ernie

        Is this restaurant next to Trander Joe's on Rosemead and Huntington Drive?

        1. re: Neta

          Yes, that's the place. They have some great salsas there too.

          1. re: Ernie

            Enchilada Alert: I craved those enchiladas suizas yesterday and headed over to Cozy Cactus at approximately 5 pm. They have closed it down in order to open up some organic-type restaurant. Disappointment set in, but I read about good salads at Green Street restaurant and had one there, alongside their potato chips appetizer with blue cheese dipping sauce. I highly recommend it although it's not quite so healthy.

            1. re: snooze button

              I was looking forward to trying Cozy Cactus. It's too bad that it is closed. :(

              I recently tried the spinach and field greens salad at Green Street Restaurant in Pasadena. It was so good that I have been craving it ever since. The zucchini bread was pretty good, too.

              1. re: katkoupai

                That's the same one I ordered last night. I liked it too. The zucchini bread... yeah I warmed it up for breakfast and I dunked it in cold milk.

            2. re: Ernie

              Sorry I didn't get to try Cozy Cactus before it closed but we went to Beto's again tonight and we ordered the enchilada suizas and we loved them. Full of a very tasty chicken covered with chile verde and topped with sour cream. Their guacamole made table side was also delicious. Love their chips and salsa too. On Thursday, at 7:00, they have 3 female mariachis that are fabulous. They go table to table taking requests at the expense of the restaurant. It is very small and gets very busy. Service is excellent. Best dish in the house is the filete empanizado (breaded sea bass). This filete covers the plate is lightly breaded and cooked to perfection. They serve it with a fresh vegetable medley (and the vegetables are cooked, not raw) and a small serving of sopa de arroz. Soup or salad also included. Great deal!

              1. re: Neta

                Whoops, in case you're interested, Beto's is located on Las Tunas just west of San Gabriel Blvd. on the south side of the street next to KFC.

        2. Try the tacos enchiladas with red mole (their coloradito) at Monte Alban.

            1. Here are a few places I have enjoyed enchiladas at:

              Mi India Bonita Cafe- this place is known for traditional mexican soups like albondigas and the like, but straightforward cheese enchiladas are good. They make their own red chile sauce.

              Tacos Delta-a little family run shop on Sunset in Silverlake. Tables in back. Made to order-extra sauce or cheese-and served piping hot. Not fancy at all, but good cheap meal.

              Along the same lines as Ernie's posting, Guelaguetza makes enmoladas-tortillas covered in their black mole sauce, stuffed with oaxacan cheese.

              1. Thanks guys. Any disputes on my choices for enchiladas in green sauce?