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Best Chilaquiles (with corn tortillas) in SD?

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alexa52 May 4, 2011 08:03 PM

My favorite breakfast is Chilaquiles & luckily I'll be in San Diego at the end of the month. Where is 'the' place to go for this great dish?

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  1. Josh RE: alexa52 May 4, 2011 08:11 PM

    I like Super Cocina's a lot.

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    Super Cocina
    3627 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104

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      alcoholic29 RE: alexa52 May 4, 2011 08:55 PM

      I like the chilaquiles at the Mission in North Park. I can't remember if they come with corn tortillas though

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        alexa52 RE: alexa52 May 4, 2011 09:11 PM

        I checked out the website for the Mission- the description is: Corn chips, layered with black beans, cheese, scrambled eggs, roasted tomato ginger sauce.

        I'm curious and dubious of the ginger sauce. Also, why corn chips instead of soft corn tortillas?

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          DiningDiva RE: alexa52 May 4, 2011 09:26 PM

          Don't bother with The Mission cafe, they do a lot of breakfast items well, but not chilaquiles. Joshs' suggestion for Super Cocina is pretty right on, some of the best Chilaquiles in town and they only use corn tortillas.

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          Super Cocina
          3627 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104

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            Josh RE: alexa52 May 4, 2011 11:44 PM

            I wouldn't go to the Mission. Super Cocina is really a better option. It's food made by Mexican home cooks, as you might eat in a Mexican home. Their chilaquiles are very good. Huevos salseados is another good breakfast option, especially with the enchilado sauce from the pork.

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            Super Cocina
            3627 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104

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              wrldtrvl RE: Josh May 5, 2011 06:16 AM

              The only problem with Super Cocina is that they do not have chilaquiles every day. I do not know if they have a weekly schedule of their rotation of dishes or if it is random but I know for sure that some dishes are there some days and not others.

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              Super Cocina
              3627 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104

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                Josh RE: wrldtrvl May 5, 2011 08:35 AM

                Are you basing that on visits made at breakfast-time?

                Some days, the chilaquiles don't all get eaten at breakfast and they're held over until lunch, but I've never been there in the morning and not seen them.

                Also, a little known secret about Super Cocina is that they will make certain dishes to order if they don't have them on the steam table. Chilaquiles is one of those dishes.

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                Super Cocina
                3627 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104

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                  wrldtrvl RE: Josh May 5, 2011 10:05 AM

                  I did not know they made dishes to order. I remember requesting one dish (I forget which) and that was not out one day at lunch and that was not suggested to me, but that was just one dish. I have never been for breakfast. I have seen chiliquiles about half the time I have been there at lunch.

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                    Josh RE: wrldtrvl May 5, 2011 10:55 AM

                    They have chilaquiles every morning for breakfast. At least, they've had it every time I've been there for breakfast, and it's posted on their signage as a breakfast item. I know they do run out sometimes by lunch.

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                    Lynnester RE: Josh May 5, 2011 12:07 PM

                    I was there on Sunday about 3:00. I love their Chiaquiles but didn't see them. When I asked, the man who is always there, said he would make whatever I wanted. I like them on the softer side but as I continued to eat everything else we ordered they softened up and were great.

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                cristina RE: alexa52 May 12, 2011 04:48 PM

                Here in Mexico, we don't use corn chips. We use stale corn tortillas--day-old or older. They have to be quite stale so that they don't absorb too much fat as you're preparing your chilaquiles. If you use soft fresh tortillas, your chilaquiles won't have any crunch at all. And chilaquiles are never prepared with flour tortillas.

                Prepared correctly, after you add the stale tortillas to the fat they should come out soft enough to absorb some of the salsa you put in the pan and crunchy enough not to be a soggy mass.

                I make mine Michoacán home style. The recipe was given to me about 30 years ago by a long-time friend who invited me to learn in her home there.

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                  paprkutr RE: cristina May 15, 2011 06:48 PM

                  Would you please post? TIA

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                    alexa52 RE: cristina May 21, 2011 05:51 PM

                    Cristina, are you willing to share your recipe?

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                      DiningDiva RE: alexa52 May 21, 2011 06:37 PM

                      Cristina lives in Mexico City and doesn't frequent this board very often. I'll send her an e-mail and let her know 2 people have requested her recipe and see if she'll post.

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                  Jenkay RE: alexa52 May 5, 2011 04:20 PM

                  Try El Borrego on 43rd and El Cajon Blvd. They make a Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine pozole verde as well.

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                  El Borrego Restaurant
                  4280 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92105

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                    alexa52 RE: alexa52 May 5, 2011 05:13 PM

                    Thanks everyone. Great info!

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                      Ms. Verde RE: alexa52 May 15, 2011 06:32 PM

                      I love Super Cocina, too. I friend of mine LOVES chilaquiles and swears by them at Casa Adams (30th & Adams). I haven't tried them there yet, because I have a hard time getting past their shrimp enchiladas with a creamy chipotle sauce.

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                      Super Cocina
                      3627 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104

                      Casa Adams
                      3038 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

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                        DiningDiva RE: Ms. Verde May 15, 2011 06:51 PM

                        So, is that a thumbs up for Casa Adams :-)?

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                        Casa Adams
                        3038 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

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                      alexa52 RE: alexa52 May 21, 2011 08:24 PM

                      Has anyone tried the Waterfront for chilaquiles? Looks like a fun place. But is it more a bar or a spot for a good breakfast?

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