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Jan 26, 2004 10:42 PM

Chilaquiles in Silverlake

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I love chilaquiles, but for some mysterious reason I can't find a good plate of chilaquiles in Barrigans's are bland, and other Silverlake restaurants aren't open early enough to serve them. But I must be overlooking some good places. Suggestions?
FYI--the best I've had recently were at La Taquiza, on 30th street near USC. But that's too far to drive for a regular fix.

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  1. The chilaquiles at La Parilla (Sunset/Westerly) are not too bad, although they may not compare favorably to what you had at La Taquiza. Still, they are open for breakfast, and generally the food is pretty decent.

    It isn't exactly Silverlake, and I have never tried them personally, but at lunch today I saw a plate of chilaquiles being served up at Loteria at the Fairfax Farmer's Market that looked absolutely incredible. If it's anything like the food I HAVE tried there (mole poblano, nopalitos salad, sopa de tortilla), it's damned well worth the drive.

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    1. re: Eric Archer

      PRO: I get the chilaquiles verde with scrambled eggs at Loteria. It is a problem, them being so good. The portions are massive, they come with a side of black beans I pour over the top, lots of crema and cotija. Extremely tart, so be prepared. A day's meal.
      CON: 12 dollars.

    2. While not in Silverlake, the chilaquiles at Hugo's on Santa Monica in West Hollywood are delicious. I have friends who are addicted.

      Hugo's Restaurant
      8401 Santa Monica Blvd.
      West Hwd, CA 90069

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      1. re: LAgirl

        I recommend their sister restaurant THE DIVE (formerly HIGHLAND GROUNDS) 742 N. Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038 tele 323.466.1507 fax 323.466.8701 - try it on the wknds. Its my favorite. I also like the rice w/ mine instead of potatoes...

      2. IMHO, Cha Cha Cha has the best in Silverlake (Virgil & Melrose). Aonther one that comes to mind is at Camilo's in Eagle Rock on Colorado Blvd.

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        1. re: Grog

          Concur on Cha Cha Cha -- probably the best chiliquiles I've ever had. 656 N. Virgil Ave., L.A. 323-664-7723

          1. re: DanaB

            Yes - the chilaquiles at Cha Cha Cha are great! And yummy coffee to boot!

            1. re: Suebee

              Thanks for the tips--I never would have thought of going to Cha Cha Cha. I will also put La Parilla on the list, and hopefully do a comparaison soon.

              1. re: bluemonster66

                I've had the chilaquiles at Eat Well and they aren't bad. Good in a pinch.

        2. I haven't had their chilaquiles (I'm too addicted to the nopalitos con huevos), but they are on the menu at Alegria on Sunset.

          1. Surprisingly, I really like the version at Brite Spot. More Echo Park, but still very close.