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Feb 17, 2009 01:05 PM

Chilaquiles at Pepy's Galley in Mar Vista

for those of you who haven't tried this yet, you really must. These are the most incredible chilaquiles ever and come in a heaping portion topped with cotija and served with either refried beans or two eggs. A forkful of chilaquiles, runny egg yolk and some of their fresh salsa is easily one of the best things i've eaten in recent memory and it's less that $7 for the monstrous serving. i doubted that i'd be able to eat the whole thing when they set it in front of me, but i was wrong.

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  1. Glad you enjoyed it! :DDD For ultimate decadence, I order it with Machaca... deadly...


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    1. re: Dommy

      I love Pepy's chilaquiles but I can't get into the machaca. I must be missing something but after the chilaquiles the machaca is kind of bland for me. Is there a specific way to order this stuff because what I'm getting is overcooked egg scrambled with onions and green bell peppers and some thinly sliced grey meat.

      On another note, I think the machaca at El Sinaloense in Huntington Park is totally awesome. I still dream about the frijoles puercos that they come with.

      1. re: Frommtron

        funny you mention because we did order it with the machaca since i hadn't tried the machaca there and i also found it bland and just not all that great. what are we missing??

        1. re: mollyomormon

          A big shake of hot sauce!! ;)

          That is why the combo works well, the spiciness of the Chilaquilles and then the comfort of the fluffy eggs and beef of the Machaca... :)


          1. re: Dommy

            I think it's just not for me. I hot sauced the hell out of them. I did not try them together however. I couldn't take down a double-order breakfast like that and live. I'm definitely a believer in their chilaquiles, though. And I love that it's a bowling alley diner.

        2. re: Frommtron

          Sinaloa knows machaca and those beans......I'm heading there this weekend, to Sinaloa, that is.

          OK, my curiosity about these chilaquiles is piqued.

          1. re: streetgourmetla

            Damn, I'm so envious, man. Enjoy!

            I'd be interested to get your take on Pepy's chilaquiles.

      2. I agree! I have actually had a craving for them for the past week or so.

        1. There isn't much else to say that hasn't already been said about the incredible chilaquiles at Pepy's. The chips are always crisp and never soggy like others I've had.

          1. Holy cow...those chilaquiles are ridonculous! Count me among the believers of Pepy's Galley. Is anything else on the menu worth trying? Thanks for the tip, Molly!

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            1. re: a_and_w

              We like the Patty Melt. Granted these aren't super traditional with the rye bread. But we like the bread they use there, firm enough to hold up, buttery and rich. The patty is meaty and juicy. They actually cook it red rare as I request. The onions are well carmelized.

              Here's a photo.

              1. re: a_and_w

                I haven't been there in years, but have always been a fan of the beef melt. It's chunks of tender meat, not thinly sliced roast beef. Greasy, rich, tasty and perfect. I'm almost sad that I'm going to have to skip it on my next visit so I can give the chilaquiles a try.

                1. re: a_and_w

                  We went today because every Monday needs a plate of Chilaquilles...


                  The chilaquilles had a crisper edge than I remember, not crunchy, but a hair crisper than I would like. I think it's because I ordered them for lunch so they were a bit more 'fresh' than usual. Think they take more time at breakfast so that the salsa sinks in a bit. Other than that, they were excellent as usual. The sunny side up egg on top was just the most comforting lunch in a VERY long time...

                  P. was trying to be good and ordered the Chopped Salad, well what we got was this HUGE bowl stuffed with cheeses, sliced ham and HAND carved turkey breast. The greens were also very crisp and FRESH. One of the better salads we've had lately, PERIOD.


                  Not realizing how huge the salad was, he also ordered the soup of the day which was "Caribbean Cabbage" Not sure what to expect, we got a homemade vegetable soup with loads of chicken breast. The broth had a wonderfully balanced and lingering sweet cabbage flavor.

                  Overall a great lunch...


                2. I haven't been to Pepy's in ages! I grew up on their chilaquiles and their pizza melts.

                  It's time to go back to my roots. ;)