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Chile Verde

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Where can I get the best (spicy) Chile Verde in L.A. or the San Gabriel Valley?

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  1. I like the version they do at Teresita's Restaurant (in case you are over that way sometime).

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    Teresitas
    3826 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90063

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    1. re: Servorg

      I second that. Teresita's is some of the best I've had anywhere.

    2. Raphael's in Montebello at the northwest corner of Beverly and Wilcox right next to Bally's. Their chile verde is excellent!!!!

      1. The best chile verde I have ever had is at Tacomiendo in West La....

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        1. re: delishdonna

          I tried their Chile Verde for the first time tonight, and was mildly impressed. It's not necessarily a dish that I always order, but I do like it. I enjoyed the nopales in there. Their verde sauce was very good, and I love their homemade tortillas. The pork was a bit dry, however, and I only got 3 small chunks of meat. It was $7.95, so I can't complain too much. Overall it was pretty good though.

          1. re: mdpilam

            I am really surprized the pork was dry and you got so little of it......it has been my experience that the pork is very juicy and tender and there was so much of it ...I took the rest home for lunch the next day....if you try it again ...Iwould let them know about your last experience and have them make sure it doesn't happen again.

            1. re: delishdonna

              The menu at Tacomiendo is big, and Chile Verde is not a best seller for them. My guess is that they only prepare 1 a week at best. Almost everything Tacomiendo puts out is Very Good to Excellent... at least when its relatively fresh. As things sit in the fridge for a week.. they are bound to dry out. My guess is that was the last portion of Chile Verde remaining. A great restaurant would have just thrown it out and made a new batch. But with Tacomiendo's typical bargain basement prices & huge portion sizes... and their perceived need to offer a big range of foods... I think they perform miracles as it is.

              Personally, they were always forth coming with me as to what was fresh... they knew as soon as I walked in the door to alert me if the Chile Rellenos had been prepared that day, or if they recently made Mole, Barbacoa etc.,

        2. Two places I really like for chile verde are Mi India Bonita (on those rare occasions when I don't order or they are out of al bondigas) and Tere's. Both versions are well made, with obvious affection and attention to detail. (Also agree with Servorg and estone888 that Teresita's does this dish very well.)

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          Tere's Mexican Grill
          5870 Melrose Ave Ste 1, Los Angeles, CA 90038

          Mi India Bonita
          4731 E Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022

          1. The Talpa in WLA has an amazing chile verde, although they call it "Pork In Spicy Tomatillo Sauce". It has a very pleasant, smoky kick. You can get it served either in a burrito or as an entree.

            The Talpa
            11751 W Pico Blvd
            Los Angeles, CA 90064