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?
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.
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!
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.
In red sauce my FAVORITE is at Taqueria Sanchez on Centinela. Heavenly. For Mole my absolute favorite is in Tamayos of ELA! :D
I just had the enchiladas de mole at los arcos in Highland Park. It was a very nutty and complex mole, which is how it should be. It was a very clean dish and I didn't feel too guilty afterwards. I was used to the mole at Ciro's on Evergreen, in which there is a great deal of fat (I think that is why it is so good).
For take out, particularly in quantity for parties (price is below $1, for a cheese enchilada), Sandra and Lolita's, on Whittier Blvd (accross from Tacos Baja Ensenada).
Try Avila's El Ranchito in Huntington Park. Some of the best Mexican food I've had. Their chicken soup is a must. I believe there are other branches in O.C., but I'm not sure they are as good.
Mess 'o links!
11927 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
4541 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066
11755 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
705 N Evergreen Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033
11127 Palms Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
1416 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mi India Bonita
4731 E Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022
3826 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90063
Sandra's & Lolita's Tamales
5390 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022
5300 E Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
220 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
236 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
3806 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Avila's El Ranchito
6703 Santa Fe Ave, Huntington Park, CA 90255
510 E Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776