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Sep 1, 2009 11:25 AM

best chilaquiles

I live in Sherman Oaks and wonder where I can find authentic chilaquiles that are not Gringo-ized and that I don't have to spend a tankful of gas to find. Thoughts?

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  1. I love chilaquiles and eat them everywhere. The best I have had, by far, are in Hollywood at Loteria Grill. Get the ones with green sauce. You will think you have died and gone to heaven:

    1. Try the lady at The Hollywood Farmer's Market on sunday. She is on the street that runs parallel to Sunset and between Ivar & Cahuenga, south side of street. She isolder lady and sons work with her, she is next to the crepe stand. Really good IMHO. I hear Pepe's Galley in the Mar Vista Bowl also makes great ones.

      1. Close to Sherman Oaks try La Fogata on Van Nuys and Hugo's on Riverside.

        1. When I lived in Sherman Oaks a few years ago, I used to enjoy the chilaquiles at the Bronco Restaurant on Woodman. Haven't had them at La Fogata, but their burritos are very good, so that may be a good bet also.

          1. Can someone enlighten me on the difference in a gringo version vs a truly authentic one.

            I had the ones at Pepy's before they were fine but I would not know if I had a excellent interpretation of the dish or an americanized one.


            4 Replies
            1. re: burntwater

              gringo chilaquiles are like nachos with enchilada sauce on top. authentic are strips of tortilla chips that have been cooked in the sauce until they are soft - they aren't crispy

              1. re: ktkay

                Well, if the crispy ones at Pepy's are gringofied, they are still darn tasty. Actually they're sort of in between, not completely soft but have a bit of a snap. It's almost like the crust of a lasagna.

                1. re: Jase

                  That's how they should be. I've always had them like that in Mexico. :)

                  1. re: Jase

                    That is exactly how I have had them at authentic hole in the wall places, soft yet crispy!