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Jan 30, 2011 06:57 PM


I've searched around for recommendations on chilaquiles and have tried quite a few places. Taquerias Arandinas (off I-35 around 290 and on Riverside) serves my current favorite.
-Las Cazuelas on Cesar Chavez was okay, but the sauce just wasn't great.
-Trudy's serves a completely different version than I have had anywhere else and really just tastes like chips w/ a jalapeno sauce.
-Sazon was a favorite of mine several years ago when I lived south, but haven't been back for breakfast in some time.

Who am I missing? I don't really care for the cheese-laden migas served at every restaurant in town.

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  1. I actually like them at Polvo's. I usually substitute the Ranchero sauce (just my personal preference) but I think they are reasonable solid, if not a little wet.

    1. Sazon's version is still pretty good. Ditto Garrido's. And I'm guessing the ones at El Meson would probably be worthwhile as well. Though the S Lamar location only does breakfast on the weekends.

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      1. re: Steven Dilley

        I agree with you; Sazon, Curra's,, and El Meson all do a decent variant, among others.

        However, this dish is pretty easy to make. I prefer my homemade version to anything I've had in town.

        El Meson
        5808 Burleson Rd, Austin, TX 78744

        1816 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

      2. I've had chilaquiles at Curra's and thought they were good. However that's the only time I've had them so I can't really say how they compare to other places.

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        1. re: Madcap

          We concur on the Curra's - though we had them at the Señor Buddy's location on HWY 290.

          If this were a Seattle thread we'd send you to Señor Moose Cafe in Ballard. Still on a quest for our favorite and taking copious notes here.

          @ebloom - we're with you on the migas... still just don't quite get it. Maybe it's just a preference for the over-easy eggs vs. scrambled...

        2. I have only ever had them at Maudie's but I enjoy them there. I've only tried the Green Chilaquiles but they also have red sacue version.

          1. I like the chilaquiles from La Casita on Anderson Lane. The chips are thick and don't get soggy quickly and you get a choice of red or green salsa, both of which are good, but I prefer red because the green is sour, as it is tomatillo-based. They are covered in a flurry of shredded queso fresco. The plate comes with a small side of fried potatoes, some refried beans, sour cream and diced white onion. Ask for their green sauce (similar to what El Pollo Regio has, but a little less spicy) so you can douse your potatoes in it!

            La Casita
            400 N Magnolia Ave, Luling, TX 78648

            El Pollo Regio
            207 N Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666

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            1. re: TerryMtz

              The first (and only) time we tried La Casita we had a very unpleasant experience primarily due to some hair in the food. It's hard to go back after that. I've even brought up the restaurant in conversation with my wife on several occasions and she never remembers where it is until I mention our one visit.

                1. re: ebloom

                  I would probably be wary if that were me, too. Good thing I've never had such an experience at La Casita, because I loooove their chilaquiles!

                  La Casita
                  400 N Magnolia Ave, Luling, TX 78648