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Best Chilaquiles in LA

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tdo May 13, 2008 07:36 PM

I moved down from SF and loved the chilaquiles served by the Primavera food stall at the Ferry Building Farmer's Market on Saturdays. Is there anything similar or can someone recommend good chilaquiles in LA?

thanks!

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    missybocou May 16, 2008 08:18 AM

    Try Cafe Cordova in Pasadena on Cordova and Los Robles in an office bldg....only on Thursday mornings. The best chilaquiles I've ever had and his hot salsa is to die for also!

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      WildSwede May 16, 2008 09:05 AM

      Ha! I work on Los Robles & El Dorado - 1 block away! Will definitely need to try it this Thursday! Who knew??!! Which building? NW, SW or SE corner? Thanks!

    2. mollyomormon May 14, 2008 01:55 PM

      In addition to the ones mentioned, I love the ones at Gilbert's El Indio.

      1. WildSwede May 14, 2008 01:32 PM

        My favorite is El Matador in Irwindale on Irwindale (I sometimes order it with chorizo but ALWAYS get the eggs cooked over-easy on top). Can get it with either the red or green sauce - I prefer the red.
        Had a pretty good version at Rigo's (?) Mexican on Foothill in Arcadia on Friday (east of 2nd, I know for sure). Theirs is not as saucy as other versions and they cut the chips down to "get in your mouth" size, which I appreciated. There is another Mexican restaurant in the vicinity that I will need to try as well.

        1. slowrider May 14, 2008 11:41 AM

          Liliana's on 1st St.

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            tdo May 14, 2008 11:38 AM

            Thank you all! I'll give them all a try!

            1. Muhlyssa May 14, 2008 05:43 AM

              For an upscale Chilaquiles experience, do try brunch at Jar. They probably are far from authentic, but very tasty none the less.

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                DanaB May 14, 2008 11:52 AM

                Also not the most authentic, but very tasty are the chilaquiles on the brunch menu at Cha Cha Cha, on Virgil and Melrose.

                http://www.theoriginalchachacha.com/

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                pharmnerd May 13, 2008 10:56 PM

                La Casita's the best I've had to date. Been meaning to try Pepy's some day. Believe it or not, the cafeteria in the Kaiser Imperial outpatient clinic (corner of Imperial & Bellflower Bl in Downey) has great chilaquiles too (only avail Fri mornings).

                1. hrhboo May 13, 2008 07:51 PM

                  My favorites are Pepy's Galley in Mar Vista (the gold standard in my book!) and then the guys at the Saturday morning Farmer's Market on Pico in Santa Monica.

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                    Dommy May 13, 2008 10:57 PM

                    Pepys rules! Order the Chilaquilles and the Machaca, share with a couple friends and you have an EPIC Mexican breakfast....

                    --Dommy!

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                      Tari May 14, 2008 05:26 PM

                      I agree with Pepy's Galley! They are my favorite so far.

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                      paprkutr May 13, 2008 07:45 PM

                      I don't know where you are located, but the best ones are at La Casita Mexicana, on Gage, in Bell. You can get it with different sauces, absolutely delicious. During the week they only serve it til noon, not sure of the weekends. The food is absolutely delicious and they make their own tortillas.

                      La Casita Mexicana
                      casitamex.com

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