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The Best: Chili Rellenos

Boognish Aug 31, 2011 12:56 PM

I stopped in a little place on the DelMarVa peninsula on my way to the beach a few weeks ago and picked up the best chili relllenos I've had in years.

Does anyone know a good Mexican place in town where I can find some excellent chili rellenos? I can't remember ever seeing them on a menu.


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    cgarner Sep 2, 2011 09:32 AM

    I'm watching this thread... Los Sarapes in Chalfont had very good Chiles Rellenos but I think they took them off the menu

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    1. re: cgarner
      jba1216 Sep 2, 2011 01:19 PM

      I have gotten them at Tequila's in Center City...it's been a few years, but I believe they are still on the menu. I'm no chile rellenos expert, but I found them enjoyable :)

      1. re: jba1216
        Boognish Sep 3, 2011 06:13 AM


        I'm starting to wonder if they're indigenous to an area of Mexico not well represented in Philly.

        1. re: Boognish
          Hungryin theBurbs Sep 3, 2011 11:05 AM

          I had them a few years ago at Taqueria Veracruzana. They were delicious, but since it was a while ago, I'm not sure if they still have them.

          1. re: Boognish
            barryg Sep 3, 2011 05:33 PM

            Wikipedia says they are from Puebla, which is the region where most of our Mexicans come from. I have had them at Los Jalapenos (since moved and has become Tres Jalapenos) and they were good but I don't eat chile rellenos enough to have a strong opinion. They were definitely much better than some bad ones I had recently in OCMD.

            I have seen them on the menu at other taquerias so I do think they are around. Trying them at Veracruzana if they have them is a good bet.

            1. re: barryg
              Boognish Sep 4, 2011 06:31 AM

              I love Veracruzana, but I haven't been in a while. I'll probably go there for lunch this week.

              Thanks for the info! Much appreciated.

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